Cleaning the Floor & Getting Some Exercise

Cooper & Haydon @ 5 Months

Here is a picture of Cooper and Haydon both taken when they were 5 months old with the same sleeper on.




Still Smiling



Haydon was mesmerized watching tv a couple of days ago….

Dear Haydon

Dear Haydon,
You are such a joy! I love being your mommy. Your smile can light up a room. I love how when I wake you up in the morning that you greet me with your toothless grin. Instead of being grumpy from not eating all night, you smile at me with anticipation at what the day will bring. Your giggles come right out of our your gut and make me chuckle along with you. Even when your miserable with reflux or tired from a long day, you are still trying to smile and giggle through the tears. I pray you never loose that spirit of joy, that you always rejoice in the Lord and His day. Even at only 5 months you have taught me so much about having a joyful heart, even when things seem bleak. Thank you for blessing my life. Mommy will always love you, no matter what. Even if your smiles fade and your giggles grow still, I will never stop loving you. I pray you will always know you are loved.
Love you to the moon and back,


Aunt Sarah bought Haydon, our future line-backer, a football. Thought we’d start training him now.


More Cookies!!!

Our little chefs…




A few nights ago Cooper woke up crying. I (Chris) went to check on him and asked him what was wrong. In between his mumbling and confusion from being half asleep, Cooper told me that he had a bad dream. Here’s the rest of our dialog:

Chris: You’re ok buddy. Daddy’s here. What happened in your dream?
Cooper: The dinosaurs were chasing me and they were going to eat me!
Chris: It’s okay. There not going to eat you and dreams aren’t real. What kind of dinosaurs were they?
Cooper: It was a stegosaurus and a triceratops
Chris: Oh. Well Cooper, they’re not going to eat you because they are herbivores. They don’t eat meat or people, they eat leaves and plants…

Then, without skipping a beat, Cooper responded: But I was wearing a leaf costume! They thought I was leaves and they were going to eat me!