Sunday, January 30, 2011

It's as good as it looks

Would you like a bite?  He was willing to share.


Ready to go places

Does he look ready to go or what?

This is his new Strider Balance bike that he got over Christmas.  We finally found him a helmet that fit.  Don't ask what size it is, but rest assured that we are almost out of the kid's section.  The weather hasn't cooperated much for him to be outside, but he started out like a champ.  The balance part will come soon.  I love how quickly the kids learn how to master the balance, so hopefully we can skip the training wheels when he gets older.


Thursday, January 27, 2011

Family Surprise

We were lucky this week to have some extra special visitors spend some time with us.  The week started up with the grandparents coming for a visit, then my sweet sister-in-law and her family came to join them.  It was loud and chaotic, and we had a great time being together.  Cooper loves playing with his cousin.  You would never know they are almost two years apart when you look at them.  Cooper is almost her height.

They played, danced with Mickey, built tall towers, read lots of books, watched Beauty and the Beast, and all in all, had a great time.  Thanks for the visit.


Sunday, January 23, 2011

Growing up so fast!

Who is this kid, and how has he grown so fast? 

He was showing off his new (size 8+) helmet.  He's now ready to ride his new balance bike.


Saturday, January 22, 2011

Life with a 3 year old

For all you parents out there, this video makes perfect sense.  You never know what is going to happen from one minute to the next around this guy.  At least he keeps us laughing.


Friday, January 21, 2011

Goggle Dude

Cooper came around the corner tonight and told me, "The lights are green Mommy."

Well, I guess they are little man wearing green goggles.  I almost want to ask what's next, but I know better than to tempt fate.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Why are your pants off?

Sorry that there aren't any pictures, but maybe you are better off not seeing.

After no nap on Saturday, we sent a very cranky kid to bed early that night.  Usually he will sleep until around 8 am on the weekend, but because he went to  be early, he was up really early.  I helped him go to the bathroom, put his PJs back on, and sent him back to bed until the sun came up.  He seemed to go along with it.

A couple of hours later, J got up so I could sleep in a little.  When he walked into the hallway, he saw Cooper with a bucket, no pants, and he was asking for more water in his bucket.  Oh, no!

J walked into the bathroom with him after seeing there was some water in his bucket.  And his little cleaning sponge was wet too.  J looks around for water somewhere, and he doesn't see anything.  Now Cooper is asking for more water so he can finish the stairs.  What?  The kid had cleaned the stairs with water and a sponge ... starting from the bottom.  Which explained why he was without pants.  They were wet from climbing up the stairs as he cleaned them.   He needed the water so he could finish the second half. 

Yes, he is my child.  And I am praying that he will do a tenth of this cleaning when he grows up.


Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Breakfast for dinner

Cooper is going through this phase right now where he tells me, "I don't like dinner."  Well, terrific.  Since it was just the two of us tonight, and I had to find another option than what he requested.  A candy cane.  I threw out the idea of pancakes.  That actually got a "yeah Mommy" response from him.

He helped me mix the batter, and only got a little on the floor, counter, stove top, coffee maker.  The joys of cooking with a 3 year old, but we did have fun.

As you can tell from the last series, the silly phase has started.


Saturday, January 8, 2011

Cooper's First Tar Heel Game

I can't believe I hadn't been to a game since college (please no one chime in on how long that has been), and now Cooper is 3 and we hadn't taken him yet.  So, off to Charlottesville we went to hopefully see the Heels beat up on the Hoos.

Still a little on the tired side, but ready to cheer them on.
Yes, our seats were in the nose-bleed section but we actually saw two other couples there that we know from Richmond.

 He was very intent ... on finding the Cavalier mascot.  He must have asked a million times where the guy was.

Yes, Daddy let him have his first funnel cake.  He wasn't too impressed.

Neither were the Tar Heels, but they did eek out a win.

And we made it to the car just in time for a post-game crash.

I will add one more embarrassing story to the mix.  J took him to the bathroom after half-time and they ran into the UVA Dance Team.  I guess one of them waved at Cooper, and he took that as a sign that she was interested.  As they took off down the hall, Cooper started chasing them and telling his "Hotties, please wait."  I am mortified.  His father was very pleased.  And the concessionaire who witnessed it was almost falling over laughing.




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