Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Basketball Champions

Mac is up WAY past his bedtime rooting on his Daddy's team.
Tine and Mac hamming it up for the camera.

Big Ed enjoying the limelight as a coach of a #1 team!

Nanny, Mom, Cooper and Hayden.

Cooper admiring his new bling.

Cooper, Nanny, Paco and Hayden.

Cooper and his coach.

Cooper's favorite picture so far...the final score.

Cooper's YMCA basketball team was undefeated this season, and to top it off they won the championship game and took 1st place in the league. My brother Ed was helping coach a 5th grade team so we were often at the courts together on Friday nights. His team also took 1st place for their division! Cooper was blessed to have his baseball coach also be his basketball coach. Cooper's words say it all, "The best coach I could ever have".

Club Volleyball~Team Avalanche

Hayden had her 1st tournament last weekend with "Team Avalanche". They made it to the championship bracket which was quite amazing! Last year they didn't fair too well, so it was wonderful to see them improve so much. Of course they looked beautiful in their new uniforms, Hayden is enjoying her new look!

Hayden has the number 4, just like her brother Cooper. They like to follow in their daddy's footsteps.

Nice pose Leah! In between games the girls get a chance to grab a bite to eat and relax. We got to the tournament at 7:30am and didn't leave until 6:30pm. The team also has to ref games when they are not playing.
My mom and Pat made it to a few games along with my dad! Thanks for coming to support Hayden we appreciate you so much!

Monday, January 19, 2009

Laughter lives Tuesday

Laughter LivesThis post is part of "Laughter Lives! Tuesday" on the Riggs Family Blog. Check our their blog to read everyone else's "Laughter Lives!" posts.
This is my first attempt to link my blog to someone elses. I am keeping my fingers crossed that it will work. "Where laughter lives", is a blog that I have been following. Their daughter Abby is fighting cancer and she has been in our prayers. They are having a contest about funny kid stories. I posted a comment on their blog but I think I also needed to write it on my own blog. Man am I confused about this stuff!

One story that still makes us crack up is about our son Cooper. He has never been able to say my cousin's name correctly. Instead of saying "Joseph" he has pronounced it "Jofess". We have all adopted this and it has become his nickname. Cooper is now almost 12 and a few years ago at camp he had a boy in his cabin named....yep you guessed it "Joseph". When Cooper came home he was telling us all about his experiences and all the kids he met. He started listing all the kids in his cabin. Our conversation went something like this. "Well there was John, and Matt, and Jeffrey, and Jofess". I started laughing out loud along with my husband and daughter, and asked him if he really called him Jofess the whole time. He said of course he did because it was HIS NAME! Duh mom. It then dawned on me that he REALLY thought that was his name. I explained to him that this had turned into a nickname because You had not been able to say it correctly. Cooper with a dumbfounded look on his face says "Thanks a lot you have been letting me say the wrong name for 10 YEARS and never told me!
We still laugh about that conversation. My cousin Joseph visited us a few weeks ago and said he hopes we call him that forever!

Friday, January 2, 2009

Snow, Bowling, Christmas and Pirates?

Peace out Cooper.

Bailey and Cooper~Bowling buddies.

Head Pirate (Boppo) and his first mate Paulo.

GiGi and the grandkids.

MacMac and the guitar we got him.

Guy and Paul rekindling their relationship.

Jason with two of his B's. Brady and Blake.


SUPER NANNY! Making snow angels with Hayden and Cooper.

Guy trying to clean off our roof.


Cooper and Bailey in our driveway.