Tuesday, February 26, 2008


Hear me roar!
Oh...Did I do that??

Too Cute!

Tyler is finding his voice. It sounds like Dadaa dadadaaada...

I'm trying to teach him mammma...mma.

Friday, February 22, 2008

Had to Share this Smile

I was just looking back at Ryan's 7 month pictures to see what to expect with Tyler. Ahhh....isn't he so cute. (Doesn't the swim toy make you feel warm?)


Thank Goodness. I'm trying to be thankful. I'm trying to pull myself out of a little bit of depression and I'm going to start today at noon as the daycare is closing at 12:30 and we're all getting a head start to our weekend. No special plans...we're just going to try to play catch-up. Do I say that all the time? I know I do b/c I am always behind and I want you to know. I wouldn't want you to think that I am always just painting a rosy picture of my life. It is hard, but the fun times make it worth every minute.

We are so ready for spring. C'mon warm weather and sunshine.

I hope to upload some pictures soon. I know my ramblings are boring. Hope you have a good weekend.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Hello All

Yep, I'm still here. I've been waiting for something exciting to happen, but nothing is really happening. We had fun celebrating my brother's b-day on Saturday. Happy Birthday Len. The kids had a good time screaming and yelling until way-past-bedtime. Tyler was a trooper too but finally passed out even with the screaming and yelling;) Ryan spent the evening teaching everyone how to play PacMan and calling for Jacob to save him from his cousin Austin (or as Ryan says..."Dustin".)

We hung a johnny-jumper in our bathroom doorway for Tyler to play with yesterday. He had fun after Ryan showed him how it works. Pretty much, we've been spending alot of time playing video games, trying to keep up with chores, and praying for Spring.

I'll try to post something more interesting later in the week.

Monday, February 11, 2008

Happy Half Birthday

On August 10th we were blessed with another sweet little boy. We've enjoyed his smiles for 6 full months now and celebrated Tyler's half birthday yesterday. What a sweetie.

P.S. Thank you to Rick, Amanda, Hailee, and Jake for taking spectacular care of our most prized possessions this weekend. Ryan had a lot of fun playing with his cousins overnight. He testified that he would do it again. "How about tomorrow?" he said. Tyler even acted as if we were never missed. Thanks guys. I know it was a lot to ask from you and we appreciate your generosity.

Thursday, February 7, 2008

Another First

Ryan made his first trip to the dentist office this week. He was an exemplary patient! Doesn't it just make you so proud when your kids impress the public? He started by sitting in a chair and watching me first. He even used the vaccuum to suction water out of my mouth. (Always the little helper :)

Ryan sat very patiently and responded to all of the dentists requests. He really liked the Bubble Gum toothpaste too. They took a picture of him and put it on the wall for everyone to see for years to come. Now we are working on getting Ryan to stop sucking his thumb, which will be a real challenge. The dentist says it's causing his teeth to shift. Last night we put a bandaid on his thumb as a reminder to stop. I also bribed him with a trip to another basketball game if he stops. Here are some pictures for you.