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.