Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Fall Festivities

Last week a group of girls from church headed out to the Oil Ranch with our kids for the day. The Oil Ranch is a huge ranch with pony rides, hayrides, train rides, and other activities for the kiddos. We had a lot of fun even though we got rained on. The hayride was hilarious because you went out to the pasture and the cows would come right up to the trailer to be fed. They would stick their entire head through the trailer to get to the hay we were all sitting on. Some of the kids freaked out, but Tyler took it in stride.

The Train Ride The cow eating the hay we are sitting on during the hayride.
Tyler and Mama on the hayride.

The Train Ride

My New Favorite Toy!

Tyler's new favorite toy is a Pamper's diaper box. He loves for Mama to push him around in it and lift the flaps up and down, up and down, up and down...

Sunday, October 22, 2006


Well, the Aggies won again last night against OK State. It pretty much took a miracle, but I'll take it any way we can get it. Sarah can attest that I'm much happier when they win than when they lose. It was probably Tyler's lucky Aggie shirt and socks that helped them to victory. I got to go to the Texans game today and even they won. It was a good sports weekend in the Johnson household. So good we are going to name our next kid Javorskie Martellus Johnson.

Travis the Mythbuster!

Have you ever done something really stupid? Me neither. However, I did do something last week that wasn't the smartest thing in the world. I watched the show Mythbusters a while back where they were dropping a mentos into a bottle of diet coke and it was fizzing up and shooting out the top real far. I recently had a pack of mentos and a diet coke and I decided to do some experimenting. I dropped a mentos into a coke bottle with just a couple of ounces in it and it fizzed up a 1/2 inch or so. No big deal right?Well, the next day I drop a mentos into a 3/4 full bottle and it fizzed up an inch or so. I wasn't that impressed. I put the cap back on and it went down to no fizz. So I was driving down the highway going about 70 at 8:30 on Thursday and I decide to take a sip of coke. I open the cap and I thought a coke bomb had gone off. It exploded on my pants, my seat, the steering wheel, the windshield, and just about everywhere else. It was a mentos moment.


Friday, October 20, 2006

Any Takers?

Crockett appears to be very innocent and sweet, but I'm about to prove otherwise. Yesterday I left the house around 8:30 to go to my women's bible study. After my bible study, I headed to the doctor to get Tyler's ear checked and returned home around 1. As I'm pulling up to the house I see Crockett running down the driveway. I think to myself, oh no, how did Crockett get out. As most of you know he should be quietly :) sitting in the backyard behind the fence. Well, we have had a lot of rain and thunderstorms recently and because of that a tree branch fell and landed on the sturdy fence constructed by Travis and Ross. The top of the fence post broke and Crockett managed to escape. Out of the corner of my eye I notice that there is batting strung through the yard. I initially thought that Crockett had torn up another one of Spot's toys (our neighbors dog brings stuffed toys over and tends to leave them on our back porch.) but after further inspection I discover that Crockett has kidnapped our neighbor's stuffed scarecrows from their front porch. He completely ripped off the heads of both scarecrows and they are all over our yard. I was so mad I could hardly stand it. I should have run over him right then and there. Our neighbors are out of town right now so we haven't had a chance to talk to them about this little incident. I'm dreading having to go explain about our idiotic dog who cannot behave himself. Anyway, here is a picture of the headless scarecrows that I am going to have to pay for. So after this story, who wouldn't want to take home such a lovely dog? Let me know if I have any takers!

The Headless Scarecrows

Thursday, October 19, 2006

6 Month Pictures

Here are some recent pictures we took of Tyler. We went back to the Doctor today to check on his ear infection and it is still infected, so we are starting our second round of antibiotics. She also gave us some ear drops so hopefully that will take care of it.

Mirror, Mirror on the Wall

Tyler loves all mirrors, but especially likes to look at himself in our big wall mirror in our bedroom. These pictures were of him playing in front of it the other day.

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Celebrating Six Months!

Tyler was six months on Sunday and he celebrated with an ear infection! YUCK!!! It has not been the most pleasant week. He is very needy of his mama right now and has not been his usual happy self. He had a cold for about a week and it never would go away. He had his sixth month appointment on Tuesday and the doctor noticed that he had an ear infection. :( He weighed 17 pounds and was 26.5 inches long. He has grown a lot in the past couple of months. The camera battery was dead so I will have to post pictures later.

Monday, October 02, 2006

World Traveler

Last weekend Sarah & Tyler traveled to Ft. Worth to attend Sarah's cousin David's wedding. After a crazy weekend of dragging Tyler around to all of the wedding festivities we headed to Tyler to stay with Gram and Papa for a few days. Sarah helped them with Will & Reese while Christine & Kyle were in Asia. One day Sarah and all the boys went to visit Big Gramm and Granpappy in Kilgore. It was a lot of fun and we got to chow down on Gramm's famous Fried Chicken! It was really good to see them and the boys liked getting to see them too! Tyler really loves his cousins and even taught Reese how to scoot around a little bit. I was exhausted after returning home to Houston. Tyler also came home with a cold which I think he might have picked up from Reese. Here are some pictures from the trip.

Granpappy playing with Reese & Tyler

Granpappy and Tyler enjoying the nice weather.

Papa with two tired little boys at David's reception.

Big Gramm and Tyler

"Mama said knock you out". I thought this picture was hilarious because it totally looks like Reese just punched Tyler. We laughed for a long time when we saw this picture.

Lauren's Visit

Sarah's good friend Lauren came to visit a couple of weeks ago. Lauren lives in Dallas and we don't get to see each other very often. Travis watched Tyler on Saturday so we could go shopping. We searched and searched for some bedding for Lauren but we unsuccessful. It was really good to see her and Tyler absolutely loved her!!! She also took some really great pictures of Tyler that weekend. Here are some of the pics:

Isn't this a cute shot?

Tickle Monster

Such a sweet smile!

Action shot of Tyler & Lauren

Lauren & Tyler

(notice the drool hanging down Tyler's face)


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