Wednesday, August 25, 2010

4th of July!

Here we are in my brothers backyard at a BBQ!
We are all sunburned from swimming with my nieces!
Sierra Vista is our favorite place to go on the 4th!
It is so nice to go somewhere cooler and so fun to get to hang out with the family!
Arlee with Uncle Ron!

Me and Arlee...she is so tired!

Cooper helping Uncle Steve feed the calf! He loves Uncle Steves "FARM"

Grandma and Arlee. Arlee is named after her!
Sunday night we were hanging out at my parents house and the doorbell rings and someone says "Hi President you know who I am?" I was in the family room and I say...I do!
It was Jason Macdonald and his family. It was so fun to see him. We all went to high school together.

Little Miss MESS! Look who got into Coopers markers! It is a GOOD thing that she is CUTE!


Yes, I am so far behind that I am going by months! I'm almost caught up!
Joy came and stayed a few days with us. It was a lot of FUN! Cooper and Joy play so well together and always have a great time!
We went to the new AQUARIUM in Tempe. The kids loved it! Coopers favorite was the sharks...of course!

Cooper and Joy in front of "NEMO"

We have spent most of the summer in our pool! Arlee LOVES the pool. She likes to stand on the edge and count to three and jump in! It is hilarious to watch her. She is a super good sport too! Cooper LOVES to tease and splash her and for the most part doesn't care!
In case you were wondering...YES she has her daddy wrapped around her finger! She is his princess!

Our little fish...Cooper. He is a great swimmer. This summer he has gotten so good at diving! Yes, he can dive and I cant! He also has learned strokes and is always correcting me. I guess I really don't know how to do the back stroke or the butterfly, or free style for that matter! Cooper does!

Little Miss Arlee Bug!

Cooper was assigned to give a talk in primary. So for his talk I spelled out the word HOLY GHOST and for each letter there was a little sentence. So on Sunday morning I tell hm to come down stairs and practice his talk...he comes down wearing his SPIDERMAN costume from TWO years ago! This is a picture of him practicing his talk. It is hard to listen and concentrate when he was wearing that costume! This kids cracks me up sometimes! I never know what he is going to say or do!

Arlee's messy face...she loves chocolate...I wonder who she gets that from?!?

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Our MAY adventures...

This is how Cooper does his homework...with a pint of GOLDEN SPOON, juice and no shirt on! I can only imagine this is a glimpse of what he will look like doing his homework when he is 15!

Yeah for MAY!!! Time to swim in the pool! Cooper and Flint were willing to swim way before I was! I like it to be a little bit warmer and so does Arlee!

Yep, I'm playing catch-up! I have gotten so far behind on the blog! So here is a quick summery of our May. Warning...tons of pictures!
This is Cooper and the Neighbor kids plating basketball.

Flint and his infamous cannon bomb!

Flint getting the courage to jump in!

The twins--Justin and Mason came and visited us from Seattle! We LOVE it when our cousins come!

Cooper turned 6! I can't believe that he is getting so big! Where did the time go?
He had a party in the backyard with a few friends.

Flint is so proud of his garden. These are the 1st veggies we harvested! Yummy!
Arlee in her swim suit! She didn't like the water until it was warm.


Arlee liked the eggs with candy in them the best!

Cooper's 1st jump of the season into the pool! Brrrrrrrrr!
He did it in his underwear...of course!
We hiked up to "A" mountain. it was fun. Next time I'm not going to do it in flip flops!

Flint, Cooper and Arlee on the top, with Tempe in the background

Me with the kids.
Can you find Flint and Cooper????
I got to go chaperon the kindergarten kids at Phoenix Children Museum. Cooper loved this place and has begged to go back ever since.

Sweet Pea!

Arlee was Flint's guinea pig for his new background. I LOVE these pictures! Wait...I love this girl!

Friday, August 13, 2010

Coopers Kindergarten Graduation May 2010

My little Cooper is getting so big! He is such a good boy and we are so proud of him. I can't believe that he is such a good reader and can spell so well! He is awesome!

Me and Cooper!
He was so excited to graduate from Kindergarten!

Cooper and his pal Gavin Lloyd

Cooper and Maddy

Flint and Cooper!

As soon as graduation was over we headed for the mountains in Prescott. We had a great time.
It ended up being the last time that we used out travel trailer. So sad that
we sold it!
Cooper cried. Flint promised him we would buy another one soon!
Roasting Mallows was Arlee's favorite thing! She ate SIX of them!

Arlee with her bruised head. She fell out of the camper trailer door!
It was horrible!
I love her messy face! She loved her chili dog for dinner!