Sunday, May 15, 2011

10 Months

Wow, I'm really slacking on all of Tyler's monthly updates!! Maybe one of these days I'll actually get a picture on the actual day he turns the next month old and get a post up on that same day!!! I really can't believe how fast time is flying by. It seems like just yesterday that Tyler was born, and now he is only 2 months away from being 1. What happened?! Well he is getting more and more fun as the days pass by and it's so fun to watch as his personality keeps growing. This month has has mastered "scooting" backwards to where he wants to go, which usually consists of under the coffee table where he then does his daily workout of lifting the table with his legs! (Go here to see what I'm talking about). Crawling hasn't been of interest to him yet, and I'm really starting to wonder if he'll do it at all or if he'll go straight to walking. He is loving to stand at the coffee table or chairs and play and won't bend for the life of him when we try to sit him down on the ground. His coordination is also getting much better when he holds onto our fingers and walks with us.

Fighting/bugging Parker has also been something that he has picked up on rather quickly. When we go to Sam's Club and sit the kids next to each other Tyler immediately starts grabbing Parker's shirt, hair, anything he can reach and then Parker will either do the same, or get annoyed and start screaming. It's actually quite entertaining, although I'm sure I will get bugged by it later on.

One huge difference I'm already seeing between the two is their eating habits. Tyler is no stranger to food and inhales anything that is put in front of him (Parker on the other hand rarely ever finishes his dinner, if he even eats it at all). I have a feeling he will be the child to eat us out of house and home. Baby food is no longer tolerated as his main food source, which means I have quite a bit of it sitting in my cupboards untouched! Sippy cups are also not a problem for him and likes to take Parker's cups and drink from them too. He even learned how to sip from a straw in a matter of about 30 seconds and is a pro at that also.

Tyler knows what he wants and when he doesn't get it, clenches his fits and screams/growls until his face gets red and then is happy as can be when he gets it. He will get mad when Parker takes a toy/book away from him, which happens quite often. This kid is definitely a HUGE fan of the water, making bath time entertaining. We have taken him swimming at the YMCA here in Oklahoma and he was a huge fan of the little slide, of the water shooting up from the ground and even wearing a life jacket and laying on his back and kicking up a storm in the lazy river! The instant he sees any sort of water he starts kicking and getting all excited to go play in it...definitely will have my hands full this summer!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Mother's Day

I had a GREAT Mother's Day!! Chris made a nice breakfast, which we actually had time to eat before going to church at 10!! Church was great as always, although what made it particularly better than most Sundays is that the boys were actually quite good!! Tyler even fell asleep on the floor in Relief Society, which really made me sad when church ended and I had to wake him up to leave. But it was really nice to be able to actually sit through all the lessons and hear every word. We had a small lunch when we got home and then the boys took naps and I was able to just relax and do nothing....awesome!!! I love being a mother but sometimes it's just nice to sit back and not have to worry about doing anything for awhile. A special thanks to Chris for taking over all the duties including making dinner and doing the dishes afterwards!! :) We also talked with Chris' family and some of my family over Skype, which was fun too. Happy Mother's Day to all you Mom's out there!!!!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

A Night at the Park

We heard about this park from one of our friends in the ward so we went and checked it out the other night. It is an awesome little big park!! It really reminded me of a park we used to go to as kids in Oregon when we would visit my grandparents.
Tyler really liked these little bells and got a little upset when Chris went to put him back in his stroller.
He loved this little chair swing.
Parker was telling me to put Tyler behind him.

3-Year Old's Birthday Party!!

We have been getting to know a few of the families in our ward, which has been really fun. We have already hung out quite a bit with them the last few weeks. On April 25 we were invited to a birthday party for this adorable little girl, Brianna Walker. She turned 3 on Easter and her parent's threw here a fun little party the next night. We had pizza and cake and ice-cream and a few games as well. All the kids had a blast playing together and it was crazy loud, but really fun just the same.

I know this is not exactly the best chew toy for a baby, but I swear we were watching him the whole time!! He loved pulling it through his teeth!!
Eating Pizza and watching Bolt (the birthday girl is the one in the pink plaid shirt, seriously so adorable!)
This was a cute little game. They had to catch as many flies as they could with their little noise blowers.
Catching his fly!
Tyler liked playing with the butterflies hanging from the ceiling.

9 Months

I know this post is a little late, but Tyler turned 9 months old on April 12. He is growing so fast and we are having a blast watching him grow up. This past month he has mastered the art of rolling ALL over the place. He had rolled over once or twice a couple months ago but never really felt the need to use it as his mode of transportation. We are currently trying to work on the whole crawling thing...when we put him in the crawling position he will sit there for a few seconds and rock back and forth, but then he flattens himself and rolls over. Hopefully soon he will start this new venture! He started clapping and babbling a lot more also. Tyler definitely cares if Parker takes a toy away from him and gets very upset (actually quite funny to watch sometimes!). From the time we moved to Oklahoma and now Tyler has gotten RSV, along with an ear infection in each ear, and cut another tooth. Definitely has made for a tiring month! Well I wasn't planning on taking him into the doctor until his 1-year appointment so I didn't have to go and find a pediatrician here in Oklahoma, however since he was really sick I had to find one anyways, so here are his stats:
Height: 29"
Weight: 19 lb 11 oz
I may have been a little busy to get an actual 9-month picture, so this one will have to do, even though I have already posted it!

From Baby Food to....

Complete solid, regular food....
Practically OVERNIGHT!!