Here is Landry's cow...she just kept walking although I had asked her kindly to stop
Saturday, May 31, 2008
Here is Landry's cow...she just kept walking although I had asked her kindly to stop
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Friday, May 30, 2008
Matt made it home around 4:30 and he took the babies for a joy ride to the post office so I could have a few minutes of down time. And while there are a million things to do around the house, it is so relaxing to just sit here and type!
We have had a crazy last 24 hours but we survived. Landry has a virus according to the dr. and there is nothing I can give her for it. She did sleep most of the day yesterday and seems to be feeling better today. Jake has been itching to be outside and we just got in from a 2 hour playdate with Ben. They had a blast in his little pool and I love that he loves the water!
I know that Sex in the City starts tonight and although I was not a fan of the tv show, I think it will be fun to watch. So those who are going please let me know if it is worth seeing! We plan on staying low this weekend, maybe working in the yard(let me restate that: Matt working in the yard), and maybe a trip or two to the pool.
Here are a few snapshots from yesterday and today:
Jake getting the hang of the popsicle!
Jake and Ben having a ball in the pool. Jake finally got the hang of the slide and went down it atleast 50 times!
My babies goofing around!
How sweet is this!
Getting ready to go to nappy's house with his blankies(I know but it works!)
Posted by The Tylers at 5:33 PM
Thursday, May 29, 2008
Don't you love those days when everything goes like clockwork. Your children wake up when they are "supposed to" and eat everything on their plate or in their bottle. They rarely ever happen, but when they do it's great. Yet on the other hand, it's the challenge of problem solving that makes us better parents.
Today has NOT been one of those days so far! Jake woke up before 6 am and has been on the prowl ever since. He has resorted back to thinking he is 9 months again as he insisted on sitting in the bumbo(that he was always too pudgy to fit in...but Landry does great in it!) and I attempted to set him on the counter while I made brownies. Not a good idea! After attempting to grab EVERYTHING on the counter, he was finally satisfied with a book.
Jake trying out his new book
Landry gets tickled when Jake gets upset! It is hilarious....he cries and she laughs.
Noe Jake is satisfied and Landry is upset!
How quickly their moods change.
Hope all of you have a great Thursday and we will as well!
Posted by The Tylers at 8:17 AM
Wednesday, May 28, 2008
Jake would not leave the restaurant without my quesadillia
How's this for a pose!
Jake loves playing ball with Boudreaux!
Had to get some close ups of my sweet Landry Grace
So I got a wild hair yesterday and decided to go visit my folks. We only live a little over an hour away and it has been over a month since I had been to Ruston. So we loaded up late yesterday afternoon and headed east. We first ran into construction traffic and it took 25 minutes to go 5 miles:). Both kids were making noise-Jake was yelling in excitement of the video and Landry was crying because Jake was yelling. So by the time I got 25 minutes down the road I was already wondering to myself WHY! But we made it and met mom and dad at one of my favorite restaurants in Ruston, The Log Cabin(yes we love to eat out...what can I say!).
Last night was a different story as Jake is much more aware of his environment and didn't go down very easily. He then woke up at 1 am and then for good at 5:45. Boy it has been a long day. Landry rolled over at 4:45 and I could hear her "talking" so I went and rolled her back on her stomach and she slept until almost 7. Thank goodness one of mine slept good. Yet we had a great time visiting home and I forget how much I like the setup in Ruston. I can go anywhere in town and be back in 20 minutes(yes that includes Wal-Mart).
I am currently waiting on Jake to wake up from his nap so that we can head back home as Matt gets in this evening(only to leave tomorrow for New Orleans). I sure am ready to get back to my house and relax this evening.
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Monday, May 26, 2008
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Sunday, May 25, 2008
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Saturday, May 24, 2008
I am sure you can tell from my previous posts that my children are everything to me(or I should say us). They are so much fun and I absolutely love having them close together!
