Sunday, December 29, 2013

Happy Birthday to our 5 year olds!!

Canon and Kyrie turned 5 years old!  They better get use to celebrating their birthday's together (since they are only 10 days apart), because it's going to happen a lot in their lives!!

We skyped Lola and Grandpa who were suppose to be up this weekend but they both got sick and had to stay home.

We also had our sibling gift exchange and those who weren't in Waldport for Christmas got to open their presents from Lola and Grandpa!

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Merry Christmas!

We had a great time at Lola and Grandpa's for Christmas this year!!  Yummy food as always, presents and some beach time!

Opening presents!

More present opening!

Fun at the beach!  It was a bit cold, but there was no wind and it wasn't raining, which is VERY rare for the Oregon coast in December!!  We picked some mussels, saw some crabs, dug holes, rolled a log around and just enjoyed the fresh air!!

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Christmas Eve

Not sure where the pictures are of our family on Christmas eve, but oh well!!
Christmas Eve Pajamas!!  Michelle and Ollie both got new footie onesie pajamas and they were both rockin' them!

 Grandpa playing his guitar and singing to Adeline.  She was fussy and squirmy until Grandpa started to play and sing!!

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Early Christmas

The boys got an early Christmas with Mema and Deda since we will be down in Waldport on Christmas!  They were excited about their presents but did favor the new Lego Ninjago set the most!!

 Later that night when we went in to check on the boys after they were asleep, we found Everson his the beanie Mema knitted for him and with his frog, Douglas, tucked into his shirt!  Silly boy!

Here comes Santa Claus

We had a special visitor come to our house this evening!  The boys were happy to see Santa (and Mrs. Claus who isn't pictured) and get some candy canes!!

Friday, December 20, 2013

Mega Blok tower

The boys used every single mega blok we had to build the tallest tower!  They were so proud of themselves!!

Saturday, November 30, 2013

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas

We were on the ball this year getting our Christmas decorations up!!  The boys love decorating the tree (even though you can't tell from their fake smiles)!

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving!

It was mine and Carin's first year cooking turkey's and I have to say they both turned out pretty good.  Mine was a little dry, but nothing a little gravy couldn't fix!!  We had a great low key Thanksgiving day!

Carin & Amanda making the gravy!

The men carving the bird!

Kids happy to be eating!

Brooklyn as happy as can be!

Trying to smile while drinking juice!

 The Thanksgiving group!!

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Meeting the new addition and kisses!

Lola and Grandpa got to meet Adeline for the first time!  Grandkid #8 for them.

Bridger was having a lot of fun smothering big slobbery kisses on Grandpa!

Monday, November 11, 2013

Adeline Rae Thueson!

Adeline Rae Thueson!  Here's my new niece!  My little brother Mark, and his wifey, Annette, had their first baby this morning!  I think she looks a lot like her Mommy!

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Trick or Treat

We had such a fun Halloween!  The kids couldn't get enough of Trick or Treating!  We think they would have gone to every house in the neighborhood if we let them!!  I think we have enough candy to last us more than a year!

Buzz Lightyear!

Bumblebee!  Canon's favorite transformer!

 Obi Wan Kenobi!!

 Queen Frostine, Bumblebee, Buzz Lightyear, Obi Wan Kenobi, Cabbage Patch!

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Sleepy little boy

Bridger never takes naps, so when he falls asleep on the couch it is out of the ordinary and picture worthy!!

Monday, October 21, 2013

Plumper Pumpkin Patch

We had a fun time at the pumpkin patch with Todd's Mom and family friends, the Teague family!!

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Happy Birthday Chadrick!

Happy Birthday Chadrick!!

Yay Scott!

Congratulations to my brother in-law, Scott, for graduating from OSP!  He is now an Oregon State Trooper!!

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Pile of boys!

Boy pile!!  Cutest faces ever!!

Wednesday, September 11, 2013


We almost have a new patio!!  Yay!!  We'll be able to enjoy our entire backyard after this project is complete!!

Monday, September 9, 2013

Tractor fun!

Moving dirt is way easier, and more fun, with a tractor than a wheelbarrow and shovel!!  

First day of Preschool

This cute kid loves school and his wonderful teachers!!  It will be a great school year for him! 

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

First day of 1st grade

Love this kid!!  He was very excited to be a big first grader!

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Living room fort

What better way to spend the day then in a fort in the living room!!

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Boating fun

We had so much fun on the river today!  The boys get braver and braver each time.  They were excited to go tubing, but very hesitant to surf with Dad and Cody!  But once they got up and surfed they liked it but don't want to do it again!!

Thanks again Atacks for a fun filled afternoon!!

Tuesday, August 6, 2013


We are getting our fill in at the pool before these sunny days end!!  Please let summer never end!!

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Idaho Coopers part #2

Once everyone woke up and we got moving someone mentioned pancakes and I think all of us started salivating.  So off to IHOP we went!  We filled our tummies and then hit up some garage sales on the way back to the homestead.  A couple tennis rackets and lego set later, we were back at the Hotel de Coopers to get ready for the rest of our day.
Eagle Island was next on the list.  It is a man made lake and beach.  The perfect place for families!  Our boys loved swimming in the water especially with Will and Kayla!  We swam for a while then decided to have the boys try out the water slide which they have never been on.  Bridger wasn't tall enough to go on it even though he really really wanted to.  Poor kid and to sit there and watch his brothers have all the fun!  We were a little nervous that once Everson and Canon got to the top that they would change their minds and march back down the hill.  Much to our surprised the excitement was still there and they sat right down when it was their turn and down they came.  Saying they loved it would be an understatement!  The boys went on the water slide three times!  After all the fun on the water slide we hit up the shaved ice stand.  That stuff was so yummy!  We swam for a little bit longer then our tummies told us it was time for dinner!
Uncle Bill and Aunt Kendra took the boys in their convertible, which they were very excited to ride in!  Ate a good dinner, went back to Hotel de Cooper, heads hit the pillows and the boys were out!

Our last morning with the Idaho Coopers was nice a slow and relaxing.  We packed everything up and then Kendra made the yummiest breakfast burrito!  Todd cannot stop talking about how much he liked it. I guess I'm going to have to make them for him someday, even though I know it won't be as good as Kendra's!!

We had such a fun time and we plan to make our road trip to Idaho and annual tradition!!
Thanks, Bill, Kendra, Will and Kayla for a great weekend!!

Friday, July 26, 2013

Idaho Coopers part 1

We decided on Tuesday that the coming weekend would be a good time to visit Todd's brother's family in Idaho.  So we packed things up and off we went on Thursday!  The road trip didn't start off too well.  It took us an hour and ten minutes to reach downtown, which usually it would take ten minutes.  Todd was fed up with the traffic and was ready to turn the car around if I agreed that is what we should do.  We decided to stick it out.  So, an hour and forty-five minutes into our trip we had only traveled about thirty miles.  That put a damper on our arrival time.  The boys did great in the car.  They got a little cranky near the end, but who wouldn't being strapped into a car seat for eight hours.  We finally arrived at Hotel de Cooper at 1am!

The next day we headed to Settlers park where we played at the playground and splash pad.  It was a really cute park.  The boys had fun!

Next we decided to take a little swim at their neighborhood pool!

We went home ate some yummy tacos (thanks Kendra) then head over to the pond that they stock full of fish for the boys' first time fishing!  They were really excited, but after a couple minutes of standing there holding a fishing pole, Everson declared, "fishing is boring!"  Sadly nobody caught a fish or even got a bite on their line.

From the pond we walked back over to the park where it was movie night!  We enjoyed the cute movie, Wreck It Ralph.
 The boys were definitely ready for bed and they slept very well!

Monday, July 22, 2013

Pool time #100000

Like I have said before, the days have been a little hot these days which makes our none air conditioned house hot, so we go to the pool pretty much every day!  The boys are getting so comfortable and good in the water!  Their swimming lessons must be paying off!  Michelle and Oliver were still in town so they joined us!