Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Picking up Pooker

For some reason, when Cooper refers to himself it comes out as "Pooker". The funny thing is that he has gotten in the habit of announcing himself after he gets up in the morning or from naps, exclaiming "Super Cooper" and he says Cooper fine when prefaced by "Super".

Last Friday, Jill and I dropped Super Cooper off with Aunt Sarah and Reese for a sleepover so Jill and I could go to dinner and a movie. Well the dinner got off to a slow start as I spent the first 15 minutes standing outside on the phone with a client who was having emergency issues. I hate working at night and loathe working on the weekends, but I'm a sucker for a client waving the white flag and can't seem to ignore my phone. After the call, I got to the table just in time to see our dinner delivered to our table. I promptly switched off the phone to enjoy the rest of the evening with my wife. It felt strange to eat a meal without having various items of food smeared on my shirt...

We headed to the theater to catch "The Town", which would be our 2nd movie in the theater since Cooper was born. After that we headed home to a quiet house.

The next morning we decided to meet up with Sarah and the two kiddos in Boulder to go hike and to pick our offspring. A nice Fall day meant lots and lots of hikers out, so we opted to the less traveled NCAR parking lot for some hiking. We got in a nice out and back hike on a tough trail.

Pictures from said hike....

Cooper with his custom walking stick

From Mesa Trail Hike with Sarah & Reese


Which he quickly decided was a bat.

From Mesa Trail Hike with Sarah & Reese


There is a fair skinned baby somewhere in there

From Mesa Trail Hike with Sarah & Reese


Quick stop to ride the log

From Mesa Trail Hike with Sarah & Reese


Cooper loved this old tree, crying when we made him leave.

From Mesa Trail Hike with Sarah & Reese


The sky is just a different shade of blue in CO

From Mesa Trail Hike with Sarah & Reese



From Mesa Trail Hike with Sarah & Reese


Up we go

From Mesa Trail Hike with Sarah & Reese

3 comments:

Jennifer B. said...

Did Cooper do this hike without his pacifier?

Joel White said...

You know JB, I think he did. I didn't realize it till you posed that question, but I don't remember seeing him with one.

Jennifer B. said...

Good for him! Looks like he was paci-free for the pumpkin patch, too. Growing up fast.