Monday, June 29, 2009

My Other Two Kids

Here is a cute picture of my other two kids, Sammy (the blonde one) and Bailey (the black one). Sammy and Tyler are becoming really good friends. Sammy is great around Tyler, he lets Tyler lean on him, pull his hair, anything. Sammy is such a good boy. Bailey on the other had prefers it if Tyler leaves her alone. Every once in a while she will go sit next to Tyler but that doesn't happen very often. Bailey would be in heaven if she could just curl up under the blanket in your lap all day.

Naked Boy

Tyler has the cutest naked body ever. I love his little butt. I know he will hate me in the future for having these pictures. Oh well its the mother's right to have all kinds of black mail pictures, isn't it:)

The Aquarium

We went to the Dallas Aquarium on Saturday. This was Tyler's first visit to the aquarium. His favorite thing to do was hold on to all the posts while we walked around. Every once in a while catch him watching some of the fish swim around.

Mommy, Daddy and Tyler in front of the fish tank.

Tyler pulling Daddy's hair while Daddy was nice enough to give him a ride.

My boy doing what he does best... Acting cute:)

Grandma's Here

Your Grandma Sandy came to visit you for a couple of days. I don't know who was more excited Gamma Sandy or Tyler. Tyler was super excited because he got to skip school while she was here but Gamma Sandy was super excited because she got to stay home with you all day:) I think she had a lot of fun staying home and playing with you all day. Here are some cute pictures that she took of you while she was baby sitting you.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

I Love Ice Cream

Tyler got to enjoy his favorite treat on Sunday. I tried to share my ice cream cone with him but apparently he thought it was only his. He would get mad everytime I took a bite of HIS ice cream:) Instead of just taking a little bite everytime, he tried to put the whole thing in his mouth. Here is a cute picture of him trying to eat the whole ice cream cone.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Happy Father's Day

Happy Father's Day Daddy!!

Today was Troy's first father's day!!! We went out fishing for a little while and then went to lunch and this new burger joint. Troy even caught a fish this time, it wasn't big but it was a fish!! Here are a couple of pictures that I took of Tyler while Troy was fishing.

Tyler's New Car Seat

I finally decided it was time to move Tyler up to his convertible car seat. A convertible car seat is one that can either be rear facing or forward facing. I love this seat it is a lot softer and more padded than his infant seat. Tyler seems to like it more too. He still doesn't like getting in the car seat, he hates anything that restrains him. Once Tyler is in the car seat he seems to like it more. This seat sits higher in this car seat than he did in the infant seat, so he can see out of the windows now. Here are a couple of pictures of Tyler enjoying his new car seat. As you can see he loves to sleep in it.

He's 8 Months Old!!

I can't believe how fast my baby is growing up. It seems like I was just pregnant yesterday. Tyler is turning into such a cute little man. His personality is coming through more and more every day and unfortunately for us, I think he is going to have his Momma's temperament. Boy does he know how to get his way when he wants something. Here are some of the things that Tyler is now doing:

1. He is crawling like a champ. He knows how to get anywhere he wants to get. His favorite place to play is under the kitchen table. He also follows us around the house now.

2. He is starting to stand on his own. He can do it for a couple of seconds.

3. We have started to introduce more table foods. He is going to go straight from pureed fruits and veggies to table food. I am not going to puree "dinners" for him. He seems to be doing really good with the transition. The only thing he hasn't liked so far is french toast (minus the syrup).

4. He has 5 teeth, 3 on top and 2 on the bottom.

5. He is sort of cruising. I think he knows its faster if he crawls, so he doesn't really care to do this right now.

6. He is learning the word "no". Whenever I say it to him he stops and looks at me, usually laughs and continues to do what he was doing. This is one of the reasons I say he is going to have his Momma's temperament:)

7. He has moved up to his new daycare class, young toddlers, and he is doing really well. The first week was a little rough but now he hardly ever cries at school.

8. He has started to put himself to sleep for his naps. I love this but I do miss rocking my sweet little boy to sleep. Since he has learned to put himself to sleep for naps, he now naps for 1-2 hours twice a day. I love this. I can actually get stuff done on the weekends.

9. He has moved up to his convertible car seat. I think he definitely prefers this seat to the other one. He can now see out the windows.

To see all the pictures from Tyler's 8th Month, click here.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

My New Job

POSITION : Mom, Mommy, Mama, Ma Dad, Daddy, Dada, Pa, Pop

JOB DESCRIPTION : Long term, team players needed, for challenging, permanent work in an often chaotic environment. Candidates must possess excellent communication and organizational skills and be willing to work variable hours, which will include evenings and weekends and frequent 24 hour shifts on call. Some overnight travel required, including trips to primitive camping sites on rainy weekends and endless sports tournaments in far away cities! Travel expenses not reimbursed. Extensive courier duties also required.

RESPONSIBILITIES : The rest of your life. Must be willing to be hated, at least temporarily, until someone needs $5. Must be willing to bite tongue repeatedly. Also, must possess the physical stamina of a pack mule and be able to go from zero to 60 mph in three seconds flat in case, this time, the screams from the backyard are not someone just crying wolf. Must be willing to face stimulating technical challenges, such as small gadget repair, mysteriously sluggish toilets and stuck zippers. Must screen phone calls, maintain calendars and coordinate production of multiple homework projects. Must have ability to plan and organize social gatherings for clients of all ages and mental outlooks. Must be a willing to be indispensable one minute, an embarrassment the next. Must handle assembly and product safety testing of a half million cheap, plastic toys, and battery operated devices. Must always hope for the best but be prepared for the worst. Must assume final, complete accountability for the quality of the end product. Responsibilities also include floor maintenance and janitorial work throughout the facility.

