Friday, July 17, 2009

Happy Birthday to Cooper!

We now have a 4 year old. He tells me everyday, "I big boy".
We had a big pool party for him with about 20 other kids and 20ish adults. It was a lot of fun and he only had 1 mini-meltdown at 10:30 at night when we told him he couldn't ride his bike upstairs. I didn't think we were being that unreasonable but the 4 year old did. So he received a bike and about a thousand other gifts that Kara promptly claimed - everything is Kara's you see. If she sees it, it's hers. All she has to say is Mine and poof, done. Of course, that starts an altercation with the 4 year old who says, NO, it not Kara's, it Cooper's and back and forth until someone ends up crying or I get a migraine, whichever comes first. It's all good though.
Back to the party~ Since it was his first real birthday party (we met them in Russia a week after his 3rd birthday) we probably went a little overboard but no regrets. It'll just be a lot more simple next time.

Here are some pics:

These balloons lasted all of about an hour in the 100+ Texas heat. We started with ~100 balloons blown up in the backyard and just about every 10 minutes, POP, it couldn't take it!

The MUCH-TOO-EXPENSIVE cake that did not even taste all that good. Live and learn.

I made this cake for his school party - it came out cute and Cooper loved it. The idea came from Family Fun - I really love their ideas.

This was from this morning, it's Luau Day at school today. I wonder if they'll roast a pig for lunch...


Jane said...

Happy Birthday Cooper! What a big boy he is!. Your kids are soooo cute, love their little blonde locks. I'm laughing about going overboard with the parties, I did the same thing on my kids first birthdays home, the next time, it was much more subdued.

Carrie said...

Happy happy birthday Cooper!!!

Troy and Rachel said...

Happy Birthday Cooper - wow what a party! Loved both cakes!!!

Chris said...

Happy Belated Birthday Cooper!Looks like a great time was had by all!

MMrussianadoption said...

super cute. happy belated birthday Cooper.

All little sisters have to claim all the toys and bother their brothers. it is their right.

Marco and Lauren said...

Happy birthday 2 weeks late...I didnt' realize Cooper and Cupcake were the same age. Her bday 25th.

Cute cakes!!!