Monday, September 29, 2008

Soccer star

Tyler started soccer this past Saturday.  They did a lot of listening activities which he wanted no part of.  All he wanted to do is kick the ball.  So he did just that.  He took off and ran down to the older group that was kicking the soccer balls around and kicked one in the goal and threw his hands up in the air and said "Gooaaallll".   It was really cute.  But back to reality.  He had to do join in on the listening games and finally, they got to kick the soccer balls.   
We stopped by the playground on the way to the grocery store on Sunday.  Tyler loves the slide and loves spending time with Daddy.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

We love puppies!!!

We went back to "puppy hugging" again at the Southeastern Guide dog association.  Tyler loved it, of course.  He has been asking about the puppies everyday.

Jackson even got in on the action this time.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

A visit to see Daddy

Tyler is definately a "daddy's boy".  So he was SO excited yesterday when we went to see Rich at work.  This is the visitor parking lot of Rich's building. 
Here we are in the lobby in front of one of the little restaurants.
Tyler loves to use socks on his hands as puppets.  He walks around making them talk and saying "hello".  
Ah, how cute.  But look closer- Tyler really isn't smiling.  He is grimacing as he is whining to get Jack away.  

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Life as usual

Not much has been going on this past week.  So here are some of our day to day activities.  Tyler loves to help feed his little brother.
I am not sure Jackson is as excited about it as Tyler is.
In addition to the alligators and snakes, we also have some normal wildlife.  LOTS of frogs and lizards.  Here is Tyler chasing after a frog on the lanai. 

One of the disadvantages to moving into a new neighborhood is all the construction going on.  But when you have a little boy who loves anything that moves, it is a wonderful thing.  We watched the "big bulldozer" for a long time yesterday.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Last day with Papa and Gigi

Tyler's moving box has now become his "story box" ala Pinky Dinky Doo.  And Jackson has to share in the fun, of course.  Monkey see, monkey do.  What did I get myself into???
Papa and Gigi are now on their " big boat" as Tyler says.  But here we are the morning they had to leave, playing blocks and toys in the playroom.

Funny Gigi.
Caught you, Papa!

Monday, September 8, 2008

Papa and Gigi, day3

Today (Monday) we brought Mom and Dad to the beach (Anna Maria Island).  It was absolutely beautiful and hardly anyone there.
Jackson loved the water and the sand and Tyler loved finding shells and rocks to throw.

"Jack, look at this"
Dig, dig, dig.

Papa and Gigi, day 2

On Sunday, we drove up to St. Petersburg.  Dad's mom used to live here many years ago, so it was neat to see how much it had changed.  There are several parks along the water that are great for playing, climbing trees, and swinging from the roots that grow off of these big banyon (sp?) trees.
Tyler and Mom swinging from the roots.
Tyler climbing in the tree.
I think Tyler is part monkey...
We stopped at this beautiful old hotel called the Vinoy for potty and air condition breaks- it was very hot outside!

Papa and Gigi are here!

Who knew milk could be so much fun?
Mom and Dad (Papa and Gigi) came down to visit for the week before they head out on their first cruise.  Tyler was very excited to see them and play.  Here we are in the pool Saturday night when they got here.

And getting ready for bed.  We really didn't paint the family room to match Jackson's eyes- it just happened to turn out that way!

Monday, September 1, 2008

Fun at the beach

Since Rich has been under the weather, I packed up the kids and headed to the beach.  Jackson is sitting up very well now, as you can see.  I am sure he will be crawling very soon, trying to catch his big brother- good luck with that one!

Tyler is quite the beach lover.  He had a blast today- running, splashing... just having fun being a kid.  No worries- exactly how it should be.

Budding artist and yucky peas

Tyler has found his inner artist.  He loves to draw and paint.  Here he is painting his turtle.

Jackson is our little piggy.  He loves just about everything- except peas.  I can't say that I blame him.