Risdon John

 Our DEAR friends welcomed their sweet baby boy last week.  

Beautiful Mama Martha and their sweet TINY little guy.

Coop getting to "gently" touch his hand. Not sure how gentle it was but we gave it a shot.

Aunt T with the happy Mommy and Risdon.

I had the privilege of making Risdon's bedding. Martha and I had fun shopping for all these classic colors complete with textures. The navy is searsucker and the red is thick with an nice texture as well. The white square isn't really white, it has khaki plaid on it. We were both exhausted after a day of shopping just about every fabric shop in Springfield but I think we came up with a nice combination and perfect fit in Risdon's woodland creature room.
Welcome to the world baby Risdon. We've been anxiously waiting on you!! 
Cooper has ALL sorts of things to teach you!


Snow Days

Like the famous words from Rescuers Down Under,
"Bernard, this is NO time to play in the snow!"
It really wasn't any time to play in the snow due to FRIGID FRIGID temperatures but Cooper had cabin fever. So Grandpa a.k.a. Bapa came with sled in hand to take Coop down the hill a few times.

They went down the big hill a few times.

Then we just played on a small slope because Grandpa was tired of walking the hill. Rightfully so!

Coop insisted on swinging… so they did.

The next day we went to play in the FRIGID temperatures too, to once again get out of the house.

Once again we have a Ralphie this year. He can't walk in his get up very well but he gives it a shot.

My handsome men

I kind of think he's saying, "REALLY?"
He was a trooper all bundled up not being able to walk or talk. Hopefully we'll get some more snow that has warmer temperatures where he can play and not freeze.

Happy Snow Days!



Sunday while getting ready for church Gary and Cooper were sharing a cinnamon roll, I hear "You're just like your Mama! Like mother like son!"
Cooper had eaten the center of the roll. My favorite part of the cinnamon roll is the center.

Hope you've had a Happy New Year and enjoy the center of every cinnamon roll!