Friday, March 31, 2017

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

worker bees

Collin is always working on a project (in this case, digging up weeds), and he's getting good at including Lauren too.

Tools.  Tool belts.  So cute.

front yard soccer

Our first soccer season starts soon (Collin is playing and Ryan is coaching), so the gang headed out to the yard to try out the new gear they bought before official practices begin.

Monday, March 27, 2017

Caroline's first (sponge) bath

Caroline had a little sponge bath tonight.  She didn't love it.

Being snuggled by her big brother in her towel?  Much better!

sleeping beauty

Collin said, "Caroline, don't you think you've done enough sleeping today?"  She's a sweeeeet, sleepy girl.  She's doing so great!!

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Collin learns Monopoly

Ryan's home with us for a couple weeks while I recover and we adjust to life as a family of 7.  He and Collin have a sweet new routine while the rest of us are napping in the afternoons:  eating puppy chow and playing Monopoly.

Collin LOVES Monopoly!

It's especially great when you're winning, of course.

There are so many good skills to be learned with a game like Monopoly, and Collin is having a blast with it.  Now if we can just correct his pronunciation so he doesn't call it "Mono-poly!"

Collin and Caroline

Saturday, March 25, 2017


Collin and Lauren.  I tell you what:  they're always up to something fun!

Thursday, March 23, 2017

bringing Caroline home

The hospital was on visitor lockdown because of flu season, so the kids weren't able to come see us and meet Caroline.  We were so excited to get home so we could all be together.

The gang was excited to see us too!

Collin Cooper was born for the big brother role.

Lauren Kate is thrilled to have a baby sister!

Cory's very interested too.

And Morgan?  He doesn't care; he just wants to be held. :)

on the homefront

While we were at the hospital welcoming Caroline, the rest of the gang was home with Grandma and Grandma and Papa.

They went out to enjoy some fresh air.

They figured out a coded note I left behind.

They raised a little ruckus. :)

LK got a pretty hairdo!

And Collin stayed busy doing his thing.