Monday, January 31, 2011

Yucky Weekend

This is probably the only time I would say...I'm so glad the weekend is over! It started out great. Carl got home early on friday and we spent the day outside enjoying the nice weather and running a few errands. But by friday night, our little munchkin got sick. He was throwing up and not sleeping well. It was a really rough night but by mid-day saturday he was doing fine. We thought whew! we're out of the woods! But little did we know! Sunday morning I woke up not feeling well and before you knew it...I was sick too! Luckily tripp was feeling much better and carl was fine so while I spent the morning in the bathroom and in bed they were doing fine. However, a few hours later, Carl started feeling sick too! Before you knew it we were both sick and miserable! By the afternoon we were both running fever and feeling awful. We had a hard time even keeping water down! Carl's parents came to the rescue and took tripp for the night. Good thing, because we had an awful night!

Well after a night of awfulness and a few long naps today, I'm happy to report we are all feeling much better! Needless to say, I spent the better part of today cleaning, washing and disinfecting everything in our house! so here's to a healthy week!

On a lighter note, I received tripp's birthday invitations in the mail today! So excited to get them ready and sent out in a couple weeks! Can't believe he's almost one!

Below are some fun pictures pre-sickness:) enjoy!

LOVES riding on the 4-wheeler with daddy!

so precious!

mommy's boys:)

tripp and judd

daddy made me look like count dracula:)
Thanks for stopping by! We hope you all had a better weekend than we did:)
Love and Blessings,
Traci & Tripp

Monday, January 24, 2011

Mr. Mischievous

Here's a typical morning at our house with quite a curious and active little boy:

having a snack...eating crumbs off the floor

getting some exercise...pushing barstools around the kitchen

playing the drums....banging on the toilet

getting some juice out of the fridge

trying to get into the trash

helping mommy by starting the dishwasher....over and over
And we were finished with all of those activities by 8am! On to some more mischief! We hope you all are having a productive monday like we are! Thanks for stopping by:)
love and blessings,
traci & tripp

Friday, January 21, 2011


Here's the face tripp likes to make now when he sees a camera and we say cheeeeeeese......

looks like he may be a little more like his mama then we originally thought;) hehehe. we hope you all have a fantastic weekend and stay warm!
love and blessings,
traci & tripp:)

Sunday, January 16, 2011



Our little munchkin has been one busy little boy these days! He keeps us on our toes for sure! He has been learning so many new things. Here are a few things I forgot to add to the 10 month post:

  • can clap his hands...we say "clap, clap, clap!" and "yay"
  • likes to bang on things with his hands...we say "pat, pat, pat" his favorite thing to pat is the toilet!
  • waves bye bye and hi
  • likes to dance by moving his arms up and down...especially to mickey mouse
  • likes to shake everything he holds...especially if it rattles
  • laughs and smiles all the time!
  • is so animated and has such a precious personality!

We can't believe how much he changes everyday. He will be 1 year old in a few short months! I have already started planning his 1st birthday bash! We have been having so much fun with him. I enjoy taking him to participate in different activities and hang out with other babies his age. Our faves include library storytime and bible study playdates! Soon we will be starting some mommy/baby swimming lessons!

We had a great weekend full of nothing! It was so great because this is the first weekend we haven't had something planned since like september! We had lots of great family time. We even slept in on saturday then woke up, had breakfast and went for a family bike ride. Later we went and had dinner with chad, brenden and precious graham. It was so much fun! Today we spent the day watching church online, running errands and most importantly we finally finished cleaning out a room we are making into a playroom! it was a very relaxing but productive weekend:)

Below are some recent pictures of tripp. Enjoy!!

texting and facebooking;)

"hmm...what is under here?"

spends a lot of time in just his diaper:)

taking a bath in yaya's sink...she had yet to find out he likes to splash!

snug as a bug in a rug

mmmm...'gurts! (yogurt...we call it gurts)

so smiley at dinner....precious graham in the background

carl with graham

visiting yaya on her birthday!
We hope all are doing well and have a great week! Thanks for stopping by and checking in on our little man! See yall again soon! :)
love and blessings,
traci & tripp

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

good times and good friends

This past weekend Carl and I traveled to Dallas to atttend Nick & Erica's wedding. The wedding was beautiful, the bride was gorgeous and we had a BLAST! I have known Nick since we were in 6th grade so it was so neat to see him get married to such a wonderful person! We also had the pleasure of getting to see some great old friends we haven't seen in a while. It was so much fun! I will let the pictures do most of the talking.

Mr. & Mrs. Combe making their grand entrance:)

LOVE these guys!

John and me

the whole gang!

novey and me

mike, adam and reid

love these guys too:)

love this guy the most;)

derek, novey and I
(attempting our best lion claws...we were lemm lions together!)
As you can see we had a blast and had the chance to catch up with some old friends! Tripp stayed at home with his grammy and coach and spent the night with his yaya. He had a blast too! thanks to grammy, coach and yaya for keepimg our little man and allowing us to have such a fun time!
To all you old friends who may stop by to check out our blog...we had so much fun catching up and hope we won't have to wait until the next wedding to do so again!! Love yall!
Thanks for stopping by! Hope all have a great week!
Love and Blessings,
Traci & Tripp

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

10 Months Old

Tripp Ryder: 10 Months
I'm going to start this 10 month blog post with lots of pictures of our busy 10 month old! The monthly picture with his babseball is becoming more challenging these days! As you will see the above picture is about the best one I could get! Someone is just a little too active these days to sit and pose for a picture!

there's tripp being the teacher's pet at library time;)

daddy put me in a cart!

love to eat daddy's gogurt!

crawling through cousin kate's tunnel!


what tripp likes to do after bath...streak! lol

likes to eat without a shirt (tries to take it off if has one on)

caught red handed in mommy's cabinet!

likes to put things in his mouth and then move a little puppy!

Our little munchkin is now 10 months old! He is getting so big and changing so much. Here are some of the things this busy little boy is up to!

  • has become quite the daddy's boy
  • loves to grab on to and hang on cabinet doors and tables
  • walks all around pushing his walker
  • has become quite the speedy little crawler
  • is starting to learn what "NO" means....will pause but still do naughty things anyways;)
  • still has one single little tooth, but is teething and having trouble sleeping:(
  • eats table food and prefers it over baby food
  • loves to feed himself
  • wants to eat whatever mommy and daddy are eating...will come over to us and open his mouth...reminds us of a little baby bird:)
  • does not like having his diaper changed ( i have learned to change it while he's standing up/crawling)
  • is VERY active
  • loves to get into cabinets
  • is super close to walking...any day now!
  • loves his ball pit and takes head dives into it!
  • takes 2 naps a day
  • has started trying to take clothes off, especially while eating (this little boy likes to be in just his diaper)
  • is wearing 18-24 months
  • size 4 diapers
  • loves yogurt
  • loves to watch tv
  • likes when daddy plays rough with him, thinks its hilarious!
  • likes to read books
  • talks alot...says "bababa" and "mamama"

As you can tell we have been very busy at our house with this active little boy! He is even starting to to try to climb on top of his toys to get to other things....makes this mommy very nervous! Boy am I in for a treat with a little boy! Tripp loves his daddy! He has become such a daddy's boy and wants to be with him all the time! As soon as carl walks in the door from work tripp practically jumps out of my arms to get to his daddy. It's so precious, but i'm not ready for my little boy to want his daddy more;) Tripp and I are so blessed to have carl...he's a wonderful hubby and daddy! Tripp is also very close to walking. He can stand on his own for a few seconds and walks all around while puching his walker and holding on to a couch or ottoman. His favorite is when mommy and daddy hold his hands and can get going! He definitely likes to move fast! Tripp also loves to read books. He will even pull them off the shelf himself and sit quietly while flipping through the pages. He especially loves his animal books.

tripp still loves to be outside and sometimes when he is fussy but can't fall asleep I will take him outside, bundle him in a blanket and swing with him on our porch swing. I probably enjoy it more than he does;) but it almost always puts him right to sleep! It's such a precious moment with my little boy! He is growing up so fast and already wanting to be with his daddy all the time so I am going to cherish those moments!! :)

well, thanks for stopping by! we hope all have a wonderful week!! We wish many blessings to all. We will update again real soon:)

love and blessings,

traci and tripp

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