Friday Favorites: Cooper is 8!!

Cooper School pic Fall 2019

Happy Friday friends ! Since Cooper’s 8th birthday is tomorrow, I thought I’d do a Friday Favorites/All About Cooper post! I’ll be linking up with Erika today too. Here goes:


He hates french fries. Won’t touch them. I think he’s the only kid on the planet who doesn’t like fries! When we go out to eat and he orders a kids meal, I have to ask what sort of sides they have besides fries. They look at me like I’m one of “those” moms denying my child french fries or something ๐Ÿ™„


He is SO funny. Everyone thinks he’s so reserved, but when he’s with his people, he’s a complete goofball!


He is incredibly kind. This kid doesn’t have a mean bone in his body. He makes friends easily and he is really good with younger children too. He is very aware of not hurting anyone’s feelings.


He’s brave. When faced with challenges he jumps in and does what he has to do. He doesn’t like giving presentations in front of the class, but he always gets great grades on those assignments. He faces his fears and gets the job done. He also wants to ride EVERY rollercoaster! Even the one’s I’m afraid of! ๐Ÿ˜ฎ


He loves dinosaurs. We read a dinosaur book every day. Jurassic World stuff has been a big deal in our house this last year.


He is a thinker. He will listen to a conversation between myself and another adult and then hours later he’ll tell me some sort of advice or thought he had about the conversation. He can be very insightful and he always wants to help.


He loves music and his taste in music is ALL his own. He’ll pick out a song from a movie, ask me who sings it, and then have me look it up on YouTube so he can play it over and over. Or he’ll hear a song on the radio and do the same thing. Some of his recent favorites have been Van Halen, Imagine Dragons, Bruno Mars, Panic at the Disco, and that Old Town Road song by Billy Ray Cyrus and whoever. He definitely has a broad taste in music! ๐Ÿ˜†


He loves animals. Sometimes he forgets about dinosaurs and when you ask him what he wants to be when he grows up he’ll say a “zoo worker “. Animals love him too. Our grouchy 13 old chihuahua Minnie loves him more than anyone… and she doesn’t even like kids!


Today I asked him the following questions and these were his answers:

What do you want to be when you grow up?

A Paleontologist

If you could take a trip anywhere in the world, where would you want to go?


What is your favorite movie?


What is your favorite food?

Bacon or dumplings (he loves potstickers)

What is your favorite candy?

Twix bars

What are you afraid of?

The Demogorgon from Stranger Things

What is your favorite holiday? Why?

Christmas. Because you get presents ๐Ÿ˜† (then he said “I mean…because you get to be with you family!” I told him it’s okay to like Christmas because you get presents๐Ÿ˜†)

Where do you want to live when you grow up?


(Apparently he really likes Hawaii ๐Ÿ˜†)

There you have it- 8 questions for an 8 year old ๐Ÿ˜Š

Happy Birthday to our sweet Cooper!! We love you more than you’ll ever know, and we sure love watching you grow!

5 thoughts on “Friday Favorites: Cooper is 8!!

  1. He is too cute and I have to say that my mom used to have to ask the servers the same thing because I did NOT like little french fries so she would often see if they had tater tots because I DID like those … I think it was a texture thing and still is but I don’t really eat either anymore! ๐Ÿ˜‰


      1. Yley, more often than not food choices at his age are based on textures or at least that’s what the specialists told my parents when I was growing up! ๐Ÿ™‚

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      2. I can totally see that- he definitely is particular about certain textures. Most of the foods he won’t touch are either too chewy or too mushy. He’s getting less picky with age thankfully!

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