Monday, October 31, 2011

Actual birthDAY!

On Cooper's actual birthday we started the day with balloons in his crib which he thought was the coolest thing ever! We then had birthday muffins, went on a walk, played outside and napped! When Phil got home we took the birthday boy to.....wait for'll be jealous....IHOP! Yes, good ol' IHOP is a great birthday dinner choice for a 1 year old in case you were wondering! He had a pancake decorated as a smiley face and loved it! After dinner we came home and opened a few presents then called it a day! Celebrating Cooper's 1st year was a success!  

waking up to balloons!

Pretty sure he's wishing I would stop taking pictures so he could just eat the muffin!
at IHOP waiting on dinner - Phil thinks it's funny to stick a puff on his forehead until he can find it
the birthday pancake! Yumm-O!
Excuse the bib - we left  his birthday one at home and this was all we had in the car
I do like it, but it's a bit small now

opening presents!

Friday, October 28, 2011

Up up and away!

Cooper's 1st flight took place when we headed out west for Carly & Ty's wedding, Sept. 17th! It was an early morning flight with a layover in Minneapolis. We landed safely in Billings, Montana! Cooper did great. He loved looking out the window at all the planes before take off and crawled back and forth between me, Mimi & Papa T!

On the way back Daddy and Nana were with us too. So overall Cooper was on 4 flights and we're so thankful he did as well as he did!
before we were boarding
 looking out the window with Papa T

 sound asleep
 checking out the runway with Daddy
 who knew.......the Billings airport has a lego table at the gate......genius!

 looking out the window with Daddy

 waiting on our luggage......kickin' back and relaxin' after a long day of flying

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Hanging out in Montana

There's no such thing as too many pictures, right? Below is a handful of pictures from our time in Montana just hanging out! We stayed about 2 blocks from downtown Red Lodge and walked to town several times a day. We also spent lots of time on the back porch that overlooked a river! It was great!

 Nana & Cooper
 this is where we stayed - it was awesome!
 we stayed in a hotel in Billings the first two nights
 excited to see his Aunt Carly
 out on a walk
 walking with Mimi & Aunt Carly
 helping Papa T drive
 trying out the wagon he rode in for the wedding
 looking at the river with Papa T

 downtown Red Lodge
 tying tags on the jams that Carly and one of the bridesmaids canned

 checking out the archway where the wedding was going to be
 this picture makes me laugh every time I see it.....
Cooper peeking over the drink making sure he wasn't left out
 checking out the fridge

 this waterfall/rock work was right behind where we stayed
 Dad with his girls
 Mom with her girls
 Cooper nibbling on an apple and staying warm
 love this one of us
 Mimi & Cooper
 the bride & groom!!!

 Mimi showing Cooper the horses

 having fun with daddy!
 Phil was brave enough to get in the water that was soooooo cold!
 driving Papa T & Nana home

shower pictures soon!