Category Archives: baby

Cooper’s 1st Birthday

Happy birthday to you! Happy birthday to you! Happy birthday, dear Cooper! Happy birthday to you! Cooper, we are so happy that you are part of our family. God is good to give you to us. One year ago yesterday, … Continue reading

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To Infinity & Beyond!

Silas (Buzz Lightyear) and Cooper (Sheriff Woody) invited their friends over for a combined Toy Story birthday party on Saturday. We threw a big bash to celebrate Silas’s 3rd and Cooper’s 1st birthday. It was happy chaos! The family room … Continue reading

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The Velvet Bowling Ball

Cooper, you are my darling. You love to snuggle with Mommy, and I’m so happy to have a cuddlebug! Your chubby cheeks and squishable tummy make my day. You walk all over the place, and walking is now your default … Continue reading

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Excuse Me, Biped Coming Through!

Cooper is walking! He took a few starter steps last month, but now at 10 months, he has officially begun walking. Last weekend he gained a lot of confidence and decided, “I can do this walking thing! Look at me … Continue reading

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Visit to the “Zee-um”

This past Saturday was Museum Day, an annual event where museums all over the country offer free admission. Stephen and I took advantage of this free event back in 2009 during our unemployment stage of life, so when my friend Kristy … Continue reading

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My Own Personal Suction Cup

If there’s one thing about him, Cooper has a grip. And he just won’t let go of Mommy. Right now, he’s particularly attached to me as he seems to be having lots of separation anxiety on the few occasions that … Continue reading

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The Gift of Grandparents

Today is Grandparents’ Day, and the boys helped me make these cards to send to all their grandparents and great grandparents. Especially since family lives far away, I try to prioritize celebrating our loved ones. It helps make the connection … Continue reading

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Mini Man

Daddy calls him “Big C” and “My Not-So-Secret Admirer.” Mommy calls him “Mr. Eyebrows,” and Big Brother calls him “Cooptah.” Whatever his nickname, he’s dear to our hearts, and we are so happy he’s part of our family. Happy 9 … Continue reading

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A New Cousin!

Paige Taylor Ackerson made her grand entrance this morning at 8:40am EST. Congratulations to my cousin, Laura and her husband Chuck on the birth of their first child. Look at those newborn cheeks! I think it’s adorable that Paige’s middle … Continue reading

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End of Summer

School bells are ringing for kids across the Valley. Some schools began last Monday, and others began today. As I’ve written before, I relish this season of life that is unfettered—free from the school calendar. (Though, I am starting to … Continue reading

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