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June, 2016:

Cooper First and Last Days of School 2015-2016

Last day of school vs. first day of school year 2015-2016

There was even a graduation ceremony at Totem Preschool.  Cooper with his teachers Ms. Bobbi and Ms. Kathy

Family photo at graduation at Grasslawn park.

Cooper’s Birthday Celebrations

Cooper celebrated on his special day with the neighbor, Molly and little brother Nicholas.  The following weekend we had a race car themed birthday party with stop light cupcakes.  It was supposed to be at Tot Lot park, but threatening thunder storms moved it to our house.

Paige, Luca, Adelind, Nicholas, Mila, Max, Ben, Finn, Cooper, Stephen and Spike

Blowing out the candles

The birthday boy and his parents

One of cousin Blake’s first birthday parties.

Grandma made him a special construction quilt for his bed, even with his name on it.

4 Years Old

Stats: Height 44in (98%), Weight 48lbs (98%)

Physical

Wears size 5/6 shirts and 5T pants and size 11 shoes.  A few weeks ago Cooper decided he was going to sleep in his undies at night and he has been dry ever since (nearly two years from his first potty training weekend).  Last shots until 11 yrs old (other than flu).  Was super nervous and took a while to even consider it, but once it happened was fine and said it didn’t hurt.

Development

Language, Cooper has some amazing phrases that we will be really sad to see pass once he starts using the L and Th sounds and figures out the correct words.  Right now you get in a lion (line), you can also make a chance (choice), beeritos (burritos), I was sinking (thinking), relarm (alarm), rerection (direction), oosually (usually), respect (expect), yittle (little).  Some more fun phrases are volume it up (requesting to turn up the music, comes from asking Alexa to “volume up”) and go straightward/frontward (going in the direction of straight or forward).  For over a month leading up to his birthday Cooper would ask Alexa (Amazon Echo) how many days until his birthday.  Alexa is the first word we have heard him say with a super clear L sound, probably all that practice with no response unless he said it clearly 🙂

When he gets really excited he lets out a squeal and jumps up and down and hold his hands up like a kangaroo, showing off his beautiful sparkling eyes and big double dimple smile.

Ever since the beginning of the year after a visit to Toysrus, Cooper has been asking for an edger.  I have to give the kid credit, for 6 months he consistently asked for an edger for his birthday and didn’t waiver once on what he wanted.  His dreams did come true on his birthday and he loves it from morning until night each day 🙂

This marks the first year Cooper was in school to celebrate his birthday too, crown in all.