Thursday, October 28, 2010

Kindergarten Halloween Party

Since I planned to be home for the afternoon anyway, I felt lucky to be able to help with Tyler's Kindergarten Halloween party this afternoon.

Here they are making popcorn and candy-corn hands.

Aubrey was content to watch the action from her stroller

And here is the class

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

How'd she know?

The bank teller gave Tyler a green balloon and as we drove away, I asked,

"How did she know that green is your favorite color?"

Tyler (with sincere excitement): "Yeah! And how did she know last time that yellow is my third favorite color?!"

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Soccer 10-23-2010

Pumpkin Patch

Sunday afternoon, I decided to take Tyler and Aubrey to a new (to us) pumpkin patch. Unfortunately, Wayne was unable to join us. But, the weather was so gorgeous, I wanted to enjoy it!

We started out with a hayride (or hay-rack ride as they call it in Kansas) to a "pumpkin patch" and to feed the goats and a llama. There were new baby goats that had just been born that day. They were adorable!

Tyler was pretty nervous about feeding the goats. It took a little time for him to gather the courage, so this was a bit of a triumphant moment.

I tried to get a few pictures of the two of them. Yeah- this is the best of what I got. :)

Tyler's favorite was playing in the big piles of hay.

Tyler took a ride on the "cow train" which was a gator pulling these little cars. Soon after this picture, it looked like a swerving cloud of dust. It took a few wipes to clean up his face after he got back.

Tyler went through the kiddie corn maze a few times before we left.

A happy, red-faced, tired boy!

Friday, October 22, 2010

9 Months

I've had these pictures waiting to post for a week now. Due to computer problems on my work computer (from which I usually post), icky malware or something, I haven't gotten a chance to post them.

Anyway, the little lady is already 9 months old. How did this happen? Her personality is blossoming all the time. She's babbling a lot, experimenting with that little voice - getting louder, growling, and mostly saying "dadadadada" all day.

She is usually looking for something to pull herself up on, and often stands unsupported.

She has a magnet for forbidden items. Any electronic device or cord is on that list. Here she is hovering, wishing for a chance to get a hold of that DS.

She loves her bath, and loves to chew on her comb.

Love you, little love muffin!
(Thanks, Aunt Lynette, for these PJs. Tyler wore them and they're still in great shape)! :)

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Streeetching a birthday out...

Last night, Ted and Sue came over to celebrate Tyler's birthday. They came early enough to meet him off the bus so he could tell us all about his day. We went out to supper at the place of his choice, Pei Wei. Then we came back for presents, cake and ice cream.

He was thrilled to open Lego sets from Aunt Rachel and Uncle Hollins and then from Grandpa and Grandma.
They were setting up the game and getting ready to play. :)

Meanwhile, Aubrey was crawling around...

Chewing on the recliner...

And playing with Grandpa Ted.

We had a great evening together. :)

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Tyler turns 6!

Last evening, Tyler enjoyed celebrating his birthday with a few friends. We went to All Star Sports and started with mini-golf.

Wayne, with Abe, Leo, Ollie and Tyler

Waiting their turn on the go-karts.

No, I don't know what he's saying. :)

Blowing out candles on his chocolate Spiderman cake.

This was my first attempt at fondant. I tried marshmallow fondant, but I think I added too much powdered sugar, which made it a bit dry. So, I think I'll seek out advice if I try it again. But the cake tasted good, and Tyler didn't mind the flaws, so all in all, it worked out just fine.

Excitement as he is opening presents.

Celebrating at school

On Tyler's birthday, he took Spiderman cupcakes to school to celebrate.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Tyler turned 6!

On October 6, Tyler turned 6! The night before his birthday, we made cupcakes for his class.


I felt badly that I had to work an extra long day on his birthday, but he was happy that he got to open presents from us that night. And throughout the week, he has enjoyed his birthday being remembered by other family members as well.

Tomorrow, we're looking forward to a little celebration with a few friends. :)
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Sunday, October 3, 2010

Tom & Jerry

Tyler: "If we have any more kids, let's name it Jerry."

Wayne: "Why?"

Tyler: "Because if we have Tom, we don't want him to be like Tom Riddle."

Wayne: "Who's Tom Riddle?"

Tyler (in a matter of fact tone): "Voldemort."

Well of course. Wouldn't you consider a cat, mouse and wizard in deciding appropriate baby names? :)