Thursday, December 31, 2015

Farm Family Christmas

Christmas week started with the Farm Family Christmas at Aunt Kathy's house.  Grandkid picture:

Christmas BINGO!

 Coop met Baby Syl for the first time:

Reading a Lego book with cousins:

The Force Awakens cake, which actually seems oddly appropriate for celebrating Jesus's birthday:

Monday, December 28, 2015

In between Christmas celebrations...

Coop got his blue belt in karate:

Alan took Coop and his best friend Molly to see the new Star Wars movie!!

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Wichita Christmas

Coop wearing Alan's hat at the church program:

Oh my word!  Coop was thrilled beyond belief!


Thursday, December 17, 2015

Fun and Games

Coop got on youtube to watch videos of how to fold an origami book:

His title:  The Big Time Machine:

Alan found Coop these rock 'em sock 'em robots!

My mom sent Coop a Lego Star Wars advent calendar.  He loves it!

Thursday, December 10, 2015

More Christmas prep

Coop's annual ornament this year is a ball python with a Santa hat!

One Saturday, Coop and I went to the Lumberyard Arts Center to make gingerbread houses:

I opted for a truck:

The next morning, I found my truck with this note:

And we won this Darth Vader tree in a silent auction!

The tree skirt was the costume, the mask was the "star," and the cape draped down the back:

And after the Baldwin City festival of lights parade, we saw Santa!

Also, some Christmas cookie decorating with friends:

Monday, December 07, 2015

Christmas Decorations

As soon as Thanksgiving was over, Coop and I dug out the Christmas decorations.  Tree:

The Christmas village made an appearance again after a couple of years' hiatus:

Surely there's nothing that can go wrong here:

Oh no!  A giant serpent in Christmas village!

Two new additions.  A Dollar General:

And the Walton's 5-10 store:

Coop put up a small red Christmas tree in his reading nook so his room could be festive too:

Tuesday, December 01, 2015


Jacket-pocket clean-out day so I can watch the jacket.  Mercy.

A Sunday morning at Daddy's house:

At the Raintree Thanksgiving Feast:

We had parent-teacher conferences in November, and they went beautifully!  Alan and I were most impressed with the math Cooper is doing.  Good grief!