Sunday, September 28, 2008

Driving big machines

Coop's first ride in the tractor with Grandpa. Started out a little rough...

But ended up ok, I think.

Coop really enjoyed "driving" Grandpa's spare tractor -- it wasn't nearly as loud and scary.

And my, did he talk big about "driving Grandpa Cecil's tractor" the rest of the weekend!

Surveying the wheat he just planted:

Sitting in a Bobcat renovating local soccer fields:

Driving Grandpa's gator:

And taking over Mommy's car:

Monday, September 22, 2008

It seemed like a good idea at the time...

Let's wash Cooper's motorcycle! Get outside. Play with some water. Clean off a toy in the process. And I'm sure there are some gross/fine motor skills we'd be learning...

It started off ok...

And this is how it ended. Me washing the motorcycle while Cooper sat in the wagon watching and waiting to go for a wagon ride.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008


The bad news is that none of you will ever hear this. Cooper has entered a shy phase and he freezes when people look at him -- because if he's not moving, you can't see him, of course. And there's certainly no talking or singing. So you'll just have to take our word for it...

And in other news, Lady K leaves us this week. She's returning home to her Mom, who's done everything the court has asked her to do since Lady K was removed from the home. Here's wishing them both the best.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Thursday, September 11, 2008

The finer things in life

Cooper's motorcycle:

And fancy hat:

Enjoying the Baker stream:

And a hard-boiled egg:

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Guess who's 1??

It's Parker!

So on Parker's blog, you'd probably see lots of baby pictures of him to commemorate his birth. But on this blog, you get Cooper's message to his friend.

Notice especially

* the pause to chase and buzz at a fly

* the scratches under both eyes -- we're going for the tough football player look

* the copious amounts of drool (another molar??)

* the whispered final verse, for extra dramatic effect

* the abrupt change of focus when the message is over