Tuesday, December 30, 2008

The newest Broncos Cheerleader

So Santa brought Kyleigh a Broncos cheerleading outfit and she decided to wear it on Sunday to help her Uncle Shaun root for the Broncos when they played the Chargers. Unfortunatley it still didn't help them out and they lost but she did look pretty cute :) Also, she has officially graduated from the 'army crawl' to actually crawling!! She still does the army crawl once in awhile but not as often anymore - she finally figured out that it would be less work to crawl on all fours.

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Baby's First.....

....Christmas was great this year, Grandma and Grandpa Hansen were able to make it out this year for Kyleigh's first Christmas. I don't think we've been able to spend Christmas with them since our first year married which was 8 years ago! There was plenty of snow to go around which added to the atmosphere - It was definately a WHITE Christmas! We have had to shovel/plow at least three times this week already. Kyleigh had fun playing with all of her new toys - but didn't really enjoy 'unwrapping' her presents. She got bored of that real quick! She especially likes her rocking horse. It makes a galloping sound and sings and everytime she's on it she starts to giggle and bounce up and down. Another surprise for Kyleigh (and Me) was that she got her very first rifle - and pink no less - from her Daddy. Bryan's already trying to break her into his hobbies. She was definately spoiled - and we were happy to do so ;)

Here's another picture overload....
Kyleigh telling Santa what she wants for Christmas....she wasn't scared at all (we'll see how it goes Next year)

The fam sporting our traditional Christmas Eve pajamas (Kimber didn't get any this year)

Kyleigh having fun on her rocking horse

Gr. and Gr. Hansen trying to keep track of Kyleigh wanting to get on everything!

Her first Rifle and it's actually a .22 not a pellet gun - needless to say, she'll have to wait a few years to learn how to use it :) (The skirt she's wearing is too big and makes her legs look extra short - the little squirt)

Getting ready to plow the driveway - while tasting the snowflakes

Gr. & Gr. Cook and Sophie came to visit and gave Kyleigh her gift

The 2 kids playing in the snow - it drifted and completely leveled out the steps and pathway to our door.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Oh Boy! We're in for it......

Just this past week Kyleigh has learned to pull herself up onto things and now does it quite well. It all started with a little grunt here and a little groan there as she attempted to get on her knees and pull herself up with the stepstool. But with Kyleigh, I've noticed, once she learns something then that is all that she wants to do. So it went from the little stepstool to the minature bench with Christmas decorations to the fridge! I turn around for one second to grab something and she has scooted her cute little tooshie as fast as she could to the open refrigerator door. I love to see her progress but she definately keeps me on my toes. Not only is the fridge one of her adventures - she has now attempted to scale the bars of the dog kennel (we are dogsitting and the kennel is in one of the corners). Again, I turn around for a brief moment and I hear a shrill scream. I panicked and looked around but what I saw made me laugh. There she was, both hands holding on to the highest point of the cage with one foot through one of the links of the door and the other leg just dangling. She had tried to climb up on it and couldn't get back down so she was stuck just hanging there.
I just happened to have my camera close when she got into the fridge so here are some pictures. I really wish I had a picture of her cage climb!

Standing up to the bench

Here She comes!

'Hmmmm this looks interesting....'

Caught red-handed (or maybe.....red-headed ;) )

Friday, December 5, 2008

Thanksgiving 'OH EIGHT'

I love this time of year!!! Aside from the bitter cold that reliably accompanies Idaho winters this is such a great time. The Holiday's seem to come upon you so quickly when your not ready for them but nonetheless brings a great spirit/feeling (as long as you don't get caught up in the shopping craze - personally I steer clear as much as possible). And, as soon as the snow comes then I can finally get some good use out of my snowboard!! I think I've used it all of 2 times since I got it 2 years ago - Can't wait for that :) Last week I got to eat TWO Thanksgivings!! I think I may have gained 5 pounds but who's counting ;) I think I've got a few more to come anyways with Christmas treats from the neighbors (and yes, that is a request for all of my neighbors reading ;) j/k.....seriously it's NOT) I don't need to eat anymore sweets. My first dinner was spent with my Mom's side of the family with my wonderful Grandpa, Aunts, Uncles and Cousins. It was so great to see everyone! I always enjoy getting together with that whole extended family they are all enjoyable and loving people - I have to say that I have a wonderful family (extended and all).

Black Friday was Thanksgiving with Bryan's family. Bryan and his brothers had to work on Thanksgiving so we ate on Friday (and avoided shopping ;) ). We had such a wonderful time - I also love to get together with Bryan's family - he was blessed with a great family too. We hosted the dinner this time and it was my first time cooking the turkey. Needless to say, I was a little nervous - but it was in vain, the turkey turned out pretty good if I don't say so myself! The rest of the day was played our traditional "present game" (a twist on the white elephant game), played 'Rock Band', pool, naps and chatted. It was great!

