Sunday, July 31, 2011

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Cooper at Chickasaw, pt. 16

He sure does love to take a break on Katie's shoulder ...

Catch Uncle Alan!

A self-portrait ...

Gonna take a while to fill Daddy's shoes!

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Cooper at Chickasaw, pt. 14

More at the Old Country Store, including lots of very big suckers!

Splashing in the kiddie pool outside Uncle Alan and Aunt Charlie Sue's cabin ...

Monday, July 25, 2011

Cooper at Chickasaw, pt. 13

More fun with flags and balloons ...

Back at the lake, splashing under the shower ...

Dinner at Old Country Store up in Jackson, but Cooper wanted to walk around ...

Big truck!

"Dancing" to the bluegrass bands outside ...

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Cooper at Chickasaw, pt. 12

Hanging out with Mommy in the cabin ...

Found an old Oreo in his car seat ...

Our old favorite restaurant in Henderson, Arnold's, closed down, so we found a new one nearby called It Don't Matter ...

A balloon AND a flag! Awesome!

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Cooper the patriot

Cooper loves to put stuff in his scooter and drive around, but when he sticks in his flag, it looks like he's leading a parade ...

Time to dry off after some pool time!

He's so cute in his swimmer diaper ...

Friday, July 22, 2011

Cooper at Chickasaw, pt. 11

Heading over to Uncle Alan's cabin to play some Scrabble ...

Friday Fun

Whew, what a day, and it's only 1:45!

This morning we had the most crazy fun On The Road for the morning show we've ever had, at Southaven featuring a car and motorcycle show, grilling and a flash mob. I came home, had some BBQ from the grilling and played with Cooper for a while before he fell asleep on me while watching "Wall-E."

I just took the most scrubbiest clean shower of the summer (it was 90+ degrees out there) and I'm about to take a brief nap as Val and Cooper are already before we all go over to Nana's to celebrate her birthday!

That's a fun Friday!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Cooper at Chickasaw, pt. 10

He's a good snuggler!

Wrong message to send

A group of local writers recently had a pow-wow as a protest to the editor of Forbes Magazine, which recently declared Memphis the sixth-most miserable city in America.

In a "I don't think that means what you think it means" moment, let me pick out some things in the article and we'll see if Forbes won't instead move Memphis up in the rankings instead of down:
"Nearly all of the writers have all been chronically homeless, mentally disabled, addicted to drugs or served jail time in the Bluff City ..."

"The writers shared memories of growing up poor, of racism and the allure of the drug culture. One talked about having no shoes and living in fear of her foster family."

"A few wore tattered clothing to the event at Caritas Village in Binghamton, and some spoke with a gentle slur imposed by their disabilities."

"This was the third public reading hosted by the group -- the last was on the Lester Street killings..." [Jeff note - a massacre in which 7 people were killed, including kids.]

"A few of the writers couldn't attend the reading, having moved away or been sent back to jail ..."

"'These people have to live in survival mode all the time'" ...

Monday, July 18, 2011