First of all, Justin completed his summer semester of grad school and had the entire month of August off school. Hallelujah! We wanted to take full advantage of the free time since he would be back in Grad school, working part time and then we will have a newborn! We were so thankful to be able to go on a short mini vacay together! It was originally supposed to be a family vacation, but Cooper caught a stomach bug the night before we were supposed to leave. We were so bummed, but were able to go the following week since Justin still had time off school. My parents graciously were able to watch Cooper for us so we could getaway by ourselves. We went to the Marriott resort in San Antonio. We had such a great time together and it was so nice and relaxing!
|It's not a road trip without a stop at Bucee's!|
|View of the pool from our hotel|
|Our favorite spot by the pool|
|Chillin by the pool with book and drink in hand|
|Playing some checkers in the evening after a wonderful dinner together|
A few weeks after that, Cooper started a Mother's Day Out program 2 days a week. I was really nervous about it because Cooper can be very shy and I have never left him that long (5 hours) before with the exception of my parents who he knows very well. I just didn't know what he would think about me leaving him with strangers for that long! We talked to him about "school" a lot and we met his teachers and classroom the week before and I loved it. We started the morning off with some blueberry muffins...
Then we tried to take some traditional first day of school pictures, but Cooper wasn't too thrilled at first...
Then Daddy held him and made him smile of course
I was surprised how hard it was for me to take him and how nervous I was. I know my pregnancy hormones weren't helping since I'm crazy emotional right now, but I was crying on the way there the first day! Thankfully, Justin came with me to drop him off so that helped and I got my emotions all out before we got there. I'm sure they would think I am super crazy mom if they saw me cry for just a 5 hour program! Thankfully, he didn't cry at all when we dropped him off which helped so much. The 5 hours flew by as I tried to get way too much done in my free time. I was excited to pick him up and happy to hear that he had a great day! He played, ate all his lunch and even took a nap. They say he is so good and very easy going. Easy going? Hmm, I'm sure glad they think that!! :-)
After we picked him up, we decided to do something fun with him and went to get some frozen yogurt. It was a fun family time together since Justin was off that day.
|Cooper's first artwork at school….sweet handprint|