Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Visit with Ninny

On Saturday Allison, Cooper, and I went to Allison's mom's house to visit. We went to Panera Bread for breakfast and coffee. We had fun as Cooper talked to everyone. After that we went back to Ninny's house to visit and so Allison could cut her hair. Below are some pictures from out fun time Saturday morning.

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Happy Birthday Kristin

This afternoon we went to our friends house for a birthday dinner. The weather was great so Allison and I pulled Cooper in his wagon to their house for grilled hamburgers, grilled corn on the cob, kettle cooked bbq chips, cole slaw, and ice cream cake. We had a great time playing with Cooper outside, throwing the baseball for a very limited amount of time, throwing a frisbee until it got thrown over the fence (I won't say any names), and just enjoying a great time with friends. Happy Birthday Kristin. Hopefully you guys will allow us to celebrate many more with you.

Thank You Papa

Over the last couple of weeks we have been trying to get Cooper to say please and thank you. For now he says both. When he sees something he wants he looks at me or Allison and says "peez." Then after we give it to him his typical response is "tank you papa," no matter who responded to his request. It is really fun to see them grow and lean to live in this world. However, we don't think he fully grasps "thank you." Last night we put him down to bed and after about 15 minutes, right before he fell asleep, he said "tank you papa" several times. Oh well, it is a good start. Until next time...

Friday, April 18, 2008


Today was the last day of the Week of the Young Child. Cooper's day-care had a trike-a-thon to benefit the St. Jude Children's Hospital. I was able to leave work for a little while and watch the kids as they pedaled their little legs off. Cooper seemed to have a lot of fun and he finished two laps.

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Ice Cream Sundaes

According to Cooper's day-care, this week is Week of the Young Child. In celebrating this, the day-care has had several events this week. Today they had "pajama day" and ice cream sundaes with parents. I was able to leave work a little early today and go have an ice cream sundae with Cooper. Tomorrow they are having a trike-a-thon. All money raised will go to help the St. Jude's Children's Hospital. If any of you would like to donate please let me know. We will be taking money up though April 29. You can donate by lap or just make a lump sum donation. Check back tomorrow night for pics from tomorrow's event.

Monday, April 14, 2008

A Weekend in the A T L

This past weekend we went to Atlanta for a friend's wedding. We had lots of fun. Cooper really enjoyed the hotel. We got to Atlanta at about 11:00 Friday night and he was running around as if it were time to get up for the day. It was really fun to see him having a good time. On Saturday morning we got up and went to the Georgia Aquarium with some of our friends from law school and my mom. We had a great time and the animals were amazing. On Saturday night my mom kept Cooper and Caroline while we went to the wedding. The wedding was at a place called Canoe, which is a restaurant located on the river. It was a really cool setting and we had a really good time. Sunday morning we got up and went to breakfast and then made the trip back home. It was good to get away for a few days, but we were glad to be home as well. Here are several pictures from the trip.

Monday, April 7, 2008

Recent Happenings

As any of you that read this have probably noticed, I haven't been posting much lately. I don't exactly know why, maybe I just haven't had anything to say. Here are some things that have been going on:

Cooper and Alli have both been sick, to varying degrees, for about three weeks. I picked up ear drops for Cooper for the second time in that span and Alli has been coughing consistently for almost the entire time.

I traveled to Knoxville on Saturday afternoon for work. Once a year each of our stores take annual inventory. Because I work in retail accounting I had to pick a store to be the observer. I originally chose Lexington and we were going to make it a family trip but that got cancelled. I then chose Knoxville because of the familiarity. We were at the store until about 2:30 a.m. Sunday morning, back at 1:00 p.m. Sunday afternoon, and then I left to blaze the trail back home at about 6:00 p.m. eastern time. The trip was fine, but I missed A & C.

Church is going well. We are in a study that I am really enjoying. It is called "Tough Sayings of Jesus II." We are going to start the third lesson soon. If you have a Sunday school class or small group that is looking for something challenging and extremely interesting I would definitely recommend it.

Basketball season comes to an end tonight and tomorrow. Tonight Memphis takes on Kansas for the national title and tomorrow Tennessee takes on Stanford. This year's men's tournament has been great, even though my bracket was garbage. I have to admit last night was the first game of the women's tournament I have watched and I will watch tomorrow also. Hopefully the Lady Vols can make it two in a row.

Last, I found out today that I passed the ethics portion of the CPA exam. It was take home so I am not particularly surprised, although you have to make a 90% to pass. Now I will be waiting on the State to send me the application to become licensed and then get my certificate.

That's the past few weeks in a nutshell. Hopefully I can get back on track with updating regularly. Until next time...

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Am I Really That Old?

Wow! Tonight some of the guys from our Sunday school class got together at the church for guys night out. This version of GNO was 4-on-4 and/or 5-on-5 basketball. It was so much fun, but just over the ride home I was stiff getting out of the truck. I really enjoyed the games as well as spending time with all the guys. So much so, I would be willing to actually get out and play basketball more often. So, anyone up for regular basketball a few times per month? I say that tonight, tomorrow may be a different story.