Thursday, December 18, 2008

Christmas and Cookies

We had a little Christmas party/cookie exchange at Aunt Jana's over the weekend.

Eat your own Cookies!!!!

Even Santa wanted in on this party! This is all the girls at the party. Somehow we missed getting a picture with all the kids together. Sorry boys, didn't mean to leave anyone out!

Everyone has been asking to see a picture of our puppy. This is Hershey. She's a little Chocolate Lab mix. Very cute pooch!

Monday, December 8, 2008

Christmas Recital

Karen and Spencer had a music recital on Sunday night. It was a lot of fun! It is fun seeing talents develop in children. Thanks so much for doing this guys!

Grandma Allene wanted a picture with all her grandchildren. But it is hard to get 11 kids to cooperate! The picture turned out good anyway. If you have not seen Allene in a while, she looks great, doesn't she?
Andy, Audrey, Ruthy, Alyssa and Kylie were all singing Jingle Bells, but Kylie wanted to look at her pretty Aunt Audrey the whole time. I thought it was cute!

Katie played "Joy to the World". She looked beautiful and sounded great!

Laura played "Jolly Ole' Saint Nick". Again, she looked beautiful and made that trumpet sound great!

This was not at the recital, but it is so cute! Hailey does love her spaghetti!! Actually, Hailey loves all food, but she is so petite you would think she ate like a bird, but she doesn't.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

More Cooper Fun!

I love this time of year! Setting up the Christmas tree is so much fun! Alyssa had the flu this day but she still had fun! What a trooper!
I know! I'm missing one! Hailey was sleeping through all this and actually, that was a great thing!

You have to love living in AZ!! Beginning of December and the kids are still playing in the irrigation.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008


This summer we had the special privilage of going to Nauvoo and Chicago. Kent and Leslie are the two angels holding the little boy. To me this was a very spiritual part in the Nauvoo Pagent.
Kent really grew out his beard! It's not fake! That's Leslie's real hair too! But with all the hairspray it felt fake!

The steps to the Chicago Museum. Look at all those cute kids!!
Six Flags

Katie and Laura are on this ride. We thought it was a swing but it actually flipped up side down and very fast.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Grand Canyon

We recently visited the Grand Canyon. Pretty sad that we have this beautiful canyon here and we really don't take advantage of it! It was truly breathtaking!
Please be careful!! Okay, I know what you are thinking, but Rob was right there and there was a ledge right below them, but it made for a pretty cool picture!

Monday, November 3, 2008

Alyssa's B-day

We just celebrated Alyssa's 4th Birthday!! She has been so excited for it to come. She received a lot of really nice gifts and has loved all of them, in fact I think she has already played with all of them!! We had a lot of family their, thank you everyone for your support, we love you all!

The kids (and some of the adults) were very happy when the sprinklers came on! But they were also very sad when they went off, but thanks to Uncle Steven the kids were very happy again when he found the sprinkler box and turned them back on! :o) Can you believe all the kids!! This is just from Rob and my sides of the family! To much fun!

Alyssa got a doll house from Grandpa Cooper that she loves! But, Rob had to put it together, how do you think he gets anything done??

She is just a little happy about this!

Sunday, November 2, 2008


I've never done this before and have to admit that I'm not sure where to start so I am just going to start with whats been going on lately and the first thing is Halloween! We had our anual pumpkin carving contest at my parents house, this was fun! Nikki, Mom and Trent won this year!! As you can see there are quite a few of us now! Lots of little kids, and we love it!

Here the kids are all dressed up! They all looked so cute and we had fun going over to Grandpa Cooper and Grandma Leslie's house. They always go above and beyond on the decorations and as you can see they even get into the fun themselves!

This is Katie at 12 years old. She dressed as a pioneer! Katie just loves the Little House on the Prairie series.

Here's Laura as a pioneer as well. Of course her and Katie do everything together and she loves Little House as well!

This is Alyssa who did not want to follow suit and be a pioneer, she wanted to be a witch and I am so glad because she just looks so cute!

Here is Kylie! Of course when you are at the store buying one kid a costume, you need to let the other one pick out something as well! She is our Little Angel! She was beautiful!

Last, but of course, not least is Hailey. This was her first Halloween! Well, she really did not care! But of course she played the part well!