Here's a cute video of Ty's final weeks of being 1 year old.
As the weather's warmed up, we've been taking more and more trips to the park. Silverlake is always a good choice since there's a nice playground and a sandy beach.
I love watching him getting so independent.
One day I came home to find Oscar and Tyler looking like two big couch potatoes and couldn't stop laughing. All that's missing is from this image is both of them holding a big bowl of ice cream.
One morning Oscar was home with Ty and noticed he wasn't making any noise anymore. He walked into the spare bedroom to see that Ty had put himself to sleep in the spare bedroom at 10:30am, well before his typical nap time. The cushion was already there, but he'd brought the blanket, Elmo, and book in himself. That got us thinking Ty might be ready for a toddler bed.
We ended up purchasing a used toddler bed from a friend, but he hasn't started sleeping in it yet. He's fallen asleep in it twice, but mostly he just lays in it for fun. We put him down in his bed, but he usually just crawls out of it. We're hoping he can adjust by the time baby girl arrives. It's become more urgent now, too, since he's recently figured out how to climb out of his crib. We usually put Ty down for nap early on Sunday since his nap time is right when our church service is, but on that particular week he was NOT having it. He hasn't climbed out since then, but now that I know he can, I'd much rather he be closer to the ground. The lowest point of the crib is about a foot off the ground, so he has a bit of a fall if he climbs over it.
Ty's recently started helping mamma wash and put away the dishes. It always results in water all over the counter tops and floors, which ultimately makes a lot more work for me, but I like nurturing his desire to help and do chores.
Ty had lots of fun playing with the frosting and using his new bath toys in the tub afterwards. Unfortunately I have no idea what's happened to the Elmo and Cookie Monster bath toys since them. He played with them for a few days, but even after a thorough cleaning of the house, I still can't find them.
Ty's started saying family prayers with us, which is always super cute.
It's so fun to wear daddy's shoes!
I took him to the Imagine Children's Museum last week with a couple friends and their kids. Ty loved it, but it was hard to get pics of him since I was constantly trying to keep up with him and prevent him from getting knocked down by big kids that were there on field trips. It was a great way for him to work out all his energy though. After our visit he got a 4 hour nap! When summer's over and the cool weather makes it more difficult to go to the park, we'll look into getting annual passes.
Oscar's been working on increasing the curb appeal of our home, something Ty loves helping him with. One day Oscar let him play with the hose on the lowest setting. My little graffiti artist!
Although I usually bring toys for Ty to play with at the lake, he eventually leaves them alone and will find random junk to play with instead.
Jamming out while he has a snack!
And for our final weekend of the month, Oscar and I took a trip to the Bellevue temple