Monday, March 23, 2009

Just like Daddy

Tyler loves his Daddy and wants to do everything he does.  So when Rich is getting ready in the mornings, Tyler is right there wanting to do everything also.  He loves to put on the shaving cream and pretend to shave with the back of a comb.

Jackson is getting so big so fast.  He loves to play and will follow Tyler around like a little puppy dog.  I love to watch his little face and all of the different expressions he has.
Tyler loves to take pictures.  He prefers to use my real camera, but will settle for his pretend camera when I won't let him use mine.
"What did you say"
"Oh- ccchhhheeesseee"

Tyler loves to put together puzzles and blocks and play with these flat shape discs that Papa and Gigi got him for Christmas.  He likes to figure things out- very independent.
But he does not like to share with Jack- "No, Jack.  TyTy's toys"
"Who, me?  I am a little angel"

Monday, March 9, 2009

Naked baby on the run!

With the weather being as nice as it has been, we could not resist going to the beach this past weekend.  Tyler has been asking all week to go build sandcastles.  So we headed to Anna Maria Island for some fun in the sun.

Jack showing off his stuff.
My 3 boys playing in the sand.
The water was SO cold, but that didn't stop Tyler!

On our way home, we stopped at Wal-Mart for some groceries and some lunch at the McDonalds they have inside.  Jackson decided to play Peek-a-boo with Tyler Happy Meal box.
What a little ham!

And since Jackson got all the attention doing it, Tyler had to join in also.
Except his head is a little bigger and the box didn't slide on and off as easily!

Saturday, March 7, 2009

It's a beautiful day...

The weather down here has been absolutely beautiful!  Highs in the mid-high 70's and not a cloud in the sky.  We have been trying to spend a lot of time outside.  On Friday, we took advantage of the day and went outside for some playtime for the kids and work-time for Rich.   But, of course, Tyler wanted to help wash cars.
Jack was happy playing in the water.  He plopped right down in the water running down the side of the street and had fun splashing.
Rich spraying Ty with the water hose.  He loves it- he will run away and then run back asking Rich to spray him again.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Ironmommies take on Tampa

This past weekend, my Ironmommies running group completed the Gasparilla Marathon Relay in downtown Tampa. Despite the frigid temperatures and downpours, we all ran across the finish line together- all 32 of us (30 mommies and 2 daddies).  I am so lucky to have such a great group of women to run with and to have as friends!

Weekend fun

Both boys love to play in the playroom.  Tyler still loves his kitchen and Jackson is following suite.  Tyler is actually developing pretty good cooking skills.  When he plays with playdough and makes foods, he actually cuts very well with his little plastic knife- like a real chef cuts.  It is fun to watch him.
"Where are the spices?"
On Saturday, we stopped by Lowe's to go to their kids workshop.  While Tyler worked on his wooden car, Jackson checked out the riding lawnmowers.

Tyler loved building the car.
I took this picture of Tyler taking a nap.  Macy loves to sleep on his bed and she always falls asleep with him.  It reminds me of a picture my Dad took of me with our cat- PJ- when I was younger.

Mote Marine

Last week, we went to Mote Marine with our friend Tiffany and her 2 girls- Kaylee and Cameron.

Kaylee and Tyler looking at the maps deciding where to go next.
Checking out the shark tank from above.
The Stingray touch pool.
"He splashed me!"
Tyler liked to give "high fives" to the stingrays when the flapped their wings.
The kids had fun in the giftshop trying on the shark masks.

After we had fun at the aquarium, we walked across the street to the Old Salty Dogg Cafe where Josh is a manager.  It is right on the water.  We had a great lunch (thanks Josh!) and the kids had fun checking out the boats, birds, and water.
Kaylee and Tyler belling up to the bar- I really hope this is not a sign of things to come.  Tyler had Kaylee's pink sunglasses on and they looked way too comfortable at the bar!
After lunch, we headed to St. Armands circle for a walk and some ice cream.  We went to Scoopdaddy's and the kids wanted their picture with the big scoopdaddy man.  Kind of scary to me.
Tyler checking out the map again.  We had a great day with great friends!