Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Ty: 11 Months

The count down is officially on to his first birthday!  (And now its actually here because I super procrastinated writing this because I am in denial)

My 11 month old little buddy can usually be found with something in his mouth (usually something he isn't supposed to have) and one sock or shoe on, the other off.

He can rarely be found sitting still and can always be found trying to climb something, open something (including the toilet...super fun new trick!), eat something or pull up on something.

Ty's 11th month started with me going to Mexico for a bachelorette party.  I was suuuuuuuper nervous to leave him overnight for the first time, especially since it was for three nights.  But, he did great.  He drank bottles the whole time and even slept better than usual.  We finally had some decent weather right before I left so we spent some time outside and Ty met the sandbox.

Should be a fun summer at the beach!  Those plastic snakes are among his favorite toys.  And we are making the most of our zoo membership with our little zoo crew (+Julia & Emily not pictured) - girls everywhere!

Right after I got back, we welcomed another cousin!  Emma Grace was born on February 2nd.  Ty looks so grown up to me just hanging out with the big kids in the waiting room.

This month Ty got more and more comfortable standing by himself...sure to take off very shortly.

One of this other favorite toys is this broom Sawyer got for Christmas.  He can often be found crawling around with it and standing with it - with one sock on.  His other interests include trash cans, plugs, the bathtub and the toilet.  Sawyer's interests do not include closing the bathroom doors - constant battle around here.

He does eat plenty of things he is supposed to eat too.  This month we tried eggs, he is pretty indifferent, but they are certainly fun to play with. Lori usually gets half of what I put on Ty's tray.  We also started introducing the sippy cup which he mostly loves to throw on the floor.  His favorite foods are still most fruits, especially grapes, strawberries and bananas.

We moved Ty up to the bigger car seat this month, not by choice.  He found a string on the baby carrier carseat and he pulled and pulled and pulled it until there was a giant hole in it.  Fortunately his new one came with these handy cheek rests...

He has 5 teeth - 3 on top, 2 on bottom and is kind of a biter - mostly just my shoulders and always my hair.  He is in 12-18 month sized clothing, size 4 diapers and between a 4 and a 5 size shoe.  As mischievous as this little boy is, he is just the sweetest!  He is such a snuggler.

And he has the most ridiculous dimples which will make it hard for him to ever get in trouble!

His favorite times of the day are when Sawyer wakes up in the morning and when Barry gets home from work.  He gasps with excitement when he sees her and speed crawls to the front door when he hears it open.

The feeling is pretty mutual - we sure do love this little guy around here!!

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Valentine's Day 2015

What started out as a rocky weekend, turned out to be one of the best ones we have had in a long time!  Sawyer woke up in the middle of the night Thursday with the devil of a stomach bug that had been going around, so Barry and I cancelled our Friday night first-time-in-months-date-night-dinner-plans so we didn't subject anyone else to the germs.  Fortunately, she woke up feeling back to normal Saturday.  We decided to spend the day at Blessington Farms so we could breathe some fresh air and get out of the germy house!  BJ, Kasey & Olsen joined us and the kids had a great time picking strawberries, petting animals, sliding and riding the barrel train.




Our Valentine's Day ended with church and a romantic family dinner at Rudy's BBQ.  Such a fun day.  The next day we decided to make the short drive down to the coast and spend the day at the beach.  I love the beach.  Like really love it.  Year round.  It was pretty chilly, but we had a really nice, relaxing day - when we weren't keeping Ty from crawling out into the waves and eating all.the.sand.  It was also Lori's first time at the beach and she was just having the time of her life.




I sure do love these Valentines of mine!