Sunday, March 27, 2011

Cell phone camera and new camera...

Tyler is big enough to share the cart with Madison.  I am very lucky that Jason takes the kids grocery shopping most of the time.  The few times I have gone alone I carried Tyler in my Beco and Madison rode in the cart.  This time Tyler was able to get in with her and he LOVED it!  They both received a Mum Mum and helped me steer the buggy.  (There are two sizes of these buggy's in case you didn't know.. XXL and XXXL.  I cannot physically steer the larger one.  This one has a smaller basket in front and you just have to be strategic in utilizing all the space!!)

We spent a lot of time outside in the beautiful sun!  Tyler loves to chase Madison down the street.  I'm sure we are quite a scene.  Madison running, while Tyler screams and giggles behind her, while I'm running behind the two of them to make sure no one ends up in the street.

Tyler LOVES our swing in the backyard.  He just laughs and laughs.  You can hear me telling Madison to get out of the way.  So in the second video when she is taking a turn pushing him she is telling me to get out of the way!  My little mama!

While we were outside one afternoon Madison stole my phone and started snapping photos of herself on accident.  I thought these were hysterical!  (Cross eyed.. one eyed.. )

I love to go in and check on Tyler while he is down for his afternoon nap.  I had my phone on me and snapped this.  He just looked so sweet and peaceful sleeping up on his bunny.

Madison had her six month dental check up.  She LOVES going to the dentist.  She loves the fish tank in the waiting area and the movies playing all over and the cool sunglasses and the stickers and the toys and the people.. oh how she loves the people!  (I'm sure all the attention has a lot to do with it too!) 

I let her hold her bag of dental goodies on the ride home.  Madison sits on the passenger side of my enormous car and I cannot reach her.  It's days like this I really wish I could..

That was her entire roll of dental floss.  I asked her what she was doing and she said.."LASSO!!" as she threw her line of floss at me.

So Tyler on the move = disaster in my house.  I tend to go a little overboard on cleaning.  Just the other day I was vacuuming my laundry room when I opened the door to the garage to get the entryway.  Next thing I know I am in my garage vacuuming.  I just couldn't help myself.  So you can only imagine how this is killing me.

Tyler knocked over a plant.  While I was cleaning that up he flipped over the dog water bowl (for the 100th time).  While I was mopping that up he knocked over the bar stool.  I am so thankful he didn't get hurt on that one.  It fell so he ended up sitting in the middle of the rungs.  Scared me to death.  Madison never crawled.. she scooted and she just never got into much.  I think this may be a new challenge for me!

Speaking of on the move.. have you seen these?

Madison is on the verge of letting herself out of the house.  We need to prevent that one for sure!  Jason told me he wanted one of those chains for the front door.  I laughed.  I just thought it would look not so nice.  Our neighbor had this and I approved!  You only have to screw it in on one side of the door and it works wonderfully!

I'm on the move too!  I ran the Capitol 10K this morning.  I've run all my live, but never an actual race!  My girlfriends and I have been training for several months.  I finished in 1 hour and 1 minute! 

Can you spot the banana?!

I took this while running.  Talent I'll tell ya!  That would be the capitol!

Tyler's had a few baths in the sink this week.  Mostly for fun because I did it all the time with Madison when she was a baby.  I love that you can really see his dimples here!

This is Madison on the left at 15 months and Tyler on the right now at 10 1/2 months!

Lastly.. (whew! I'm outta breath.. I didn't realize I had so much to say!).. I got a new camera!  I've only had a chance to take a few shots with it.  I can tell though we are going to be good friends!

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Monday, March 21, 2011


Jason took off work on Friday so we could take the kids to the Rodeo.  Madison had a ball!  She petted at the petting zoo and rode a pony.  I thought for sure she wouldn't get on, but she did.  She rode all by herself and loved every second of it.  (I am totally getting my moneys worth out of this dress and boots!)

Jason and I always go for the souvenir pictures that you have to pay a million dollars to have made (and are horrible!)  I totally thought this horse was stuffed.  He was a real tiny pony!

