Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Christmas WEEK

Christmas week started with Tyson's birthday party...from that day through Christmas day Tyson had presents to open EVERYDAY!  Then we decided to go to the lake Christmas day as a family to have some down time...and it was SO NICE and RELAXING! so relaxing that we stayed through Sunday which was not the original plan. Above you will see a few pics from the week. As you can see from the second one, Tyson does not like it when you don't immediately open the box so he can play with his new toys.  I love that picture.  The last picture sums up our lake trip...Daddy and Mommy played Wii all weekend...in our jammies.  Hope everyone had a WONDERFUL CHRISTMAS!

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Can you feel the love?

I think I've got it...

"I think I've figured out this whole 'unwrapping' thing. WHAT I DON'T LIKE...is when I get it unwrapped...and someone takes it away...and then I can't play with it RIGHT NOW...and then like magic...there's another one...and it all starts over again."


"It took me a little while to actually TOUCH it...but once I did...I  LOVED IT!!!!"

"MeMe and Adi gave me this...and I think Blake likes it too."
"Mommy tried to make a cupcake bear...good try Mommy...Market Basket makes excellent cakes!" lol
"This is what Uncle D-Dub gave me for my Birthday/Christmas...when Mommy said 'YES' she thought it was a 'little' inflatable...I think all of my friends...and Mommy AND Daddy could play in here at the the same time. I love you Uncle D-Dub...and Mommy said 'No we don't need anymore balls.'"

"Daddy & Mommy got me a camo 4 wheeler...I'm ready for my first hunting trip now!"

"THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR ALL OF MY GIFTS and all of the LOVE!!! I had a very special day!"   Mommy will add more pics of me playing with ALL my new toys after the holiday."

Friday, December 19, 2008

I'm almost ONE!!!

Tomorrow is Tyson's birthday. I cannot believe he is almost ONE! This picture is from last Sunday before we went to Baby Dedication at church. He is such a "little man."

I like SANTA...from a distance

Tyson met Santa this week. After he screamed "his fool head off"...I passed him back to Santa.

I wish you could see the worried look on his face after I put him BACK in Santa's lap.
He was happier as we were leaving.
Not REAL happy...but happier.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!!

This is what we woke up to this morning.
Mommy is not real good at building snowmen...she got cold...so she made a snowbaby instead.
LOOK CLOSE...I am standing BY MYSELF!!!!  and that snowbaby has MY paci...

Tastes like SNOW

Snow Baby

Tuesday, December 9, 2008


Tyson will be one is about 11 days...OH MY GOODNESS!!!  Michael Cate has been creating a one year book for us since I was 8 months pregnant...The last two sessions have been posted...if you would like to see...

Go to Our Favorites (on the right side of this blog page)
click on Applause photo
click on Client Previews
click on Tyson's Christmas Tree (he took these last night at the house)

after you look at these...if you click on the box APPLAUSE PHOTO rectangle at the top of the screen you can scroll through the other albums...

scroll to the very bottom and you will see Tyson's albumns...the previous session is Tyson in his Halloween costume...I LOVE THESE...and the last part of that album is my attempt to capture Tyson's hair before his first haircut.

Anyway...check them out when you get a chance. MICHAEL is AMAZING!!! we are already signing on for Bartlett Bun #2 book.

Friday, December 5, 2008


It's getting cold!


This is the first time I have changed a diaper while Tyson stayed asleep through the whole process...as you can see from his lack of clothing...this was a BIG ONE!!!  I didn't realize until I looked at the pictures that he was in the same position even after I changed the diaper and stripped his clothes. 

Monday, December 1, 2008


In just a few weeks Tyson will be a year old.  It is crazy how time flies.  He is SO MUCH FUN. We recently found out that Tyson will also be a BIG BROTHER sometime in July. We are all VERY excited.


We have been celebrating Thanksgiving for a few weeks now. We went to Riesel a few weekends ago (see other post) and had Thanksgiving chicken, we had the office over to the house last Wednesday for Thanksgiving gumbo, then Scott smoked a turkey & a ham for whoever was around on Thanksgiving day. YUMMY!!!   (Notice Tyson's pink eye in his little Thansgiving pic above.)

Then Megan (MeMe) & I woke up early Friday morning...oops...Adam (Adi) did too... to go shopping....they went to Sears and I went to Walmart...then Adam quit...lol...and Megan and I shopped until lunch. The boys (Scott, Adam, & Tyson) went to the lake...and we met them there later after picking up the dogs. Poppa Mike & Cousin Brandon came to fish a few days...The Williams family was at the lake as well and they came over in the evenings to visit. This is an ADORABLE shot of Kaden (19 months) and Tyson (11 months) taking their bath at the lake.

We sat outside around the fire one night and I love Tyson's reaction to the fire...he was really enjoying himself.  Hope everyone had a HAPPY THANKSGIVING...we have A LOT to be thankful for.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

First Haircut

"I went to meet Daddy yesterday and get MY FIRST HAIRCUT!  Bye Bye baby mullet"

"Momma & Daddy had to help hold me still...I did NOT cry...but I kept turning around so I could see what Ms. Joy was doing."

