What can I say about Cooper? He is a very sweet and compassionate kid. He is extremely observant and has been that way since he was a newborn. He will sit back and observe for awhile before he joins in sometimes. He is very shy at first and needs about 5 minutes (sometimes longer) in any new situation that he is placed in before he starts to feel comfortable. If you play with him on the floor for a few minutes, you have already won him over. He is the type of kid that will have 3 very close friends that he will be loyal to than 20 acquaintances. He has such a sweet and tender heart! He can recognize when anyone is sad and will just stare at them with a very concerned look or try to comfort them if it's someone he knows well. If someone gets hurts, he gets very concerned and will even talk about it days and days later. He is also my snuggle bug! He is incredibly affectionate and loves to hug, kiss and cuddle all the time. He is a typical first born rule follower and is well behaved at school and with other people (though not always with me) :)
Though he can be shy and quiet sometimes, he is also hilarious and so much fun at home and when he is comfortable. Sometimes it makes me sad that other people don't get to see his true personality come out, but I so love how God created him. He is ALL BOY and loves to be outside, running all around the house, climbing and jumping off things, playing guitar, and ALL sports. He knows the Aggies and will say "Go Aggies, or Woohoo touchdown Aggies" anytime there is a football game on. He also gets to watch some baseball with daddy on some evenings since Daddy loves watching the Astros. He has an amazing arm and can throw any ball very hard. He has also mastered hitting the ball off the tee. His new favorite activity is playing football with Daddy in the backyard. He will get the ball like he is about the hike it, all while shouting out some numbers and phases (that he learned from daddy), and then he takes off running with the ball trying to get away before Justin tackles him. Though secretly he is dying to be tackled and giggles and giggles the whole time. It's pretty much the cutest thing ever.
He is also the SWEETEST big brother ever. I don't know how he understands that he is her big brother and that he is supposed to look after her but he clearly takes this seriously (most of the time…haha). He gets concerned if she rolls over, spits up, or does anything that could maybe bother her. The other day we were at chicfila and as we were about to leave, I got up to throw away some trash while Callie was still in the high chair. Cooper freaked out that I was going to leave Callie. Sweet boy, I won't forget your sister, but thank you for looking out for her. He also gives her sweet hugs and kisses all day, every day. He LOVES playing with her and they are so cute in the bath tub together. Of course, Cooper is still 3 years old and can still be a little rough sometimes. He loves "playing" with her on the floor which includes tackling her. He is usually fairly gentle, but Callie will definitely let him know that she has had enough! Between daddy and big brother, I'm not sure any guy will be good enough to date her :)
To Celebrate and Remember Cooper at 3 years old, here are his current favorite things:
Favorite thing he is into: DINOSAURS! He is obsessed with Dinosaurs right now, hence the reason he is having a dinosaur birthday theme.
Favorite Color: Blue
Favorite Movie: Jungle Book and Robin Hood. He has gone through phases of loving Toy Story, Lion King and Frozen, but Jungle Book and Robin Hood remain his favorites
Favorite TV show: PEPPA PIG.
Best Friends: Hudson and Maddie
Favorite Song: How Great Thou Art. This is the song we sing to him every night and he loves it
Favorite Snack: Popsicles (a.k.a. "supples") and homemade smoothies
Favorite Food: Pizza, and Tuna (yes he eats tuna almost everyday for lunch)
Favorite Drink: Chocolate Milk
Favorite Resturant: Chicfila
Favorite Stuffed Animal: The red river hog that Justin bought him at the zoo that he picked out. His name is Tiki
Favorite Toy: Anything Dinosaur, Trains, and his Noah's Ark animals
Favorite Book: Jesus Storybook Bible, Steam Train Dream Train, When Dinosaur's say Goodnight
Favorite Activity: Bouncing Bears and the Zoo
Happy Birthday Cooper, we are so thankful for you!!