Thursday, September 25, 2008

Just Tanner

Tanner has recently become obsessed with a couple different things. One of them is motorcycles. Everytime he sees one he yells out what is supposed to be "MOTORCYCLE!". And for some reason they are always blue, regardless of what color they really are. His Papa KJ has one so when we go to his house he has to stop and admire it for a minute. We decided to put him on it the other day and he thought that was pretty cool. Some more of his obsessions are dinosaurs and shopping. We went to Wal-Mart the other day and as we were pulling into the parking lot he yells out "SHOPPING!". I guess that one can be blamed on me.

I have a stool in my kitchen because I am very tall and can reach all of the shelves. This has become Tanner's 'table' and he plays on it alot. He hauls it around the house to do whatever task he needs done. Well, apparently it makes a pretty good spot for lunch. (By the way, those are dinosaur shaped sandwiches. I thought it would make him want to eat them more but he just plays with them more) He also uses it as an acctual stool to get into the silverware drawer and get whatever he needs in there. The other day he used it to put back together his basketball hoop because he realized he wasn't tall enough to put the hoop back on. Then he used it to throw the basketball in. It's alot easier when you can reach it. Smart kid.

I am starting to get my fall decor out and Tanner loves theese little 'pumkins'. He lines them all up in a row and then rearranges them again and again. He also throws them alot. I guess tiny things are neat when you are tiny too.

I had to add this one! Tanner has had a habit lately of falling asleep in the strangest places. I went to check on him one day and there he was in the corner surrounded by his toys sound asleep. Maybe I need to start putting the poor kid down for a nap!

Friday, September 12, 2008

I'm married to an OLD MAN!

Well, that is what Jim would have you beleive. He had a birthday this past week and turned 29! He is always telling me that he is an old man so I guess this makes it official. It's hard to beleive that we are almost 30, but life goes on. Jim got his windows tinted in his truck for his birthday. Those of you who know Jim well won't be surprised to hear that his birthday dinner choice was McDonalds. In a way I was releived that I didn't have to cook but I thought maybe he would choose somewhere a little nicer. Oh well, thats my Jimmy. I asked him the night before what he wanted for dinner and he said whatever. I had to remind him that it was his birthday so he had to choose. He didn't even remember that it was his birthday! He did it again the next day at work. I guess thats another sign of getting older, it just doesn't matter that much anymore. Thank you to all of you who called. He sure loves his family, beleive it or not!

Monday, September 1, 2008

Tanner's First Haircut & Fun with Ty & Jordo

This picture tells the story of how Tanner felt about getting his hair cut. He accually sat really still for the most part but he still didn't like it. I was really not wanting to cut his pretty curls but they were getting in his eyes and every now and then Tanner would say "Mamma, hair in eyes." So alas I knew it was probably time for the inevitable. Because his hair is so curly we have been able to put it off untill now. His hair was about 5-6 inches long, but it's hard to tell with all the curl.

He's not looking so happy here either. He was trying to watch Dora and Aubrey kept getting in the way while cutting those locks. Nice, Aubrey!

And now he is really done sitting for a hair cut! The funniest part was that he kept trying to find his thumb that was under that dang cape. We finally had to get it out for him so that he would sit for the remainder of the haircut. He still has his curls! They just won't bother him so bad and will be a little more tame for me. We ended up cutting about two inches off, but I'm probably the only one who can tell. Jim also got a hair cut, but he didn't think I needed to tell you all about it.

Aubrey, Kev and the kids came to visit us this weekend. We had a good time with them and the kids had sooo much fun! It was nice to be able to just sit and talk once the kids went to bed ;). Ty & Jordo are a little scared of the dogs so it was Jim's mission to help break them of that. We had the dogs in as much as Ty would let us. Here, Jim had just given the dogs a bath so we had to keep them inside untill they dried off. Jim put up the baby gate and locked the dogs in the kitchen. Turns out this was safe enough for the kids because they sat in front of the gate and just watched the dogs play.

I have the biggest bathtub in the world so we put the boys in and let them play. And they played and played and played! It is almost as big as a swimming pool so really, it was like they were swimming, not taking a bath. The best part was that the power was out so we had to light the bathroom with a lantern and I guess that just made it all the more fun!

Cheese! Thanks for coming to our house guys! Tanner had so much fun with you!