Our days have been kind of chilly this week but we walked up to Bapa's today anyway to get out of the house and burn some energy. I pointed out the hole in the tree on our way up there and on our way back Coop decided to stop and see if anyone was home.  
We're not sure if anyone lives in there but it looks like a great place for a critter of some sort to cozy up in.

Tonight for dinner we had homemade spinach alfredo pizza and Coop wasn't the biggest fan but he was required to eat some before he could move on to something else. Mainly tonight I made him eat it because I knew he liked it or at least had eaten it several times before so I wasn't going to just give in this time. So after his piece he asked for some bread. I asked if he wanted anything on it and gladly he agreed to some peanut butter. "And jelly too!?"

My question is how do kids just learn to not eat the crust? I didn't teach him this. I don't cut off the crust. I don't even typically cut off the peeling on an apple but he even leaves that if he's eating sliced apples. How does this happen? Do kids teach each other these tricks?

Crust anyone?

Hope you're having beautiful Fall weather. We are enjoying seeing the leaves change but I'm already ready for warm weather... Oh wait I get a little breath of warm air in a week because Coop and I will head down to see my best friend Courtney and her beautiful family. Courtney and Preston just welcomed their sweet baby girl Addison to the family in September so we are excited to meet her and get some fun play time with Callie. Don't worry I'll keep you posted on our trip and the fun times we have! Cooper is especially excited to swing with Callie. He talks about it everyday so he's ready too. Pray for good flights and for Cooper as this is his first flight in his own seat. dundunduuun!!! 


Fun Times

We stay busy around here trying to do fun things and go do fun activities. Here's several pictures of what's been going on around here. 

Coop and I joined several Marshfield people at a football game to cheer on a friend that is head coaching at a near by town. We enjoyed fresh baked chocolate chip cookies that they had at the game.

While skyping with Gram last week Coop had a good time showing off his milk mustache. He really likes mustaches these days. He wants to draw them so when he knows he has one he runs to the bathroom too look in the mirror. 

A few weeks ago we went to town shopping at the mall, while there Gary let Cooper ride the little .50 rides at the food court where of course he wanted to ride again but we had other things to do so he later got to ride the escalator as his second ride. He was all smiles! 
Parents as Teachers had a field trip to a local pumpkin patch and a friend and I took the kiddos. Coop had fun playing in the pool filled with corn and also got to pet a calf they had there.

 He got to pick out a pumpkin.

Posing with his pick.

Cooper and Hollis with their pumpkins. 

Both years that we've taken him he's felt the need to sit on a pumpkin. 

Hollis and Coop practicing being old men playing tic-tac-toe. 
After we left the pumpkin patch we headed back to Joni's where he got to sit on their horse. He liked it until it shifted it's weight and he was "all done!"

The horse followed us out of the pasture. It was funny it wanted to be in the action. 
He also got to collect eggs out of the chicken coop.

 I think he's making sure they weren't coming in to get him. 

He only wanted to collect one but she sent the 4 home with us that they had. 

We've been enjoying our fall days hope you have been as well!


More Letters

 Apparently I'm slacking in the blogging department! I let the week pass and also pass on a post so I'm going to play catch up. I'll let you know what we've done in the letter world and just some fun things happening around here.

To finish up C-O-O-P-E-R  we did E elephant sandwiches. We had a couple of these. The other one had a jelly covered ear and banana legs. He liked it. 

 R we painted a rainbow in tub using colored shaving cream. This was a HUGE hit. Just put a few drops of food coloring in shaving cream, mix it up and you're ready to have a good time painting in the tub. It didn't stain the wall either in case you were wondering!

After we finish up his name letters we moved on to F. We had a lot of fun with F week. We had football sandwiches, 

We went on a ride on the mule to look for Farm Animals. We stopped to see these cute babies because he wanted to kiss them everyday we drove by them. He didn't kiss them but he enjoyed watching them.
 A few houses down were these horses that we stopped and watched. 
We had a good time looking for farm animals around the countryside!

Funny faces were fun to do! He had a good time making them. I knew he'd like them since he's been interested in mustaches and eyebrows. The other day I let him open the mail, he tore a little piece and thought it looked like an eyebrow. He put it on a picture that was on the mail. It was funny!

We also had a few apple frogs. Of course they were fun since they had marshmallow and chocolate chip eyes. 

Then we moved onto B. 
Here he's covering a B with beans. He did well doing this. He sprinkled them on and liked seeing which ones stuck and which ones bounced off.

Pancakes serve as a great tool for the letter weeks. So we had Bear pancakes with Blueberry eyes. 

I got him this blowfish bubble blower when Gary and I went to Iowa for a sponsor event for Hallowed Ground. Anytime we have bubbles out turns into a good time. 

I'll do another post of just fun stuff that we've been doing around here to make this post not 10 years long. 
Hope you're enjoying the beautiful fall days!