We went to the ballpark tonight to meet a dr. that Matt calls on and Jake had a great time. Poor Landry is always tired at night time but she hung in there and was a good sport until the ride home...she hates the car seat after 5pm. It is really hard to deviate too far from her schedule because she only eats 4 times a day, every 4 hours and messing that up would confuse her! I can finaggle(is that a word?) a little bit, but for the most part her schedule is like clockwork. I know in the next few months she will eat farther apart as she starts to eat more. Then it will get easier to take her more places. While Jake has been home from MDO, they take their first 2 naps together and then Landry takes a third nap around 4. That way I have 2 small breaks a day!!!
Jake is also pretty good with Landry other than the fact we have had a couple of accidents:(. He just doesn't realize he weighs almost 30 pounds and Landry might weigh 13. Just this morning he wanted to sit in my lap(Landry was lying on the floor in front of me) and he just turned to sit.....luckily we saved her that time! She is a pretty good sport and LOVES to watch him. There are many times that Jake will be playing and stop what he is doing just to walk over and love on his sister(he likes to put his head up to hers as you might can tell in pictures).
My point is that God is so good! I really did not know what we were going to do with 2 children so close together. It has NOT been easy, but we have made it through hard times(and there will be hard times in the future I am sure) and survived. I know they will be the best of friends and eventually laugh that for 5 days each year they are the same age. I know that Jake will take care of her when they are teenagers(I dread the thought of them growing up!!!) and can only hope Landry will keep me abreast of what it going on at school and elsewhere. I pray that they will make the right choices and learn from their mistakes. I pray that they fear God and are strong in their faith. Dear Lord may we as parents be good examples. You never know eternal and unconditional love until you have a child.
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Friday, May 23, 2008
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Thursday, May 22, 2008
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Tuesday, May 20, 2008
We had another great day yesterday as Matt had to work the morning shift at his convention. I decided that I was going to relax by the pool for a couple of hours. Matt got back just as I finished getting ready and we rented a car so that we would be free to drive around and see the sights. We first went to a shopping outlet that was on the border of Mexico. You could see the actual border, big Mexican flag, etc. Pretty neat but we were told not to go because it was dangerous right now. So we did our damage at the Polo and Gymboree outlets and were back in the car headed to Fashion Valley mall. Matt gets a company present each year for Christmas and the last two years they have been from Tiffany's. The presents have been wine glasses and a decanter-which we don't need-so we sent them back and recieved gift cards. So yesterday we went to the Tiffany's store and bought my first Tiffany's bracelet and I love it! Then we headed up the coast to Torrey Pines golf course where they are having the US (golf) open this year. Matt wanted to check it out and get some golf balls and shirt. After that we gradually made our way back to Coronado and had dinner at a Mexican restaurant. Great day but I miss my babies terribly and am ready to go home today. My flight leaves in about 3 hours and I am about to get a run in so excuse my typos as I am in a hurry!!
Posted by The Tylers at 9:27 AM
Sunday, May 18, 2008
Jon and his precious wife Carrie
Today was full as Matt got back from orientation in time for us to catch some lunch in downtown San Diego. He had to go back and work for several hours and I did some SHOPPING:)!!! I really thought I would make it back to the hotel to relax, but I spent 5 hours walking around, looking at the shops, and enjoying my freetime. By the time I made it back, it was time to freshen up and meet a friend from high school: Jonathan Macaskill and his wife Carrie. They have lived in the area for the last year and a half as Jon is a Navy Seal. We ran cross country and track together in high school and it has been about 6 years since we have seen Jon and Carrie. We really had a great time catching up. His wife is precious and I enjoyed listening to their stories about life and what has been happening and hopefully they didn't mind listening to us talk about our children! If you are ever in town Jon and Carrie, please call us!
