Friday, December 2, 2011

fun things to do on an air mattress

Have a show party.
Do a somersault.
Help your sister do a somersault

Monday, November 28, 2011


Tyson and Lexi can be so cute with each other but they also fight. A lot.
Tyson's favorite game to play for FHE. It is so messy.

Tyson wrote his name in this card.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Veteran's Day 2011

The day after Veteran's Day I took the kids to Lowe's to build a science kit and then there was a small parade at the park next to our house. There were only 2 other kids at the parade so Tyson and Lexi were given most of the candy. Tyson still had his goggles and apron on from Lowes.

Thayne had originally asked for Veteran's Day off so that we could go to the temple. However, the temple was closed so he switched and asked for the next weekend off. However, that morning when we were about to leave the house we realized our recommends were expired. Bummer! He had already taken the day off work so we headed to a new waterpark. This doesn't have anything to do with Veteran's Day but our kids love ice cream! They can pound these things!

First dental visit

The kids had their first dental visit in October. The kids didn't do great but Thayne said he's seen worse. Is that supposed to be positive? I was glad Thayne was with me. It would have been a lot harder without him there.

Thanksgiving 2011

I love Thanksgiving. We hosted this year and we had 28 people in our house. I was afraid it was going to be super crowded but it was fine and we had a lot of fun.

Of course the boys had to play football before we ate. View of most of the peeps. You can't see the kid tables from this view.I love pies. Doesn't this spread look amazing? The cheesecake on the left is homemade. Prettiest homemade pie I've ever seen.

Halloween 2011

This year for Halloween we went with the Dr. Seuss theme. Tyson was Cat in the Hat. Lexi was Cindy Lou Who and Thayne and I were going to be Thing 1 and Thing 2 but Thayne had to work/was on call a lot on Halloween week so we decided to not build our costumes so it's just Tyson and Lexi. Lexi is the cutest little Cindy Lou Who!

Friday, September 23, 2011

apple picking and riding a bike

Tyson learned to ride a two wheel bike with training wheels. Lexi and I had fun making funny faces while Tyson practiced.

We went apple picking with our friends, the Leighs, a couple months ago. I LOVE apple picking in the fall. I love the weather, the food, the fun outdoors, and the family/friend time. Tyson got in trouble at one point and had to put his nose against the fence.

can we pretend to go to the church?

Tyson is taking dance classes with some other kids from church. He's the only boy in the class but I figure it's a good way for him to learn to listen to another adult and to get rid of some of his energy. Don't worry he doesn't wear a leotard. The first week of class one of the kids pulled the fire alarm and the fire truck showed up. This was soooo exciting to Tyson. It was loud and exciting. We frequently act out everything that happened that day.

Sunday evening walk

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Look at that sky

We love watching daddy's soccer games. Well, we usually just chase the geese and run up and down the hills but it's so fun to be outside. McDonald's was giving out $.25 smoothies so we got one and then watched the sky. These pictures don't do it justice.

These kids are so funny! I love Tyson at three. He cracks me up all day long. Such a funny perspective of life. He says the funniest things and is so much fun to talk to. Like yesterday, we drove by the Bison's baseball stadium and Tyson was sure it was BYU. He has a train that he used to call the ghost train. He now calls it the Holy Ghost train. He's all about being big and fast. He loves games. His favorite right now is red light, green light and playing pretend. His favorite color is green and he loves the number 3. Such a funny boy and good boy. I wish I could pause time and keep him like this forever.

Lexi is almost 18 months old. She says ball, uh-oh, mama, dada, tyson, dog, teeth, and shoes. She LOVES books, necklaces, and shoes. She has lots of opinions and will scream at you if she doesn't get her way. She is soooo cute and gets compliments and stares everywhere we go. She loves ring around the rosie, the snowman song, duck, duck, goose, and bigger kids. She is definitely a momma's girl and freaks out if she can't see me. I'm hoping this stage will go away soon because she needs to go to nursery at church.

I love these two kids so much and love being their mommy. They bring me so much joy every day.

Erie County Fair

It's been a long time since I've been to the fair. We got free tickets and decided to go. It was so crowded but fun to walk around and see everything going on. You know Tyson had a good time when he says, "We should go there again sometime." The fair was huge. I want to say somebody said it's in the top 7 biggest fairs in the nation. Here's a few pics from our day at the fair.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Camping 2011

We had our annual camping trip in July. I love camping especially with friends or family. Some of the kids caught a frog. Tyson wanted nothing to do with it but Lexi would hold it.