Monday, January 21, 2008

Wipe out

These pictures are from Christmas, but I thought they were definitely worth sharing. This is Tyler on Christmas day with his new scooter that he loves.
He wanted to go down this small hill and totally wiped out. The picture is a little blurry, but a great shot of the wipe out. He did hop right back on, but didn't want to go down the hill again. I don't blame him, he was going pretty fast.

Friday, January 18, 2008

Toilet Time

What do you do when you have a 3 year old who is becoming more independent, thankfully, going to the bathroom alone, but have a 1 year old that thinks the toilet is just a fun splash pool? Arg! This is a favorite thing for all babies right? For a while I just always made sure that the lid was down, training Tyler and Jeff to do this took some time, but now Dylan has figured that out. So just train them to shut the bathroom door? Right. Easier said than done with a 3 year old. He is so good at going all by himself and not screaming for help anymore and I know that I don't have to check on him. The problem is Dylan has this sense that he knows when you are heading for the bathroom and Tyler is a much better target to forget about the lid down and dragging Dylan out to shut the door so he can't have so much joy in splashing around and throwing things in... It is actually almost funny how much he enjoys it. If it weren't gross and I didn't have to stop it immediately I would probably take video of him smiling and giggling away splashing my, now old, hair brush around in the two inches of water. Hopefully this is a faze, something I never had to do with Tyler cause the door was shut all the times, but it is killing me. Also, he is getting fast. "Tyler, where is Dylan? Did you shut the bathroom door?" Running.... "Dylan NOOOOO!" Favorite roller clips all dumped in, now boiling to sanitize. Oh, and can I say how much I hate reaching my hand in the toilet to fish things out, even when I know that I just cleaned it. Still yucky. Maybe I just need to teach him that if you put it in there you have to take it out. :) Yeah right. Sad sad times.

Friday, January 11, 2008

George Strait and Texas

Jeff and I went and saw George Strait last night. Never seen so many wranglers, hats and boots in one place. IT WAS WONDERFUL! I love him. Something about a man in cowboy boots, hat and tight wranglers singing just to you, okay... well thousands. And there is something about that smile.... We got home after midnight, but all I wanted to do was put in Pure Country (if you haven't seen this movie I am going to cry) and fall asleep watching him. We didn't take a camera, and I am pretty sick, but it was still the best night of the year so far. It was fun because George Strait is totally Texas. For many of you who have not been to Texas there is something here called Texas Pride. It is like something I have never seen before. How many of you fly your state flag in front of your house? I don't recall growing up seeing one Washington state flag outside anyones house. Here in Texas though, the flag flys hand in hand with the American flag. People from here love it here and never plan on leaving. It also seems that after you have been here a while (8 or so years) you start feeling these Texas Pride feelings and all of a sudden find yourself with Texas flag in hand. In the words of Tyler and a whole stadium of George Strait fans "GO TEXAS!"

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Happy New Year!

We hope everyone has a great new year!
We wish you all the very best for 2008!