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May, 2013:

Day 9: More Family Fun

Always trying to win over the ladies with Auntie Catherine

To wrap up the last day of the reunion Rob hit the golf course to watch some of the guys play while Cooper and I hung back with the rest of the family. After a day of relaxation we headed back to the lake cabin for some barbecue and great conversation on the porch.

Nana, Pop-pop, Mama, Cooper, Great Uncle Charlie, Great Aunt Zoe, Great Uncle Ed and Auntie Catherine

Cooper loved playing with Nana, especially when she sang the song about how the ladies, gentlemen and cowboys ride. To wrap up the night and the reunion Cooper took his clothes off…for his first birthday cake experience made by Anna and Catherine.

Cooper’s first birthday cake

We ended up making it a late night back at the hotel so that Cooper could have additional time with the family.

Auntie Catherine are you drinking water without giving me a sip first?

After a bath my hair was fluffed and we were friends again 🙂

   

Day 8: Swimsuit to Dress Clothes

Poolside bottle

We started out the day at the pool again where Cooper was able to capture the ladies’ attention 🙂

Daddy, Cooper, Catherine, Anna, and Emily

We then headed back to the room for some relaxing family time.

Turning into a scarecrow for Great Uncle Ed

Then we got all gussied up and headed off to dinner at the club house.

Cooper showing off his standing skills at dinner

Boy how times have changed, hard to believe we spent a lot of the fancy dinner on the floor entertaining Cooper and the other kiddos 🙂

Anna (modeling), Emily, Mama and Cooper

Catherine, Emily, Cooper and Nana

Day 7: Swim Time

Cooper’s first time in a pool

Cooper loved his first time in a pool. He quickly figured out that he could make even bigger splashes then in the bathtub.

Nana, Auntie Catherine, Cooper and Daddy hanging out at the pool

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HpVxAiGpmks That evening we headed to the Ingalls’ lake house for a yummy barbecue.

Cooper loved playing with the Ingalls’ dogs

Cooper sharing his new rainmaker (thanks Auntie Nicole) with his 2nd cousins.

Anna, Catherine, Emily and Auntie Catherine

Cooper was then taught how to play Shut The Box.

Pop-pop, Cooper, Daddy, Uncle Charlie, Auntie Catherine and Great Aunt Zoe

Enjoying the delicious barbecue on the dock

Green beans on the dock with Daddy

Cooper, Mama, Uncle Charlie, Auntie Catherine, Great Aunt Zoe and Nana

Cooper was able to meet more of the Ingalls family he is named after (his middle name is Ingalls).

Cooper’s Nana, Jane with her brother, Charlie and sister, Zoe