Monday, 18 August 2014

coop is four months old!

Cooper Scott weighs 17 pounds. 

He is in the 95th percentile for height and weight (not a big shocker if you know his daddy!). He is laughing and it melts our hearts. He is grabbing things and holding onto them with his tight little fist. These things include blankets (his favourite), hair (mommy's least favourite), and the arms and legs of his froggy and monkey soothers. 

He still loves music the most, and is starting to get the hang of his jumperoo. He loves his grandparents and enjoys spitting up on his Auntie Kimmy (in order to prepare her for babies of her own). 

We celebrated Coop's four month milestone at the Toronto Zoo with our friend, and one of Coop's many uncles, Kev! But when we got home, I took a few photos of him in the nursery :)

Tuesday, 12 August 2014

a day at the zoo with uncle kevin

We've been saying we wanted to go to the zoo with Kevin ever since he moved to Toronto! We're lucky that Coop is extremely easy going and just likes to be out-and-about in the fresh air :)

Not sure if he really "saw" any of the animals (other than some fish in the tanks) but it was a lovely afternoon.

The classic "where is that girl?" face that happens while I'm off taking photos...

Everyone asks about the pandas...they were pretty lame. Barely photo worthy!

Kev, now we can start planning our trip to Alberta! :)

a weekend in oakville

We haven't taken a trip to the GTA since before we had Coop!

In retrospect, I'm so glad we waited until now to take him because he has recently switched from a once-an-hour feeding schedule to once-every-three-hours. It would be way too difficult to do a 5 hour drive or a day at the zoo/aquarium if I had to feed him constantly. 

We hit the road Friday morning and made our way to Oakville at a leisurely pace, arriving at around 4:00pm. We hung out with the girls and had a delicious BBQ in the backyard :)

Ivy is completely obsessed with Coop. Every time I see them together, my heart explodes a little bit. She wants to hold him, put blankets on him, feed him, and she sweetly offers him all of her toys... 

While we got settled and unpacked, Ivy pushed Coop around the neighbourhood.

We had a delicious BBQ in the backyard :)

Every summer meal must end with a trip to the park...

Coop had his very first swing with help from Uncle Scott :)

He's not 100% sure about it...

On Saturday morning, Ryan and Coop and I went into the city to visit the new(ish) Ripley's Aquarium! Well, first we visited with our friend Iryna :) We checked out her amaaaazing apartment building and then had breakfast at Aroma Espresso Bar. 

Conveniently, her apartment is across the street from the Aquarium. Coop slept for most of it, but woke up after we finished the moving-sidewalk portion and we saw that he was fascinated with looking at the tanks. So when we got to the end of the line, we went back and did the whole thing again :)

After a hot dog outside the Jays game, we headed back to Oakville to shower, feed Coop, and join Scott, Rebecca, and the girls at the Oakville Jazz Festival!

Everyone crashed into bed as soon as we got home. We needed some rest for our big day at the zoo on Sunday! (photos coming soon!)