Thursday, January 29, 2015


The rancor (a critter from Star Wars) helping us write thank you notes:

Coop and I watching a Star Wars movie over break (we watched many!):

Our friends Parker and Zachary stopped by over break:

Zac as a witch (with Darth Vader gloves?):

Monday, January 26, 2015

More Chrismtas

Coop got more legos from Aunt Julie:

And.... done!

This is Jordan, my cousin's son, reading a Star Wars book in the same series as Coop:

Playing Star Wars games on the wii:


Talking Star Wars with my cousin:

The kiddos:

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Christmas at our house

Coop and I made haystacks (chow mein noodles, butterscotch chips, peanut butter, marshmallows) for Santa:

New Darth Vader jambes on Christmas Eve (to match the Darth Vader tree):

Santa came!  (Coop and I slept on the couch in an effort to catch Santa.  No luck!)

The best gift from Santa:

Coop and his gifts:

Starting on the lego gift from Santa:


Monday, January 19, 2015


While we were in Florida, we took on day to visit Disneyland, focusing, naturally, on the Star Wars part.

Coop's absolute favorite part was building his own light saber:

Sitting on some Star Wars critter (I don't know...):

We took a break in the Star Wars action to see some Indiana Jones stunts:

Then back to the Star Wars area for Jedi training:

Darth Vader!

Coop got to battle Darth Maul:

Thursday, January 15, 2015


We took a quick trip to Florida before Christmas, and Cooper had a wonderful time hanging out with his older cousins:

Star Wars guys for Christmas!

On the plane ride home:

Monday, January 12, 2015

Karate, etc

Coop attended another birthday party at the karate studio.  His favorite part:  board breaking!

Coop and I had dinner one night where they serve chicken teriyaki in a bamboo log!

Coop passed his first belt test and graduated to a white belt with yellow stripe.  We enjoyed attending the belt graduation evening: