The Everyday Stuff

October 18, 2012

It’s crazy to me how little boys love boy things. I feel like Cooper’s love for anything with wheels happened overnight, and it’s kind of amazing, because it keeps him occupied and interested for so long! That is, until the train becomes unhooked, or the tractor is under the couch and out of reach. Then, meltdowns happen. That’s been fun, too.


He’s been putting on any shoes he can find, and struts his little half-naked body around the house in them. Cooper is rarely fully clothed, as I’m realizing in these pictures.


Lots of playing with friends, lately. HBS really is amazing for families. There is always something going on – a class, an activity, a playground where you’re sure to find someone. It’s pretty wonderful. Oh, and how cool are those colored spaghetti noodles in the bottom right picture?! Coop played with those in his toddler class, and it kept the kiddos entertained for like 30 minutes. The momma who did it said she just boiled the noodles, drained them, put them in separate bowls, and then added the food coloring. Genius.


Okay, this is so fun. So, my friend from high school, Emily, lives in Boston. She’s super smart and is getting her Masters in Landscape Architecture. Pretty cool. We met up a couple weeks ago, and caught up on THE LAST TEN YEARS OF OUR LIVES. Yeah, we hadn’t seen each other since I graduated. I can’t believe I’m old enough to know someone and not see them for 10 years. Anyhow, our other high school friend, Rob, plays in a band called Balmorhea and they played in Cambridge last week! They’re on a tour right now, so you should definitely check them out and see if they are headed your way. Balmorhea really is amazing and Jordan and I couldn’t stop talking about how good they were. Truly inspiring stuff. So yeah, long story short – I’m old, it’s fun to catch up with friends, and you should listen to Balmorhea.


How fun is it that HBS students get section pictures?! I love it. Coop and I were out for a walk today, and stumbled upon Section J taking their picture. So I did what every professional photographer loves – took pictures over her shoulder and put a cool filter on it. Haha :)

And there’s Jordan studying. He’s been such a good student. He’s had many a late night study sessions, complete with a Dr. Pepper.


Coop and I hang out a lot. It’s pretty fun. And some of our friends surprised Coop with a giant cheese ball jar. Happiest kid on the block. And then the bottom right picture is my little sewing nook. Maybe it’ll inspire me to A) sew more than three things this year, and B) finish decorating the rest of our apartment. We’ll see :)


And last but not least, these leaves guys!!! These pictures are of trees on campus. So lucky me, I get to see them all the time! Having never seen a “real” fall, it’s pretty amazing.


Anna Vayda posted the following on October 18, 2012 at 8:52 pm.

Love the notes and corresponding pictures. Looks like you have settled in and things are going well. That little guy is getting so big. Hug him for me please! Love the fall shots too. That is one thing I miss about Pennsylvania! I always loved fall. Glad you are enjoying your new home. Hugs to all of you and tell Jordan to hang in there!

jordan posted the following on October 19, 2012 at 11:39 am.

Love it all! Look like such a fun time in y’alls life, and you know I love love love all the fall pictures!

Also- this looks like an awesome stocking stuffer for Coop.

Mom posted the following on October 19, 2012 at 10:26 pm.

Awesome pics Brit!
I always enjoy all your photos.
Cooper is so cute and grown up.
Wow Rob has changed.

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