Lilypie - Kids Birthday

Lilypie - Fourth Birthday

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Cory the pianist

Cory super loves playing the piano.

Decent form.

Big reach.

Beautiful flair. :)

nerf wars

Collin Cooper got a nerf pistol for his birthday, and it was hilarious to watch him wait by the door to attack Daddy as he was walking into the house.

And then after a few days of that, Daddy surprised Collin by coming in on the offensive - shooting a nerf rifle.  Collin, retelling the story and laughing hysterically the whole time, says "I was just totally flabbergasted!"

Needless to say, now we have two nerf guns and a daily nerf war.

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Cory gets himself into a jam

Cory is very clever and mischievous, and often gets himself into a bit of trouble.  We put him to bed in jammies where the shirt tucks into the pants and they snap together to stay put.

About 20 minutes after putting him to bed, we heard Cory fussing in his crib.  Ryan went in to snuggle him to sleep, but got confused when he felt bare flesh while patting Cory's booty.  Ha!

While playing in his crib, somehow Cory managed to get one leg out of the pants and unstrap that side of his diaper.  We thought it was hilarious, but he was pretty sad about it.  Crazy Cory!

blankets and bed head

Of course you know that Lauren looooves to snuggle her "peent beetit."

Even Cory has picked up on it and is copying her by spending a lot more time snuggled up with blankets.

As the two with the longest hair, the blanket lovers also happen to be the most likely to suffer from crazy bed head... :)

Sunday, January 22, 2017


Morgan loves wild and silly shenanigans, and Ryan is good at making him laugh while giving him a great ab workout.


Collin's 6th birthday party!

Collin Cooper decided he wanted an astronaut pool party for his 6th birthday.  Okiedokie, bud!

The dads and kids swam.  The moms and grandparents supervised. :)

Collin was a total fish.

(sitting on the bottom)

After swimming and dinner, it was cake time!

Grandma Lee knocked it out of the park, as usual.

It was a sweet, laid-back celebration of our sweet Collin.

caramel rolls

Yep.  They're big fans of Papa and Grandma's caramel rolls!