Snacks before dinner
Grandma with one of the kids' new bears
Steve opens a handsome new tie
I think Cooper took this one
Cooper attacks Uncle Jim, who wisely removes his glasses
The end of a happy night
Snacks before dinner
The original B and the new B mingle.
The weather was cool but not too cold -- perfect for walking, which, of course, we did a lot of. Some stores were decorated for Christmas, and the Rockefeller Center tree was being installed.
Mostly we just enjoyed time together, away from computers, pagers, everyday activities.
And then we came home, eager to see our little ones, who had a great time at Grandma & Papa's house.
(I'll post photos soon.)
Katie loves interacting with Cooper's friends -- she was wiggly!
Katie and Michael met for the first time three weeks ago.
The weather is cooler today -- cool enough for a mid-afternoon walk/bike ride to the park. It was our first visit to the park since Katie started walking. She loved exploring the tunnel and even slid down a big slide in her brother's lap. Her favorite activity was the new baby swing, especially when Cooper was swinging next to her.
Katie before church Sunday
Katie has recovered from a high fever that started just after her ear surgery. We had a scary few days, but she is healthy and bubbly again. She's discovered that she can walk about as fast as she can crawl. It is so fun to watch her toddle, gaining confidence each day. The ladies in the church nursery hadn't seen her in two weeks, and they were shocked to see how much she was walking yesterday.
The Dolphins huddle before Saturday's game.
Cooper's soccer team has played two games so far, and we've got two this week. He scored a goal Saturday! The past two seasons he was content to hang out by the goal, more worried about the opposing team scoring. This year he's showing off his improved dribbling skills and moving down the field.
We enjoyed dinner with the Pry-Beckas a couple of weeks ago. Conor is looking more like a little boy. He and Cooper have a great time playing together. If we lived a bit closer, we'd get them together every night -- it would guarantee them both a good night's sleep as much as they wear each other out.
That's Cooper, standing amid a sea of students and teachers.We are so proud, of course, and Cooper was proud of himself. Earlier this week he was escorted to the assistant principal's office, where he was able to choose a toy from the treasure chest. Plus, his name will be in the main hallway all school year.