Thursday, December 11, 2008

Christmas Pictures

I was going to wait to post these until after Christmas cards went out but here is a sneak peak at my little Cooper Clause!

Monday, November 10, 2008


Cooper has a new favorite...CHEERIOS! Enjoy this video of him attempting to eat them without teeth. Pretty funny and entertaining for Mommy!

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Happy Halloween!

Cooper had the best Halloween. I almost cried every time I looked at him because I can't believe a baby this cute could be mine! He continues to make me melt more and more every day. We went trick or treating at Aunt Lou and Uncle Ty's and it really was a family event. It was Lindsey, Tyler, my mom, Rhett's parents, Rhett and me. We looked a little silly walking around getting candy for a kid that can't eat it but it was really fun. This kid might be loved more than any other. Enjoy the pictures. I am not sure how I will top this next year but I will find a way.

Sunday, October 26, 2008


Rhett had to go to California on business last week so I flew out on Thursday for a long weekend. We had so much fun but we came home to a sick child :-( God bless Grandma C, Auntie Lou Lou and Uncle Ty for putting up with all the bodily fluids (to put it in a nice way). We appreciate all you do and Cooper is very lucky to be loved by so many people! Here are a few pictures from our vacation.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Pumpkin Patch

Daddy is out of town so Mackenzie and I took all three of the boys to the pumpkin patch. We thought it would be great and we would get some great pictures but once we got there, the boys really didn't like it. Here are a couple of pictures I got with my camera. Mackenzie got the best ones and all of the ones of the boys together so once I get those, I will post them.

Monday, October 6, 2008

My Pot of Gold!

I walked outside this evening to a beautiful sight! What more do you need in life?

Saturday, October 4, 2008

New Pictures

The first picture is a picture of Cooper when Rhett was in NYC for work. He really missed him. The next two are of Cooper in his Ohio State hat (which is one of my favorite baby gifts). the last two are just funny ones I took of Cooper for Rhett to see when he was gone. I tell you, I give props to single moms. It is not easy to do everything while Rhett is out of town. It makes me feel very lucky to have him around.

Friday, September 19, 2008

Cooper and Hutson

Here are some pictures of little Cooper and Hutson Grace playing at Jamie's house. Cooper was trying to steamroll her and just didn't understand why that was so wrong. Sorry Jamie and Russ, my son is already trying to get on top of your daughter. I am expecting Russ to be polishing his shot gun in a few years to keep him away from her.
I think in the last picture, she is loving on him a little too! Either that or she is just falling over :-)

Tuesday, September 9, 2008


Oh the things that have happened in the last few weeks! I took Cooper to the doctor because he had a stomach virus (another story in itself) and had another doctor look at his neck. This would be the third doctor and is a very trusted family friend. He confirmed that it is NOTHING to worry about and he would wait to do surgery until he absolutely has to have it. In his words, "He could be 15 years old when it comes out." That made me happy!

A lot of things have happened in the last couple of weeks as far as milestones. Cooper is officially on his hands and knees rocking back and fourth. Crawling is only a few days away. He has also learned to hold a bottle and feed himself. He had his first haircut from daddy to cut off his mullet and Donald Trump comb over. He sat very still and looks like a little man. It is amazing how fast he is growing up and I am having a bit of a hard time adjusting to him not being completely dependent on me. I will get over it though.
Cooper attended his first Razorback game and did a fantastic job. He was a huge hit and was passed around the box all night. He was such a trooper given all the fireworks, flyovers and screaming men! He is partial to the hog call and fight song since daddy played it while he was in mommy's tummy for him.

Mommy had her high school reunion this weekend and Grandma "C", Auntie Lou Lou and Uncle Ty watched him all weekend. He was very good and we are thankful to have them all so close!

I think that is all the updates I have at this point. Stay tuned...

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Cooper's pictures

So we got the pictures of Cooper back tonight and here are a few of them. Of course my favorite is the clothesline picture on the header. I think Cooper took the first two lines of the Arkansas fight song literally..."Hit that line...Hit that line..."


