Monday, December 29, 2008

Michael: Would I rather be feared or loved? Um, easy, both. I want people to be afraid of how much they love me.

practicing standing up

hangin out in the highchair

favorite thing #1: the jumper... oh boy

is it lame that we matched our kids for Christmas?

favorite thing #2: MARSHMELLOW SHOOTER - this gun was the best christmas present EVER!
poor Mason hardly got to use it because the BIG BOYS were playing with it all night

i must be 13 in this picture...
favorite thing #3: WATER MAT... too bad Tanner chewed a hole in it 30 secs after we got water in it LOL
Merry Christmas
...and to all a good night :)

Friday, December 19, 2008


Giggle box - I think he just laughs to appease ME.

Monday, December 15, 2008

hello world!

here's a little photo update from this month :) aw lovey

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Bitter Envy

I couldn't help but feel guilty for not sporting Todd's team, too.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Goodnight You Moonlight Ladies

Our little spook... the annual halloween porch decor picture coming soon...
just cute

Monday, October 27, 2008

The errand of angels is in women...

Sunday, October 26, 2008

stretching his lungs

Apparently we think he is hilarious...
he likes to sing and talk over me... the louder I get the louder he gets.

Monday, October 20, 2008

of Halloweens past...

Halloween 2007

Halloween 2006

Halloween 2005

Saturday, October 11, 2008

A Little Pick-Me-Up

Hi Ben and Jodi and Reid and Oliver and Roger!
Look how happy I am!!!
I rolled over yesterday, Rog, I'm on your tail!

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Wild Wild West

If you're planning on visiting the Cope's out west, prepare for a wild ride! This family moves at high velocities and leaves a trail of fun and laughter wherever they go. With Papa's blessing, James and I ventured out for a little vacation in the canyons.

James survived the first flight out of Cedar Rapids to Las Vegas like a champ! Unfortunately, his mama spent the whole ride with her face in a lovely little white BARF BAG. But the Hand of Mercy was on me as I soon discovered the BEST WOMAN IN the WORLD sitting next to me. She was an angel! In conversation I learned she had 7 kids and many grandkids and an enormous amount of neices and nephews, and that she was HAPPY to have the wonderful opportunity of helping me. Little did she know she had a puker on her hands! I think James may have made up for some of it because he was as cuddly and talkative as ever :) I did not get a single complaint out of him. We landed on time and the pilot helped me find the passenger pick up where Ben and Jodi were waiting. I thought there would've been more shananagans going on about the airport but there werent! Bummer I missed them?!

Driving through the canyons on the way to St George

... they were friends in the womb

We visited Zion National Park, the St George temple, Mountain Meadows Massacre, these honeycomb rocks campgrounds... saw lots of the sights just driving through the canyons... and spent an unusual amount of time hunting for SPIDERS!

We went crawdad fishing in a little stream a few minutes from their house!

... three tarantulas in one day YUK... you'll never catch me picking up one of those things...

We got to see Reid's 2nd ever soccer game!

It was a fun-filled adventure and we will DEFINATELY be back... next time we'll let papa come too!