Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Growing Up Fast

Tyce is growing up way too fast for my liking, but he is such a cutie and always makes me smile. Even when I get mad at him all he has to do it flash those baby blues at me and I melt...

He now has four teeth, (two bottom, two top, and two more tops on the way).

He also has a new favorite hang out spot:

He is trying really hard to learn how to talk and can say "ah oh", "wow", and is trying to say "thank you". One of his favorite games to play is ring around the rosy. He twirls around and around and once in a while he'll actually fall down.

Monday, September 8, 2008

My Big Sis

Mickell is such an awesome big sister. She loves Ty so much and is so good to him (most of the time). One of Ty's favorite things is when Mickell will drive him around on her bike. He just kicks back and relaxes while she cruises him around the driveway. He also likes to follow her around and get into all of her stuff...she does get pretty upset when he goes in her room, but besides that she is pretty sweet and loving with him. She also acts like his second little mom and frequently gets after me for not watching him better...if he wanders too far from me she yells and runs after him, grabs his arm, and marches him right back. She also likes to help me with diaper changes...she keeps the diaper drawer full and helps me keep Ty calm when I'm trying to change him. She is my little sweetheart and I'm grateful that she is Ty's buddy.

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Hogle Zoo

We've been waiting all summer for the weather to cool down enough for us to spend a day at the zoo. The weather was perfect today, so we headed down this morning and met up with Shelly (David's sister), Brian, and Ian. Dylan and Mickell were really young the last time we went, so Dylan barely remembered it and Mickell didn't remember it at all. We had such a great day! The highlight of our day was the bird show in the outdoor amphitheatre. One falcon that flew over the audience skimmed the top of David's head and the kids went wild! It was fun to see all the birds so close and to see all their amazing tricks. When I asked the kids what their favorite part of the day was, Dylan said that the train ride and the bird show were a tie, and Mickell said she loved "EVERYTHING". We get so busy sometimes and don't take enough time out to have fun, so I'm really glad that we went today. The kids had such a great time and they are already asking when we are going to go again.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

First Day of School

Dylan and Mickell are both really excited to get back to school. I've been really struggling with the fact that Dylan is going to be in First Grade and that he will be gone all day. He was so excited when the first day came, and the highlight of his day lunch! I do deserve the award for worst mom however, as I forgot that the first day of school was an early out day and didn't show up to pick him up! Ugh! I got a phone call from my good friend Heidi asking if I had forgotten about early out and I about died! She had noticed I wasn't there right after school and had stayed with Dylan and ended up walking him home. I was so nervous wondering if he was going to be really upset and scared to go the next day, but when he got home he bolted in the door, told me he has the best teacher ever, and went off to see what Mickell was up to. I was stunned. I can't believe how much he has grown up and matured since last year. I am ever so grateful to Heidi for watching over him though. I'm so thankful to have great friends and know that someone is watching out for my kids.

Mickell started Preschool a week after Dylan, and she was so happy this morning when she woke up and realized it was finally time! She absolutely loves school and loves her teachers Trudi and Chalese. She was excited to get dressed in some of her cute new school clothes and get her hair done cute. When we got to school to drop her off, she just ran for the door without looking back and I had to yell and beg her to wait and give me a kiss!

I am so glad that both of them love school and that they are happy, but I surely miss them while they are away. Ty isn't quite sure what to think either as it's pretty quiet around the house with just the two of us!

Dylan's first day of First Grade

I walked him to class the first day, but he hasn't looked back since

He loves his teacher Mrs. Baer and says she's the best teacher ever

Mickell's first day of Preschool

She wasn't very happy that she had to wait a whole week
after Dylan started before she got to go too

She was ready to go and there was no holding her back!