Thursday, June 23, 2011

Inflatable Zone

We were so excited that we were going to be in Houston to celebrate with my niece Claire for her 5th birthday. This year she got to have a big party at the coolest place ever, Inflatable Zone ....very smart thinking to have this place indoors in Houston when it is tooo hot outside for parties! Cooper had the greatest time and was NONE stop till it was time to go.

the big slide

the only picture that he would stop long enough to look at the camera

daddy couldn't get enough either

With the birthday girl

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Tractor Ride

Coopers first tractor ride with his Pop-Pop.

*A BIG Thank you to Lida for capturing this wonderful memory for us!

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Easter 2011

We had a VERY fun but interesting Easter this year. We decided last year that we would like to spend one holiday with no traveling (since both sets of grandparents live out of town). We had to rule out Thanksgiving and Christmas of course and Halloween is hard since its usually during the week so we picked Easter. We told our parents they are always welcome to spend it with us and that if something special was going on during Easter at their house then we would travel. Needless to say it was wonderful not having to pack and was able to relax!!
We spent most of Saturday making cookies for our friends, coloring eggs, playing outside and watching lots of Snoopy, The Easter Beagle.

helping mommy make cookie dough

cutting out the cookies

I had to post this picture bc it was too cute, coopers cookie is on the left

filling the nests

our finished products

helping daddy color eggs

eggs coloring

our finished product

what the Bunny left for Cooper

the Bunny use to always leave an egg in our Easter shoes growing up so I wanted to carry this tradition on with my kids

Here is the interesting part.....Sunday morning we woke up to storms and lots of rain. As we are getting ready for church our electricity goes out. We decided to wait a little bit for it to come back on and let Cooper hunt the eggs the Bunny hide, in the dark! Nine o'clock rolls around (when bible class starts) and still nothing so we started to pack up our church clothes and head to my sisters house to get ready. As we are walking out the door the electricity comes back on so we hurried to get ready and showed up to church with only 15 minutes left...oh well.
After church we went to my sisters house for lunch and spent the afternoon hunting eggs inside, eating, napping and relaxing.

checking out his basket

turtle glasses

the only halfway decent picture of Coop in his Easter outfit...he was excited