Eric, Ashley, Cooper, & Parker

Eric, Ashley, Cooper, & Parker

Monday, March 26, 2012

9 month check up and birthdays galore

Last Wednesday we had Cooper's 9 month check up! He weighed 17# 10oz and was 27 3/8 inches.  His doctor said everything looked good.  She did say his weight was at the 10th percentile, but she wasn't concerned.  I,on the other hand,was a little concerned because he weighed exactly 17#10oz 8 weeks ago when we went to the doctor for his ear infection.  But, he did grow in length, so I know he's growing, I just figured he would have gained more.  Other than that, everything else looked great!  She said his ears looked like they were clearing up.  And he is now old enough that she was able to prescribe some medicine to help with his constant runny nose and congestion, so that has helped.  And the best thing about the 9 month visit...NO SHOTS! :)

Look at that sweet face!

We celebrated lots of birthdays this past week/weekend. Our first party was for Aunt Cindy! We celebrated Wednesday night with the whole gang.

Cooper had fun playing with Nonee's Easter decorations

His face cracks me up!

He has really started pulling up on everything these days!

He loves his Nonee and Papaw!

Saturday, we celebrated daddy's birthday again with a craw fish boil out at deer camp.  It was such a pretty day!  We did a little fishing and hung out with with great friends and family.  It doesn't get any better than that!

 Sweet smiles!

 It looks like he might have a lazy eye in pictures like his daddy! :)

 Cooper was very happy to see Uncle Don!


Sunday was Poppa's birthday!  Nana cooked a yummy dinner and we all hung out Sunday evening.

Cooper helping Poppa blow out his candles

After dinner, we had a little photo shoot with the kiddos.  All the pictures turned out so cute!!  I was so happy I got all of them to look at me and smile!  That is not an easy task :)

 LOL!!  That's all I can say about this one :)

 Cooper's first ride in the wagon! He was loving it!

 Happy Kid!

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Has it been 9 months already!?!

On Friday our little man turned 9 months old!! I love this age!  He has such a sweet, fun personality and every day a little more of it comes out.  Some of the things he does now just cracks us up!  Whether its funny noises or funny faces we are definitely entertained these days. 
So, here's a little update on mister Coop.  He has 6 teeth now, 4 on bottom, 2 on top.  And probably any day he will have another one.  He has been drooling and gnawing on things like crazy the past couple of days.  He isn't crawling yet but he's SO CLOSE! He rocks backs and forth and he scoots, but he hasn't actually crawled :)  His new favorite food is baby yogurt.  He still eats a variety of fruits and veggies.  We tried meat but he hated it!  He wouldn't even swallow it, so we will have to keep working on that one.  Also, he still has not had one drop of formula! YAY!  He has started to wave bye bye (when he wants to).  And, he still hasn't said Mama despite my effort each day to get him to. HA!

 Love that sweet smile!

 He looks like he has had a rough day in this picture! LOL!

 Goofy kid

 This was his St. Patrick's day outfit that he wore to daycare on Friday, so of course I wanted a cute picture.  Well, as you can see he was not in the picture taking mood.

He looks so annoyed :)

 He was in a much better mood Saturday, so I got some smiles at of him!

My new favorite picture of him

 He has been pulling up on everything these days!

Saturday afternoon, we headed to Magnolia to go to a shower for my dear friend Caroline.  It was great seeing all my Magnolia girls!!

After the shower, we headed to Texarkana for my dad's retirement party.  I'm so HAPPY he finally retired!!  He deserves it!  He is the hardest working person I have ever known.  In addition to working 6-7 days a week for Frito Lay, he would also come home after work every day and work on the farm.  So, congrats on your retirement dad!  Relax and enjoy! :)

 Finally retired!

 The Frito Lay crew!  They were all very sad to see him go!

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Daddy turns the big 30!

Eric turned the big 3-0 today!  Last night we celebrated with his mom and the whole gang.  They though it would be funny to put 30 candles on the cake.  Thankfully the smoke alarm didn't go off! HA!

Cooper LOVED the candles

Coop helping daddy blow out his candles.  He was laughing so hard!

 I had a shirt made for Coop to wear today that said "My daddy is 30 today".  Eric had no idea about it until this morning.  It was pretty funny if I say so myself :)

Wake up daddy its your birthday!

Cooper had a blast helping daddy open his presents


He was loving the wrapping paper


Who needs toys when you have a cardboard box :)


It was a rainy day, so after we opened presents, we piled up on the couch and watched movies all day. It was wonderful!