POSSIBILITY FOR ADVANCEMENT & PROMOTION : None. Your job is to remain in the same position for years, without complaining, constantly retraining and updating your skills, so that those in your charge can ultimately surpass you

PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE : None required unfortunately. On-the-job training offered on a continually exhausting basis.

WAGES AND COMPENSATION : Get this! You pay them! Offering frequent raises and bonuses. A balloon payment is due when they turn 18 because of the assumption that college will help them become financially independent. When you die, you give them whatever is left. The oddest thing about this reverse-salary scheme is that you actually enjoy it and wish you could only do more.

BENEFITS : While no health or dental insurance, no pension, no tuition reimbursement, no paid holidays and no stock options are offered; this job supplies limitless opportunities for personal growth, unconditional love, and free hugs and kisses for life if you play your cards right.


Apparently I inherited this job about 8 months ago. But its the BEST one I have had so far:)

My Boy Has A Reputation

Apparently, Tyler is already known for his love of food in his new daycare class. When Troy dropped Tyler off on Tuesday one of the teachers told him that she was feeding one of the other kids and Tyler came and stood up next to the kid that was being fed. He stood there with his mouth open the whole time, just waiting for his bite:) She also said that Tyler LOVES whatever I am making him. It is usually fruit (either apples or pears) and oatmeal. I wonder where Tyler got his love of food from...... maybe his Daddy!!

Sunday, June 14, 2009

My Cute Little Man

Tyler started his new daycare class this past week and he seems to be enjoying it. He was a little fussy the first couple of days but every day he becomes a little less fussy. They do some things differently in this class that Tyler is not used to and I have had to tell them that Tyler is not ready for. For example, they tried to get him to go to one nap a day but that does not work for him. He needs his morning and afternoon nap or he is a nightmare in the evening. They also tried to change is eating schedule to every two hours but for right now I want Tyler to eat every 3 hours. That is working for him and eating every two hours just seems like a little too much to me. Tyler gets to go outside at school now and I know he enjoys this. He loves the outdoors. They take them out in the morning and the afternoon for a little while.

Tyler is in the process of cutting another top tooth. I felt it this afternoon. So I know this did not help his transition and was part of why he was so fussy last week. My poor little guy. Even though he has been a fairly good teether so far, I can't wait for this whole teething thing to be behind us.

Here are some really cute pictures of Tyler that I got this past week.

Tyler's New Pool

We got Tyler a little kiddy pool the other day, to try and get him used to the water. I decided to try it out today. It took Tyler a little while but I think he started to enjoy it. For about the first 15 minutes the only way he would sit in it without crying was if he was on my lap. Then he decided that he wanted to go play on his own. Here are some pictures of Tyler having fun in the pool.

Boys Clothes

Since boys aren't allowed to dress in super cute dresses, I am so glad they finally found a way to make boys clothes super cute. They have started to put cute little things on the butt of the clothes. Here are butt pictures of two of Tyler's new outfits.

Monday, June 8, 2009

My 2 Boys

Troy was able to snap a couple of pics of my two boys while he was being a wonderful husband and let me sleep in on Saturday morning.

Sammy loves Tyler so much, he is always trying to give him kisses. So many kisses that I have to tell Sammy to stop. I have a feeling they are going to grow up to be really good friends one day. Aren't my two boys just the cutest?

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Angry Eyes

This picture is a little out of focus but I love it. Tyler looks like he is so mad at me. I'm sure he was sick of the camera at this point. In true Mommy fashion I had already taken about 100 pictures of him.

AND I need to add that Tyler has 4 teeth now!!! Two on the top and two on the bottom. I think he is about to cut another one on the top. Maybe that is the real reason for the angry face:)

Our Sunday

For the most part we had a pretty lazy Sunday. Troy went to the movies with some of his buddies and I watched my little boy. I finally have gotten Tyler to go down for naps on his own, no more rocking my little guy:( Amazingly after he feel asleep on his own, he slept for 2 hours in the morning and took an hour long afternoon nap. Typically he is a cat napper and sleeps for maybe 30 min. He has been great at falling asleep on his own at night for some time now but I could never get him to fall asleep on his own for his naps.

After Troy got home and Tyler got done with his afternoon nap we went to the park for a little while and Troy went fishing. Tyler had his first adventures on the swing. I don't think he knew quite what to think about them. I'm sure as he gets older he will learn to love the swings.

Here are some pictures of us with Tyler on the swings.

Here are some pictures that I took of Tyler while Daddy was fishing. At one point Tyler decided that Daddy wasn't doing a good enough job and he decided to help. Too bad neither of them caught and fish.

My Flower bed

A BIG thanks goes out to my Grandpa for making my flower bed look like a flower bed again:) Here is the proof that I having been taking care of it. Of course its only been 2 weeks since they left, so I haven't had much of a chance to let everything die. We have a ton of buds that are getting ready to bloom on the lilies, so hopefully it will become very colorful in the next couple of weeks.

Digital Scrapbooking

A friend of mine introduced me to this and I liked her pages so much that I have decided to give digital scrapbooking a try. I am still new at this and getting better with each page. So far the pages that I have created are a little out of order, I am trying to get better at doing the pages in order. Eventually I would like to have the first year of Tyler's life made into a book for him and then a book made for him growing up through high school. We will see if this happens. Typically I am full of ideas but not very good at following through with them. Here are some of the pages that I have created so far.