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December 24th, 2012:

Christmas Eve with the Robinsons

Shannon, Brian, Cooper and Justin the Beaver

The Robinsons invited us to Christmas Eve at their house. It was really nice to be with extended family and enjoy the many special recipes of my late Aunt Nancy. Nancy was all about Christmas and celebrating with family making it really fun to reiminise over a nice dinner together. They gave Cooper a beaver that he absolutely loves to chew on; Rob named him Justin…

Cooper snoozing through most of dinner

 

Opening Presents

Cooper at his piano

I grew up with a tradition of opening presents with my mom’s side of the family on Christmas Eve and Dad’s side on Christmas day. Rob’s family opens their gifts on Christmas morning. Today we skyped with Cooper’s 3.5 year old triplet cousins who were VERY excited to open their presents from us. My sister had it orchestrated so we could watch them open our presents, I was less organized and we only opened a couple of gifts from them due to my poor planning. Next year it will be a better virtual Christmas Eve present opening as now I know what to do 🙂 Cooper received a piano from the Robertson family and he absolutely loves playing it!

200 Days

Cooper Eating Solids

Cooper is 200 days old today, wow! This means we have fed Cooper over 1,000 times and changed his diaper even more than that. We have been reflecting on this milestone and how special every day has been since Cooper was born. Today we introduced him to solids (brown rice cereal) and are excited for so many more ‘firsts’ that we have ahead together as a family.