Eric, Ashley, Cooper, & Parker

Eric, Ashley, Cooper, & Parker

Monday, September 24, 2012

15 MONTHS and First trip to the ZOO

On the 16th, Cooper turned 15 months old. We had his 15 month check up on Friday and he weighed 21.8 pounds and was 30 inches long. He's still right at the 10th percentile for his weight, but that's where's he's been consistently so she was happy with it. She did find a little fluid in his left ear so we are doing some ear drops, but other than that he was doing great!
My big 15 month old boy!

All smiles!

He has such a personality these days!

On Saturday, Cooper went to the zoo for the very first time! We went with Aunt Brooke and the girls, and Micah Claire even brought a friend so we had to take 2 cars just to get there :) We had a fun filled day! Our only problem was Cooper has never been great about riding in his stroller, so he was a little cranky and wanted out. It got better as the day went along. I noticed that you can rent a wagon to push the kids around in.  Next time I will do that because he loves to ride in his wagon :)
Off to the zoo!

When Cooper would let her, MC had a blast pushing him around
He had fun riding the carousel

These three girls had a blast!

Love this!

 Cooper wanted nothing to do with this gorilla. This was as close as he wanted and was not happy about it! LOL!

Amazed by the elephant
He loved the flamingos
Kinley the farmer! LOL!

He wanted to ride this cow so bad. He kept hiking his leg up trying to get on it :)

Beautiful sunflowers!
My little scarecrow

Train ride!

So sweet!
I believe Cooper's favorite part of the day was getting to eat his very first snow cone! He LOVED it!

It doesn't get any better than this!! Love it!
When we got home from the zoo, we decided to go out to deer camp to see daddy and watch the razorbacks play.  Well, we didn't watch much of the game, but Cooper had a blast exploring around deer camp!
Off to see the pond!

Cooper and his buddy Blake. Too sweet!

He loved sitting in the rhino with daddy!

Sunday, we stayed around the house and tried to relax a little. We did do some fall decorating and planted some mums! At one point during the day Cooper found his John Deer hat and insisted he wear it! LOL

Later that evening, I was snacking on some pickled okra and Cooper acted like he wanted some, so I let him try it...

You would think by his face, he didn't like it, but he did!! LOL! We ate the rest of the jar together!

Loving it!


Thursday, September 13, 2012

First Trip to the Fair

Its fair week in Arkadelphia, so Cooper got to experience his first parade and trip to the fair!
Anxiously waiting for the parade! Kinley was trying really hard to get "Pooper" (as she calls him) to look at the camera, but he wasn't cooperating :)

They were in awe watching everything! I thought the loud sirens would scare Cooper, but he just sat there like it was no big deal :)

Eric's little sister got 1st runner up in her pageant. She looked so pretty!
Coop's like.."Where's my sucker, mom??"

Little cheeser!

Eventually he had to get up on daddy's shoulders so he could see better!

After the parade, it was off to the fair!
He wanted to walk everywhere! It's getting harder and harder to keep up with him these days!

Micah Claire is at the perfect age for the fair! She wanted to ride pretty much everything! She was fearless!

I'm pretty sure her favorite was the swings though!
Love that smile so much!
They look like they are up to something!

Cooper rode his very first fair ride with the girls and daddy!

He was loving that steering wheel!


And they're off!

For Micah Claire's last ride, she picked the Scrambler (I think that's what it's still called) This was her first time to ride it, so we were all a little worried it might scare her. Oh we were so wrong! She LOVED it! I think it was scarier for Uncle Eric than it was her :)