Saturday, October 17, 2009

fun weekend

We had a great weekend. Yesterday Tyson was playing "hide and seek" with me. Can you find him?
Then we made a tent and played in it.
Then Thayne and I had a fun date last night, dinner and mini golf. We followed all of that up today at an amusement park. Thayne got tickets for $5 through the dental school. It was really, really cold but we had a lot of fun. We bundled Tyson up and only stayed at the park for 4 hours but we felt like we got our money's worth.
Isn't he cute?Here's Tyson's favorite ride and his least favorite. . .

sooo late

I recently found a couple of pictures that I want a record of but they're from a while ago. The first 3 pictures are from our trip to DC in July.

The picture above is of my freshman roommate, Charlee. She's such a good person- inside and out. It was so fun to see her again. The next picture is Tyson's playgroup at the zoo. This picture only has a fraction of the kids that are his age. It's so much fun for Tyson.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Hawaii: part 3 - research

Thayne did a great job with his research. He loved being able to get to know some of the other students that were there from other schools. There were about 50 dental students at the conference (one from each participating dental school). After the poster presentation, they had a nice award ceremony and luau. Here's a few pictures of both. Thayne's poster is hanging at the University of Buffalo library. We had to go get a picture. It's front and center of the library.

Hawaii: part 2 - things we did

We had so much fun in Hawaii. We went to the Laie Temple, Pearl Harbor, the Swap Meet, ate shave iceBYU-Hawaii, Laie point, PCC, went to a luau visited friends and family, (Thayne's mission president and friend from England - no picture)and we spent a lot of time at the beach. Tyson would wake up around 5:30 or 6am so we would walk down to the beach and watch the sunrise a few of the mornings. My sister, brother, and sister in law all live on the North Shore so we spent a lot of time with them (mostly my sister). In order to fit everybody, we rented a suburban which was fun to drive and it entertained the kids with the dvd player. We spent Friday and Saturday at a super nice hotel in Honolulu. They gave us lei's and juice and banana bread and mints. Rachel, my sister, came along to babysit so that I could accompany Thayne to some of his dental events. One of my favorite events was the luau that dentsply threw for the student clinicians. I'm pretty sure it was one of the most expensive if not the most expensive meal I've ever had. They gave us another lei and invited the clinicians and their families to the luau so Rachel got to partake of the goodness with us.
I love the beach in Hawaii. It is so beautiful but so powerful. Thayne and Tyson both had some scarey rolls with the waves. Tyson fell down while chasing the waves and rolled a few times. He had no fear of the ocean until it got the better of him. Poor Tyson! He was so scared.Thayne was boogey boarding and also rolled a few times from the waves. He thought he was paralyzed at first but only hurt his back, got a black eye, and a few scrapes on his face. (The picture doesn't really do him justice)

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Hawaii: part 1- traveling

Thayne, Tyson, and I traveled to Hawaii last week for a dental conference that Thayne was presenting research at. Tyson did really well on MOST of the flights. The first flight we got on Tyson got motion sickness and threw up everywhere. They cleared out the row behind us and the row we were sitting in. Then during our layover he blew out of his diaper and I learned that I should have packed him more than one extra pair of clothes. He wandered around in his diaper and shirt for the rest of the day. He was very entertaining in LA during our layover. He would crawl beside the stroller and people kept asking us how old he was. I'm sure they thought our child couldn't walk. Tyson found a ramp and ran up and down the ramp for about an hour. The first 30 minutes Thayne and I joined in but he quickly wore us out. Melatonin worked to help Tyson take a nap on the plane. (Tyson doesn't sleep when he can see people.) Other than those incidents Tyson did awesome. We got a few comments that he was the best behaved toddler. However, when we got home he wouldn't sleep the next night. His schedule is still whacked. Hopefully the 6 hour time difference will work itself out soon.