Monday, January 19, 2009

A few more Christmas pics then I promise I will get into the Jan. and keep you updated on what we are doing.

Over Christmas, we took a trip to the Collierville square. And yes this is a trip! I know it is just a suburb, but goodness it is a long drive! And it is outside of my East Memphis Bubble, which is what I call it!

Anyway we went to the Tennesseein sp?? for lunch with Martins parents. As you all know by now, Coop loves trains, so we ate on the train. Coop thought it was the greatest thing. We then took a stroll around the square, sat in Santa's lap again (5th time). And yes we have hit them all over town, Ryan!! Wait till you see what Coop "roped" his granddaddy into buying! I do not know how he did it...but he loves them!!

Coop and I in the train, eating lunch.

And here is the treat from gdaddy...

Can you see the cowboys boots..he said he was "Woody"! Thank goodness we got out of there without the hat and gun, but the boots we do have and we try to wear them everyday!!!

Saturday, January 3, 2009

This is what we made for Santa...Mom collects William Sonoma bunt pans. Yes I can make a cake stand up, believe it or not!!! I am a wanna be baker! So I decided Coop and I would make a Santa Cake to leave for Santa. Let me just tell you this one took 2 days and had way too many steps for a three year old!

Just for the record Coop did the decorating. I tried to help but he was not having it!

PS..yes he is alittle dark skinned!!!!
We had a Great Holiday in The Shannon family. It was a great ending to a wild December. We enjoyed spending time with all of our extended family. Coop enjoyed all the festivities but mostly the presents. He asks me everyday is it "Christmas Today". He does not understand that it is over. He cried and cried when I took the tree down.."no no I want it to be Christmas again".

Needless to say he received tons and tons of toys...mostly trains. Most people wouldn't even be able to keep it all straight, but Coop knows the names of every Geo Trax train and Thomas Train, plus he knows there purpose as a train, (for you who are new to the train world this means what they haul or what their jobs are on the train yard), he is also is very specific about which trains go together and which do not! It is a whole world to him and he is very paticular!!!

This is Coop very overwhelmed!!

This is the entire loot from Santa.

This is my personal favorite, it is a train apron so we can bake together and guess what we are going to bake...look above....train cakes and cookies!!!!!!