Monday, November 30, 2009

The Moment We've all been waiting for!

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My little brother was about 2 weeks old when his first Thanksgiving rolled around. So, naturally, my parents took the sweet little baby and put him right on the turkey platter. Well, the tradition stuck and since then my nephew Xander has been on the platter (at approximately 2 months of age) and this year, this year it was Cooper's turn! Of course, being well over 4 months he was pretty big on it...which completely shocked me and made me realize just how big he is getting! He also wasn't thrilled that we woke him from a nap for the occasion. Overall, Thanksgiving at Grandpa's was a lot of fun. Cooper particularly enjoyed playing with his cousin's, Emily and Xander!

Cooper's first encounter with a Puppy

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Since the Lirtzman's weren't doing Thanksgiving on Thanksgiving, we went to one of Tomo's classmate's homes for a delicious meal and some football! They had a cute little pug and Cooper was enthralled. It's great that other people have cute puppies he can play with...because the Ono's will not be adding any furry friends to the mix anytime soon. :)

Friday, November 27, 2009

First Try at Rice Cereal

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Cooper is a big boy now and can eat rice like mommy and daddy... well almost. Cooper tried rice cereal for the first time on Saturday and has been eating well since.

Sunday, November 22, 2009


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Cooper did his best during the week of Ohio St. vs. Michigan. He got in his Michigan gear, practiced tackling, attempted some sprints and most of all drooled at record amounts, but all that did not help the Michigan Football team.
He told us that he will try harder next year since he is still a young team. As a true baby, he didn't do too bad.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Cooper was a Secret Identity

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We found out recently that Cooper was actually the secret identity of Cooperman!! Who knew... we thought his super drooling and hyper cries were extreme but not at the superhero level. Now if he could only talk...

Monday, November 9, 2009

Look What Cooper Can Do

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FINALLY, Cooper is able to hang out on his tummy for more than 30 sec. He has been very good at tummy time the last few days and I think he is getting the hang of it. He still gets tired of it after a few minutes and lets us know quite clearly, but it's a start!!

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Serious Playtime!

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Cooper is gaining more and more strength in his neck! He is getting so good and sitting and loves to be a part of whatever is going on. The bumbo chair is an excellent opportunity for some serious playtime. Cooper's hand eye coordination is amazing! He can reach out and grip things and can manipulate objects in his hands (in this picture he is playing with his elephants, Jeffery and Belinda). He has even started to do tummy time without complaint and is pushing up on his elbows!!

Cooper's busy social calendar

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Cooper had guests Friday evening. Our friend Maya is moving to Minneapolis, so Maya, Becki, and Uncle Efrem came to visit. This was the very first time that Cooper got to meet Mommy's friend, Becki! And even though nobody was really sure how much of a "baby person" she was, Becki did very well with Cooper and seemed to be as entertained by him as he was by her. :) We're going to miss Maya!!!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Why is Mommy in that tiny box...AGAIN?!?!?

Well, I'm out of town on buisness again....but Cooper is old enough now that he clearly understood that he was "talking to Mommy" on the video chat. He was eating a bottle and was trying too look around when he heard my voice. Then when he finished he sat up and gave me lots of big smiles and coos. I miss both of my boys so much!!!!

Monday, November 2, 2009

Trunk or Treat

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Cooper went to his daycare's Trunk or Treat party. He found one of his friends, Sasha, and we all hung out together to watch all sorts of costumes. Cooper was a hit with his giraffe costume and since we found his tail, it was that much better.