This was Cooper's actual birthday, and we spent the day doing a lot of his favorite things. You can read all about it here!
Tuesday was kind of a "hodge podge" day full of a few different things. Ben was in town, Oma and Opa wanted the kids to come play with him for a little while. I dropped them off in the morning and then went to work in my classroom for a few hours.
Oma and Opa took the kids to have pizza and games for lunch - and they loved it!
After lunch, I swung by and picked up Cooper to take him to his dentist appointment. Poor kid - our dentist office mainly only has girl toys. He made it work, though! He found the one boy little person and had him compete in the house like an obstacle course - haha.
We also had a 15 second tea party - ha!
No cavities and took his appointment like a champ!
From the time Cooper's cleaning was finished until the dentist came to check him out was something crazy like 53 minutes. It was fine (Cooper watched his TV and I read my book), but they felt bad so they gave us an "oops" card. It was such a sweet gesture!
I told Cooper we would go to Snopocolypse if he was a big boy at the dentist (and waiting sweetly for 53 minutes was no joke!), so we picked up the big kids and they got to go, too.
Why is LL's green? Because she was brave enough to try the picke flavor! Gross to me, but she liked it!
Matt met us there for a treat, too.
In our house, we rank things by "thumbs up". You can give a thumbs up, a sideways thumbs, or a thumbs down. Thumbs up from Ben!
Thumbs up from LL!
A "super double infinity thumbs up" from Cooper (the highest compliment something can get)!
We left for our beach trip to St. Augustine with Grammy and Pop. You can read all about Day 1 here!
We spent Thursday was just a lazy (perfect) day at the beach. You can read about it here!
For the last day of our trip, we spent the morning at the beach and the afternoon at The Alligator Farm! You can read all about it here!
We drove home from the beach on Saturday. We spent most of the day unpacking, grocery shopping, and just hanging out at home. We did stop for lunch at Firehouse on the way into town, though.
Sunday, we woke up and started getting ready for church, and everything was normal. After Cooper ate his usual breakfast (poptart and a banana), Matt busted into our room and told me I need to check on Cooper. All of a sudden, out of nowhere, Cooper was absolutely covered in hives!
We didn't have any Benadryl in the house (we won't make that mistake again!), so Matt went super fast to the store to get some. A few hours later, his rash was gone, but it kept coming back on and off throughout the day. We have no idea what caused it, but we're thinking it was the reaction to the end of a virus. Cooper had run a low-grade fever for a few days earlier in the week (and had a yucky cough). I think the rash was just the virus presenting itself. The next morning, he woke up with zero rash, zero fever, and zero cough! It's been a few weeks and it hasn't come back again - it was so weird!
In 2017, I made a goal to read 100 books in the year (I made it to 69). I'm not reading anywhere near the pace I was that year, but I do still love to read! I started this (and still haven't finished it, but I'm working on it!)
I ordered the kids some summer "bridge" workbooks, and Cooper and I spent some time working on his since we couldn't do much else with his rash!