Monday, February 23, 2015

Ty: 10 Months

In celebration of Ty turning 11 months tomorrow (what?!!?), his 10 month update...



My little Ty-Ty is such a sweetheart and such a boy!  He is into everything and seriously keeps us on our toes (see giant bruise/bump on his forehead...although this time Sawyer was trying to pick him up and he "jumped away from her").


And won't sit still long enough for an in focus picture.  This month started out with his first Christmas (Part 1Part 2).


We somehow made it through the Christmas season with out a Christmas tree or fireplace incident.  Not for a lack of trying on Ty's part.


And just as quickly as Christmas came, it was gone, then it was on to bowl season and New Year's Eve.


We spent New Year's Eve at the Rockets game which was so fun!  I loved having my family there with me.



And then we spent the rest of the night with the Pawelek's and Jaworski's and somehow made it until midnight!



New tricks for this month:  Ty shakes his head no - he might hear that word often...and might think its really funny.  He mostly hears it when he is trying to get into the fireplace and when he is trying to stick his hands in the toilet.  He is fascinated with the toilet.  And he claps for himself.


I thought we were done with all the sickness after the previous month, but not so much.  Sawyer and Ty both got the flu.  Fortunately we had pretty mild cases, but no fun none the less.


We tried to spend as much time outside as possible between the sickness and the cold.  He absolutely loves being outside.  We took his first trip to the zoo, played in the leaves and went to the park with cousins.  


    

  

 He is such an animal lover, he thought the zoo was so great!  When we aren't outside (and he wasn't trying to get into the bathroom) he can often be found looking out the window.  He loves to watch Lori outside.


He also loves playing with his barn, his animals, Sawyer, and climbing into his barn.




Eating is going great, he continues to be a pretty adventurous eater.  Still without dairy and soy, but we have FINALLY found a formula that he can tolerate so we have started supplementing with that.  Since he is drinking the formula, he is obviously taking a bottle some.  He is very particular about it, will only take it from Barry, it has to be the right temperature (HOT) and there can't be any distractions whatsoever...but I'll take it!  


He has 4 teeth, two top and two bottom and very much prefers to feed himself, but will still let us feed him too.  His favorite foods are grapes, grapes, grapes, strawberries, peas, corn, coconut milk yogurt, ground beef and rice.  He is still in size 4 diapers and is moving up to 12-18 months clothes.  It seems like he is growing up so quickly, but then I pick him up from school and he is snuggled up in the baby swing (which is he is far too large for but he loves it) just napping away - totally peaceful - and he is still my little baby!  For a little bit longer anyways.


Monday, February 16, 2015

Christmas 2014: Part 2

After traveling home late Christmas Eve, we were able to wake up in our own house on Christmas morning which was such a treat.  Santa was kind enough to pay the kids a visit and I so enjoyed a quiet morning with our little family.


Ty was up first and was itching to dig into the presents while we waited for Sawyer to wake up.  He is definitely my early riser of the two!


Once Sawyer woke up, we had a low key morning opening gifts and playing with toys.



We finally got dressed and my hunting princess was ready to go over to my parents!  This "Brave" bow and arrow was a hit - and she is actually really good at it!  Sign for the future...


At my parents', we let the kids tear through their gifts then set them up with a movie and did our gifts to each other.



The rocking horses, Spur & Victoria (obviously), were the hit of this party!



We spent the rest of the day eating and eating and watching the Sing Off - a Fernandez family favorite.


Another favorite gift of the year...the singing, light up Elsa dress.  


I have since found the off switch. ;)  It was a very Merry Christmas, I am always sad to see the season end, but look forward to the fun of a new year too!

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Christmas 2014: Part 1

Our Christmas celebration started as usual...on the road.  With DJ Sawyer.


We arrived in Yoakum the evening of the 23rd and Grandma had the cookies ready to be sprinkled!!



We woke up on Christmas Eve and opened gifts.  This year was especially fun because Sawyer is at an age where we were able to read parts of the Christmas story every day and she understands more about the meaning of Christmas and she gets SO, SO excited about presents!  And, Ty loved the paper.


   

Sawyer and Logan got a joint gift with this car and they were so into it!  Lots of memories to be made with these two out in the country.  We spent the afternoon with extended family at Grandma Cowan's house eating wonderful food, as usual, and enjoying the nice weather.




        


This Christmas, Sawyer was into anything and everything Disney Princess and when I asked her what she wanted for Christmas she would say "purple" or "clothes."  After a fun-filled afternoon, we made a quick outfit change, played with the tractor and headed off to church.


After church, we went about our usual tradition of tamales at Granny's house.  The kids especially enjoyed this box.  Ty was just watching them and giggling like crazy!


It was a quick visit, but we very much enjoyed our time there as usual!