Friday, August 21, 2015

Candy Land

One of Savannah's presents was the Candy Land game. She played with Poppa David and Nana Tena while they were here (I had fallen asleep on the couch) and they said she did good for a few minutes.

She saw it this morning and wanted to play but we were just about to leave for school. I told her we could play when we got home from school and that satisfied her.

I think she had forgotten about it when we first arrived home which was lucky for me since Tyler needed a nap and I didn't want to have to tell her later again. After I put Tyler down and came back downstairs I asked her if she wanted to play and she got really excited. She of course picked the blue piece and told me I was pink. And that I loved the color pink (?!?)..

It took a little explaining but we got through the whole game and she won! Ok, maybe I cheated and moved like I had a single color instead of double a couple times but i wanted her to win her first time. She had a lot of fun and started clapping and smiling ear to ear when she won - I had to tell her she won lol

She wants to play with Daddy and Tyler now too - and I'm saving Hungry Hungry Hippos for when he's home for a nice surprise. Maybe Tyler can help us with that one, I'm sure he'll love all the noise!

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Tyler the 1 Year Old!!

I still can’t believe it but our little Tyler is a year old! So here are our 12 month pictures.. He is cruising around and loves walking but still needs to hold our hands to walk. His favorite things to eat are MEAT (beef, chicken, pork, fish – you name it!), yogurt and pouches. He now has 7 teeth with at least two more ready to pop through the gums. He is still 25.5 lbs and 30 inches tall – pretty much the same as he was at 9 months old!.


A quick pictorial recap of the last year..


A couple days old..



1 month old




3 months old




6 months old




10 months old



We started with our normal chair and Picasso Monkey..



However it turns out Picasso falling to the floor was hilarious..



Savannah kept us company – asking if it was her turn yet the whole time..




Then we moved to lounging followed by trying to get out of the chair..



After our feeble attempt at our normal pictures, Tyler was playing at the table and I got a few good close up snaps.. Still such a happy boy, and so handsome! Note the family tradition of a mullet coming in? hehe




And for comparison – here is Savannah on her first birthday. :)


Friday, July 24, 2015

Tyler’s First Birthday Smash Cake!

We lucked out that Tyler’s birthday fell on a Friday so Marc was home in the afternoon and evening. On his way he picked up a BIG chocolate cupcake with plastic “balloons” on it. After dinner we put it on his tray and he immediately went for the balloons.



Marc took his hand and put it in the icing a little but Tyler wasn’t sure what to think of it at first..IMG_6752IMG_6754


Then Tyler got a little brave and tried again himself..



Which meant Savannah took the balloons of course!



But Tyler was on a roll now and didn’t care.. He started tearing the cake up, making a wonderfully huge mess but not eating any!! He’s going to be our destructive boy.. And curious.. Basically the opposite of our cautious Savannah!



Finally he tried some of it but I was expecting a much happier look than we got. He just had a “hmm, ok I guess this is food” look.



Since he wasn’t all that interested in eating it anyways and Savannah had been really good and patient watching Tyler (while holding his balloons) we let her start helping to eat it. At least a quarter of it might actually be eaten by a human if she helps! She of course LOVED it!



I mean really, how could this kid stay so clean when you can barely tell there was a cake there anymore?!?



The tray was a completely different story.. And Savannah lol