Thursday, May 18, 2017


Alan and Cooper facedtimed one evening and discovered they were wearing the same shirt!


Mother's Day breakfast in bed!

Sorting through all of the papers and treasures that came home from school, from the backpack, and from the jacket pocket.

Fashion sense!

Sunday, May 07, 2017

Early May

For Cinco de Mayo, Coop made Alan nachos:

With quite an impressive drink selection:

Coop's first piano recital!

He did great!

Coop and Alan also went to KC to see 42nd Street:

Apparently, they loved it!

Wednesday, May 03, 2017

Spring fever

Bath time with glow sticks!

 I talked Coop into doing some exercise workouts with me:

It's working -- look at those muscles!

Practicing piano with Jenny (around his neck):

A surprise May Day basket and flowers

Monday, April 24, 2017

Great Wolf Lodge

Cooper's friend Katherine invited him a couple of others to celebrate her birthday at Great Wolf Lodge.  By all accounts, they had a blast!

Magic wands:

Milk shakes:


Only a few hours left...

Thursday, April 06, 2017

Choir Concert

The upper elementary students at Raintree (4th-6th graders) put on a concert this spring.  Choral and band (and even some recorders!).  Cooper was so looking forward to this event.  Unbelievably excited.

He's second from the right in the second row (light blue shirt, tie):


And then it was Raintree fundraising night at Orange Leaf (ice cream place).  So everyone went there from the concert.  A lot of hyped up, sugar-rushed kids that night!

Monday, April 03, 2017

April Fools Day and other fun

Thank goodness April Fools Day was a Saturday and I didn't have to worry about Coop doing crazy shenanigans at school!  Instead, he and I had a pretty low-key day.  Here was one of his tricks:

Coop and Eleanor at Gus's birthday party in March:

At a Broadway and brunch even in Lawrence:

Thursday, March 30, 2017


Cooper and I spent one afternoon of spring break at a painting place, where we got lessons and instruction in painting fish paintings:

And then some Cooper-in-canvas photos: