Saturday, November 12, 2011

Cooper's 1st Trip to the Dentist

Cooper had his first visit to the dentist recently. He has gone to the dentist numerous times with his older brothers, so I thought it should be no big's not like it was something new to him. Boy was I wrong. Overall, it went fine, but he was very skeptical and wouldn't open his mouth until totally bribed. Thankfully, there were no cavities!
Take special note of the rain boots.....he would wear these almost every day if I let him. This particular morning it was sunny and warm, but I wasn't up for the battle. He also brings his little "men" with him everywhere. It actually turned out to be a good thing, as his little army man got his teeth "cleaned" first! Cooper even asked if his man could get a prize after we were done out of the prize drawer, (because, after all, he got his teeth cleaned too)!!

Friday, November 11, 2011

Pumpkins Galore!

 Well, we just wrapped up our 2nd annual Pumpkin Patch for The Cooper Trooper Foundation! A few words come to mind to describe what the last month of pumpkin selling has meant to me...HUMBLING, EXCITING, EXHAUSTING, FUN, FULL-FILLING, AMAZING, SPEECHLESS, BLESSED!!

For the second year, we held the foundation's biggest fundraiser - a "pumpkin patch" in Franklin, TN. We were honored to have so many individuals give their tireless efforts for almost an entire month supporting and volunteering for the cause! The Foundation raised over $25,000 this year, which more than doubled last year's total. We are thrilled to be able to touch many, many families impacted by childhood cancer because of these efforts.

Me and my amazing hubby talking to the first group of volunteers there to unload almost 4,000 pumpkins! I still feel speechless at the generosity of so many people making this all happen.

Unloading the first of 3 full semi truck loads we got over the course of the month.
Zach, Cooper, Nate, and Colby- working hard at the pumpkin patch!

Me and my biggest boy, Carson

LOTS of pumpkins!

This super sweet family was back for the 2nd year to buy their pumpkins....what's even better.....their girls received our Cooper Trooper Kits at Vanderbilt Children's Hospital after their sister was diagnosed with cancer! This is WHY we do what we do!!!
The JOYS of my heart....Cooper, Colby, and Carson 
The whole family!

It is truly a "family" event for the month and we LOVE it. It is such an honor and privilege to know we are giving back in some small way after our own family experience to hopefully touch the lives of other families going through childhood cancer. Praise God that our story is one that includes our little boy running and playing, cancer clear, in a pumpkin patch!