Monday, September 28, 2009

Interactive video-watching

A video Cooper and I took of Daddy roaring:

Cooper watching the video of Daddy roaring (I'm holding the video camera and we're playing the video back on the little screen):

Thursday, September 24, 2009

We love garage sales.

Mr. PotatoHead (and Mrs. PotatoHead, not pictured) and a bucket of accessories: $1.00

Boomtown + 7 cars: $1.00
Boomtown opens up from a country-scape to a city-scape (complete with highrises and a viaduct) and it comes with 7 little tiny cars to maneuver around the town. Cooper slept with it in his bed for a couple of days after we brought it home.

Cardboard construction site cut-out: $1.00

Wooden cube with beads on all sides (strategically purchased the morning of a long car trip): $1.00

Monday, September 21, 2009

Thursday, September 17, 2009

New things

This little gizmo kept Cooper occupied for quite a long time.

It's a syringe (not the needle kind) that the doctor gave us for taking medicine.

Cooper figured out that it comes apart (into 5 easy-to-lose pieces), and he spent lots of time tinkering with it, putting it together, taking it back apart, losing the tiniest piece, crying until I found it, and putting it together again.

Unrelated, but also new -- a forklift came to our house!!

It was used to lift the hottub out of our deck (we passed the hottub along to someone who would use it more). And Cooper got to sit in the forklift!
With no pants on, of course.

Monday, September 14, 2009

The boy just being himself...

Cooper spent one Saturday morning taking all the clothes out of his dresser drawers. He peeked out over the gate with a pajama shirt (I think) on his head:
When I told him he needed to put everything back before he came down, I found this:

Chatting with Sydney:

Corn dogs!!! WOW! Hot dogs! On a stick!! With ketchup!!

Thursday, September 10, 2009


"Here Mama. Take a picture of the bulldozer."


Monday, September 07, 2009

The comedian

Uncle Toban does stand-up comedy. Looks like Cooper may be following his footsteps.

Here, he plays the straight man, using physical humor and a dead pan delivery to get a laugh.

And here, the more traditional joke rendition:

(I promise, if he does become a comedian, I won't be a stage mom who stands in the back to make sure everyone's laughing at her shining star. But since it's sometimes hard to understand a toddler unless you are proficient in 2-year-old speak, let me clarify that the punch line is (supposed to be) "Don't cry. It's only a joke!")

Thursday, September 03, 2009


At Baker's "welcome back" picnic, Cooper followed Wowzer around the entire time: