Monday, March 12, 2018

Lizzie Velasquez

This school year, the Lawrence library sponsored a Read Across Lawrence program, encouraging everyone to read the book Wonder by RJ Palacio.  Coop and I had read the book, and we saw the movie when it came out earlier.

This last weekend, as part of the Read Across Lawrence program, a motivational speaker Lizzie Velsaquez came to town.  Coop and I (and his friends Eliza and Molly) went to hear her speak.

Photobombed by Eliza:

The three:

Getting his copy of her book autographed:

Again with these three....

Monday, March 05, 2018

Wizard of Oz

Cooper is involved in the Lawrence Arts Center's production of the Wizard of Oz.  He's a winkie (the guard at the witch's castle) and an ozian (the residents of the Emerald City).  At rehearsal learning the blocking:

At the end of rehearsal getting feedback from the director:

Cast photo:

From the dress rehearsal:

After a successful opening night:

Aunt Ellen came to see a show:

And so did Grandma and Grandpa:

Thursday, March 01, 2018

Ice day

School was closed one day last week due to icy weather.  Coop and I enjoyed the home day.  After sleeping in ridiculously late, Cooper cooked breakfast:

Took a long bubble bath:

Created a new scene for his Lego hat:

And got a haircut:

Monday, February 26, 2018

In his natural habitat

New nerf gun:


Lego circuit set:

His lego hat (with room to set up a different scene every day!):

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Sweet kid

Practicing piano:

I think maybe on his actual birthday?

The pop-up valentines day card he bought for me:

His valentines box (The Beatles yellow submarine, naturally):

Monday, February 12, 2018

Birthday party

We had Coop's birthday party at the house.  Miss Ally made a fabulous painter's palette cake and cupcakes too!

Everyone painted.  I suggested self-portraits:

The final products:


Thursday, February 08, 2018

These three...

Cooper desperately wanted a leather jacket for Christmas to match his friends Molly and Eliza:

I took the three of them shopping one weekend to outfit a detective agency in my garden shed.  First up, Goodwill:

Home Depot:

And the detective agency!