Thursday, February 28, 2019

Down time

Reading Harry Potter:

Crazy hair:

Shoveling the driveway:

Home sick:

After a walk (seriously, like a two mile walk in 20 degree weather!) to Alan's office:

Monday, February 25, 2019

Snow day

Cooper has had a crazy number of snow days this semester so far.  He spent one of those days at the law school with me.

Reading some big book in the library:

Chess with a student:

Sneaking candy in the dean's office:

His choice for lunch at the union:

Being a judge for oral argument:

Thursday, February 14, 2019


All of the 6th graders at Raintree spend an entire week playing World Peace Games.  It's complicated and convoluted.  But Cooper seemed to enjoy it!

To celebrate his birthday with his friends, Cooper opted to have take Frances (the 1-year-old daughter of his teacher) to the local kids bounce house play area.  Molly and Eliza joined:

Monday, February 11, 2019

Home life

Cooper used his own money to buy a complete collection of the Harry Potter books.  And then promptly spent one entire weekend on the couch reading (in his Harry Potter shirt!):

Checking out the jokes in Reader's Digest:

Cooking BBQ chicken:


Snuggling under a new Beatles blanket:

Wednesday, February 06, 2019


Coop's 12th birthday!

Lots of Beatles stuff!

And money to buy new nerf guns!

And legos!  Harry Potter!

Monday, February 04, 2019

Chicago attractions

First up, the Adler Planetarium:

An experiment to make a hover craft thing:

Watching a vacuum chamber experiment:

And then at an awesome spy themed restaurant called the Safehouse:

Friday, February 01, 2019


Coop and I flew to Chicago one weekend to hand out with Carrie and the family:

Including Hodie, the ginormous dog:

Coop suggested I take this picture in front of the Trump building:

The three kids: