Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Where did my baby go?

Kids change a lot in three short years! Here is a look at just how much Tyler has changed...

His first day home from the hospital.

At the park a couple of days after his first birthday.

Opening presents on his second birthday.

Modeling one of the outfits he got for his third birthday.

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Tyler's Birthday Weekend

I can’t believe it, but we just celebrated Tyler’s 3rd birthday! We headed down to Ft. Lauderdale on Friday to spend the weekend with my sister-in-laws. Melissa lives in Ft. Lauderdale and Marci flew in from New York. It was so fun to see them again! Tyler’s birthday was on Saturday and after breakfast, and haircuts for Matt and I (compliments of Marci), the celebrations began when Tyler got his presents. He got a kite from Mel and a remote controlled boat from Granny Deb and Marci. We headed to the park so he could try out his new toys, and to take some family pictures. It was a great day for the park! The wind was perfect for kite flying, but a little annoying while we were trying to take pictures! After a couple of hours at the park it was time for naps. While the boys were sleeping Marci, Mel and I had a girls afternoon and got pedicures. It was so relaxing! Thanks again ladies! We finished up the day with dinner and an ice cream cake from Cold Stone. I think it’s safe to say Tyler had a great birthday! Here is our trip in pictures (and just to warn you there are a lot of them!)...

Tyler chillin on the way down!

Riley saying hi when I turned around to take Tyler's picture.

Haning out with Auntie Mel.

'Reading' his card from Granny.

The reason his boat looks like a plane is because it submerges and can be driven like a submarine. It's pretty cool to play with!

My new haircut, part 1.

Getting ready to test out his boat. I'm not sure who was more excited, Tyler or Matt!

Daddy let Tyler drive first so he wouldn't feel guilty when he took over!

Tyler and Mel with his dragon kite.

His kite in action!

Tyler wasn't too excited about taking family pictures! I don't think Riley was either!

Love these girls!
The funny thing about this picture is that right after the above picture was taken I almost fell backwards out of the tree! Luckily Marci is quick and grabbed me! Thanks girl!

Tyler's cake.

He loved it!

My new haircut, part 2. At the park on Saturday Marci decided she wanted to cut my hair a little shorter in the back. I was up for anything so Sunday morning I got another cut!

The back.

I love it! Thanks again Marci!

We visited Mel at work before heading home on Sunday.

Here is a video of Tyler getting his boat.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Here are some more pictures we took while my mom was visiting. She came for two weeks and Tyler was in heaven! The night before she left I asked if she had remembered to pack something and Tyler looks up from playing with his cars and asks, "Granny you leaving?" Mom said yes, and Tyler sat there for a minute before he got up, ran over to her, hugged her legs and (in the most dramatic voice he could) said, "Granny I miss you!" It was sad but cute at the same time!

Fun at the park.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

A taste of summer...

Last week we enjoyed weather in the 80's almost every day. We took advantage of the warm weather and hit up the beach and splash park (the pool is still way to cold to swim in). It was Riley's first time at the beach and he seemed to like it. As I was taking pictures of the boys together it occured to me that Tyler was Riley's age the first time he went to the beach, and now he's almost 3! My mom was in town and got to enjoy the warm weather with us. Here are the pics...

I love this picture!

The water is still a little cold!

My cuddly boy.

We finally got him to look at the camera!

Me and my boys.

They love their Granny!

Riley and his friend Hailey at the splash park.

Where's Riley?

There he is!