Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Garrett and Hannah with cousin Isabel on the sleds.
Garrett and cousin Brandon after being dumped off the tubes.
Blaine and Jodi just back from a 4- wheeler ride.
The day after Christmas we went to visit Blaine's parents in Burley. The kids had fun playing with their Jones cousins and playing outside in the snow. Even the big kids (me and Blaine) went out and played. There were 4-wheelers pulling sleds and tubes and Blaine's sister Jolynn and her husband Mike brought the snowmobile out for rides. It was fun but the wind was blowing and made it bitterly cold. Hannah and Jolynn's daughter Isabel rode on the sleds for a long time. Blaine's sister Rachelle pulled them behind the 4-wheeler around and around the house. Those girls did not want to come in the house. They looked so cold but every time we asked them if they were cold, they just shook their heads no. Brave little souls. Good times, good times.
Blaine & Jodi with Hannah (with no clothes on as usual).
Hannah's haul from Santa.
Garrett's haul from Santa.
Well, Santa was good to us this year. Lots of toys and fun times for all. The Jones family got a Wii this year so we can play games together. After Christmas morning at our house, we went to my parents home for turkey dinner and more gifts. It was a great day for all!
The Cook cousins:
Back row L to R: Brent, Doug, Brittany, Greg, Cindy, Hailey
Front row L to R: Beckie, Jodi, Kyle, Lesa, Kady
Josh & Nicole, the newlyweds.
My cousin, Nicole got married to her sweetheart, Josh, on Dec. 13. Almost all my cousins were at the reception. This is a picture of us. We are only missing Grayden, Brian and James. Not bad. Congrats Nicole and Josh!
Sunday, December 14, 2008
See how excited Hannah is to go sit on Santa's lap?
Garrett with Santa.
Yesterday was our ward's annual "Breakfast with Santa." We go and enjoy breakfast made by someone else and the kids get to see Santa and tell them what they want...you know the routine. Anyway, Garrett was really excited. Hannah was acting excited but when we got there, the closest she would come to sitting on Santa's lap was waving at him while clinging to my neck. There was no way she would go up there! We tried persuading her with candy but she is too smart for that old trick. Garrett knows what to do though!
Saturday, December 13, 2008
Garrett helping with the low branches.
Ryan & Jodi doing their part...supervising.
Hannah, Blaine & Garrett getting ornaments ready.
Garrett is so excited!
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
My big helper...notice still in boots and snow pants, though.
Hannah, eating snow. Good thing its clean...for now.
Hannah, all decked out to play in the snow.
Yesterday was the first real snow we have had yet this year. Garrett and Hannah were ecstatic! Too bad Garrett had to go to school. Hannah got to go out and play in the snow. She was having a great time and of course, she had to eat some snow too. Might as well, its clean right now. Hannah has done great since Ryan came home. She is my big helper and makes sure we know when Ryan needs something. Anyway, guess winter is officially here. The kids love it, I'm not sure I do, but it makes it feel more like Christmas.
Thursday, December 4, 2008
First lost tooth! Big milestone!
Garrett showing off his lost tooth.
Garrett lost his first tooth the other day. He was so excited to have a loose tooth but wouldn't let anyone pull it out. It was literally hanging there for days. Finally he got brave enough to let Blaine pull it out. He was amazed, "It didn't even hurt!" He did not want to put the tooth under his pillow for the tooth fairy. He has it saved in a little bag. He says he is going to save up and get some more teeth out so he gets more money from the tooth fairy. Hmm...what is the going rate for the tooth fairy these days anyway? Good job bud, you are growing up!
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
and scatter the piles all over.