Monday, October 16, 2017

School and work and other things

Intent on drawing:

Coop and I had to get fingerprinted (as part of the process to be a licensed foster care home -- so that's kind of exciting!):

Math work from school (area and perimeter of shapes):

Reciting poetry with his friend Eliza.

Using his new drawing app:

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Big events

Cooper and Alan participated in a 5K race:

At the finish line:

Grandma Margaret turned 100 years old!!!

Coop had class pictures taken in this dapper outfit:

Monday, October 09, 2017

Some new things...

Coop came to campus with me one day.  He met Ichabod:

Fun with students in the library:

New boots:

As Sandy for a play he's producing in his filmmaking class:

Monday, September 25, 2017


Coop and I had a busy weekend with two amazing concerts.  First up, to downtown Kansas City for Faith Hill and Tim McGraw.  Dinner beforehand:

In the arena:

The nosebleed section (quite literally -- the woman in front of us had a nosebleed!):

Treats for everyone:

It's time!

The next night, we went to the Lied Center at KU to see Kenny Rogers:

Man, he's old.  But still pretty dreamy!

Monday, September 18, 2017


Sitting with his snake:

Making a pot holder and watching Frazier.  Because he's a 65-year-old woman, clearly:

Coop wanted to "dress fancy" for school one day:

At the state fair, we completed a mobile escape room together!

New hat:

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Flying W Ranch

Cooper and I drove to Clements, KS (unincorporated) to go on a sunset horseback ride at the Flying W Ranch:

We stayed in this super cute little cabin:

Practicing for the horses:


In the tack room:

Playing with the cow-dogs:

Saddling up:

On the trail:


Monday, September 04, 2017


 Cooper has been enjoying playing with his legos:

This is the "mother ship" he made, complete with a lego heart and three moms as captains.

And this is my favorite thing ever.  A lego grand piano -- pedals, movable lid, sheet music, strings inside the piano -- it's incredible!