Friday, July 1, 2011

Super Cooper

Cooper is the ultimate middle child. Seriously. If anyone in the world is entitled to middle-child syndrome, it's Cooper. The kid can't catch a break. For as long as I can remember, we forget him everywhere we go, you easily forget his name in conversation, and he was the only one of us who was dropped on his head as a baby (while the laundry stayed nestled safely in mom's arms). Seriously. Middle-child syndrome worthy.

Anyway, the point is: as much as we love Cooper, he's had a little bit of an uphill battle finding his place in the family. Caleb and Keaton throw an awfully long shadow, lovable big brothers as they are, but I think Coop has successfully managed to create his own niche. He's the artist of the family. From composing music to painting gigantic canvases, he seems to do it all. And really, really well. As I walked by his room, I was just struck by the unique-ness of it. I don't remember any other teenage rooms looking like this:

He also made this sweet video of our beach vacation. But don't expect to see much of me. Apparently I don't provide excitement-quality entertainment.