Sunday, November 28, 2010

Piano Playing

We went to Grandma and Grandpa's (Mom and Dad's) tonight to watch the Mizzou basketball game and hear about their weekend in KC.  Grandpa decided to let Tyler try his skills with the piano and he was surprisingly gentle.  He didn't just bang non-stop, as I was anticipating.  Tyler loves music!  He likes to listen to it, play it and dance to it.  It is no wonder we go through so many batteries with all of his toys playing some form of music constantly (so it seems).  Who knows?  Maybe he will grow up to be a great pianist. 

Tyler is really getting into it here.

He was very gentle with the keys.  So happy! 

Tyler has started to feel better and we are all grateful. 

Thanksgiving Weekend

Happy Thanksgiving!  We have so much to be thankful for and feel so blessed.  It is a great time year to reflect on how good we have it!  We are blessed to have a home that shelters us, jobs that keep food on the table and a roof over our heads, healthy bodies, but most importantly we have each other - an amazing family and wonderful friends.  If you are reading this...thanks for being part of our lives! 

Thanksgiving would normally be an awesome day for Tyler as he loves to get together with family and EAT!  Unfortunately, this year he was sick.  He came home from Aunt Sandy's on Tuesday with a mild fever.  When he woke up on Wednesday it was at 103!  We went to the doctor and had blood drawn.  (Thank goodness there was no photos that day! Yikes!)  He was a trooper and made it through Thanksgiving Day, but Friday he was in no mood to even play and his fever reached 104.  So to to urgent care we went.  The doctor there diagnosed an ear infection so we got Tyler some medicine and it seems to be helping.  Thank goodness!  It was his first incident with any kind of fever/illness.  I feel fortunate we haven't had a sick baby in the past and I hope we don't anytime soon again either!  I was one worried mama. 

We were hoping our weekend photos included a victory family photo at the Mizzou/kU game, but with a sick little man, we decided it was not a good idea to head across the state and sit outside to watch football.  Wow - kids really change your priorities! 

Mom watching football while Tyler plays. 

Uncle Doug displaying his favorite form of cranberries - right out of the can!  I prefer the real deal.  Dad is proudly carving the turkey.

Dad is taking his carving seriously and Kyle is tossing my salad.  Thanks, Kyle! 

 Here is a sampling of the pies! Ummmm.

Aunt Sandy playing with Tyler who was not interested at all in eating.  Poor guy. 

Here is Dad's plate overflowing with food.  It looks kind of gross now, but the food sure was good.

Table #1 - including Cousin Anna, Aunt Patty, Aunt Sandy, Great Aunt Nancy, Cousin Krista and Grandpa Wood

Table #2 had already dispersed to other activities before their photo could be taken. 

Table #3 - Kyle (mulching!), Uncle Doug, Grandma Zick, Dad (with his mouth full) and Mom.

Tyler on the rocking horse at Grandma and Grandpa Francis'.  He was still not feeling too hot, but he was trying it out. 

Thanksgiving Delights

On Thanksgiving Day we’re thankful for
Our blessings all year through,
For family we dearly love,
For good friends, old and new.

For sun to light and warm our days,
For stars that glow at night,
For trees of green and skies of blue,
And puffy clouds of white.

We’re grateful for our eyes that see
The beauty all around,
For arms to hug, and legs to walk,
And ears to hear each sound.

The list of all we’re grateful for
Would fill a great big book;
Our thankful hearts find new delights
Everywhere we look!

By Joanna Fuchs

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Wehmeyer Wedding

We were Tyler free for an afternoon wedding and a great evening out with some great people to celebrate the marriage of Josh and Jackie Wehmeyer.  The wedding was beautiful and we had fun dancing and visiting at the reception.  Here are a few photos from the evening.  I forgot my camera in the car for the ceremony!  (Oops!)

The Happy Couple.

Another happy couple - closing in on 6 years!

My little brother (not so little anymore)!

Mom's for the next wedding.

My future sister in law.

Boys hamming it up.

Me with the next bride and groom.

Another future bride and groom.

Father of the groom, Dave, busting a move.

Friday, November 19, 2010

14 Months Old

The months are flying by and Tyler is 14 months old now.  He was not thrilled to have his picture taken as I had to interrupt his playing, but he did sit down for a solid 3 seconds.
So serious...

This is more like it - laughing as he gets tickled.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Nice little Sunday

Tyler had a fun day with Grandma today.  He went to church with her, played, took a long nap and read books. 

Cruising through Grandma's kitchen.

I love it when Grandma reads to me. 

Once Grandpa arrived home from the farm, we came home to hang out, play, eat dinner, play some more and enjoy a little dessert. 
I got to have a bite of Dad's fruit bar after dinner. 

I loved it but it was a bit sour and mom could not resist taking a picture of my pucker.


Tyler was a skeleton for Halloween this year.  Pretty easy...I found some glow in the dark PJs which were perfect as the child hates to wear anything on his head.  Before heading out for the night, I was able to capture him playing with the remote that he found on the arm of Jeff's chair after climbing up in it.  He was not a big fan of the trick or treating but loved running up and down the street with the other kids.  He threw a fit when it was time to stop.  

Am I in trouble, mom?

Let's see what else is on, as he changes the channel.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Tyler is 1 now!

My baby boy is 1 now, actually 13 months already. I thought now is as good a time as any to start a blog. Life is so fun and Tyler is learning something new every day.  I love our family and I want to share our fun life with friends and family.  I will be sharing lots of photos.  Enjoy! 

Here is my big boy at 13 months old.  I love his smile and all those teeth! 

Tyler sitting on Jeff's lap during his cousin Jake's varsity football game. 
I love his hands in his pockets of his Mizzou sweatshirt.