Sunday, November 30, 2008

Riding a Bike

Tyler is also learning to ride a bike without training wheels this weekend. He did really well for a four and a half year old. Just a little bit more practice.

Thanksgiving Weekend

We have had a really great weekend. Jeff has only had to run one call, and the phone has hardly rang. Now that I think about it is funny that that is how I determine a good weekend for us, but we hardly ever get him just to ourselves and are very thankful that he we have. Anyway, Thanksgiving day we went to our friends the Simmons and enjoyed a great dinner and hanging out. That night we of course watched the University of Texas game and of course they won, "Hook Em Horns!" Friday morning I went to Walmart at 5am like a crazy person and got a few things that now make me done with my Christmas shopping. WooHoo! Of course by the time I got home everyone was ready to get up and there was no hope of going back to bed so I decided it was time to decorate for Christmas. Jeff got all the stuff out and I put on my favorite Johny Mathis Christmas cd and we were set. Here is the house and our motorcycle Santa with side car reindeer that moves up and down.Saturday morning we went to the Austin Blue Santa parade downtown. We had to park a ways away because we were a little late but is was still really great and we were still able to donate our children's toys to the "poor children without mommy's" as Tyler puts it. This picture cracks me up because Elvis is riding on this float with Santa. What in the world? I guess it just goes with everything else here in Austin and there motto, "Keep Austin Weird."
This is our rig walking to the parade. We had to park about 6 long blocks away and never new that the one baby stroller could carry 3.

That afternoon we also watched White Christmas, a Thanksgiving weekend tradition in my mind, but not everyone seems to love this movie as much as I do. Come on people it is a classic! This is us watching, notice Dylan playing with something and Jeff so excited about the movie he talked on the phone most of it. Oh well, we are still going to watch it every year!

It has been such a great weeekend, but now Dylan is throwing up and running a fever. Hence why I am blogging right now while Jeff and Tyler are at Church. I hope everyone has had a great weekend too, without the throwing up part. We love and miss you all at the beginging of this Holiday Season. Take Care!

Friday, November 21, 2008

Happy Birthday Dylan!

Dylan is 2! He had a great day! We met some friends at Hopping Hippos to play and eat lunch. On the way home they all zonked out which made for a quiet afternoon. Yeah Me! When Jeff got home we headed out to Ghatti Land. They have a pizza buffet and then arcade games in the back. He was to little for some of the games, but just loved running from each one all lit up to the next. We only convinced him to leave with the image of choo choo train birthday cake and presents waiting at home. He is such a great little man. So content and happy with most everything. He is a guy of few words but has really started to talk more and more. His new thing is "Oh Bummer" which he seems to even use in context, but my favorite is hearing all the "pease, dank yous, and waf yous." We love you too Dylan Doo! Happy Birthday!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Gobble Gobble

We had playgroup at our house today. I helped the kids make these fun turkey hats. I thought they turned out really great!

Best Friends


Saturday, November 15, 2008

Sorry Big D

I finally decided this poor plant has been through enough. Really it was now only a stick with 3 leaves. There use to be more but after two years of being picked, pulled, reduced and replanted, I just don't think it will make it through another replanting. Sad times! You were so good to us little plant, sorry we (Tyler, Dylan and a little bit of Bridger) were so hard on you. RIP!
I also want to thank Jen and D for bringing this plant into our lives, I really did try my hardest to take care of it.

Friday, November 14, 2008


So I really hope everyone else out there has a hard time get one good picture of there kids. "hold still, look at me, smile, look at me-the camera-or even just this direction would be great!" These are all things coming out of my mouth when trying to take a decent picture and it takes like twenty minutes for one decent shot. Anyway... I got these the other day and thought "wow, these are to bad, it must be a miracle!" Thought I would share, mainly for grandparent, and just bragging to the rest of you that my kids are sooooo cute!
My Toothless Wonder! My Speed Racer! Them together, one looking the other not, of course. Them being silly, trying to take a picture with Kyle. Dylan was eating cheese and liked holding it up and saying cheese for the pic. GOOD TIMES!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Kyle's Blessing

We decided to bless Kyle this past Sunday while my parents were still here. Jeff did a great job and I am so blessed to have such a great husband. I love cute pictures of brothers. This is them above nice and happy before church when we should have taken our picture together as a family. And this is the our attempt for a family picture below after church with three crying boys and us not knowing what else to do besides laugh. Good Times!

Proud grandparents. Thank you Grandpa and Grandma for coming and sharing Kyle's special day with him. Thanks Grandpa for staying a whole week and keeping the boys busy and happy for me. Dylan is walking around today saying "Were ganpa?" We love you!


We had a great Halloween. Grandpa took them in the morning to Pioneer Farms, a park here, that puts on a little carnival thing for the kids and they play games and get candy. Then when Jeff got home we went to the outlets mall in Round Rock and the kids trick or treated from store to store. After we got home and had dinner it was finally dark and my dad stayed home with the baby and to hand out candy, so Jeff and I could take the boys around the neighborhood together. Buzz and Woody were a big hit and got plenty of treats. It was a very busy day and now Tyler is wondering when the next Halloween will be. We are working on understanding the concept of one whole year.

A Boy Thing

For the last few weeks city workers have been working in the drainage ditch behind our house. I think we thought they were just cleaning it out, but it sure is taking a long time. In the three years we have lived here they have never done more than mow along our back fence and it was beginning to look like a forest. Anyway, they brought in diggers, bobcats, and all sorts of tractor like machinery. Most of the work was the week grandpa was here visiting, and him and the boys would stand out there watching over the fence for hours. Now that grandpa is gone, Dylan heard the tractors back there this morning and pulled me out there to help him see. Lets just say that after two minutes of watching I was done and put Dylan down (he can't see unless you hold him) and he was not happy. What is the big deal? All that digger is doing is moving dirt around. I couldn't take it much longer so I told him he will have to wait for dad to come home because Jeff doesn't mind watching that for hours with them like Grandpa. It must be a boy thing.