"Just for the record I am not crying in this picture...unfortunately I woke up with pink eye in BOTH eyes...AGAIN!"   

Momma will post pics of the new haircut after he wakes up today.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008


"Daddy had to pull the crib out to find 'A' paci for me...look what he found. JACKPOT!!"

"Sometimes it's difficult to make choices when you have so many options."

"YEP! I chose the only PINK one in the pile. I am confident AND secure. I am aware that not everyone can pull this off.  Oh yea...just remembered...I HAVE to get a haircut tomorrow..."

I see you

Megan, "MeMe", and Tyson were playing last night. I tried to crop this video so you could hear him laughing! I LOVE IT!!!   


MeMe made this video of Tyson wearing his new mittens outside.  TOO CUTE!!!

You do what you gotta do!!

We went to "Niece"  Kiersten's Magical Fairy Princess Birthday Party this weekend. (you should hear Scott say that with LOADS of excitement in his voice) "KiKi" turned 3.  I will post pics of that when Aunt Misty sends me some...I was a slacker Aunt and did not have my camera...well, YES...I did HAVE my camera, but I couldn't find it in the bottom of my purse. OH WELL...anyway...we did not bring anything for Tyson to sit in to eat...and he is a WIGGLE WORM...so the picture above shows how we resolved this.  HEY! you do what you gotta do...CPS anyone???

Friday, November 21, 2008


"Will someone PLEASE tell my Daddy that I do NOT need a haircut. "  

"No! I do NOT have a 'baby mullet.'"  GEEZE!!!


"Look what I got for CHRISTMAS from MeMe"
"MeMe LOVES me!!"
"Yea, we talked about the fact that it isn't THANKSGIVING yet...but I told her I didn't care...we could go ahead and open it...there will be LOTS of things to open later...but I didn't have 'anything' to play with TODAY!" 

Playing at Grammy Rita's & Grampa Don's

"I played with Grammy Rita & Grampa Don last weekend"
"It was fun...I read a few books."
"I knocked down all the towers."

"and I worked in a little exercise."

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Read with caution...and not before you EAT!!

OK..so I know I haven't posted in a while...been a little busy...cleaning up vomit...off Tyson...off the floor...off of ME!  about a week and a half ago...Tyson had a corny dog...after he was "swinging"...he threw up...non-chewed CORNY DOG all over the place.  This freaked him out...and us...because up to this point he has not been sick...and he has definitely not thrown up. 

So it begins...Tyson continued to throw up all afternoon...I thought he had a virus...no fever...and after a while he was SO HAPPY after he threw up. So I decided the next day if he was still throwing up I would take him to the pediatrician. 

The next day he was keeping his pedialite down...I fed him breakfast...all was well with the world...later that evening while we were sitting around the table...Tyson stuck his fingers right down his throat and threw up everything he just ate...and then laughed.   HELLO???  

So for days following...Tyson would put his fingers in his mouth (his next two teeth are breaking through) and he would smile at us when we would say...NO...we started spanking his hands (GO AHEAD CALL CPS...I really don't care)...and he would continue to smile and then GAG himself...and then laugh...like the smile you see in this photo.

I've asked for advice...I have called the pediatrician...who seems to agree with me...that he is not sick...he just learned a "new trick"...and there are not baby physchiatrists to treat "baby bulemia."   As long as he is still having tee tee diapers...and he is not losing a lot of weight...he is fine...it's "just a phase."  YIPPEE!!!  Why should I not put things on his fingers....such as TABASCO???  because he is 10 months old...and whatever I put on his fingers is destined to be IN HIS EYES.  (good advice)  

I think my worst episode was when he threw up his milk bottle all over me while I curled up in fetal position in Scott's chair trying to keep it off of the furniture. Seriously...I think he atcually drank 2 ounces and threw up 15.  Scott's worst was probably after he spewed his chicken spaghetti all over Scott and Tyson ended up on the kitchen sink...where he was stripped down and "hosed off." BUT, I think MeMe wins when I found her at Kohls and Tyson was asleep in the stroller with nothing on but a new pair of pants...after he spewed EVERYTHING...I think Megan's words were "If you see baby carrots on the floor that was us."   

"Pre-mommy ME" would have been curled up on the floor crying for someone else to come CLEAN THIS UP...and then they would have to clean ME UP...after I got sick myself. I am officially amazed at how your life changes when you become a parent. 

So far the last few days have been "bulemia free." So hopefully Tyson is through this "phase of life."


Poker night

The day after Halloween we had a bunch of friends over for the afternoon to play Texas Hold 'Em before the HORNS game (which they lost...but we don't have to go into detail about that). We had so much fun. The kids seemed to have a great time "playing" with each other. Of course we ATE really well also. Scott made a huge chili...and all the girls, and some of the guys, made dips, snacks, and desserts. OH MY GOODNESS!!! there was so much food.  It's always fun to get together like this...some people play poker, some people don't, and everyone seems to have a great time. Of course when the game started...the poker ended...but the eating continued...YUM!!!  and it was ALL good until...I don't know...the last minute and 29 seconds of the game...I don't know I wasn't really paying attention...HA HA HA!!