Thursday, October 31, 2013

We go visit Madeline:

After Madeline came to play at our house, we took the crazy up to her house in Lawrence.  Again, more costumes:

Admiring the water feature in their front yard:  
Doing crafts: 

 A couple of weeks later, Madeline left this note for Cooper in his school folder:
("Dear Cooper, I had a grait birthday and I thot of you the hole time beecus I loved you.  love, Madeline")

Monday, October 28, 2013

Madeline comes to visit!

Coop really, reeeeaaallly misses his friends from Miss Ann's room, so we invited Madeline over to play one weekend.  Here were Coop's welcome signs:

And Coop staring out the window waiting for her to arrive:


Ice cream:

 The toy closet:

Thursday, October 24, 2013

The last bits of summer

Alan and Coop took a road trip to Hays to see the Sternberg Museum:

And they stopped in Lyons on the way home for a hiking tour around Kanopolis Lake:

 Coop spent one Saturday afternoon moving out into the hallway and watching the "television" he made out of a cardboard box:

We helped sponsor the Raintree reconstruction project (ie -- wrote a check) and they put Coop's name on the curb!

Some critters:

Monday, October 21, 2013

Ready for first grade!

With his teacher Mr. Joe:

I think the first week went well.  It's always a little hard to know exactly what he does during the day.  Apparently, he spent lots of time that first week reading a book about snakes.  Fair enough.