Dec 6, 2010
Nov 23, 2010
Nov 4, 2010
Oct 5, 2010
He had 2 parties - one in Thatcher and one here in Mesa. His grand gift was the Batman Castle that Randy and I got him. He's been talking about it non-stop for the past few weeks, so he was pretty excited when we brought it out. He's also been having a blast with the nerf guns my sister Brooke and her fiance Keith got him. (In all honesty, I think the adults had just as much fun with them, if not more -- see the picture of my mom below) :)
Grandma and Grandpa Conrad got him some spiffy new Toy Story underwear that he loves. He told me the other day he was on his last pair of Toy Story underwear, so I had to do the laundry so he would have a clean pair for tomorrow. His drawer was filled with clean underwear, but he didn't want to wear any of them. Only the Toy Story ones would do. :) And thanks to Grandma McDowell & PopPop for the fishing puzzle. Poor Coop hasn't really gotten to play with it too much, because his brother thinks it's the best thing in the world and won't give it up. :) Anyway, thanks to everyone for the gifts and phone calls and cards. We love you all!
Sep 10, 2010
Sep 1, 2010
Aug 18, 2010
Our insurance declared the car a total loss. Looking at our car and the fact that my husband was able to walk away from that with hardly a scratch (seriously, hardly a scratch) I know that there were angels watching over him. I'm so grateful that he is ok and that Heavenly Father watches over his children. I'm also very grateful for airbags. :)
Jul 28, 2010
Jul 19, 2010
Also, here's a shot of Cooper with his new haircut in his new shirt & tie for church.
Jul 5, 2010
1. The President with the shortest term in office was William Henry Harrison. He served for 1 month before dying of complications from a cold.
2. Our 11th President was named Polk. (Just say President Polk a few times, it's funny) :)
3. Zachary Taylor was our 12th President and the only President never to have held any previous elected office. He only served for 16 months as President when he died from gastroenteritis.
4. President Teddy Roosevelt was the youngest President, taking office at the age of 42 after President McKinley was shot and killed.
5. President Grover Cleveland is the only one to serve 2 non-consecutive terms. He served as the 22nd President from 1885 - 1889 and then again as the 24th President from 1893 - 1897.
6. Apparently, President Taft was the heaviest President (avg of 300lbs) and also the last President to have facial hair in office. (Random, I know).
Anyway, I hope you all have a great 4th of July weekend!
Jun 20, 2010
Apr 19, 2010
The boys had so much fun. I think the play place was their favorite part. Cooper sure liked the giraffes, though. The rhinos were my least favorite - I have never smelled anything so disgusting! The monkey village was . . . an experience. You go into this open area that is fenced off from the rest of the zoo where the little monkeys roam around freely and you can observe them up close and personal. I probably wouldn't have thought much about it, except there are signs posted everywhere telling you if you don't bother the monkeys they won't bother you. What does a monkey consider being 'bothered'? And if they are bothered what does that mean they do? Don't they tend to fling their poo? Needless to say, I didn't make direct eye contact with any of the monkeys and I was in and out in record time. Oh, and the lady at the entrance told us not to touch the ropes because the monkeys pee on them and when I looked over at my 3 year old he was running his hand along the rope. Yep. I think next time we'll skip the monkey village. Ick.
Apr 5, 2010
We had a very nice Easter this year. I was able to see the Easter Pageant twice this year - once with my sisters and once with my family. I'm glad I went twice, because I didn't get a lot out of it with my boys there. Love them, but they don't sit still for more than a couple of minutes and 'quiet' is not a word in their vocabulary. I'm glad we went, though. Both Cooper and Hudson watched in awe as the angels came out to dance, sing and blow their trumpets. It was a neat experience.
Mar 29, 2010
Mar 1, 2010
The following pics are for you, Don and Joan. Cooper was so excited when he got his Valentine's Day card from you. He couldn't wait to spend his money, so we finally went to the store the other day and he got his Ben 10 toy that he's been bugging me about for the past 3 weeks or so. He took his toy to the cashier and handed her his money. He was walking pretty tall after that. :) He told anyone who would listen how he picked out his toy and paid for it with his money all by himself. We got Hudson a ball, which he chases all over the house. He especially loves it when someone will play with him by throwing the ball to him.
Thanks, Grandma & Grandpa!
Feb 2, 2010
Jan 21, 2010
Cooper loves to wrestle with his dad. He's into the phase where everything is a question. "Why, Mom?" is his most quoted phrase. He can spell his name and count to 13 (random, I know) and he just grows more every day. He's a really good big brother and when he's not driving me crazy he's a really big helper.
Randy and I are doing well. Randy had over a week off from work over Christmas, so I was spoiled having him home all that time. It feels like I don't get to see him that much during the week, because he works so much. In this economy, though we're grateful for the work. I spent this past weekend in Glendale at my sister Bre's bridal shower. I wish I had pictures of Bre opening her presents (it was pretty hilarious) but I was too busy talking and laughing. After the shower I had the opportunity to attend the Performing Arts for the Glendale Stake Youth Olympics. There were some outstanding performances this year - I was really impressed.