Thursday, March 30, 2017


Cooper and I spent one afternoon of spring break at a painting place, where we got lessons and instruction in painting fish paintings:

And then some Cooper-in-canvas photos:

Monday, March 27, 2017

March misc

Assembling a lego set he got for his birthday:

Too sleepy to get out of the way while I made my bed in the morning:

It's an 80s party!!!

My students dressed up for an 80s murder mystery party!

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Hernia Surgery

Over spring break, Coop had surgery to repair a hernia (he had the same surgery on the opposite of his body two years ago, so we knew a bit what to expect).  Here was his face after drinking "happy juice" in preparation to go back to surgery.

He insisted on wearing the mask, which caused the nurses to mistake him for the surgeon.  Luckily, he's watched MASH, so he knew some surgery words to say.

The surgeon came out after the procedure was over and told us it went well.  Except, she said, they had a little trouble starting the anesthesia.  "Oh really?  What happened?"  Apparently, Cooper wouldn't stop talking and asking questions about all of the things and people in the room.  Heh.

Coming out of anesthesia...

Coop and I spent the next four days at home, watching movies, playing board games, assembling lego creations.  He handled the recover like a champ!

Friday, March 17, 2017

Pre-Spring Break Trip

Carrie and I took the kids to Lake of the Ozarks last weekend (the start of Carrie's spring break):

We went on a two-hour two-mile hike:

 (Eleanor's name in sticks!)

And then we spent two hours in the pool:

And then we rested.  A lot!

Monday, March 13, 2017

Early March

Coop hosted a birthday party for Alan at his house.  He and Eleanor had a grand time playing outside in the leaves:

Coop's classroom had a Work Fair, and he displayed his research work on the Miracle on the Hudson: