• Queener Family Photos

    on February 28, 2017

    2/27/2017: So tonight, Cooper (age 8) was in front of the mirror (pretty typical) and was flexing. I then overheard, "Dang! I'm turning into a man!"

  • Queener Family Photos

    on February 25, 2016

    Today while riding in the car after school with Cooper (1st grade), he informed me that this girl named Chelsey liked him because he can "flip" his hair.

  • Shawn

    on April 6, 2014

    While I was helping Sydney with homework one night, Cooper runs downstairs after having just gotten out of the bath.
    Cooper (while flexing in front of us): "I'm a rock star!!! I've got my Scooby-Doo boxers on!!"
    Sydney (in a calm voice): "Coop, you've got a booger on your lip."

  • Shawn

    on April 22, 2013

    Cooper made up a song: "I hope the booger man don't get my granny." It's become a hit.

  • Shawn

    on June 7, 2011

    Cooper's lingo at the age of 2:
    Mamaw Ruck Ruck - Mamaw Rucker
    Ma Ma - Mason
    Coo Coo - Cooper

  • Shawn

    on January 20, 2011

    Late this evening I was in the bed sick. I heard Sydney coming up the stairs so I pretended to be a sleep. A few minutes later, I had a half-dozen hair clips in my hair. When she thought I was waking up, she started singing:
    "Hush little baby don't say a word, Momma's gonna buy you a Monkey Bird. If that Monkey Bird won't sing, Momma's gonna buy you a diamond ring. If that diamond ring won't sing, Momma's gonna buy you a Monkey Bird." It was an endless loop.

  • Shawn

    on January 4, 2011

    12/19/10: While at the desk on my computer, Sydney brought a booger the size of a dime over to me on her finger and said..."it's Cooper's."

  • Shawn

    on January 3, 2011

    I was putting Sydney to bed the other night when she asked if I'd lay down with her until she fell asleep. I said sure...as I laid down next to her, she cuddled up to me and then cut her eyes up at me and said, "If you poot, you are outta here."

  • Scott

    on August 27, 2010

    08/26/2010: I get a call on my office phone at work and it's Ashley and Sophie. Ashley is off and is at home with Sophie. "Sophie has something she wants to tell you daddy," Ashley states in a tone indicating she has done something wrong. Sophie informs me..."Mommy spank my butt....it hurt.....kiss it....kiss my butt daddy."

  • Shawn

    on July 12, 2010

    07/09/2010: Friday evening, knock at the door. It's the police responding to a 911 call. Minutes earlier...Cooper playing with the phone.