Monday, October 20, 2008

Go Rays!

In case you did not see the game, the Rays won the final game of the series against Boston.  So our new home team will be in the World Series this week- GO RAYS!  At one of the malls, they have a play area sponsored by the Rays set up like a baseball field with oversized bases and some other fun things.  Here are some pictures of the boys playing...

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Here are my teeth...

I have been trying to get a good picture of all of Jackson's teeth- here you go.  All 8 of them.  And he is still chewing on everything in sight, so I don't know if we might have more coming in also.
Just some other cute shots of Jackson...

Longboat Key

This past weekend, we went to Longboat Key (just southwest of us).  We walked around an outdoor artist market that they had going on and then walked across the street to the beach.  It was beautiful.  The little downtown area was really cool.  We will definitely go back when it is not so crowded!  If you are looking for a nice little getaway- I highly recommend it!

I don't know who ate the pudding...

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Boys will be boys

We went to the park yesterday for a little pumpkin decorating party.  We lasted about 10 minutes with the pumpkins and the rest of the time at the playground, in the mud.  It's just mud- it will wash out, right?  Not even Oxi-clean  and bleach could save these socks when he was done.  Oh well, Tyler was having fun and that is all that mattered.

I did manage to get a few pictures of the brief pumpkin decorating activity.

Chef Tyler

Anytime we are in the kitchen, Tyler loves to help.  So we got him some little cookies at the store that he could do by himself.  He had a great time. 
"Chheeesssseeeeee".  Notice the Rays t-shirt.  Rich will never abandon his Yankees, but we are becoming Rays' fans as well.  What a great year to jump on the bandwagon!
Notice the cookies all lined up.  He is just like his Daddy!  

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Tampa Aquarium

We also went to the Aquarium in Tampa this weekend.  It is not quite as nice as the Atlanta Aquarium, but Tyler didn't care.  It had fish, turtles, and other various animals, so he was happy. 

The one thing that the Tampa aquarium has that the Atlanta aquarium does not is a cool outdoor water park.  It has a big pirate ship and little water slides.  As well as some water cannons and other fun things.  Some of the large water fountains were not on, but the misters were going and they had hoses on some of the slides.  Enough for Tyler to have fun.  

Tyler got a letter

Tyler loves to check the mailbox everyday.  So imagine his surprise when he got a letter!  He was so excited!

Thank you, Papa and Gigi!
On Saturday, we went to downtown St. Petersburg.  They have an outdoor market that is neat to go to and we just love to walk around on the waterfront. 
They also have some large artificial rocks which Tyler loves to climb on.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Bath time

Jackson loves his baths.  He has been crabby lately because he has been getting LOTS of teeth in.  But baths always make him happy!

Fingers have been a constant in the mouth lately with his teeth hurting so much.
You can't tell from these pictures, but in addition to the 2 teeth Jackson already had on the bottom, he has gotten in not 2 or 3 more, but 6 MORE!!!  For a grand total of 8 teeth!  
Have you ever seen someone with 4 dimples?  2 in the cheeks and 2 in the chin.

We love the beach

I took the boys to the beach again this week.  They both are becoming beach bums. We couldn't have asked for better weather- not a cloud in the sky and about 85 degrees with a nice breeze.  
Tyler loves collecting shells and rocks.  He always asks where Gigi is when he does.
Tyler was really excited when he found a clam shell that was still intact.
Jack wants to get in on the action as well.
"What, you can't eat the sand?"

Friday, October 3, 2008

Dog napping

We went to "puppy hugging" again this week.  Tyler would go everyday if we could.  This precious little puppy fell asleep in Tyler's lap, hence the title "dog napping".  But, if we would have brought a big enough bag, we might have taken this little guy home with us.  He and Tyler bonded. 

I love this picture!

Jackson likes watching from a far.  He is not so sure when they jump up to him.  He doesn't scream, he just looks at me like "what do I do?"