The day before Thanksgiving our little guy turned 1- yes, still a shocking idea to me that I have a 1 year old! When I was planning what to do for the big day I had a lot of cute ideas in mind (thank you Pintrest) but my Dad had an even better one. He thought it would be perfect to celebrate in HAWAII, and obviously I'm not gonna argue with that one. Added bonus was that we got to visit Kerriann! So thank you to my beyond gracious father who treated us to the ENTIRE trip so we could have such a memorable day with Coop. Love you Dad!
We all had a blast on our vacation. Cooper loved the beach, he is his mothers child, and as a true boy didn't mind having the sand all over him. We indulged in coconut shrimp (Kuhuku grill- a must try!), doughnuts and pies from the oh so delish Ted's Bakery, and of course had plenty of shaved ice!
On his actual birthday we went on a tour of Kualoa Ranch and saw where Jurassic Park, Lost, 50 Firsts Dates, and lots of other films/series were filmed. It was beautiful and neat to be like "oh ya I remember that from the movie". Way cool! Then we headed to the beach and on the way home Coop fell asleep. I thought it was just a nap, but he ended up sleeping the rest of the night. So we all celebrated without him, and I got a picture of me holding the cake by him sleeping in his crib. Oh great memories!
I absolutely LOVE this little man and I truly do love him more and more every day. He came with his own little personality and I love that it unfolds more and more every day. He is a goer and never stops moving,
he is curious about everything,
he is a flirt and smiles at anyone that will look at him,
he's a social bug and is always chasing other kids around,
and most of all is a chubby ball of fun- always smiling and laughing.
I love you Cooper, you'll always be my little man.
Our little fam
Please don't mind my weird look, I scratched my cornea and was sensitive to light:)
yes, I think I like it
I had a little party for him at home with the cousins
With cousin Jane and Popi
knocked out at the beach
Bo really got into sand sculpting
Coop makes this face often and I love it!
Playing in the waves
Laying out and loving it!
More sand sculpting
Dallin got into it too
At Kualoa Ranch
This is the spot where Bo proposed to me 4 yrs ago.
My luv muffin surprised me with this little beauty
This is the first piano I have ever owned and am SO SO ecstatic about it!
The day I got it I wasn't expecting it at all. The doorbell rang so I answered it, and in front of me stood a man holding a piano bench and asked me where he would like me to put it. As I was just about to explain that sadly he was at the wrong house, Bo popped out and told him where to put it. I just stood there staring and started shaking as I realized what was truly happening. I have been waiting for this day for a LONG LONG time. As I played it for the first time I had tears streaming down my face and just cried.
These were tears of JOY because I knew I could now have fingers that were tired from playing my favorite pieces, a place where I can surge all my emotions, and most importantly- a house full of music. I am so excited to be able to teach my children to play, have family sing -a- longs, and invite the spirit of peace into my home with music.
Can you believe my hunny buns turned 25 last week? How has time flown by this quickly?? His very first birthday we celebrated together he was turning 18...and now we celebrated the big QUARTER CENTURY! WOW we are getting old!!
Since his birthday was on a Monday, we felt it was necessary to celebrate all weekend long. We did the birthday shop, went out to eat, went swimming, ate more yummy food, and had parties with both families.
I love my Bo. He has the biggest heart and is one of the sweetest people I know. He is so selfless and treats me like Gold. I love how happy he makes me and how he is always keeping me smiling. I truly am so BLESSED to have married such a GREAT guy. Bo, I love you forever!
Cooper is 6 months old! It's been a bittersweet day for me celebrating this milestone- loving having this little guy in my life but sad to see him growing up SO fast. Cooper has been so fun this past month as "giggle fits" are his newest way to get Mommy's attention. I LOVE IT! These past 6 months with him have flown by and I've loved every minute of it. Cooper I love you dearly- HAPPY 1/2 BIRTHDAY!