Monday, June 27, 2011

Activities back at home

Cooper's had fun driving his jeep around the yard.  It's really been the first time he's played with it, despite that it's been sitting in our barn for a couple of years.  Up until now, it was a little scary (I maybe didn't adequately warn him what would happen the first time he sat in it and stepped on the gas pedal... oops).
 But he loves it now!

And the bicycle has gotten lots of use too:

Cooper started back to preschool when we got home from England, and he's been doing lots of writing practice.  And he's drawing more pictures now, so he decided to write a book called "The Birthday Party."  It's riveting.  Look for it in bookstores near you...

Yay for garage sale season!  We picked up this pile o' train tracks and Thomas engines for a mere $20.
Actual retail price:  probably in the neighborhood of $300.  Score.

Friday, June 10, 2011

You know it's been too long since you've udpated your blog when...

Your dad nags you about it on Facebook.  I got the hint, Dad.

But I'm really worn out from all the England blogging.  And all of the Nothing I've been doing since we got home.

So I'm going to ease into things by posting some photos from last Christmas. I had set these aside to blog after the holidays, but then we left for England and I had other things to post.

Cooper's new reading chair:

Cooper trying out his new baker's outfit:

Cousin Zoey came to our house for a bit over Christmas.  And she got to play with Coop's pirate stuff.  She even got to wear the hat!

We spent an afternoon shredding a bunch of documents that had piled up.  Coop really enjoyed it, and danced a cute little jig as his papers went through.

Cousins playing with a parachute at Grandma and Gramdpa's house:

Finally, an adorable video of Cooper and his friend Jackson.  The boys started at Raintree at the same time, and were fast friends.  They got together once over Christmas break before we left for England, and apparently did a lot of giggling:

(I'm a little afraid that they do that all during the school day, too!)

Wednesday, June 08, 2011

In case you missed it...

I was looking over my England posts, and I realized that I had created one but it never actually posted.  (I sent it through recently, but it's dated May 12, so you might not find it.)

Anyway, if you haven't seen it, go check out our photos from the Costume Ball in Harlaxton.