Thursday, September 24, 2015


Coop's been working on some magic tricks.  He's getting pretty good:

Monday, September 21, 2015


Coop and I have been working on a model airplane thing:

Eventually we finished:

Though not without some frustration.  Hence the first item on this "to do list."  But we solved the problem and crossed off that item.  The others are pretty interesting though:

Coop's karate studio had a parents night out event where kids could bring nerf guns.  Coop had a fabulous time, and he actually won this new nerf gun in a drawing that evening:

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Big kid

Coop requested tennis shoes for the start of the school year (instead of the cowboy boots he's been wearing all summer).  In addition to the velcro ones we bought, he was interested in tie shoes.  So he's been working:

One afternoon, we went with Carrie and her kids to a small circus that came to Baldwin.  Coop invited Eleanor to go with him to buy peanuts.  Too precious:

In order to convince Coop to go grocery shopping with me, I agreed to divide up the list and give him several items (and his own cart!) to go find.  I secretly stalked him from around the corner, but he did a great job hunting down groceries:

Monday, September 14, 2015


Coop decided to use his own money to buy a pet fish:

He named it Takiza (the name of a siamese fighting fish in the Shark Wars series of books he reads):

Jenny helping us knock down a castle:

For the first time since we've had her, Jenny shed her skin in one big snake-shaped chunk.  Too cool!

Alan took Coop to a "cold blooded expo" in Overland Park this past weekend.  Coop got to hold all kinds of snakes and turtles and whatnot.  Thankfully, he only came home with a gummy alligator.