Monday, September 28, 2009

Father Son Campout---part 1

As soon as the weather cooled off I knew Paul would plan a camping weekend for him and Tyson. Unfortunately, this last Saturday was a little warmer than the week had been. None the less, they still had fun. Tyson and Ethan played in the river until the sun went down. They made hot dogs on the fire, had smores for dessert and played and played and played. Tyson said his favorite part was reading books with the flashlight before bedtime. As they laid there listening to the crickets and looking at the stars Tyson said "this is so peaceful Daddy." Big statement for a little guy.

frisby anyone???

I think the camp fire is always a huge attraction.

What's he throwing in the fire now???

more pics on the previous post

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Boys Night Out, Girls Night In---part 2

Camping was "awesome!" Those were the words from Tyson's mouth after they got home. Paul decided to take Tyson camping on Saturday. Mike called and said him and Ethan were in. And mine and Wendy's conversation went something like this......"Slumber party Saturday night?" "Sure what time are you and Max coming over?" So while the guys roasted marshmallows and hot dogs we put the little ones to bed, drank wine and watched girlee movies. I think we had more fun. The guys may think different.

Tyson was so amped to go. They didn't leave till about 4 on Saturday, he had that backpack and camera bag on since about 1:30. A little anxious???

Can't believe these two are 5?!?! We knew Ethan before he could walk. Now look how old they look.

It's the Khaki Brigade!!! No, actually it's just Paul, Tyson and Mike and Ethan

Aren't they cute after bath and in their jammies???

I made a yummy blueberry coffee cake for breakfast.....the kids helped

dinner out with Max and Emmy, a little shopping, a couple of chick flicks and a bottle of wine.....the makings for a perfect girls night in!!!

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Game #2 Highlights

This morning the boys had their second game. It was earlier so it wasn't AS hot as last weekend..........but let me assure you it was still hot. They played another great game. Tyson wasn't nearly as nervous this time and seemed to enjoy himself more. Either he was really in to the game this time or he was just excited about going camping after the game (more to come on that adventure later).
Daddy helping Buddy get his cleats on

my guys

Tyson's #1 fan.....who also learned the fine art of climbing the bleachers today, oh well..... it was just a matter of time.

Let's go "lefty!!!" He has been nailing the ball this season.

Run Buddy Run!!!!

keep running!!! almost to first!!!

Safe!!! Watch out for the little guy next to you. How old is he???

post game huddle

Thursday, September 24, 2009


Today was a little chilly and rainy. The perfect day for Emmy to wear her new boots. I was at Target last month and happen to breeze passed the little girls shoes, and there right before my eyes were the cutest pair of chocolate brown faux Ugg boots I had ever seen. And the fact that they were on sale for $14 made them that much more spectacular. Even though it was still over 100 degrees outside I knew Em had to have a pair. So I bought them and then began building her fall/winter wardrobe around them. And Paul thinks I'm home doing nothing while the kids are school.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

For a Brief Moment in Time.......

Just when these two think no one is watching them. Surprise, Surprise, they're actually nice to each other. They were playing "nap mat." I don't know. I'm assuming it means Emmy gets her nap mat and Tyson fishes his out of the back of his closet and they pretend to sleep. Whatever it was, I felt the need to document this moment in history since they will be fighting with each other within minutes.
they gathered all of these blankets and pillows and then hung out in Em's room

being really, really sweet

Whaaaaaat?!?!?!? Now they're reading to each other, c'mon they're killing me!

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Sunday at the Park

Just another Sunday afternoon at the park.

not sure who's smile is bigger.......Emmy or Daddy?!?!

they always seem to dress alike

again with the choke hold, although she doesn't seem to mind

Mommy's pretty girl!

Emmy Have No Fear

Each and everyday my Emerson continues to amaze me with her fearlessness. Heights do not scare her. The unknown doesn't frighten her. And falling is just a temporary setback for Em. I guess I was so used to my Tyson who was always so cautious and careful. I never had to worry about him climbing too high or trying to slide down the big slide. I should also mention that Tyson attended the same preschool Em is at for almost 3 years and never came home with as much as a scratch. Em has been there two weeks and I have already had to sign an accident report on her because she collided heard first with an other child then fell face down onto a tricycle busting her lip and causing her nose to bleed. Seriously?!?!

I like Emmy's hair when the static electricity gets hold.

this is the face of determination

almost to the top

Saturday, September 19, 2009

New size 1 1/2 cleats....$25, new pants....$12, YMCA fee ....$141, the feeling I get when he's up to bat.....PRICELESS

Today was Tyson's first tee ball game of the season. He was a little nervous, but he did GREAT! What a difference a year makes! These kids played so well. No one ran the wrong direction or tried to tag their own player and no one even took the bat with them to 1st base. These were just some of the comical errors from last season. I really LOVE watching Tyson play, I can't help it.....I get so excited when he gets up to bat! Don't even get me started when he actually fields a ball and throws it to first base. I am such a sports mom!!! Tyson likes it, but he is just so serious and nervous. If he would just relax, he could have so much more fun. This was just game one, seven more to go.

So proud of my baby!!!!

I had to get one pic of him and Em......

Go lefty!!!! I guess we know where that came from!

Buddy at 1st base after his first hit. I'm lovin Paul's "coaches" shirt.

on deck....

......about to run home, Go Astros!!!!! Go #2!!!!!!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

A Fine Dining Experience

I thought I would surprise Tyson on Thursday and take him lunch. I got there about ten minutes early so I could watch him on the playground. I really enjoyed seeing him play and interact with the other kids. Lunch was interesting too. I must have opened at least four juice boxes, a few milks and even a Thermos. I watched a few kids pick their nose, one dropped his food and a couple cried. Ahh....nothing like lunch with six kindergarten classes at 10:45 in the morning.

note the healthy lunch of a cheeseburger, apples with caramel and a nice cold chocolate milk

This is Tyson's friend, Jackson. They were also in the same class last year for Pre-K.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Ready, Set, PAINT

I thought today would be a great day to expose Em to watercolors, washable that is. So I put some "painting" clothes on her, handed her a brush and she was on her way to becoming a a mini Picasso.

.....well maybe the Picasso reference is a bit of a stretch

Tyson has been playing with markers, crayons and paint since he also was two. In those three and a half years he has NEVER painted on himself. I was making dinner while the kids were painting. All of a sudden I hear Emmy say, "that good, Emmy paint Emmy's pretty!"

Monday, September 14, 2009

What a Pair

The guys left for their first Tee ball practice tonight. Tyson was amped! He has been practicing with Paul in the backyard for the last few weeks. This Saturday is his first game. I can't wait!!!!

BIG cleats.....little cleats

my guys.....

nevermind the little blond trying to make it in the picture, "Emmy take piture toooooo!"