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I'll be honest. I'm sorta of boycotting blogging. I just don't have a lot of time, and I'd rather spend my extra time with Shelb and Coop. I thought I'd try and get caught up today, but there is a pretty good chance I'll fall behind again.
Here are some photos from the last month. Shelby went on her first school field trip to a pumpkin patch. I was able to volunteer as a chaperon. I rode the school bus with her and everything! The kids wore matching tie-dyed shirts that they made themselves as part of a science project. We rode the tractor drawn wagon, searched for the perfect pumpkin and sang songs on the bus ride. I even was allowed to stay and have a picnic lunch with all the kids on the playground at Shelby's school .
We went to California for Halloween. My brother Bryan got married on Oct. 31 and had a Halloween themed wedding. Nearly everyone dressed up and Shelby was a flower girl. Shelby was a ballerina and Coop was a dalmatian for Halloween. Shelby picked her own costume again this year, and looked so beautiful. She was most excited about having real ballet slippers to wear. I was originally going to have Cooper be a sumo wrestler, but I was afraid it would be too cold for him. It was actually a bright and sunny day, so he was a little warm in his dalmatian costume. Go figure! Shelby had a wonderful time playing with her cousins, and Bronson being the biggest cousin there helped me with Cooper while trick-or-treating. He carried Coop from door to door ... so he was rewarded with Coop's HUGE bag of candy!!
My mom made a beautiful cake for the event. Instead of a bride and groom on the top, it had two mummies! And there was bubbling witches brew, which thoroughly amused the kiddos. There was a tower of cupcakes and Grandma Linda let all the kids have cupcakes before dinner was even served! Talk about a party!!
I did have some pictures of Shelby walking down the aisle ... but they have been lost thanks to my iPhone falling in water! That's a whole different story, but at least I had some pictures on my real camera to make the event, right?
Cooper passed the 7-month mark. He's 24 pounds now and happy as happy can be. He is talking up a storm and says "da, da, da ... " all the time. Mike is thrilled by this and especially loves it in the morning when Cooper greets him with a happy "da, da, da ... " Coop is rolling everywhere, eating like a moose, and so close to crawling. I suspect it's a matter of weeks before he's crawling all around the house,