Sunday, August 24, 2008

This weekend wore Cooper out!

Mommy has been sick most of the weekend and quarentined to her room. Daddy played with Cooper so much that the little guy is just worn out! Here are a couple of pictures of Cooper playing with Allie (his dog) and then crashing in the Jumperoo. I am also going to try to attach a little video of him jumping and fighting sleep. Too cute!

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Weekend Fun

We have had a relaxing weekend. Here are some picture of little Coop playing with his octopus and his new Jumperoo. For those moms that don't own one of these, do yourself a favor and get one. Cooper absolutely loves it and will sit and play and laugh for hours. He is so cute in it.

Cooper has also found out how to put his pacifier in his mouth by himself. Hopefully this means that when he spits it out at night, he will be able to put it back in his mouth without Mommy or Daddy doing it...I know...yeah right!

The third picture is of the outfit Auntie Lou Lou got Cooper. Thanks, Lindsey! Cooper loves you :-)

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

This is my outfit from M'Amy

I completely forgot Cooper had this outfit so when Rhett came in this morning with Cooper all dressed, I about fell over. Again, I am biased but he was SOOOOOO cute! He continues to melt my heart every day. We got a lot of "Awe's" today!

This is what happens when mom gets bored!

So I was sitting at home just pondering how cute my child is when I got the idea to play dress up with him! I laughed so hard the whole time I was dressing him and he seemed to think he was pretty funny too. You can tell this child is going to have one heck of a personality. I have a little "beefcake" on my hands...ENJOY!

Saturday, August 9, 2008

My Friends

Here are a couple of pictures of Cooper and his BFF's Kade and Jax. You can tell, he is used to being the center of attention.

Also, thank you to everyone for the sweet comments regarding Cooper's scare the other day. He has no idea anything is going on so that is fine with me. I will continue to update you on his progress.

We are going today to get family pictures and some "surprise" pictures of Cooper done. Be looking for a post with those in a couple of weeks. I am so excited!

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Extreme Terror!!!!

Let me start this by saying that Cooper is going to be fine. With that said, I (mom) have had the worst day of my life! No one ever wants to hear their child's name and Arkansas Children's Hospital in the same breath, but we heard it today. Cooper has a lump on the back of his neck about the size of a golf ball. After hours at the doctor, a radiologist visit and back to the pediatrician, we have found that the lump is not cancerous however, we have to keep monitoring it daily for changes and inevitably, Cooper will have to have surgery to get the cyst removed. They are hoping they can wait until he is about 2 years old to take it out but as I said, we are monitoring it and any change might constitute surgery. If he has to have anything before 2 years old, he will have to have it done at Children's Hospital but at least we are so close to the best of the best!

He was so brave and sweet through the whole ordeal. Every nurse was wrapped around his little finger and everyone keeps asking if he is always as happy as he seems. The answer is yes!!!!!! God has blessed us with the most amazing and happy child and I will continue to thank him every day for blessing us with him and thank him every day that our son is healthy! Even though it is a promising prognosis, please keep our precious boy in your prayers! You can't EVER have enough of those. With that said, I have to give a huge shout out to my dear friend Christy (Frits) Norwood. She had to live the nightmare of taking her baby to Arkansas Children's Hospital and the precious angel (Brycen) pulled through heart surgery with flying colors. What a strong mom!!!! I send this out to you Christy, with tears in my eyes and I salute your bravery!!!!!! You are truly amazing!!!!!

I have to run because I need to put my exhausted baby to sleep. He had a long day (and so did I)!!!!!

Saturday, August 2, 2008


Tonight we are having Cooper's two best friends, twin brothers Kade and Jaxton and their little girlfriend Hutson over for dinner. Here are a couple pictures daddy took of Cooper and mommy since everyone complains that she is always taking the pictures and not in them. I will post more of the babies tomorrow. I am sure we will take a ton of pictures!