Tuesday, July 29, 2008

BIG Day!!!

Today was Cooper's 4 month birthday and it marked 2 big milestones.  First, this afternoon Coop put his big toe in his mouth.  :)  We knew it was coming... he has been playing with his feet for weeks, so we got a big laugh out of his new found flexibility.  Second, today he rolled over for the first time from his back to his tummy.  I nearly missed it, but the motion of his roll caught my eye and so I got to see him go from his side to his tummy.  He was QUICK!!!  Unfortunately, Billy was outside stripping the porch (we are doing some home improvement), but we know it will happen again.  The "naked" picture is just after he rolled.  He knew I was SO proud of him and he smiled for about 20 minutes straight.  He was pretty proud of himself.  Happy Birthday little man!!!!    

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Too Long!

Well, we returned from our Southern adventure on Friday, July 11th.  The trip was wonderful and very relaxing.  We had a great time showing off our sweet boy and seeing old friends and family.  We really needed more time because we didn't get to see everyone we wanted to.  The past 2 weeks have been jam packed for me as I have finished my summer course (submitted my final exam yesterday, yea!).  It was a hard one and very intense (most classes last 4 months, but this one was only 2), but I am glad I did it.  I think I learned a lot.  The next few weeks will be about Billy and I working on our fall class schedule (I did brag on the new Professor of Criminal Justice, Billy M. Lones, JD, right?!) and spending as much time with Cooper as possible.  Right now we are all on the front porch and Billy is scraping the porch floor so we can repaint it next weekend.  It looks like hard work!  :)Well, here are a few pictures (Grandparents, great Grandparents, cousins, and Uncle Drew)...

Friday, July 4, 2008

Happy Baby!

Well, we arrived Wednesday night to Montgomery and Coop has been in "hog heaven" ever since. Lulu and Pops are loving on him and having a great time. Yesterday, we went to Alfa (Pop's office) and met all of his co-workers and then went to Faulkner so Coop could see where Mom and Dad went to school. We had a GREAT day! At the end of the day, Lulu and Pops gave Cooper a bath and they had a great time. Check out the pictures...

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Traveling Shoes!

Well, we are on the road heading to Alabama and we figured out that this trip brings MANY firsts for Cooper!  First time in Iowa, First time in Missouri, First time in Illinois, First time in Kentucky, First time in a Waffle House and Bob Evans, First time in a rest area, First time in a hotel, First time in a king-sized bed... SO many firsts.  Let me brag... Coop has been AMAZING!  We left this morning at 5am and he only cried for a few minutes this afternoon (and that was because he was fighting sleep).  Otherwise, he was a perfect angel!  We are looking forward to another great day of travel tomorrow as we complete our trip to Montgomery to see Lulu and Pops, not to mention Uncle Drew.  The 2 pictures are of Coop in Metropolis, Illinois and Coop and Billy in Waffle House.