Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Hot Chocolate.... in July

The ladies love Hot Chocolate!
But in the summer time?

Monday, June 29, 2009

Heath and Cade

With all the moving we have done, the boys have had to make new friends at new schools, so he met Cade at the beginning of 3rd grade. They are so funny together. They share quite a few similar interests which of course includes the love of skateboarding! Cade stayed over last night, which is very cool for Heath! They did pretty well they stayed up very late, and are still sleeping which is very rare for these two boys, who are early risers!

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Friday, June 26, 2009

My Award!

My Friend Norma, made me this awesome award, and I love it! And yes, I am so addicted to blogging and facebook.... they are great for adult conversation and talking about my family! Two loves of my life... thank you Norma!

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Summer Thus Far...

Well so far this summer Team Cooper has had water fights (sort-a Heath gets the girls wet while they yell) Broc has moved his mattress into Dave's room (not something I am thrilled with, but papa helped him) so Dave's room even clean, looks cluttered to me! The 3 boys stay up late, and sleep in... oh how nice it will be to get all 6 doing that! One Day! Kevin bought the ladies a little pool "like at aunt Cori's house" but as you can see in the middle image, they are not thrilled by the colder water that goes into it... They tell me No Mama, hot water like at the beach... :) The ladies had a sleepover in Day Day's room last night! That is not something that they will do alot, because they go to bed better in their own room, but every once in awhile it is fun for them!
We hope you are having a great summer as well!

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Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Girls First Time At the Beach...

Please note the reason that only the girls are being mentioned is because the rest of us has been to a beach before! :) But this was the triplets FIRST time, and it was so funny to see them react. We went the very first night at high tide..... which scared the crap out of Aspen (hence the photo below, that is her crying) but the other two especially Payton loved it... In fact Payton scared us half to death, Ms. No Fear was going out into the ocean wayyyy to far! She kept telling us she is bigger and fine, but yeahhhh see not so much! :) Aspen finally came around enough to play in the sand, get Sea Shells, and "play" with the birds! Trinity LOVED it, and loved how hot it was, in fact they are not too thrilled with pool water now, it's too cold!

Monday, June 22, 2009

Aspen gets hurt... Again!

Aspen got hurt Again! for some reason 90% of the time one of the triplets gets hurt, it's her! We are not sure why, poor thing! She was in her bathing suit, went potty and when she tried to get off she was too wet and feel. She smacked her head right into the counter!

Big brothers (dave) always make it better, he got her an ice cream sandwhich, after i cleaned it out, moved her bangs out of the way and then got her ice!

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Happy Fathers Day!

Kevin is one of the best dad's I know! He loves his kids, with all his heart, and is good to them. I am very thankful that he is the dad to my kids! For his gifts, We got him the shirt from a couple of posts down, which he wore today and received TONS of compliments! :) Then at church, they made him Aprons! He actually loved the gift as he loves to cook out! I got him a frame of our 6 kids for his desk at work! :)

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Saturday, June 20, 2009

I was on a Mission!

I know I think different than others do, and I am ok with this, I think it makes me more of an artist, or at least that is my hope! :) So long ago when we first learned we were going to Texas, I bought the red beach chair frame, and at the time didn't know for sure what i wanted in it. Then we got to the beach, and Kevin handed me a sea shell, and i thought oh that is it! So as Cori began saying 'I was on a mission" I wanted many shells, I looked high and low with the help of the girls for 8 shells, so I could do a "Team Cooper" pic with shells. The last night there, Sam and hannah stayed with me and we found even more... that is when i thought I want a bowl with sand and shells! I knew in my mind who, what, when, why and how, i was going to use these shells! It became the joke between Cori and I. I LOVE the outcome, and oh man did it take awhile to get there! Bleaching, cleaning, hot glue gun, drying, washing, rinsing, you name it we did it! While I am not very crafty I do love the frame we made, and the bowl as well... I love the entire table actually!

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Team Cooper makes Lackland AFB News Paper!

I took this collage from My cousins blog, as we do not have the paper yet, but seems how we had to stay in Texas for an extra day, we decided to go to the base pool, while there the newspaper photographer was there and wanted to put us in the paper. I personally think he took better shots than what is shown, but oh well, this is the one they used! :)

Friday, June 19, 2009


Thought I would share (yet again) just so random images we all took! Dave is so big, but to see Sam on his back was hilarious!

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"Uncle Bigil and Princess Aunt Yahaira"

We got to see my brother and sister in law on Sunday. We went swimming and had a cookout with not only Virgil and Yahaira but good friends of theirs as well. John, Jenn, and Danny we fun to be around and the girls kept referring to Ms. Jenn as "Aunt Yahaira's Best Friend" My boys have always loved Uncle Virgil, but this was the first "real" time seeing the girls, they saw them as infants, but i excited to see what they thought of one another now. Dave now towers Uncle Virgil, Broc and Heath still think he is "cool" but the ladies kept telling us "Uncle Bigil is so handsome" then of course after being with Aunt Sara last summer who taught the triplets her name was "Princess Aunt Sara" they refer to both Sara and Yahaira this way. Both ladies are "just like Princess Jasmine" what high regards coming from 4 year olds! We had a great time, and I wish I lived closer to family and friends... Maybe one day?

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Thursday, June 18, 2009

Padre Island

I just told Kevin and Cori there are going to be tons of Beach/Texas posts, and I am so sorry... i just can't help myself. I am not sure who the two girls are in the middle of this collage. but I love the pic! I think that is Payton waiting for the water, as she was the bravest, and then of course the boys! Ohhhh I wish we could be on vacation for a whole month!

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Jody being bossy!

