We were excited to hear that Hayden made the all Division team both ways in football but super excited to hear he made the All State team both ways too. Way to go Hayden! We are proud of you and all the hard work it took to get there.
Sometimes it's hardest to do posts about the most important things! I have been waiting for some awesome pictures so I could announce little Cooper Mendis Comeau but time is passing by too fast. Life lesson-don't wait because memories and facts fade. Seriously fading here! Cooper was born abt 9am Nov 14th. I'm guessing he weighed 8 lls 5 oz and he was 21 inches but that's fuzzy in my head now. I do remember for sure he was pretty adorable at the time. I remember thinking how much he looked like Rees but he has changed alot since then so maybe not so much now.
Esther did some lovely pictures of him that you just have to check out:
This is actually long overdue but oh well. I will rearrange the posts later and get everything in the right order. We had such fun on Veteran's Day. We all headed down to Mendis' parade in the morning. It's always been known as Mendis' parade since it's his birthday. We were lucky to have Rees, Ash & Ben here with us after the "false alarm". They had to stick around for a few days just in case. Rees loved the parade. He got quite a kick out of the trucks and cars of all kinds going by. It took him awhile and then he got into the candy tossing too. I am not sure who spent more time in the street getting candy, Great Grandma Cooper or Rees. Actually it wasn't Rees! She loaded him up with enough candy to last until Christmas. After the parade we got some stuff done in the afternoon and had the family over for the traditional taco dinner. The birthday cake was the traditional uncooked cookie cake. It was fun to have so much family here to help celebrate Mendis' birthday.
Ashley had a couple of false alarm trips to the hospital just before she had Cooper. I met them at the hospital and watched Rees for one such trip. At the hospital they had a fun toy that Rees just loved. You could move the vehicles around in the sand with magnets from under the table. I was worried he'd be bored after a few minutes and I would be scrambling for something to entertain him. Wrong because he found the coolest toy ever. That's what he called it when we were leaving about a half hour later and we had to drag him away. I tried and tried to get a cute picture of us while he played but I am not the camera wiz my kids are when it comes to self portraits.
Mendis & I live have been married 32 years this year. We have 4 children. Our oldest is twin girls. Christina is teaching 5th Grade in Provo. Ashley is married and lives in our valley with her husband and our three Grandkids. They are so much fun!! Jeff served his mission in Australia and got married to Rachel two years ago. They both recently graduated from BYUI and Jeff is about to start law school at George Washington in DC. Hayden served his mission for the Church in Rancagua Chile. Now he is playing football for Dixie State and just recently got engaged to Megan. The wedding is this December! Mendis and I are busy with church and school. We have hobbies galore and our list of things to accomplish and see is a mile long.