Sunday, December 30, 2007


We visited my Grandparents in Nashville for Christmas. My parents met us there and we had a great time.
All Tyler asked Santa for was a "BuzzLightyear and a shooting gun" He must have been a really good boy this year because he got both and couldn't have been a happier. G & G got him a scooter with helmet and pads we took it to the park and tested it out, but I don't have any pics of the major wipe out. When I get it I will add it in. You may think I am a bad parent, but in the picture he is in mid air coming down a hill, really quite the shot, and worth sharing. Notice the gun on the back of the scooter, he didn't want to let it go.
Dylan loved the scooter too. He also looked really cute getting ready for the park in his new winter hat from GP.
These are all the pictures I had on my camera. Jeff needs to download his and then I will get some from my dad and put more up. We hope everyone had a great Christmas!

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Trail of Lights

Last night we went with our good friend Cameron Scott to the Trail of Lights! Every year at Zilker Park here in Austin they close the road through the park and light it up. This was the first year we have taken the kids and all Tyler could say was "oh my gosh!" It really was better than I remembered and it was the perfect night to be there, 70 degrees outside. They also have this huge tree made of lights. The lights spiral up and when you stand under it and spin looking up the lights move. Watching everyone under the tree hold hands and spin around is almost more fun than doing it. Tyler wasn't a huge fan of doing it, but really liked watching the other people and just being under this huge tree.
Cameron is Tyler's 3rd best friend. We love Cameron!
We also saw Santa there. You can see that it didn't go so well for poor Dylan, maybe next year. Tyler was happy though and told him everything he wants, a Buzzlightyear and a shooting gun. Cameron got an even better pic of this, with Dylans arms out stretched for Jeff who is to the side and Tyler making a really funny face.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

"You're going to go blind!"

This is Tylers new favorite way to watch TV. It drives me crazy! I leave him on the couch and two seconds later when I get back he is a foot away from it. ARGH!!! I tell him he is going to go blind which then he replys with "why?" and it turns into a 5 minute conversation with me making most of it up, and putting him back on the couch. I hate saying this, the first time I had flash backs to my childhood. It was like the first time I said "because I said so" which I hate saying, and feeling really old and very parentee. It is just one of those phrases that I swore as a child I would never say to my kids. What do you do? I guess turn off the TV completly and no more watching until he can do it properly sitting a good distance from it. Sometimes I hate being the grown up.

Saturday, December 8, 2007


Tyler runs inside and gets his chair and plants himself in the driveway. Me- "Tyler, what are you doing?" Tyler- "Waiting for Santa!" At playgroup the other day we made Magical Christmas Dust (uncooked oatmeal and glitter). You aren't suppose to put it out until Christmas Eve, but Tyler wouldn't leave me alone about it so we did it early. Now all we can do is wait.

Thursday, December 6, 2007

What year are you?

I don't think I want to be 12 again, but maybe at 27 it would be fun.
You Belong in 1992
With you anything goes! You're grunge one day, ghetto fabulous the next. It's all good!

Monday, December 3, 2007

No more mullet

Jeff has wanted to cut Dylans hair for a while now and I have refused. I finally told him that after he turned one I would take him. Well, the time came, and I agreed it really did need to be cut. A few weeks ago Dylan was crawling around and I realized my baby had a mullet. You all have probably notice too, that he has crazy hair on top. He actually has a cowlick in the back that forces his hair to stick up and unaturally go the wrong direction. Everyone goes on and on about how cute it is and it looks like he has static in his hair all the time, but he is getting older and it was time to bite the bullet and get it cut. The poor kid has serious hair issues and we can only hope that the crazy bed head look sticks around for a while. He was really good at the hair cut place and sat all by himself and let the lady cut away, unlike when we took Tyler for his first hair cut and Jeff had to hold him down screaming and crying while the lady worked as fast as she could to cut something. It is so funny how different there personalities are.