Ohhhh I try to be so nice, and with all my clients, it works so well, but with Team Cooper urggggg they all think they are so funny, and show out for one another! So I handed Chris (Cori's husband) my camera so he would be ready while I set up our entire session. Cori tells me they laughed and laughed in their truck watching us, why? Because they don't listen to me! I have to point and was jumping up and down, mind you this is not only with the kids, but Kevin as well! Thought you all may love the laugh and the outtakes!

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Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Vacation on this economy?

I know I would be asking the same question how does such a big family go on vacation in these economic times? (by the way this does not offend me at all, I LOVE a deal) We haven't been on vacation as a family for a couple of years now so we thought it was high time, if at all possible to do so this year! We had a couple of places in mind, but the good ol air force tends to help us make other plans. Then to be honest we used more money from our income taxes then we originally wanted to for bills and necessities so it came down to ok where can we somewhat go on a budget? Right about that time, Cori called me and said come to Texas... um 12 hours away 6 kids, not so appealing. But then we added what the amount of hotels alone would save us... and Cori called and said guess what? They had gotten season passes to BOTH Sea World and Six Flags. Well, there are certain weeks for both places where we could go with them to each place for FREE! I added up these costs as well, it was a savings of almost $900.00 altogether! There were bonus as well to Texas, My brother lives there, so on and so forth. So after Kevin was finally approved to do so, we decided Texas it was for this years Team Cooper Vacation! We had a great time, and would love to do a yearly trip, but can not hold our breathe. *I should also note this is why I choose to work on vacation, I did a family session and a wedding! This way, I was helping us pay for vacation as we went :)
These shots are from Sea World... it was HOT but we had tons of fun!
These are just a bunch of random images i wanted to share... of all 6 or even all 10. The pool, the beach, amusement parks, were some of the great things we got to do!
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Monday, June 15, 2009

We were headed home.... and then we went swimming!

We were due to leave Texas today, but literally as Kevin was loading the van, the van battery died as well as the air in the tire, it was gone, so back and forth to the car places Kevin and Chris went, and by 2 o'clock it was evident we were not only staying in San Antonio another night but we went swimming with the Pearsons for the afternoon! While we were at the pool however, the newspaper guy on base, asked if he could photograph all of team cooper (sans me, i wasn't in the water) he took a photograph of all 7 and told us they would be in the paper, Aunt Cori has promised to get us quite a few copies!

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Camp Fire, Roller Coasters and Breakfast

When we went to Sea World we all went on The Journey to Atlantis, except for Kevin and Elijah... they opted to stay out of the ride and the water (babies) :)

We are making smores in Corpus Christi. We had a great time! The ladies looking rough... and helping Uncle Chris make breakfast!

Friday, June 12, 2009

Corpus Christi

We got here yesterday and these pictures are actually off my cousins camera but of my kids, so I borrowed them. We had a great time and can't wait to go again today!
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Thursday, June 11, 2009

Mama and the Ladies...

The ladies and I are not usually in pictures,(together that is) so I asked Cori to take this for us! I really love it!

Getting to See Virgil and Yahaira!

For the first time in 4 years, I was able to see my brother and my sister in law! We had a great time eating dinner, and then took a tour on the Riverwalk boat.... they have yet to see the kids, but will on Sunday!

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Six Flags... Fiesta Texas!

Yesterday was a good, long, hot day! We went to Six Flags, we have all been before to a Six Flags, it was the first time as Team Cooper to this one! We had a great day, and had so much fun. The Wiggles World was a hit, as were all the roller coasters! Enjoy!

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Sunday, June 7, 2009

Like Father.. Like Son...

I think my niece Samantha took this picture at the pool today... Wow~! Dave looks just like his dad, but man on man.... they even stand the same way?

Team Cooper on Vacation!

We had stuff we needed to get done today also it is Cori's birthday so we ran some errands and whatnot, but Kevin and Chris took all 10 kids to the pool! They had a great time!

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Friday, June 5, 2009

Team Cooper on their way to Texas to See Aunt Cori and Family!!!

This is Jody's Cousin Cori and I am posting for her at her request!!!

They have arrived at Ft. Stockton, Texas for the night and everyone is doing good! They have only 5 hours to go tomorrow till they reach Aunt Cori's House in San Antonio!!! When she arrives she will update on the blog for you all again! We can't wait to see her and all of Team Cooper! I haven't seen them for 2 years when I visited Germany and the 10 cousins haven't seen each other in almost 4 years! Its going to be a great reunion and one that has been long overdue. We can't wait to see all of them and her kids and mine are just going crazy asking when are we going to get there! This is a picture Jody asked me to copy from Facebook of them in the van on the road. Sooo Cute. Till tomorrow, I am sure she will post many shots of the reunion between the Team Cooper and The Final Four!

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Random Boy Stuff..

So i figured out how to use someones picture as their ring tone on my cell, Dave's is the image on the side bar, this is Broc and Heaths :)

The ladies and Heathy waiting for Nana and Papa at the airport....

Monday, June 1, 2009

"Oldest, Youngest, Bottom"

At the store yesterday the manager loved the girls! He was so amazed by them, and was asking tons of questions. One of the things I have not emphasised is their birth order... I feel it's not important, they are all the same. So when the manager asked "who is the oldest" I started to say "They don't know"... When Aspen raised her hand and said "I am!" He said "Who is the youngest?" Trinity said "I am, I am number 6" (the military would be so proud) all of the sudden Payton said "I do not want to be in the bottom..." I said "the what?" The bottom, mom i don't like the bottom... we are not sure how come but for some reason the triplets think the middle is the bottom!

"Its so easy to compare ourselves and our families to some fictional expectation. Its much harder to listen to God's urgings and be content with how He wants us to be." Carla~
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