Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Christmas Pageant for School

Matt had his Christmas Pageant at school. His class were lambs......they were the cutest little lambs we ever saw!!! His class sang 3 songs one which included sign language. They all did so wonderful. We practiced the songs each night and Matt sang his little heart cute!!! Then the whole school sang Silent Night together at the was a wonderful and memorable evening.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Santa Clause Event

Our community held their annual Santa Clause event this weekend. We got to do a craft, ride a train, and biggest thrill of to see and sit on Santa Clause's lap. Last year when we went to see Santa, Matt would not get anywhere close to him. This year when it was finally our families turn to go see Santa, Matt practically sprinted and jumped onto his lap....absolutely priceless and so disappointed did not have the video camera ready. Truely amazing how things change from year to year. All Matt told Santa he wanted for Christmas was "cookies"......guess Santa's list will be small at the Cooper house!! :)

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Friday, October 21, 2011

Tate Farms

We had a ton of fun bringing in the fall at Tate Farms. Matt loved the petting zoo as he loves animals. We took a hay ride out to the pumpkin patch to find the perfect pumpkin. Matt and daddy loved going down the big slide as Matt being "Mr Independent" wanted to do it all on his own but he was just a little too little this year - maybe next year. We played in the pit of corn.....who knew how much fun that would be and Matt had his face painted. Fortunately, it was a nice warm day in northern Alabama.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

2 years ago today......

We met for the 1st time this sad little, 2 years later, his laughter and smile lights up the universe!!!

Monday, September 19, 2011

Matt's New Ride.....

Santa brought this for Matt.......he was just a tad bit small then to ride it.......he has been sitting on it in the house for the last 8 months and finally we THOUGHT it was time to try it out!!!! This little boy laughed so hard it brought chills to us how much he loved it!!!! He had a blast riding in circles around the house over and over and over again! He had a hard time at first trying to steer it in the right direction but by the 20th circle...he had it!!!!! It is so unbelievable to see the joy in this childs eyes!!!! Hard to believe 2 years ago he was living in an orphanage in Russia! We are getting ready to celebrate our 2 years of meeting Matthew for the 1st time in a few days!!! Can't even imagine or remember what our life was like before that day!!! What a dream come true he is for us!!!! Our sweet angel!!!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011


Our friends in CA, Mickey and Jill sent Matt this shirt! Hoping to get out there for a visit one of these days and visit Mickey at Disneyland.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Out with the Old....In with the New.....

Matt has officially moved from his "Toddler" bed into his "Big" boy bed!!! So far so good....the jury is still out whether he "loves" it or not but Mom and Dad think it is a pretty cool bed for a "pretty" special little boy!!!!

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

A trip to the beach

We took a weekend trip to the beach in New Smyrna Beach, FL this weekend to meet up with some of Daddy's family! We got to visit with Aunt Judy, Uncle Mike and Aunt Sharon and Cousins, Billy, Marianna, Will and Baby Thomas, Mike and Paige and Brady and Elizabeth and Rebecca. Matt had a blast with his 2nd cousins Will and Brady. This was Matt's 1st trip to the beach on the East Coast of Florida where the ocean and beach are much different than the Pan Handle in Florida where we have been. He loved running into the ocean and especially playing with Will and Brady. It was so much fun to visit with family and enjoy seeing the 3 3 year old boys playing together! If only it could have been longer.....maybe next year!!!

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