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 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