Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Church Pumpkin Patchville

Tonight was our churches HUGE Pumpkin Patchville. Our small group has volunteered the last 2-3 years and so we went. It was many people! We dressed Tyler in his lion outfit, he was such a cutie...and as you'll see in the video he LOVED the bubble machine. I was a clown and daddy was just a daddy. (a great one at that!)Hope you all have a safe's on a Friday this year...eek!

Sunday, October 19, 2008

We'll Miss You!

We loved having you here! Come back soon! Love, us.

Friday, October 17, 2008

Grandma water skiing

It's Friday night, we just had a wonderful meal of good o'l fashioned Iowa Steak and Potatoes at JJ's. It was really good and to top it off my grandma made us her famous pumpkin pie. I eat mine with lots of cool whip, how do you eat yours?

Anyways, earlier today on the agenda was either River Street or boat ride. Since today is supposed to be the last warm day of the season (86 degrees) we decided to take a boat ride. And look who decides to jump in the slightly chilly water? My mom! She went in very confident that she could do it and she did! She was up on the first attempt! Here is the video to prove it!

We have a slight issue with the boat with some possible water in the gas causing it to sputter out...but it's still pretty fun! My mom's arms and legs were like jelly coming into the boat. I think she'll be sore tomorrow!

Oh, and we also found a great deal on a small, starter Phantom Sail Boat...this should be interesting!! We don't have the sail up or anything yet, but it will look something like this? We have a lot of learning to do...but it will be fun!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Treasure Hunt

Last week I had the pleasure of helping plan a treasure hunt for my neighbors son, Alex (who turned 9)...and we learned a few things:
1. Tips for preparing Treasure Hunts: ALL clues must go in sandwich baggies in case it rains: it did rain...HARD right as the boys started the hunt, however I only placed the clues that were outside in baggies. The instructions were to KEEP every clue or else you won't know where the treasure is...impossible! As soon as the kids figured out the clue they THREW the clue on the ground and sprinted for the next spot.

2. Slumber parties need to be from 5pm-11am NOT 3pm-3pm!

I came up with one of the clues:

Your neighbor at #6
Has things he likes to fix
This ski is purple and pink
Put it in the water, it just might sink.

It was really fun...and I can tell we'll have fun times ahead with Tyler.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Guests with guest bedroom

Saturday night my mom and grandma arrived after driving 1200 miles from Des Moines, IA. They delivered a pool table to my brother's house in my dad's truck. Can you imagine? Two grandma's driving a pick up truck down the interstate with a pool table in the back? Anyways, my grandma had a step stool to get in and out of the truck. Since they've been here...we really haven't stopped. Grandma stayed at our house for 3 nights and then will transfer her stuff to JJ's and my mom will stay here (and thye both have their own room and each of our houses!). This is so fun!

Sunday: Church, lunch, mall, chipped beef gravy for dinner at JJ's (Johne and Jenny's).

Monday: Make week's schedule, which includes Carrie and Grandma sleeping in on Friday!! YIPPEE!! Tybee Beach-VERY windy but really nice, Lasagna dinner at our house, mom and grandma helped me make Waldorf fruit salad and an impossible Bisquick pie for me to bring to MOPS. Tuesday: I went to MOPS and my mom and grandma babysat Tyler, trip to Tuesday Morning, and then everyone had my grandma's meatloaf and apple pie for dinner at JJ's! I was at my bible study, so they saved the smallest piece of meatloaf and a little au gratin potatoes...they were hoarding the leftovers!
Johne setting up his pool table...Thanks DAD! FREE pool at JJ's!

Wednesday/Today: Aquarium at Skidaway Marine Institute, homemade pizza at our house with Scott's parents, Andrew, and not Jenny or Scott.

Thursday: My grandma will watch me play tennis, Mom and Jenny babysit Tyler and take Halloween pictures of Tyler in his lion costume, mom and Jenny shopping for house warming gifts, and all of us going to Greek Festival in downtown Savannah.

Friday: Day on River Street, and cookout at JJ's.

Saturday: mom and grandma leave.

WOW the week is only halfway over and I'm exhausted, oh did I mention that Tyler has been sick this whole time? He has a cold, cough, croup, possible ear infection or just stuffed up, upset stomach, won't eat, AND getting 2 more teeth to add to his 4 that came in the last 2 weeks! AHHHHH...but for the most part in a pretty good disposition. A little fussy tonight...but it turned out he just wanted to go to sleep.

I have to find some pictures....more later! We're playing Debate Bingo thanks to Jessica...and it's our house vs JJ's. I have all the wrong words...where is this debate going...there has been a lot of wasted time.

Grandma, Tyler and Me walking down the Tybee Pier.

Sunday, October 05, 2008

Tyler at Kroger (grocery store)

I just love this picture, tell me what you think he's saying? I think he's saying, "so what, I love Kroger! You got a problem wit dat?"Kroger is one of Tyler's favorite places. He loves seeing all the people at Kroger and flirting with everyone! I'm sure they will all soon know him by name. It entertains us all.

Thursday, October 02, 2008

Clapping and dancing

Tyler finally put his hands together and started clapping on Monday (9-29). He is changing and learning so much everyday. It's amazing how much they learn in just 1 year. He even knows what the remote to the TV does and points it to the TV. So cute! He's saying mama and dada, when I ask him to say mama he gives me a HUGE air kiss. He loves walking around the living room in his walker (that I got from down the street). Scott says that he has also found his rhythm, he is bobbing his head side to side to music. It is really a kick! I really don't think this kid can get any cuter! We attempted some family pictures last week, but I wasn't happy with his too small 18 month old polo I bought him that day(I think it was a size mistake). I think we're going to have re-do next week. It's nice having a photographer in the family...I hope I don't wear her out though! So maybe you'll have them in the next few weeks
Tyler has 3 teeth coming in. The top 2 teeth and 1 bottom tooth. He seems to be handling it well...I think I'm spoiling him feeding him twice a night. So I think we'll have to address that situation this weekend and let him cry it out again. It's just hard thinking that he is in pain. It would be really nice though to get 8 hours of straight sleep. Wish us luck.
Here is a multi video of Tyler. He is dancing, clapping, and his favorite thing opening and shutting doors? Enjoy!