Friday, November 30, 2007

These Boots Were Made For Walkin'

I keep forgetting to tell you the other news! Tristan started taking his first steps a week ago on Sunday. So, in the past week and a half he has really taken off!!! He can walk across the living room, and in the past two days he has practiced his walking constantly! It is so exciting to see him walking! I will try to get some pictures or a video soon! Also, when we were in WI, Tristan burned his hand on a wood burning stove. He had blisters all over his palm and up his fingers! They are healing really well, though. Poor baby!

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Thanksgiving Trip

For Thanksgiving this year, we went to Wisconsin to be with my family. We flew into Chicago and Sue Barnes picked us up from the airport. We went back to her and Jason's apartment and hung out while Jason was in class. We had an overnight flight, so we napped a little while we were there.

Tristan enjoyed not being on the airplane anymore!

On Thanksgiving Day we went to Joyce and Anders' for the usual feast! This is one of the three tables set up to accomodate the 45 people that were there.

Jason and Susan Barnes

Tristan meets his cousins Andrew and Carson from Colorado.

The annual Turkey Bowl ended with the "young guys" winning. In order to keep the teams equal in number, the age cut off between the old team and the young was 24.5 years old. So, Kale was considered an old guy!! I was on the injured reserve list with a swollen belly. Here's mom and dad enjoying a hot cocoa break.

Kale and Jaspar

Logi-Bear, Bryce, and Tractor

Barry and Alyssa

After the Turkey Bowl it was time for PIE!!!

Tristan is leader of the pack.

Garrett, the other crazy driver.

Jaspar wows us with her amazing talent!

Tristan was especially enthralled. He was so entranced, he slowly slipped down until he all of a sudden fell and bonked his head.

Jason entertains little Andrew.

Tristan and Brayden

Garrett checks out his depth perception with Jason's optrician goggles.

Kale and his new bride.

Cammy and Neale

Mommy's little prince

Tristan got a new car seat!! He giggled for the first 15 minutes he was in it. He loved facing forward and being able to look out the window. Mom and Dad gave us their Sienna minivan!!! What a wonderful gift!!! We started out on the 30 hour drive home late Saturday night.

Sunday after our little meeting, we were at the Badlands of South Dakota. We took a little detour so that we could see the wonderful sights. Jason and I hadn't been there for about 15 years, so it was great to see again.

We saw lots of deer on the way home. Hundreds of deer grazing in the fields....about a hundred laying on the side of the road, dead.....and one really up close and personal. We had only about 5 hours left in our trip when I hit a deer. It was about 9:30 at night and a deer jumped right in front of the van. It bounced off of the hood, and the van slid out and we ended up in the grass in the median. We were all totally fine (Tristan's car seat did a good job). The impact wasn't all that bad, but the van needs some work. We weren't able to drive it away, so it is still in Superior, Montana. We had to find a ride back to Missoula where we spent the night in a hotel and rented a car in the morning. We made it home Monday at about 4 pm. We have yet to hear what will be done with the van. We hope that it will be fixed and we can have it back for our winter vehicle. So, our trip didn't end very well, but we really did have a wonderful time being with our family and friends!!!

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Rory Daniel Baseman

Congratulations to Ryan and Holly Baseman on their newest addition: Rory Daniel Baseman. He was born November 15, 2007 at 6:40 pm. 8 lbs 5 oz and 20 3/4 inches. Big sister Ellery is very excited!!!


Tristan waits patiently to be admitted into the bath tub. (Good thing he has a little something to play with while he waits.)

A closer look at that cute little bummy.

Little Eli came out to visit Chelan this past weekend. He is about 8 weeks old.

Tristan got himself all tangled up in Ashlyn's birthday balloons.

Tristan was brushing his hair, and then tried to start in on Daddy's.

Caleb and Eli: Twin cousins.

All the cousins: Tristan, Ashlyn, Cody, Caleb, and Eli

Eli just naps through the ruckus.

Monday, November 12, 2007

Crazy Kid


Jason brought home a baby mouse that was in the insulation of the house they're building. His name is Ralph S. Mouse. :) Of course as we were transferring him from the box he came home in to a jar, he escaped. I shrieked, which made Tristan burst into tears. After chasing him around the dining room for awhile, Jason managed to trap him in the jar. He is still alive after about a week.

Remember these teeth? Yesterday, Tristan was digging through the drawer with the binkies in it, and he came out of his room looking like this. I burst out laughing, and he started laughing right along with me, of course having no idea what we were laughing about.

Tuesday, November 06, 2007


Grandpa and Grandma Sanderson, Leah, Teana, Julie, and Bethany Buckingham all came to Chelan for the weekend. We went on a walk, and Bethany put Tristan to sleep.

Tristan with his "ba". He says "ba, ba, ba" as babble, but when he is holding his ball, he says "ba" a little bit differently. You can hear him say it right as the video below starts. He loves to throw the ball and go chasing after it!