Friday, August 20, 2010

"shake, shake, shake your peanut!"

what a handsome 1st grader!
I first have to pay tribute to my nephew who started first grade today! I cant believe how big he is. We love you blakey and are so proud of you!!

So Tripp and I have been busy shaking our peanuts! haha. There is an episode of mickey mouse clubhouse where they sing a song about "shaking your peanut". So needless to say mommy has been singing that song and we shake our peanuts (our bums;)) Tripp has been a very busy little boy! He has become my little running buddy every morning. Since he has decided to start waking up at the crack of dawn, I've started to take advantage of that and getting my run in since it is still cool outside at the time.

Tripp has also found something new he likes to chew on...his toes! He can finally put them in his mouth...boy has he been trying to do this for some time now. It's hysterical! He also LOVES to jump around in his jumper! We put him in there and he just laughs and laughs. It's too cute! He is also just about sitting up on his own! He will sit for about a minute then slowly start to fall to the side. He is trying so hard! So we know it will be no time at all and our big boy will be sitting up! I can't believe how much he is growing and changing. It really seems like just yesterday he was a tiny little infant. Time really does fly by. I am so thankful I get to stay home with him and be with him everyday....I don't want to miss a minute!!

Carl, Tripp and I had a very relaxing weekend. We spent the whole weekend together hanging out! We have even started shopping for a "big boy" carseat! Yes it is already about that time! I took tripp to the store on friday and we tried out sitting in the cart. He loved being able to see everything, but about halfway through he got fussy so I found another position that worked well! (see pictures below). I am so ready to put the carrier away! It is bittersweet....because on one hand it means tripp is growing up (tear) but on the other hand it means my arms and back won't be so sore all the time! ;) On sunday after church, we went over to erik, kristen and kate's house so carl could help his brother with some "handy-man" duties...carl's specialty;) It was nice getting to hang out with kristen and cousin kate! We also got to see aunt mo and cousins blake and jake who stopped by to visit! Later in the day mom and keith came by and brought us some delicious apple pie and ice cream! It was a nice treat! I had to run a little extra this morning, but it was worth it! Keith also gave carl and I a gift card for the movies! We are so excited and are looking forward to some future date nights!!

I guess I have rattled on long enough! I'm sure carl will ask me why I "wrote a novel"...but oh well! Time to go have my quiet time before my little rascal wakes up from his nap (which have become longer these days:)) As usual enjoy all the pictures below!

the best running view (my lil' runnin' buddy)

tripp and sweet cousin kate!

"wolf pack"

mommy's precious super hero! (don't you love his new jammies?!)

trying out his portable high chair

just jumpin' around!

my new favorite chew toy!

mommy's running buddy

how we started at the grocery store...

how we ended up! (whatever works:))
Thanks for stopping by and we hope all have a blessed week and great start of the school year!!
Love and Blessings,
Traci & Tripp

1 comment:

  1. Ha, I am familiar with the peanut episode too! Tripp is such a cutie :)


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