Sunday, October 12, 2008

Cooper's Birth"week"

Well, it's official, Cooper is 2...and weirdly I have actually noticed a change in temperment (but that's another story). He had a very special week. On Tuesday we brought cupcakes to playgroup and everyone sang to him as he shyly hung his head. Then Wednesday, his actual birthday, I made him a fabulous breakfast he hardly touched because he was so excited about the balloons I had put out and then took him to lunch at Chic-fil-A and let him play for a while. He didn't even get to see Jake on Wednesday so we decided to celebrate his actual birthday on Saturday. On Friday we took him to the good 'ol county fair and managed to have tons of fun amidst the greasy, scary, slightly odd workers that always seem to accompany a mobile fair. His eyes lit up the second we walked in but our wallets could only afford to take him on 3 rides. You know the economy is bad when every ride at the county fair is $5! Jake took him on the merry-go round, a train, and an elephant ride while Luke and I waited on the sidelines since pregnant woman are forbidden to ride the 2 MPH rides for fear of danger! It was actually really, really fun and to top it off we enjoyed the world's best corn dogs! But...no funnel cakes for us! This was an excruciatingly difficult "no sweets" day. I mean, how often do you come across funnel cakes?? Then Saturday was spent getting ready for the family party. Jake and I barely finished putting the final polyurethane coat on the train bed--for those of you who don't know, Jake constructed the bed from scratch and I painted it--truly, it was a work of love and we think it turned out fabulous! Then we went a little overboard on his train cake which took us about 2 hours. Some people may call us dorks for all of this, but we really enjoy doing stuff like that. Finally, everyone arrived at 6 and we threw water balloons, played "pin the smoke stack on the choo-choo" and had a great BBQ. The train cake was a hit with all of the kids, especially the massive pieces we dished out. After we opened all of Cooper's great gifts (my garage sale finds were definitely his least favorite) we "unveiled" the bed. The moment was priceless! He gasped and put his hands to his mouth and then said "wow!". It was so cute! He immediately proceeded to jump on the bed, realized he couldn't jump too high after he hit his head, and then jumped with a hunchback. It was such a fun, fun night and we really appreciate everyone who gave/sent/mailed Cooper gifts and cards. He had a wonderful birth"week"!

11 comments:

Tami H. said...

I am VERY impressed by the train bed!! It looks amazing, every kid's dream true.

Dixie and Drew said...

I love the train bed. That is really cool and the cake. Ya'll are very creative.

Grant and Shalie said...

Happy birthday Nephew! Jake you did AWESOME on that train bed! How is Cooper liking sleeping in it? Em, how on earth did you make that train cake, I may need instructions for Kade's birthday in march (he loves trains too!). I wish we oculd have been there. Give him a big happy birthday hug for us please.
love you guys

The Child Family said...

What a cool train bed. I knew you guys were talented, but WOW!!!!! I hope you got my message, Jake said you probably didn't cuz you never check them. But i did call on his birthday to wish him a happy one. I'm so glad he had such a fantastic 2nd birthday. I sure miss you guys!!!!

rebabell said...

What a week! Can you say spoiled? I don't think Oliver knew it was his b-day, even on the day we celebrated! That train bed is amazing! Jake- you wanna come build us one??!! How cool!

Amanda J said...

The train bed is awesome!! So cute - I am so impressed with your guys mad 'bed-making' skills! Happy 2nd Birthday to Copper-Man!

Matt and Carly Van Dyke said...

HaPpy BiRtHdAy CoOpEr!!! I am so jealous of his Train cake! You did awesome, I want to make a train cake someday! His BED is Fabulous! What a lucky boy!! :)

The Allred Family said...

you guys did such a good job on his birthday. first child syndrome i guess. we'll see how it goes from here on out! :)

Rachel said...

That bed is AMAZING- I cannot believe you guys made that. It looks like Coopstah had a great birthday. What a fun week!

Chad and Carole said...

Love the bed! Good job!

Meredith said...

that bed looks awesome and so does the cake! Don't you love it too when you get the PERFECT response for all your hard work?? I can just picture him being so excited. What a great mommy you are. :)