The 4 of us as we headed for ice cream after dinner
Posted by The Tylers at 11:44 PM
Since Matt had a meeting this morning, I decided there was no excuse not to go for a run. There are many reasons why I like to run before the sun comes up in LA: cooler, no one else is up and it's peaceful, I cannot see how fast I am running on that silly watch of my moms, did I mention cooler? Well the sun comes up in San Diego at what seems like 5am. So needless to say that by the time I talked myself into getting out there, the sun was beaming. Even with a breeze it was super warm. At the first mile I looked at my watch and it said 8:15 and I knew I had better slow down or I might not be able to finish the 5 miles I had planned to run. Yet I finished the run....at that pace, partially due to the fact that I kept checking the pace on the watch. My southern drawl GOOD MORNING to the bike riders that were everywhere became mumbled g'mrn towards the very end. And the chick that had her Boston Marathon sports bra on and was hammering her run didn't help my ego at the very end either. I have to remind myself that I have been pregnant for 2 years(not really but Jake was only 4 months old when I found out I was pregnant again). Not an excuse but it sure does sound like one. So here's to all my athletic friends out there who make running look easy. Give me time(a lot of it) and maybe one day I will take it seriously again. In the meantime I will run so that I can eat Chick-fil-A and drink Dr. Pepper!!!!
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Saturday, May 17, 2008
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Friday, May 16, 2008
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Thursday, May 15, 2008
We have had several firsts over the past couple of days that I feel the need to post! First off, Jake had his first of many skinned body parts when he fell yesterday in our neighbors driveway and scratched his nose up pretty good. I felt he deserved a sucker for the pain and suffering he went through:).
Then Matt had to spend the night out of town last night and this was the first time I stayed alone with the babies. Last time he went out of town I went to my parents and decided it was too much trouble and that I really can take care of them alone every once in a while(plus Jake woke up at 5:45 and it turned out to be a very long day!). SO, we were doing good. I had them both in bed by 7:20....a little later than normal but I bathed and fed each child separately. At 11:45 the electricity went out and I panicked. The TV monitor I depend so heavily on does not work without ELECTRICITY(that is the #1 thing you need, not the monitor as I had mentioned in a previous post!!!) and I just knew the children were going to wake up because their box fans had stopped. Yes, I am a believer in those fans! They are the only way to keep them from not waking each other up in the morning since they sometimes get up at different times and during the day I don't have to worry about the phone or door bell waking them up from a nap. Then to make matters worse, I called Matt's phone and it was turned off!!!! I was so upset with him due to the fact had it been a real emergency he would not have known. Yet the electricity came on about 45 minutes later and Landry was still SOUND asleep and Jake just sat up briefly and returned to bed. Yee of little faith(I know)!!Sorry that was drawn out.
Our next first is Landry's first TECH cheerleader outfit. It is a little big through the shoulders but I am hopeful that she will have filled it out by August. I put Jake's shirt on him this morning as he headed to his LAST day of Mom's Day Out until June.
The last first is the first in a really long time!!! When I picked Jake up from MDO, I did not check to see when his nap was, so I just figured he had just taken one. Then Landry had woken up early from her nap and both were fussy, so I decided to take them for a stroll. We had not made it 2 blocks when I saw Jake's head bob. I looked in the front of the stroller and he was sound asleep. Thank goodness I had my camera handy as he has not fallen asleep in a stroller in about a year. Apparently he had not taken a nap!!!! I had to SPRINT back to the house in my flip flops so I could get him in bed. It was pretty funny but very sweet.
And since I had one of Jake asleep I had to be fair and add one of Landry!!! There is a story behind her sucking those fingers! First, I used to suck the same 2 fingers and if you went to elementary school with me you know that:). I took her pacifier away from her during naps because they were a nuisance. Well, she found her fingers and away went the pacifier. That is all great and good, but I sucked my fingers until the third grade and shutter at the thought. Hopefully that will not happento our baby girl! The next picture was 10 minutes later when she woke up. She ALWAYS smiles like this everytime she wakes up. I just LOVE IT!
Sorry for the very long post....Matt takes the laptop with him and I do not have access while he is gone. Almost done. We went to a memorial service for a family friend yesterday and we rarely ever take pictures of just the two of us anymore. So here we are....about to head to the west coast in less than 48 hours. Hooray. I plan on posting when we get there and I have to go and get ready for Grey's. Bye for now.