Monday, November 10, 2008

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Fun Picture Tag!

I was tagged by Kerstin.....here it goes. 4th folder and 4th picture. This is a picture of Bryan and Kyleigh on one of our camping trips. We had just finished fishing and Kyleigh fell asleep on the way back to the trailer.

I also tag all of my blogger friends that haven't done this yet!

Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween

Halloween was fun this year - I finally got to dress someone up :)

Bryan and I took Kyleigh to Boo at the Zoo - It was definately more for me than for Kyleigh. She didn't care to look at ANY of the animals, she just liked the brightly lit Halloween decorations instead.
But, we did see her 'boyfriends' Ryker and Riley while we were there!
We also went to a pumpkin patch a little while ago with her cousin Ethan, Aunt Corinne and Uncle Spencer. Again, more for the parents than for the child ;)
If you can't tell, Kyleigh was a 'Bat' for Halloween but it could also look like a cat, or even a puppy dog with how the ears fall over! We had a good time, maybe next year she can actually have some candy.

Monday, October 27, 2008

What's Happenin'

It's been a busy couple of weeks for the Cook household....well, okay - maybe not that busy. But, here's what we've been up to:
Kyleigh had her 9 Month check-up and she is now 16 lbs 1 oz & 25.Something inches. She is considered in the 8th percentile for her weight and the 1st percentile for her height. Hey, at least she's on the charts ;) We also went to the pumpkin patch, it was more for me than for her but it was fun to get pictures.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Riverside Photography

Well, I finally did it! I finished my website and it is up and running. I've been wanting to do this for years and I am excited to get started. Thank you to everyone who put up with me wanting to always take your pictures. :) Take a gander..... http://www.riverphotodesign.com/

And what do ya know, my trip to Mesa Falls gave me my logo picture!

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Sunday Drive

Sunday we decided to take a drive to Island Park and visit some friends at their cabin - and of course listen to Conference along the way ;) It was nice to get out for a bit, we had a nice afternoon and on the way home we decided to stop by Mesa Falls. We haven't been there since before we were married. In fact, the last time we were there was with a group of friends just before we started dating. The Fall colors were beautiful! Here's a few pictures I was able to get before the sun went behind the mountians.

Whew....I almost missed this one!!! ;) Good thing I have quick reflexes with the shutter release. Getting pictures of my hubby is rare!

I Love Your Blog Award!

Here are the rules: I have to answer the following questions with one word answers and one word only! Then I must pass it on to seven others.

The questions are as follows:
1. Where is your cell phone? desk
2. Where is your significant other? hunting

3. Your hair color? brunette
4. Your mother? generous
5. Your father? devoted
6. Your favorite thing? family
7. Your dream last night? nothing

8. Your dream/goal? family
9. The room you're in? basement
10. Your hobby? photography
11. Your fear? unprepared
12. Where do you want to be in 6 years? Idaho

13. Where were you last night? home
14. What you're not? crazy (to all those who are skeptical - I promise ;) )

15. One of your wish-list items? Vacation

16. Where you grew up? All-over (It counts, its hyphenated)
17. The last thing you did? internet
18. What are you wearing? jeans
19. Your TV? off
20. Your pet? sleeping

21. Your computer? slow
22. Your mood? bored

23. Missing someone? yes
24. Your car? reliable
25. Something you're not wearing? shoes

26. Favorite store? Tai Pan
27. Your summer? miniscule
28. Love someone? absolutely
29. Your favorite color? eggplant purple

30. When is the last time you laughed? today
31. Last time you cried? hmmmm......not sure (not because it's been a long time but I just don't remember)

whew....this was harder than it looks ;)

Here are the seven people I'm tagging for the "I Love Your Blog" award. **BLOG ON ladies**

1. Jolene
2. Corinne
3. Jona
4. Kazmin
5. Vanessa
6. Heidi
7. Kristen

Friday, September 19, 2008

Walking the Summer Away

So, I haven't had much going on lately to blog about BUT Kyleigh and I have been taking daily strolls by ourselves or with friends/family. It has been wonderful. It gets us out of the house and Kyleigh loves to see everything going on around her. Plus it keeps me from getting too lazy!!! This time of year has been especially pleasant, I love the weather around now. Here's Kyleigh in her stroller. We are trying to get as many walks in as possible before it gets terribly cold.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Pics just for Fun

I can't think of anything to write about today so I thought I would just share some more pictures of Kyleigh :)
Kyleigh drummin' it up on Rock Band (or teething, one or the other)
Cute little tooshie!
7 Months Old