Sunday, March 27, 2011

Fun with Kleenex?!?

Tyler found the Kleenex box yesterday morning and decided it would be fun to pull out most of the tissues.  (I think he was practicing for the game on Minute to Win It!) 
Tyler brought the Kleenex box up onto the couch with him to begin his fun. 

Getting them organized...

Daddy came in during the action from a quick morning at the golf course and thought it would be fun to throw them all over Tyler like confetti.  Tyler thought it was the best game ever!

Here Tyler is continuing the game while Daddy reloads.

He sat by himself for the next 20 minutes playing with the Kleenex.  Hundreds of dollars worth of toys and books and my son finds pure joy in the $1 box of tissue.  Gotta love kids!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Photos, Photos, Photos!

Jeanne is the best!  She spent yesterday afternoon with us to capture our little man at 18 months with all his expressions.  Tons of fun photos!  Be prepared, I am posting a lot of them because I absolutely love them!
Some of these photos are so funny!  I love when Tyler laughs.  It makes my heart smile!

Modeling pose.

Let's check out this fountain....

Daddy to the rescue as Tyler was planning on going in.  I love that Jeanne kept snapping photos.  Secretly, I think she wanted him to go in. 

But looks so fun.

Love this one!  So handsome. 

Sweet boy!

Tyler and Mommy.

Kisses for Mommy. 

Funny face.


I love this face.

Look there...

Savoring Droege's fried chicken (treat from Grandpa) before Droege's closes.

I love driving the red caboose. 

There are many more great photos!  I will save them for another post! 
Thanks again, Jeanne!  We love them.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Happy 18 Month Birthday to Tyler!

How can it be that our little baby boy is a year and a half already?  He is growing up so fast! 
Tyler Jeffrey Francis, Day 1.

4 Months. 

6 Months.

1 Year.

18 Months. 
Tyler was not too interested in having his photo taken.  Mom, just let me read Foot Book.  (He LOVES Dr. Seuss!)

Tyler, Daddy and I are so proud of what a smart, adorable little man you are.  We love watching you grow and learn every day.  From 18 hours to 18 days to now 18 months.  We know it will all too quickly grow into 18 years.  We treasure every moment with you! XOXO. 

We have more formal 18 month photos on the way... (Thanks, Aunt J!)

Friday, March 11, 2011

Tyler Won!

Last Friday night, Tyler, Mommy and Grandma went to Family Reading Night held at Washington Middle School.   Tyler loves to read so we thought it would be a good fit.  The only problem is that my little man usually is in bed by 7-7:30 and the event didn't really start until 6:30.  He toughed it out and got to play with other kids.  We learned that we do have to work on him sitting quietly in a circle of other kids to listen to someone read a book.  He usually wanted to sit on the readers lap and turn the pages for them.  So, while he might have been a bit young for Family Reading Night, we were determined to participate nonetheless.    We had to leave before it was over at 8:30 because the little man was just too tuckered out.  We turned in our reading log from the prior week and visited 3 classrooms to show our participation by turning in a hole punched bookmark.  Then...Jeff gets a call Saturday afternoon while Tyler, Grandma and I were at the MU/kU game and heard that Tyler won one of the prize baskets.  I went to pick it up Monday from the library and it was a perfect, age appropriate basket. 

Tyler was excited with the contents - several books, stickers, a coloring book, crayons, some sort of bug/worm stuffed animal, color/shapes flash cards, some girly chap stick (you may see it as an Easter hunt prize), and as you can see a great bucket and shovel for the sand box this summer. 

Tyler WON!  Lucky little boy!

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Shooting Hoops!

Our little basketball star! We love shooting hoops with him! Tyler will say "shoot shoot shoot" over and over again.  The thrill of getting a ball through the hoop is simply a wonderful matter the age.