Popcorn Popper

Cooper with part of the popcorn popper
We know our time is limited, but right now Cooper has only discovered one cupboard door opens in the kitchen. Within this cupboard he only plays with the yellow plastic popcorn popper top. Bizarre, but we will take it! We tried another blogger kid project this afternoon by mixing finger paint together in a baggie against the window.
Painting Fun
We finished the day with a picnic dinner on the back deck.

Not So Happy

Mad Cooper
After capturing mostly smile pictures of Cooper it seems only fair to show his not so happy side. These tears happened while I ran downstairs to switch out the laundry. In typical Cooper fashion, the tears faded as quickly as they started when I got back upstairs. Fortunately, not connected to the sad face above today was Cooper’s last day having formula and drinking from a bottle. We have slowly been adding in more cows milk in sippy cups during the day and today marks the complete transition. It went really smoothly and Cooper doesn’t seem to mind drinking from a cup instead of a bottle or having cows milk instead of formula or breast milk. In case you or anyone you know ends up needing to give their baby formula, I cannot rave enough about this ingenious idea by Rob. In the morning we would use a large water bottle to fill the water to a marked line and then use the scale to weigh out the formula needed. This allowed us not to lose track of counting scoops or tapping them even and let us make and shake the day’s worth of bottles all at one time.
Scale used for bulk formula making

I signed!

What an exciting day! After months of signing to Cooper, today he signed back. He asked for more food during lunch. I have decided I need to start actually doing some of the very creative kid activities I keep reading about on blogs. After his afternoon nap we set out some kitchen items for Cooper to explore. His favorite items were the bowl lid and his kid spoon. He loved to run items against the lid to hear how it sounded with the ridges. The measuring spoons were played with more like wind chimes, he loves to make noise!