Tyler pretty much stayed in the stroller.  He didn't complain at all.  I think there was just so much to look at.  He missed his morning nap and if you no me this is a big deal!  I'm pretty scheduled with the kids, but I would have to say I'm much more flexible with my second born.  I guess you  have to be if you want the first to have some sort of life outside your home!

 I got a few pictures of them in the "barn."

I thought this turned out pretty cute even though I couldn't get them both to look at me at the same time.  These days when I'm making all my crazy noises to attempt to get his attention he doesn't even give me a sideways glance.  It's as if I don't exist! 

After the petting zoo area we headed off for the amusement park rides.

Madison was so excited.  She wanted to ride everything.

I stayed with Tyler.  I am just fine with Jason doing the rides.  I'm not a big fan of things that just go round and round.

We worked up an appetite with all that riding so we headed to the BBQ cook off area.  Madison got a taste of Frito Pie!

We had so much fun Jason and I decided to get a sitter and go back Saturday night for some much needed "us time."  We met up with our good friends Ryan and Kellie for the BBQ cook off.  They actually did a lot of the day tour with us and our kids.  They have a sweet baby girl Emily.  (I took this at the petting area).

Jason and I arrived a little early because I was dying to ride the Ferris wheel.  I didn't want to ride anything else, but that.  I know it goes round and round, but just not fast.  Jason grabbed our point and shoot and took this.  I think it turned out quite pretty.

Self portraits rarely turn out well and this is no exception.  Up on the Ferris wheel.

Our view!

We met up with Ryan and Kellie right as we got off and headed to the cook off area.  I swear I can still smell the smoke in my hair from two nights ago!!  Here's a taste as to why...

We had a fun night! 

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Friday, March 18, 2011

My Lucky Charms

First of all HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Maddie, my niece, who turned six!!  My insane sister went skydiving over this past weekend.  She went to support her husband for his birthday.. which was the day after Maddie's.  Somehow Jennie ended up doing the skydiving.  Jennie and I are a lot alike and I swear this is not something I thought she would do.  Nor did she.  But....

she did! 

This would be my nephew, Austin.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO HIM TOO!  He turned four on St. Patrick's Day!  (If you didn't already see a pattern here... Jennie would be the odd man out on birthdays in her family.)

I laugh every time I look at these photos.  He was waiting for his mama to land.  Let's just say Austin is not a rule follower.  (I did not take these photos, but stole them off my sister's facebook page.  I wish I could have been there!)

Okay.. so back to Texas.

Madison and I started off the morning with a little St. Patrick's Day learning.  She helped the leprechaun find his pot of gold.

Matched and counted up her Lucky Charm marshmallows.... she ate all of them too and not one piece of the cereal.  Go figure.  (The lesson was pulled from this great blog. - Thanks Ange!)

We made cookies with a few friends over the week!

Made our way to the park for a picnic with our buddies.. and this guy!

This photo is horribly out of focus, but so cute!  Did I mention Tyler is crawling?  Well he is.  I must admit.. I like it.  I don't have to take him where he wants to go anymore.  We are all a lot happier!  Except for when I'm trying to take a picture.

Everyone found treasures...

Madison had a nut in her pocket.  She told my friend Heather that it was going to turn into a beautiful butterfly!

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Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Daddy's Girl

Madison is such a daddy's girl.  Nine times out of ten when I get her up in the morning the first thing she says to me is .. "Mama is my daddy here?"  "No sweet girl, sorry.. daddy's at work."  Madison is Jason's shadow around the house so it was no surpised when Jason needed to change air filters and hang a picture for me she wanted to "help."

She followed him around and dragged her stool with her.

Last Thursday was cowboy day at Madison's school.  It is a day where daddys go and have lunch with their kids.  Madison got decked out in her cowboy attire and I told her I needed to take some picures for daddy.

She knew daddy would be at school to have lunch with her.  I was a little bummed mommys were not invited.

Apparently the brownies were yummy

and the company was...


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