Friday, November 30, 2007

Tyson is ready!

As you may have noticed I have been a slacker when it comes to blogging and I am sorry. We did have a great Thanksgiving. We went to Stan's family's in Delta and have a great time. I was a little worried as to how the weekend was going to go because the first night there Tyson threw up 4 times. The next day however he was great. You would have never known that he was sick the night before. Emma also had reached a huge milestone this weekend also. She survived her first sleepover with her cousins. She was gone about 24 hours and had a great time. Now she cannot wait to do it again the next time we go down. I was fully expecting a phone call in the middle of the night to go get her but it never came. I was really different not having her around for that long but she had a great time and is getting to know the joy of cousins.

The other day we were talking about our up coming trip to see Grandma Karen, and Tyson must have been listening because shortly after we found him in Emma's suit case we use for her dress-ups. He is also going through the stage where he dumps everything out and sits in the container whether his bumb fits or not.

Monday, November 05, 2007


Halloween was great this year. Emma had a hard time choosing a costume. If you asked her what she wanted to be she would say, "First I wanted to be a cowgirl, then it was a witch, and I finally decided to be a purple princess." She would say it so matter-of-factly that you thought she stood infront of a mirror and practiced it. It is really interesting now that she has an opinnion of how things should be. I am glad we did not have to buy things for the three different costumes. Just the cowgirl and the princess. So I know what she will be next year!!!

As you can see Tyson REALLY did not enjoy his costume. The first time I tried it on him he cried like I hurt him. Maybe it was because he did not think Grandma was very funny in thinking he should be a chicken because of his name. He was a great sport on Halloween. He kept it on through the Trunk-or-treat and in the car ride to my aunt's house in Orem. Tyson sure made a pretty cute chicken. Emma now wears he costume for dress up EVERY day. I am glad she is getting more than one wear out of it.

Tyson has such a little personality that is picture makes me laugh!!! At least he stood still long enough for me to take the picture!!

Thursday, November 01, 2007

Pumpkin Patch

One thing I wanted to do this year with Emma was carve pumpkins. She was so excited. We even went to a pumpkin patch to get the pumpkins. It was really fun. She was very specific on the size of pumpkin she wanted. We would find one and she would look at it and say "I don't think this is an Emma sized pumpkin." So we kept walking until we found one we could convince her was an Emma sized pumpkin. Tyson liked saying pumpkin and seeing all that was there. So when we got home and started to clean them out she would not go anywhere near the "guts" as she called it. Stan stuck her hand in there and got it extra gooey and she started into hysterics. Stan and I just laughed. It was really funny but she got really mad that we were laughing at her. All the while Tyson is saying "eeeewwww." Somehow Emma became afraid of getting dirty. I guess she actually listened to me when I tell her not to get too dirty when she plays. We will have to break her of this. Emma did though insist on watching intently Stan carve the pumpkin to her requirements just as long as she did not have to touch any of it. And Tyson was trying to eat the pieces that Stan took out. He ate part of one before he lost intrest in it.

It is so hard to get a good smile on film from Tyson and here he looks like he knows something bad that mom and dad have no clue about. It's pretty funny.

Can you find Tyson???

Family Home Evening

At our house we love the sticky foam shapes. So for FHE on Monday Emma decided we would make pictures using these shapes. It was a great time. Emma loves to make pictures with them and Tyson loves to stick them anywhere he can. Stan wanted to see what he would do when he stuck some on his face. At first Tyson did not mind it. Once we started to put more on he did not like them and took them off. Emma even got in on the action.


So we finally got a baby gate that would keep Tyson out of the kitchen while I was making dinner so he did not get stepped on or tripped over. He really does not like it at all. He shakes it and usually cries when it gets shut. So to distract him from the fact that he was locked out Emma and I taught him to say jail. Now if he is in a good mood he will stand at the gate and say "Jail" in such a way that you have to laugh. Which is good because then it helps him to forget that he cannot get at Mom. his most prized possession.