Thursday, July 31, 2008
Wednesday, July 30, 2008
Here's Super Ryan's way of flexing his muscles. The cute part is really the sound effects. I think he zapped me with some spiderwebs in the process too. Anyway, he had a case of the sillies and i thought I would share a view.
Notice Life Today: I was just noticing the other day that Ryan doesn't have much baby fat left and he has hair on his legs. When did that show up? It just seemed strange that I didn't notice earlier.
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
We had a nice celebration this weekend for Great Grandpa Tucker's 80th Birthday Party. Always a pleasure spending time with family. The kids had fun playing while the adults got a chance to talk too;) Our sweetheart Ellen surprised Ms. Riley Kate with a 4th Birthday cake too. She even snuck one in for me too. What a doll. Mmmm. Cake is good.
Tyler's top 2 teeth have finally made an appearance. He was a little crankier than normal and now we know why. He's still a little sober acting. They look so big. It must be causing alot of soreness.
Notice Life Today: Tyler is really gaining his balance. He pulls himself up on everything. Especially if you leave a room and close a door. He stands there knocking for you. If you need back in, you have to be extra careful not to knock little guy over. Of course, if you're Ryan...you purposely knock him over and then grin. Stinker. (Stinker x 2)
Thursday, July 24, 2008
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
Here's a cute little picture of sleepy head Tyler. We spend the day on Friday at Clark Lake Beach. ( Lunch from the Beach Bar, Ymmm.) It has been a while since we have gone and the shores are beautiful. So sandy, they remind me of the ocean. The boys were champs...swimming for hours until Tyler couldn't fight it any more. He took his nap on some towels at the park while we continued enjoying the day. We all really enjoyed it and it rates as one of my favorite days of the summer so far.
Notice Life Today: Tyler is really pulling himself up on everything. He loves to stand. He forgets that he still needs to hold on and gets startled when he figures out he is standing on his own. Of course, that makes him tumble to his bummy. He's also practicing stairs. Up is mastered. Down? Well, let's just say we're practicing to prevent him from falling. He is determined to go down head first so I yank him by his feet and he laughs. What a sweet sound.
Monday, July 21, 2008
Thursday, July 17, 2008
I'm a little ashamed to admit my impatience last night after preparing a meal to a blaring television and 1 year old and countless warnings to a 3 year old to quit picking on his brother and "cooperate!". Two poopy pull ups in a row nearly did me in. I told Ryan that I was tired of smelling poopy and I was tired of changing his pants and told him he'd have to help himself. I also told him that we would be staying home until he is completely trained b/c I wasn't looking forward to poopy pants in public. At first, he testified that he wanted to stay home. That he didn't care about Chuck, Hunt Club, Baseball, Horse Tracks, Bowling, or Golfing!! Fine. A few minutes later, however, magic happened. Ryan said, "I'm ready to go to the potty."
Three stories later we put our offended noses in the air and said bye bye poopy and hit the flusher. What a proud moment for everyone. I hope the magic continues....
Notice Life Today: We passed a wheat field freshly manicured with hay bales yesterday. Ryan asked me what it was. I told him they were hay bails and he says oh, you mean hay like what horsies and pigs eat. He's getting so smart and I'm not exactly sure where he learns these things. Just before bed he says "Good night Lucie!" He learns so much at daycare. I'm thankful.
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
And we still can't get through a day without Ryan talking about his friend Chuck (E. Cheese, that is), bowling, and golfing. Even Tyler was a little mystified with the big cute rat, uh, I mean, mouse. We went bowling twice and daddy took Ryan to the driving range twice over our vacation. Since we only went to the zoo once, Ryan is begging for another trip. I guess he thinks we are supposed to do something special every day. oops...he's a little spoiled.
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
Friday, July 11, 2008
Tuesday, July 1, 2008
Just a sample of fun from Chuck E. Cheese. Ryan was out-of-his-mind delighted. We had been promising a visit if Ryan would only Poopy in the Potty. When my brother called to say that Jacob's birthday party location was changed from a picnic scene to Chuck Es due to inclement weather, we knew we wouldn't miss the party even though Ryan hadn't done the deed. With 1 days notice, we encouraged Ryan to "squeeze out a big poopy" so we could go...and he did!! The next morning, he woke up remembering all the fun and walked right to the pooper to give it another try. (unsuccessful:( but a good effort) I'll post more later.