Wednesday, February 29, 2012

We've got a 4 year old!

 Tyson turned 4 a few weeks ago.  It seems so much older than 3.  Maybe because we are closer to school age and he is getting so much more independent.  Since his birthday was on a Sunday, we went celebrated the day before and let him choose his activity. He wanted to go to the children's museum here.  Last time we went there was a huge dinosaur exhibit which he loved, but they rotate the big exhibits out and instead there was a construction zone.  He was a little bummed at first but then jumped right in to play. Camille love it as well so it was a good family outing!

This picture makes me laugh because Tyson did not want to smile and Camille was just happy to be along. She loved her pink hat and would not take it off!
We stopped at Burger King on the way home and he got a crown which he called his birthday crown. When he woke up the next morning and I reminded him it was his birthday, he told me he needed to put his crown on and ran to find it and continued to wear it throughout the morning. We had to talk him out of wearing it to church. (love Camille's cheesy smile!)
He wore the bowtie he got for his Uncle's wedding and looked so cute!  When they sang to him in Primary, he got to play an instrument with the song. He chose a little drum that went around his neck.  The whole image still makes me giggle. This big kid, with a small drum around his neck, and a bowtie with a very serious face, just pounding away on his drum.  I'm glad I get to be in Primary so I didn't miss it!
Don't look to closely at the cake!  He saw a football cake at Costco that he wanted, but I was not going to buy a huge cake for just our family.  I convinced him to let me try to make a cake in the shape of a football and that seemed to work all right for him.
Happy Birthday Tyson! May all your 4 year old wishes come true!

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Must love Animals

Have I ever mentioned that Tyson loves animals?  Well he does.  One morning he came up to me wanting some paper and crayons because he needed to make an animal.  So he colored splotches of different colors on each paper and told me he needed them taped behind he ears and onto his arms. Ok.  I complied.  He then wanted me to guess what he was... Can you guess??

He is a peacock!! Pretty creative...or crazy :) but I love how his mind just goes and goes.  He then asked me what peacocks eat.  At our zoo, peacocks just roam around the sidewalks and eat crumbs left behind from people.  So of course...he needed some crumbs to eat too.

On Valentine's Day I was able to go in to Tyson's preschool and help with the party. I was pretty excited to get in the classroom and watch him a little bit.  This is the only picture I have from that whole day! I can't believe I didn't grab one of Camille or any of our pink plates, heart pancakes, pink milk, and presents for breakfast. Oh well!

Friday, February 24, 2012

Birthday Girl

More often than not, my birthday seems to fall on SuperBowl Sunday.  And this happened to be the year. Not only that, but I turned 30! Lucky me!  I am lucky though to have had my mom come out and share my special day, weekend, and whole week!  We went shopping and more shopping where she helped me pick out a new oufit and of course, the accessories (I don't she think she trusted me to get them on my own after she left town!)

We decided to make some Superbowl type food and throw and impromptu party with a couple friends of ours. It turned out to be really fun and the food was so good!  Thanks mom for coming out and celebrating with us even on your bum foot.  The kids have missed you!

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

I have lots to catch up on, so we'll just start small! Back in January, Scott's brother that lives here in Omaha got married! We were excited have his family come out here, some visiting for the first!  Mid January probably wasn't the best time to have a bunch of Arizonans out, but hopefully they didn't freeze too much and will be back! These pictures are from the rehearsal dinner the night before the wedding.  Tyson clearly enjoyed his meatball.

It sure was fun to go shopping for new dress attire!