We'd just seen this same blue truck working on the road a couple days earlier. Not knowing what it was I called it a "tractor digger." Turns out it's just a big a mower meant for mowing the sloped lawns on Mukilteo public property.
The motorcycle and boats were super wet, but that just makes the boat experience more authentic, right?
They even had a Tyler sized truck
She's stopped falling asleep in her jumparoo, but occasionally she'll zone out and just lay down in it.
Car painting! They did this at library storytime once a couple of days after Malia and Hana had given us some unused washable paint and canvas paper. I figured it was a sign that we needed to do it at home, though I really should get him cars with more tread. They make for more interesting pictures. Cars these days are typically made with smooth wheels.
We celebrated a happy 3rd birthday to our sweet Ty guy on May 21st (though if you ask him, he'll say he's 4, which is an improvement from April when he thought he was 15)! Ty likes variety and choices, so we took him to Old Country Buffet for lunch where we met up with Malia, Hana, Knic, Liz, and baby Eli. After we sang Tyler "Happy Birthday," a nice old lady came up and gave him $3, and a little girl who recognized him from the gym from over a year ago came up to wish him a Happy Birthday too.
"I gotta take a break from playing with toys to help daddy with the finances!"
this article and concluded that he was ready to start transitioning away from daily naps. After over 2 hours in his bed of happily playing with a few toys and books, I'd concluded that he just wasn't going to nap and went to go get him. Just before I got to his door I realized he hadn't made any noise for a few minutes and decided to check the camera in his room. He was sleeping while sitting up, swaying back and forth, until about 10 seconds later he fell over and crashed at 4:20pm. It was hilarious! I wish I'd been recording.
In the end he wasn't ready to go without a nap. I give him quiet time with no nap expectations but still put on his white noise and close his curtains and he pretty much always falls asleep. He's only missed his nap twice and both days it was awful. He was groggy and cranky all day and didn't sleep particularly well at night. We still had the occasional problem with nap fighting, but I found out if I played "5 little monkeys jumping on the bed" with him (he'd jump on my bed while I jumped on the floor), he'd fall asleep within about 10 minutes.
Tyler's potty training also started going really well around this time. He rarely had a poopy diaper or undies since he'd sit on the potty as long as possible in order to delay nap time. There'd still be the occasional accident, but for the most part he was fine. I remember how proud I was the first time he told me he had to poop then sat on the potty and pooped. It was like something just magically clicked.
Getting all prettied up for church. I love this dress! This was one my mom's friend Pat handed down to us. As soon as I saw it I couldn't wait till she was big enough to wear it.
Tyler once discovered that tampons make great bath toys.
I think Tyler thinks being okay means "fell down." He fell off his bed during his nap one day, and I heard him sobbing "I'm okay, mommy, I'm okay." Fortunately it was only a few inches, and he fell back asleep after a few hugs. He was crying more out of shock than pain.
We had the missionaries over for dinner one night. As they were reading us a scripture about Christ, Tyler excitedly exclaimed "I love Jesus!...and Mickey Mouse.
Leela eating Tyler's leftover Doritos. Crazy kitty!
Pretty in pink and even managing to keep her shoes on. It's much easier to have Allison in church now that she'll just sit up and play with toys. I never had this lovely phase with Tyler since he crawled a month before he sat and pulled himself to stand and start cruising shortly after. I'm enjoying it while it lasts.
As you can see, I could not get enough of this cute photo shoot. There were about twice this many photos taken. These were just my favorites.
Oscar got some cute pics of Allison playing with the stars in her play pen.
We had to wake up a sleeping Tyler on Memorial day in order to get to IKEA before the play area closed. I knew he'd love it there. It's the only place I know of that still has a ball pit.
Cute Allison and photobomb Tyler. He loves to photobomb but won't stay still when I actually want to take a picture of him. Go figure!
Tyler and Allison wanted to help too.