Monday, October 26, 2009

My little Dragon

Is it ok that I'm a little biased and think this is the cutest little dragon you have ever seen? I just can't help but chuckle whenever I look at these or see him in his costume. Saturday was our church Halloween party where the kids also went trunk-or-treating. It took a little coaxing to get Tyson into his costume and then to get him from car to car, but after a few stops of getting treats in his bucket, he was good to go. He'd get the candy, put it in his bucket and then hurry and shove his hand back into the person's treat basket for more. We had to quickly usher him to the next car before he got upset that he couldn't have more. These are just some pics of him running around in his costume.We came inside to get warm and this is him scoping out the goods of someone else's bucket. I can't help but laugh at his tail!
He would then proceed to line the candy all up before putting them all back in. I don't think he even knew what they truly were because he would be asking me to open them if he did. But I do think he's a little bit of an organizer!
Showing off!

This next video is just something that he picked up when we were at our neighbor's house. He learned how to "jump" off the bottom step from his little friend, Lauren. Although since she is older, she actually jumps. Tyson...well, you'll see. He gets ready to jump...

and he is so proud of himself ! His face right before he goes is hilarious!

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Pumpkin Patch Time!

We've been planning on going to our favorite pumpking patch this year and Scott had the brilliant idea of going during the Nebraska football game! Most everyone is a Cornhusker fan so I do most of my shopping during the football games because the stores are mostly empty. It was still pretty crowded but I think it was mostly due to the fact that it was the first time we've seen the sun all week! We went last year when Tyson was just 10 months old so it was a lot more entertaining when Tyson could actually run around. We took a picture by this sign last year...and of course had to do it again for another photo op. You can tell Tyson did not want to be held there with all these fun things around to do.
I love his faces in these two. The one below, you can really tell he's trying to pick up the pumpkin. He still tries to pick up the big pumpkin we brought home, but instead just rolls it around.
He loved the petting zoo. The goats kept sticking their heads out of these little squares when kids walk by because you can feed them. Tyson thought it was the funniest thing and loved to try and grab their faces.I caught him laughing at this goat. After playing with the the goats, he decided to become one.
We went to some pig races (you have to watch those at a pumpkin patch) and then I wanted to go on the hayride, but the line for it was super long. I tried to tell Scott to pretend it was a really popular ride at Disneyland...and everyone wants to go on it, but he didn't buy into it. I just wanted to get my money's worth while we were there. As a compromise, Scott found this next little ride nearby and graciously stepped aside so I could be the one to go :) It was a bunch of these small carts that were pulled by a John Deere tractor. The things we do for our kids! We 're kind of looking directly in the sun, but this was the only picture you could see Tyson's face. He was too busy scoping everything out.

Notice how my knees are nearly against my chest! Tyson just looks so cute and little in the cart. In this picture you can kind of see what the little train and all the adults looked like on it. At least I wasn't the only one!
Our last picture before we headed we picked out our pumpkins to take home. Scott lets me handle the pumpkin picking because he knows I can get a little particular. It will be fun to carve them and see what Tyson thinks of that new thing ! I'm sure another fun post awaits!

I love these cute pumpkin patches!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009


We bought this movie from the 5 dollar bin at Walmart, thinking maybe Tyson would like it one day. He was going through his daily ritual of pulling out all our DVD's and came across this one. Scott and I are sitting on the couch when he brings it to me and points to Fiona and says, "Mama." Thanks Tyson. So I point to Shrek and ask Tyson if that's Dad, to which he quickly says, "No!" We laugh it off and I hide my hurt feelings :) and then I ask him, "Where's Mama?" He then points to Fiona...again. You know, it's really my fault. I should have been buying him movies, like Cinderella, Beauty and the Beast (although he probably would have pointed me out as the beast), or Sleeping Beauty and then maybe I would have been compared to those fine ladies. But for now, call me Fiona. Hey, at least she's a princess right?