I caught him on video doing one of his old tricks... some people will be proud of what he ends up picking out, it's the first time he hasn't picked a Baby Einstein video out of a stack... our DVD's used to be organized (yes, that is nerdy, and that is why we don't care anymore.........)
On another note, we went to the park recently with our friends Ryan and Hilary Hignight. Ryan just graduated with a degree in photography so we asked him if he'd be interested in shooting pictures of us for Tyson's 18 month photos. He took a TON of pictures of us. We would definitely recommend him for anyone who's interested: firstname.lastname@example.org. Here are just a few of our favorites. (Ok, maybe not a few, it's hard to decide). Enjoy!
We didn't take a ton of pictures, but I actually went back to our room to get the camera after we made this (don't laugh, this took a couple of hours to do and had to be rebuilt halfway through thanks to some out-of-control kids next to us). we're pretty proud of this - this is one of many pics of it :)
This might be normal for the beach, but we both thought it was funny when we heard the ice cream truck song playing...
Tyson has also discovered climbing. We figured this would happen eventually. Yesterday he climbed up onto the kitchen table - Steve will die when he sees this. Don't worry - this is the last
We taught him how to be resourceful... who needs a plate when you've got a frisbee handy??
He is learning how to share... good thing the cats aren't really interested in much human food so far! Toonces has been a little surprise - she was our least people-friendly cat, and could care less if she ever gets petted or picked up, but she seems to like kids. She is around Tyson more than the other two and puts up with his "petting" very well (a.k.a. pulling fur and hitting).
Tyson is VERY into copying us, either by trying to say what we say or by copying us physically. You can tell he really wants to learn.
Picking some "flowers"... or weeds, whatever you want to call them
Hangin' in the pool with Daddy! Loves the pool! He is so much more ready for it this year than last year. Now we just need to get him into Grandma and Grandpa's big pool with all of his cousins!
We're hoping to post some more videos on here soon!! Ohhhhh... how could I forget the eating? He is still improving on the picky eating front. For example... on Monday he ate 3 HELPINGS of spaghetti at school. He would never touch noodles of any kind about a week ago... NICE!!! He has branched out on a few other things too... today his daily report said he ate a bean burrito but the afternoon teacher isn't in there during lunch so I can't confirm that until tomorrow morning, but he had to atleast eat a good amount for them to write that...
Steve, you and I have shared the last 9 years together - as friends at first, but for most of it we were either dating or married. You have brought so much fun and humor to my life, and the lives of many who will read this. You are a caring, giving, and loving husband and father and you truly put my needs and wants above your own. While many marriages are falling apart in this country, ours is stronger now than it has ever been.
When you became a father 18 months ago, it was like you knew exactly what to do. You are great with Tyson and you can see the love he feels for you when he looks at you. To top it off, Daddy was one of the first words out of his mouth :) You are a great example for him and I love watching you two interact. I love our little family :)
It's getting late, so I'll wrap this up with some of my favorite pictures of you over the past year or so (not in chronological order).
I love you Steve! Happy 30th!! We aren't old.... we aren't old.... we aren't old....