Monday, November 29, 2010

Pulling Up

"Help, I've pulled up and can't get back down!!!"
We recently went in to check on Drew as he was crying in his crib, and this is what we found:

And it only took that one time to learn.
Now he's pulling up on everything.
AND falling down a lot.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Thanksgiving 2010

The kiddie table :)
Ty with his cousins: Layla, & Brie
The big girl table ;)
Me with my SIL Dana & my Momma
My wonderful parents
Drew enjoyed some of Grandma's homecook'n
...and then a nap with "Big Grandma"

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Drew Gets Tubes

In his short 8 months, Drew has had 2 ear infections. This last one was more concerning since it continued to get worse after 4 antibiotics and his left ear drum rupturing. We even tried Chiropractic treatment. But today Drew will finally get tubes put in both ears and hopefully get some relief.

I thought he looked adorable in his little hospital gown :)

He was quite fussy and disoriented after surgery. The nurse gave us some 1/2 strength apple juice to give him, and boy did he like that! It was the first time he had juice.
He's been putting his arms up by his head ever since he started getting ear infections. It's adorable, but I know he's doing it b/c his head hurts.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Places to Go, Things to See

At 8 Months Old, Drew has got the hang of crawling.
Well, it still somewhat appears like the worm dance, but looks more and more like crawling. He can be across the room in a flash!

The next member of "KISS"

This shot was an "oops", but I find his little feeties & chunky legs adorable.

"Can't See Me"

Ty loves to hide these days: under covers, in his tent, behind his bed...
Today he discovered that he could hide under the desk area in our kitchen.

"Can't see me!"
I love this picture. Man I love those boys :)

Friday, November 19, 2010

Firehouse Visit

Drew was mesmerized by all the ceiling fans in the bay.
...and also by all the buttons & knobs he could touch in the engine.
Ty enjoyed being able to turn on all the lights.
But I think the highlight of the day for Drew was playing with this glove. (Yes, all my nurse's a clean one from the bottom of the box ;)

Ty's Preschool Thanksgiving Feast 2010

I am thankful that I am able to attend Ty's Preschool events. Today was his Thanksgiving Feast!

These are the adorable center pieces my friend Jennifer made. The kids got to pull out the crayons & color on their placemats :)
I was so impressed he was wearing this hat he made. He usually won't let you put anything "costume-y" on him.
Coloring with his best bud Campbell.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Catch-up on Ty

Boy, am I behind on blogging!
Here's a quick catch-up on Ty's happenings:

Ummm...well, it worked the first time I tried it. He just needed a little trim around his ears. That part went ok. Then I decided to trip his bangs, and...Oops! So of course I tried to fix it by evening it out. It looked like I had taken chunks out of his hair! With my head held low, I walked in to Cookie Cutters later that day and asked them to fix it. It had to be buzzed.
All said and done, it's kind of cute.
This is Ty & his best friend Campbell at a birthday party for their friend Faith :)

And these are some great shots that my friend Brooke took at Gabe Johnson's birthday party.

Pumpkin Carving Time!
First we let Ty color the pumpkin :)
Drew was there looking on, smiling as always.

"Half Time" on!

"Look Mommy. Daddy is up to no good."
Dennis had read somewhere that if you spray the jack-o-lantern with WD40, it will keep it last longer. (The verdict...Doesn't Work).

One thing I LOVE about being a SAHM, is being able to go with Ty on all his fieldtrips.

"Mom, no more pictures. You're cramping my style."
I anticipate seeing this look quite a bit in years to come.

Ty's wonderful teacher, Ms. Tori ("Towie" as Ty says it).
...And he's off!
He enjoyed running from me in the corn maze. Kind of fun, kind of freaked me out. I was worried he'd get lost in there. He didn't have a care in the world.

I truly do have a blessed life. I was inside holding our smiling baby, and looked out the window to see my amazing husband playing ball with Ty in the backyard.
If you ask Ty right now what he wants to be when he grows up, he says "a football player". Dennis has been teaching him how to kick the ball.

He good at hitting the ball with his bat too.

And just a few other things I want to chronicle about the amazing little Ty:
1. The other day Ty looked at me and said, "Mom you're awesome!".
2. He's been singing jingle bells (they're learning it for the preschool program :)
3. We've started a chore chart & money jar. More posts on that later.
4. He's learned how to cut with scissors and is taking steps to move up to the 3's Preschool Class.
5. He asks to call "Gam-ma & Pa-paw" on the phone almost every night.
6. And finally, we are suspicious that he has been going in Drew's room each morning and waking him up then coming to our room to tell us that Drew's crying. No evidence yet, but we're working on it ;)