With baby girl coming so soon, we haven't traveled far from the hospital these past 6 weeks. But since Tyler gets restless and will jump and climb all over me if he doesn't have something to jump and climb on, we've gotten out quite a bit. Here he is "helping" daddy with his smoothie.
During August we walked down to Voyager Middle School nearly everyday to get Tyler lunch from their free lunch program. I hadn't realized they served 2 year olds until a friend mentioned it to me. The great thing is that Ty would always eat wonderfully there. I would have happily paid for his meals since it saved me the trouble of cooking, got me some good exercise from walking there and back, and gave him a nice variety of healthy foods. They always had whole wheat breads and fruits and vegetables, and Ty would actually eat them there. It drives me crazy to cut up fruits and veggies for him just to have him take two bites or less. I put them in the fridge and he still never finishes them.
Ty thoroughly enjoyed giving daddy a hair cut. He's my little barber of Everettville!
And the good cat vibes kept coming. Rafi's family had another cat named Sambo that ran away last March. Within a few days of Fry being returned to us, someone brought Sambo into a local vet and he was returned to our friends. Now Rafi has a companion again. They'd left him with us originally because Rafi always gets so lonely when they go on vacation, but now that shouldn't be a problem.
Here's Ty having fun at toddler storytime in downtown Everett. The Snohomish County ones are for ages 18 months - 3 years while these are 18 months to 2 years. There was definitely a difference in the age they were catering to, and Ty clearly preferred this one. They had a superhero theme and gave all the kids capes to wear for the hour. Ty really liked climbing through the pop up tunnel. I may have to pick him up one from IKEA.
Tyler helping name and water the plants (and the neighborhood kids)
running outside barefoot in pajamas while pushing a doll stroller
and mopping the street
Cute sleeping guy! I love having the camera in his room, and I love that it has night vision settings.We let Tyler pick some blackberries near our house. At one point he grabbed an unripe red one and we said "yuck, Tyler. Don't eat the red ones." He then held it up to me and said "mama eat it."
Oscar felt very manly fixing our garage torsion spring all by himself. It cost 1/3rd as much as hiring a professional.
Ty loves going to the Everett children's museum. I usually take him once a month for free night. He gets crazy stimulated there. He's like one big bouncy ball of energy.
Driving the bus.
They have a really neat playground up on their roof.
Cute little explorer in their dinosaur dig area.
Playing with musical instruments.
He has absolutely no fear of their big yellow slide. He climbs up and does it all by himself. I intended to go with him his first time, but he ran in on his own and then a bunch of kids cut in front of me. I had to race down the stairs to meet him at the bottom before he ran off. Since then I just let him do it on his own and wait for him at the bottom.
Looking cute at Stake conference. He needs some little ties for church.
What a sweet little helper!
Helping daddy make our new stair doors. There are little holes in the corner for the kitties to get through. Tyler get jumping on and damaging our other gates. These are safer and more effective.
Having fun at Island time in MillCreek
More adorable sleeping pics. I'm going to have so many of these now that there's a camera in his room.
Though one time he poop painted the room instead of taking a nap...
And 39 weeks pregnant! Baby's coming this Friday!
Even Tyler's getting excited for his baby sister. He currently thinks everything is pink.
Other memorable moments include:
I pulled out the baby swing from storage. Tyler hopped into it and said "Now mama sing." So sweet!
Tyler wouldn't eat a bite of breakfast one day until all of these things had happened. "No mommy. I don't want honeycomb cereal. I want cornflakes. And I don't want just one bowl. I want a 2nd empty bowl so I can pour one bowl into the other. But I don't want you to put milk in them. I want a separate cup of chocolate milk to pour into them myself."
Tyler said thank you at an appropriate time without being asked
Tyler attempts to make and use his own bubble solution by filling his empty containers up with water and soap from the bathroom.
He's beginning to understand if then type statements. One time I said "If you take your water to bed with you, you can't play with Scout" (Scout is an electronic toy that reads to him, and Tyler spills water everywhere, so it's not wise to let him have water around electronics). He thought about it for a few seconds and said "all done water."
Ty yelled down the stairs "Oscar we're coming."