A year since the decision that would change our lives for the better :)

Wow!! It’s been exactly one year ago today that we made it through that nerve racking day in court to officially become Coopers’ parents.

The time has flown by. Being thrust into the position of being a dad has been very rewarding for me. I couldn’t have asked for a better son. The adjustment for Cooper has also gone well. Tanya and I would like to thank all of our family and friends for making the transition go so smoothly. Going from just a little dog to having an energetic toddler with endless energy is quite a makeover.

 Cooper has had an exciting year. He has grown a lot and experienced a lot.  Physically in the last six months alone he’s grown 8.9 centimeters and gained 4 lbs. His vocabulary is also increasing daily. We are still however working on getting him to say his name properly. When he says Cooper it sounds like poo poo, Which can be pretty  interesting/funny in front of strangers.

He, like his dad, is a boy who loves to have fun and can have fun in many different ways whether it be spending time with his cousins and extended family or just spending time by himself or following mom around. He has a great sense of humor but can be mischievous at times. The days seem to never be long enough for him. Or short enough for his parents 😉 The pics below are just some of the highlights of the past year. (Click on the picture to get a larger view)

My first bowling experience


Eating Yum!


Feeding the dog (Scully)


Fun at Kazapalooza 2010


Go-karting. Dad use the brakes!!




Rides at the Corn and Apple Festival


Splashing with daddy


Tubing with my Uncle and Aunty


3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Julian and Sara Yeomans
    Sep 08, 2010 @ 05:43:22

    Happy Anniversary of such a great event. It is hard to believe that it is a year already. If only you could keep up to Cooper.


  2. Miriam Valdés
    Nov 12, 2010 @ 08:57:04

    Hello, wer are a couple from Spain (Madrid) that adopted from the same baby-house in february-abril 2010. Our kids, Ana (Nastia, born on 17-10-2007) and Santiago (Sasha, born on 24-10-2008) were in the baby house when you adopted your child. Maybe you have some photos of the other children of the group of Cooper, and, so, maybe do you have photos of our kids before we have known them. It would be great to have them!
    Please, could you write us to my email? Thank you very much! Miriam and Fernando


  3. Aimee
    Jan 09, 2011 @ 21:18:38

    Hi. I followed along while you were in country and wondered if my husband and I would ever get there! It was exciting to read your updates and to finally see photos of your adorable Cooper. Reading your update reminds me of the time when we were waiting to travel. I was envious of you then, but now we’ve been home with OUR adorable son for two months. Reading your update reminds me of the time when we waited, not knowing what was ahead of us….congratulations again on completing your family! It’s fun to see how he’s grown.


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