Category Archives: Family

The Boys

Yesterday at 2:57pm, after 11 hours of labor, Tammy gave birth to our second child, our second boy.  It’s difficult to describe the feelings that I had during the ordeal.  W (that’s boy #2), we were told, was posterior and would be difficult.  It was.

Tammy is amazing!  I’m sure that I would have died.  She pushed our son out with sure willpower.  It didn’t matter what we did on the outside, he was going to descend posterior.  And it didn’t matter who said what, Tammy was going to have that baby the way that she wanted – vaginally and unmedicated.  However, by the grace of God, W turned just before exiting and came out the way he should.

Both mama and baby are doing great.

Here is a picture of the brothers:

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Posted by on July 18, 2010 in Family


Teaching the Boy

One of D’s favorite songs is the Happy Birthday song.  When a member of the family has a birthday he’ll walk around the house singing happy birthday to them until the next birthday arrives, then he switches to that next person.  Tammy and I have been trying to teach D about the meaning of the 4th of July and it must have clicked because today the song changed.

Happy Birthday to you.  Happy Birthday to you.  Happy Birthday dear America!   Happy Birthday to you.

Hopefully the Founders are smiling as much as I am.

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Posted by on July 5, 2010 in Birthdays, Family, Holiday



From the blog of one of my wife’s friends:

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Posted by on June 21, 2010 in Family, Guns


Children’s Songs

During lunch today D started singing “If you’re happy and you know it.”  Well, he confused the lyrics with “The wise man and the foolish man.”  His new song had these lyrics:

If you’re happy and you know it build a house upon a rock.  If you’re happy and you know it build a house upon a rock.  If you’re happy and you know it then your face will surely build on a rock.  If you’re happy and you know it build a house upon a rock.

The Cooper family has a proud tradition of making up silly songs, or changing the words to existing songs, but I’ve never seen it start this early.

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Posted by on June 6, 2010 in Family



D is 3 years old and he absolutely loves movies, just like his dad.  I’m pretty sure if we would let him, he’d just sit and watch movies all day.  As we watch various shows, randomly he’ll point to the television and say, “look, it’s dad.”  Here are some of the identities that have been attributed to me:

There are others that I can’t remember right now.  The question is, how do I interpret this?  Mr. Incredible – okay, I get that one.  Brigham Young – well, I did have a beard for a while.  It wasn’t anything near the size of Brigham’s though.  And Darth Vader, really?  What have I done to traumatize my son into thinking I’m a Dark Lord of the Sith?

Maybe he sees me as large and powerful.  That’s a common theme that can be seen in these three people.  I think I’ll interpret it that way.


Posted by on May 21, 2010 in Family, Life


Becoming Provident Providers

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Posted by on May 16, 2010 in Economy, Family, Life, Money


Belated Thanks

My wife showed me this and I had to steal it and post it:

Happy Mother’s Day to all of my favorite mothers!

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Posted by on May 13, 2010 in Education, Family, Holiday, Music

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