Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Playing in the Rain!

It has been raining a lot lately around here and for some reason that doesn't deter Tyler from wanting to go outside. The other night I went outside to talk on my cell phone and Tyler had a fit that Travis wouldn't let him go outside. So eventually they made their way out and Tyler had a blast playing in the puddles.

In other news, we are in the midst of taking Tyler's pacifier away. Recently we only let him have it at naptime or bedtime, but we decided it was time, especially before Cooper comes. So yesterday was the first full day without it and it went better than expected. He did talk about 45 minutes last night before he went to sleep. Yesterday he was in a bad mood all day though. Today he was in a better mood- he just didn't like when I put him down for naps without his beloved pacifier! Oh well, he will get over it.


Friday, May 25, 2007

Trip to Tyler

After our weekend in College Station, Sarah and Tyler headed to Gram and Papa's. Gram and Papa were watching Will and Reese while Kyle and Christine went on vacation. On Sunday night we went to Kay and Kenny's and had pizza and Kenny's famous homemade ice cream!

On Monday we headed over to Great Gramm and Grandpappy's. Great Gramm made us her famous fried chicken, mashed potatoes, and green beans. Everyone eats good at Great Gramm's! We played there until after lunch and headed home with three tired boys.

On Tuesday we headed to the Discovery Science Place and the boys had a great time. They were going in three different directions the entire time. We were all assigned a boy to chase after. They had a blast and we topped it off with a trip to Chick-Fil-A for lunch. The boys were once again exhausted when we got back for their afternoon naps.

We had a good time and Tyler loves to play with his cousins! He was great on the ride home which I was thankful for- he hasn't been loving the car lately. Today is the start of girls weekend for me and boys weekend for Tyler and Travis! I'm getting together with my college roommates while Travis keeps Tyler for the weekend! Woohoo! This is the first weekend Travis has kept Tyler by himself! I just hope they both survive!!!

Tyler and Reese enjoying their morning milk!


Tyler and Reese climbing the stairs at the Discovery Science Place.

Gram and Tyler riding the dinosaur.

Papa giving all the boys a bath!

Happy Birthday Will and Papa!

Last weekend we headed to College Station to celebrate Will's 4th birthday. Papa Fleming also turned 57 on the same day! We got to see Will with some of his friends and help him celebrate the big day. Later that afternoon we went swimming in the Hoover's pool. The boys had a blast.

Reese going down the slide at the park.

Daddy bouncing Tyler on the inflatable jumper.

Where are my legs?

Will handing out party favors and hugs!

Tyler and Reese enjoying an afternoon swim.

Do it again Daddy!!!

Will pouring buckets of water on Reese. Reese thought it was hilarious!

Papa taking Reese and Tyler for a spin.

Mama pushing Tyler around in the car.

Congrats to the Juds!

Congrats to Kyle and Rachel Jud! We traveled to Marble Falls the first weekend of May to celebrate the wedding of Kyle (Travis' cousin) and Rachel. We had a great time and the weather cleared just in time for the outdoor wedding. All of Travis' family stayed together in a lake house for the weekend and Tyler was in heaven. He is crazy for his Papa Johnson and a little obsessive if I do say so myself. Tyler thoroughly enjoyed his time with him and literally wanted to be with him the whole weekend. We were all exhausted by the end of the weekend!!!

Kyle and Rachel sharing their first dance.

Daddy and Tyler after the wedding.

Mama and Tyler bustin' a move on the dance floor.

Tyler dancing away the night.

Tyler spent most of his time at the reception looking at the dogs at the neighbors house.

Tyler and Papa at the lake house. Tyler was throwing rocks into the water.

The lake house had a chair just his size!

Friday, May 18, 2007

Going Crazy, Wanna Come?

I'm officially losing my mind as a mom today. Really I've been gradually losing it all week. It started off with a trip to the Pediatrician on Monday because we had a sneaking suspicion that Tyler had another ear infection. Our suspicions were confirmed- double ear infection and a runny nose that just won't stop!!! For the first part of the week Tyler was definitely not feeling good and was very irritable, which tends to make me irritable as well!

The part that is really making me crazy is his naps! The past week he has been talking, playing, crying, etc. for at least 45 minutes before he will go to sleep. Currently, he has been in there for an hour and is still not asleep for his afternoon nap. I don't know if it's because of his ears or if he is trying to tell me he is ready to drop his morning nap. PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE don't let it be that he wants to drop his morning nap!!! I was really hoping he would continue his morning nap until Cooper was a couple months old and we were somewhat settled into a routine with him. I guess time will only tell. I will keep you updated on the nap situation and my sanity.

Enough venting... We have been very busy lately trying to pack the house, find a rental home, and find a lot for the new house. We have signed a lease on a rental home and have found a lot that we will probably make an offer on next week. We get the keys to the rental home on June 1st so we can gradually move stuff over and then we will just be getting ready for Baby Cooper's arrival. And I wonder why I'm going crazy?

Thursday, May 03, 2007

SOLD!!!

Today we received and negotiated an offer on our house! We are so thankful our house has finally sold, especially since we are getting closer and closer to Cooper's arrival. We will close on the house at the end of June, which will give us plenty of time to pack up all of our junk and move out. God has blessed us so much by this house and we hope this couple will be blessed in it as well. We have lots of great memories in our first house- especially bringing home our first baby. Anyway, we look forward to building our next house and making memories there!