Monday, December 29, 2008

Christmas Letter

We have been very blessed this year. From our First Anniversary to the birth of our first son; from 6 foot high piles of snow, to warm summer days, we have much to be grateful for!

Toby switched jobs at the beginning of the year to a call center called Progrexion. After one semester he switched to two better jobs, one at Melealuca, a health product center, and at Broulim's, the local grocery store, working in the Meat Dept. During his first semester, he took a geology class which prompted him to change his major from construction management to Geology. Fall semester he took a few geology classes, which he loved so much! He was even able to take a couple field trips, one to the Grand Canyon, and the other to up and around Notch Peak, Utah. Toby turned 24 in November and he had a double birthday/fondue party with his friend, Seth, who turned 25.
Samm only went to the first semester of the year. She took general classes, as she still hasn't been able to get into her photography classes (but she is taking them Winter semester '09)! In March, Sam mturned 20!! She had a very awesome Princess themed birthday, as she got a princess coloring book, new crayons, and the movie Enchanted!! She took the second semester of the year off to take care of little Ben.
BENJAMIN AMMON DOSSETT was born July 10, 2008. He was 8 lbs 5 oz and had a full head of hair. he was a week early, which he momma was grateful for! He had picture perfect health, except a few days home from the hospital, it turns out that he had high bilirueben levels, which causes jaundice. We spent almost 2 days in the hospital where Ben was confined to a little biliblanket, which gives off ultraviolet light to help bfreak up the bilirueben in his blood. Ben's best friend was born just a week after him, on July 17; Little Nathan James Johnson, the son of our best friends!
Ben rolled over for the first time at 4 weeks!! He was even able to hold his head up at almost 2 weeks. he could roll over both ways by 3 months and loves to play with his favorite toy monkey, Marvin. He can sit up, but we find that he just folds himself over to grab his toes. He piggies are his favorite thing to put in his mouth. Ben also enjoys his rice cereal, but has recently graduated to oatmeal, and just in the past week, to Oatmeal with Banana's. He loves it so much that he gets upset when he sees the empty bowl.
Ben absolutely loves his momms and daddy. he gets so excited when we go to rescue him from his crib, he just gets thi huge smile on his face and reaches out for momma and daddy! Some days we swear he says "ma". What and adorable baby boy!!

Thsi year has been full of blessings! Our little family is growing in size, love and spirituality. We love Rexburg (not the winters), and love going to school and working towards graduation and getting jobs. We love our family and want to thanks them for all their love and support for the first year and a half of marriage. We look forward to many more wonderful years together.

Toby, Samantha, and Benjamin Dossett

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Baby's First Christmas

Christmas 2008 was Ben's first Christmas. Like most first things, he was grumpy and whiny so was put down for a nap before the presents were done being unwrapped. However, it was a nice Christmas for momma and daddy! Ben received a couple of adorable outfits form Grandma and Grandpa Call. Plus a couple of story books, a book to play with in the tub, 3 CD pack of toddler music, some black church shoes, and a little black tuxedo. From his momma and daddy he got linky toys, ring toys, little baby crocs, a pack of nuk-nuks, and a bunch of little story books.

The flight to VA was very eventful, unfortunately. It started off nice, the ride to the airport he slept, and before we took off, he was a little fussy, but that was because he stayed up til 11 then we got him up at 4 to leave for the airport. He would have slept on the plane but we put him to sleep in line to board the plane and he woke up because we sat on the tarmac for 1/2 an hour. I had to nurse him as we were taking off. He did alright in the air, but woke up and wanted to be held and walked around. We went and visited his Uncle Dave who was a few rows up. In the Atlanta Airport, Ben wanted to nap so bad, but we wouldn't let him so that he would sleep on the plane. He kept falling alseep in daddy's arms, and on his shoulder, but we kept keeping him up. He fell asleep on the plane but started being really really fussy when the plane was descending. The air pressure was horribly bad, even momma and daddy's ears hurt bad, we couldn't even imagine what Ben was feeling.. we tried water to swallow but he doesn't really like that. He did much better after we'd landed! On the plane home, we're bringing apple juice to drink on take-off and landings!

Tomorrow, we get to go up to Fredericksburg and see all of daddy's family!! Ben finally gets to meet his Grandma and Grandpa Dossett, Uncle Tommy, Aunt Cecily, Uncle Jason, Aunt Beth, Uncle Willy and Aunt Hannah, and his only cousin, Summer. And of coure, Wally and his other "Aunt" Hannah! See you soon!!!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

StudMuffin seeks Cupcake

My little 5 month old Ben absolutely adores girls.. already. At church, during sacrament meeting, we catch him looking and staring at other baby girls!! Once, we even found him watching other married women walk down the hall.. and it was kinda obvious where his gaze was... if you catch my drift!! Just this past sunday, he was looking over my shoulder and smiling at the women behind me, then burying his face in my shoulder as if to act shy.. which, let me tell you, he is not!!
A few weeks ago, I took Ben to a Christmas Party at our best friend's ward, many of the people who we know from our previous ward. Anyways, I was talking with a good friend, Natalie, who's daughter, Zukie is about 3 months older than Ben. They were pretty interested in each other (Zukie and Ben) and holding hands and trying to eat eat other.. when all of a sudden, they both leaned forward and KISSED!! You know that young babies usually "kiss" with their mouths open because they really wanna eat, kinda thing, but these two adorable babies both has closed mouth and it looked like a really kiss!! Natalie and I were both amazed, and it was such a cute little scene!!

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Its been a little while since Ben's blog has been updated, but there are reasons. Unfortunately Ben's momma's computer died along with most of her picture of her little Benny boy!! Its been pretty devastating for her because taking pictures are pretty much her life! Hopefully she'll get the data extracted off of her hard drive soon!! So we'll try and make due with the picture that are still on her camera !

Ben is such a good baby!! He sleep through the night, waking only for food, but mostly sleeps pretty good. He's been giving his momma about 6 hours of sleep for the first time that he goes down for the night, so that nice, even though she doesn't go to sleep when he does. Momma started him on a nightly routine to help him fall asleep better.

Most of the time, this routine works really well and Ben puts himself to sleep, almost by the the the mobile is done playing its song. We always watch carefully at night for when ben gets his sleepy eyes which tells us its time for bed... his eyes get a little red around the corners and he crys alot and rubs his face. Tonight, it worked really well. Daddy was at work so Momma did it all by herself. Ben was really tired because he only took a 2 hour nap and a 1 hour nap, so by 6 he ws really tried and went to sleep around 620. I put him down (awake) and didn't hear another sound from him!! I have the best baby!! (Most of the time)

Ben is a very accomplished baby. He can already roll over both ways which he was doing by 3 months, he smiles and giggles and laughs. His greatest accomplishment (according to momma) is that he reaches is arms our for his momma. (I absolutely feel so much love from Ben when he tells me that the wants me.. so much like a mom!!!) He is also a very happy baby, even when you wake him up.. nicely anyways. Momma can go into his room, whisper his name to wake him up and when he opens his eyes and sees her, he get this HUGE grin on his face and wriggle out of his swaddle and reaches out, then he snuggles into my shoulder! (I love that!!!)

Ben is very sad, that on Friday, our whole family helped our best friends move. We helped them pack, clean and load up the car for the drive to Illinois. We will miss Nate, Kate and Seth until they come back in April!! However, we are also excited that our friends Marcus and Haley are coming back!!

Lastly, classes and finals for daddy are over and now all that is left before vacation is to clean the house, pack and earn a little bit more money.

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