Monday, December 27, 2010

Tripp's 1st Christmas

tripp had a ball!!
We had a wonderful Christmas this year, especially because it was tripp's very first Christmas! The holidays never fail to remind us about how blessed we are with family and friends. we had so many get-togethers the past few weeks and had a blast celebrating with everyone! Tripp must have been a really good boy these past 9 1/2 months because santa brought him LOTS of gifts! Not to mention all of the presents he got from his numerous grandparents, great-grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, great aunts and great uncles....etc. like I said, we are blessed beyond belief! I thought the best way to reveal the great christmas we had was through a few of the numerous pictures I took (i took over 300 pictures through the past week;)). I guess my Christmas present (my camera) has proven to be a great gift for me! Enjoy all of the pictures~

tripp diving into his ball pit...he really likes it!

loves his ball pit~thanks yaya!

the whole family at moms=blessed!

all of us girls:)

yaya and her boys

nana, papa and their great-grandsons
Next are a few pictures from christmas morning. Tripp saw all of his presents but chose to focus on only one while mommy and daddy unwrapped the rest. Once we got everything unwrapped and set up he went from present to present! Boy, did he take a good morning nap! tripp is a true blessing in our lives and Christmas was so much fun this year!

wow! looking at his handy manny talking toolbox!

riding bullseye!

here's the one present he fixated on while mommy and daddy unwrapped the rest:) it's his first toolset...go figure, like father like son

tripp celebrating at chief and ginger's

precious blake and jake at chief and ginger's


kelly and me at chief's

tripp's new hat...thanks grammy and coach!

tripp with uncle erik at coach and grammy's

tripp really liked cousin kate's new doll!

tripp and coach playing with kate's doll

on his john deere, just like coach~thanks coach and grammy

present time at coach and grammy's

tripp loves mickey mouse

our little lovebug!

checking santa out at the Cowan Christmas party

jessica, judd, tripp and me

tripp with cousins emma and anna

adam, judd, carl and tripp

erik and kate, carl and tripp

tripp with his grammy
As you can see we had a great Christmas week! We even spent some time with the schindewolf family on Christmas day, but shockingly I didn't have my camera there. All in all, we had a great Christmas and are so thankful for our families and friends. We hope everyone had a very Merry Christmas and hope all have a happy and blessed new year! thanks for stopping by...will update again next year;)
Love and Blessings,
Traci & tripp

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

a weekend in pictures

mommy and tripp at rainforest cafe celebrating blake's birthday

tripp and the gorilla

Happy 7th birthday Blake!!

"the mystery machine" yummy:)

"happy birthday to you..."

tripp "helping" make christmas cookies

what a good helper;)

Christmas cookie day!

boys will be boys;)

bumper cars


blake and jake

chief and his boys

precious family
We hope all have a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!! Many Blessings to all!!
Thanks for stopping by...will update again soon!
Love and Blessings,
Traci & Tripp

Friday, December 17, 2010

Houston....we have a tooth!

That's right my little 9 1/2 month old monkey has finally got a tooth breaking through! we were beginning to think those pesky little teeth would never make an appearance! Yesterday, while tripp was chewing on my finger I felt something sharp, upon further investigation I realized it was his first tooth! It's a Christmas miracle! Haha, ok maybe I'm taking this excitement a little too far;)
We have had a very exciting week! Not only a tooth, but also tripp's first haircut, a christmas party playdate and "helping" mommy wrap presents. Below are some pictures from the week:

where did daddy go? waited by the door after daddy left for work:)

driving down schindewolf lane never gets old!

Where's tripp?

there he is!
Below are some shots of tripp "helping" mommy wrap presents. I only had to pull tissue and wrapping paper out of his mouth a few times;) No matter, I wouldn't change a thing! we had so much fun and I am blessed to have a happy and healthy little boy that I love more than life!

hiding in the tissue paper!


On Wednesday we hosted a christmas party playdate! We had some yummy food, coffee, cookies and a great time with fun friends! We tried to pose all the kiddos for a picture but we could not get all to cooperate at the same time and tripp was just not having any of it! haha!

cousins! (we had already lost the pants by this time;))

trying to pose all the kiddos! (graham was the youngest and best behaved!)

Tripp also had his first "professional" haircut this past week. Carl has given him several trims, but I thought it was time for his first real haircut. So I took him to 'cool cuts 4 kids'. He got to sit in a firetruck and watch tv while getting his haircut. He did well in the beginning until the lady moved and he could see what was going on in the mirror. It was all downhill from there. This little boy screamed and screamed!! But needless to say he looked so precious afterwards. I think daddy will be giving him his next few haircuts:)


post-haircut and not happy!

so precious!

what a rough day!
We have another fun weekend in store! Tomorrow we will be traveling to kema to eat at the rainforest cafe for little blake's 7th birthday! I think tripp is really going to enjoy it! Can't wait! Well, thanks for stopping by! Hope all have a blessed Christmas week! take a moment to ponder the "reason for the season" and Thank God for all the blessings in your life that may be taken for granted. I know I will! will update again soon!
Love and Blessings,
Traci & Tripp :)

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