Thursday, September 29, 2016


Coop wrote a letter to Netflix, asking them to bring back MASH, Gilligan's Island, and the Brady Bunch.  He got a letter in response:

 And shoestrings:

That quickly turned into a lasso:

Monday, September 26, 2016

School work

Doing extra math practice online:

Working to solve the mail order mystery clues:

Coop and his friend Eliza showing off the science report they wrote following an experiment:

Monday, September 19, 2016

New grill

Over Labor Day weekend, Coop and I bought a new grill, that we then had to haul up to the back deck and assemble:

Coop inaugurated the grill with a meal of hot dogs for our friends Gus and Eleanor:


Coop also assembled this new locker for his room at Alan's house -- a place to store his BB guns:

Coop and I (not grilling) playing with the iPads at Applebees:

Monday, September 12, 2016

Piano lessons!

Coop has started piano lessons at the Americana Music Academy!

Practicing at home:

Our new Halloween decoration friend practicing:

At his lesson:

Thursday, September 01, 2016

Recent activities

We watched a ton of Olympics.  And Coop ran laps around the house.  Hundreds of them.

The karate studio invited a professional photographer in to take pictures of the kids.  Coop wanted to pose with a sword (even though that's not something he's trained on during lessons).  Looks pretty cool!

Homework and paper-grading:

Baking Grandma Farm's rolls: