Well we had our first Christmas at home. Tyrel came home from Denver on Tuesday before Christmas and is home until Jan 4th. Due to weather and never knowing Tyrel's schedule we decided to stay home. Christmas Eve started with going over to our friends Marty and Annette's to have a diiner like a night in Bethlehem. We ate on blankets with candle light and ate flat bread, meat, cheese, and fruit. We then read an edited version on the nativity story due to three toddlers running around. We then came home put the kids to bed and got to play Santa. Tyrel and I had fun settin up Cooper's train and activity table. Then after we were done Tyrel's sister showed up. So we woke Christmas morning and had a great morning. Cooper has played with his train table non-stop. We already had to change the battery in his train after the first day. He will take occasional breaks from his train to play hungry hippos and his remote control CAT skid steer. We then had a yummy dinner with us, Tranell, and our friends Marty and Annette and their two boys. We had fun with Tranell playing games and watching movies. Now we are gretting ready to have another fun week with Tyrel!!
Sunday, December 28, 2008
Posted by Samantha and Tyrel Ross at 7:03 PM
Friday, December 19, 2008
Well we have had a fun week of being homebound during the many snow storms. We are ready to get out. As a matter of fact as soon as I am done with this post we are making an exciting trip to Walmart.
So here are the Chrismas stocking that me and my friend Annette made. Well correction she made!! I don't have a sewing machine so I helped buy the fabric with her and cut out all the pieces and she was the master maker in putting them together! They turned out way better than I pictured. She didn't even use an official pattern! She made the pattern up. Now I am just going to get our names put on them. Thank you thank you Annette for doing such a great job!! I finally have stockings I like
Here is just a little preview of how much snow I shoveled this week. I felt so good when I was done each day. It was a great workout. But at the same time another reason why I am grateful for husbands, because on the 3rd day of shoveling it was super windy where it burned your face.
Here is Cooper in the snow and his fort. He is obsessed with forts right now, but he calls them tunnels. He also hides in them from the giraffes and elephants that are supposedly coming!!
Posted by Samantha and Tyrel Ross at 7:16 AM
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
So since last year I was super sick I didn't do anything for Christmas I thought I would get on top of things this year. I decided to make these cinnamon Christmas wreath treats for the people I visit teach. I will make more for other people if I get to it, but at least I got this much done!! Of course I didn't deliver them yet because we woke up to a foot of snow. So I will try to venture out tomorrow, even though we are supposed to get more snow tonight.
Posted by Samantha and Tyrel Ross at 5:48 PM
Saturday was our ward Christmas party. It was also a work Christmas party for Tyrel. Since they were at the same time Tyrel went to his work thing and I took the boys to the ward party. We ate yummy food, watched a funny little program, and of course Santa came. I only got a picture of Trip with Santa because Cooper wanted nothing to do with him. He didn't cry, but for the 20 min Santa was in the room Cooper didn't take his eyes off him once. He made sure the whole time Santa was on the opposite side of the room and if someone blocked his view he looked around them as to not lose track of Santa. If I would have had another hand I would have made Cooper take a picture with Santa, but I could hold Trip and wrestle Cooper to get to Santa. So this is all we got. Tyrel did show up at the end of the party to get some food and watch the program and then we headed home. His party was kind of a bomb, because it was actually a mine party and his boss wanted him to go and represent his company, but it was from 6-midnight and he didn't see anyone he knew so he left.
Posted by Samantha and Tyrel Ross at 8:42 AM
Thursday, December 11, 2008
So this last weekend I went again to Pagosa Springs to meet up with Tryel who is still working in Denver. We had a blast going sledding, riding 4-wheelers, going to the Bar-D Wrangler's Christmas show, visiting, and laughing. It was great to see Tyrel and of course Cooper loved being around Grandpa and Grandma and his uncles. The only reason we came home was becasue we needed to be home for the weekend and there was a storm coming. Cooper loved playing in the snow. He thought it was so cool to make a snow angel, ride with his cousin Jayton, and eat snow. When the snow was deep he started crawling on all fours to get around. As fun as it was as always it's nice to be in your own home again in your own bed!
Posted by Samantha and Tyrel Ross at 1:33 PM
Friday, December 5, 2008
Monday, December 1, 2008
Posted by Samantha and Tyrel Ross at 2:28 PM
So I can't believe that not only is Trip trying really hard to crawl. He now has his first tooth. He was drooling and chewing on everything, which I thought was normal because Cooper always drooled, so I didn't think anything of it. The only change Trip had in the past week is that his has been waking up every 3 hours to eat, but happy as can be. Then all of a sudden on Wed before Thanksgiving I noticed two bumps on his bottoms gums and sure enough Saturday morning one of the two teeth had broken through! Then Saturday night he slept great just waking up once. Then last night he was back to waking up a few times, so he must be working on that other tooth!! How crazy. As much as I know each kid is going to be different I am still in shock that Trip is doing these miles stones quite a bit earlier than Cooper. Cooper I think was 9 1/2 months when he got his 1st tooth. So we will see how long I keep nursing. Trip is not a good nurser now, who knows how bad he will get with teeth. I can't believe how fast he is growing up.
Posted by Samantha and Tyrel Ross at 2:20 PM