Counting, Cooking, and first view of the new one

Ok it's late, so I'll make this quick. This is totally and completely a bragging mom post with random subjects put together. First off, tonight Tyson counted to 10 by himself, TWICE!!! All the way from 1 to 10! He's done part of it before but never the whole thing without help. He still doesn't do it consistently, but since he did it twice I'm counting it. (get it, counting, haha) btw, if this is normal for a kid who just turned 2, don't tell me that :)

And, he started a new thing during bath time where he "makes dinner" and asks me to eat it. Last night, he made hot dogs and tonight he made grilled cheese. (Really he pours water from a bowl into a plastic basket and wants me to drink out of it). But hey, to him he made mommy a meal!

Lastly... I went to the Dr. today for my once a month checkup. We were going to hear the baby's heartbeat for the first time. Well, she had a hard time finding it with the little doppler device so she said "hey let's just do an ultrasound. The machine is right here anyways." YAY! So I got to see the new one for the first time. Everything looked great. No pics yet, hopefully we'll get one next week when we (hopefully) find out the sex!

Torno Christmas

We headed to Corpus on Christmas Eve for a few days. We had fun seeing family, giving and receiving gifts, and getting to spend more than 36 hours there for once. Daddy got to go hunting twice but unfortunately didn't get to shoot anything. There were a lot of good pictures and I had a hard time deciding which ones to include, as you can see...

Until now, mommy was probably the only one who knew about this. Before bath time on Christmas Eve, Tyson wanted to wash his hands. He did, but then put his soapy hands in his hair. He thought it was tons of fun. Since he was about to take a bath anyways, I let him keep doing it. I think he would have used the entire soap bottle if I had let him.

Grandpa read "Twas the Night Before Christmas" to Tyson. We also tried to read The Polar Express, but he's not quite ready to sit through that one, so we made up our own story to go with the pictures.

Tyson's big present from Santa... a 4 wheeler! (Or tractor, as he insists)

This had to be the most genuine, happy reaction I've seen a kid have when opening a gift. Hannah was so excited and said "it's exactly what I really wanted!" in the cutest voice. I wish I had it on video. (I think it was a littlest pet shop toy)

Bow head!

We spent Christmas morning trying to convince Tyson that it's fun to press the button on his tractor to make it go by itself. At first he just wanted to scoot or have someone else push the button.

Benjamin sporting his new bike from Santa

Christine trying to show Tyson how to push the button...

Success! It was liking teaching a kid how to ride a bike without training wheels (I think). We were so excited when he finally did it by himself. Now it's hard to get him off of it.

The whole Ray Torno family

Christmas wouldn't be complete without playing in the pool!! (We thought he was going to jump in... absolutely no fear...)


Moriarty Christmas

This was our year to spend Christmas with the Torno's, so we did the Moriarty Christmas before we left on Dec. 23rd. Jammy always has the house all decked out in Christmas decorations and does special things to make it fun. We were lucky to have Nam and Howie (mommy's maternal grandparents) in town from Georgia and Uncle Nick and Aunt Amber in from Colorado!

Mommy got a new camera for Christmas (THANKS DADDY!). I got it a little early so I could use it for Christmas. Thank goodness because I was about to throw my other one out the window.

The famous couch picture - we try to do this every year, sitting in the same order... awww....

He loved this tractor and didn't have time to stop to take a picture, but did it anyways


Tyson's going to be a...

That's right! Mommy is

with kiddo #2!! The newest member of our family is expected to arrive around July 20th, which puts me at 10 weeks tomorrow. So far it's been pretty easy, only a few days of feeling bad. I never actually got sick with Tyson and so far this one has been about the same! I am gaining weight faster though - atleast in the tummy area :) I'm sure all of the holiday meals aren't helping. Ahhhh... oh well.

We're excited, but it's hard to get a read on Tyson. If we ask him if he wants a little brother or sister, he says "no" right away. But, if we ask him if he wants a little friend to play with he says "YEP!" I'm sure he won't fully understand it until he realizes that the new one's here to stay. We have him on video talking about this, but free time is pretty limited these days, so it may not make it on the site for awhile :)

A visit with Santa

This picture was actually taken before Thanksgiving. I just haven't posted it because we wanted to use it on our Christmas cards. (We mailed them on Friday, so if you don't get one in a few days I may have misplaced something, shoot me an email at ginny.torno@gmail.com)

I had Tyson all hyped up to see Santa. We had been reading Santa books at night and that day I kept asking him if he wanted to see Santa and tell him what he wanted for Christmas. He was really excited about it. So we made the trek to the mall, where there was no line. He was really excited until I got him out of the stroller and *tried* to put him in Santa's lap. Then it was freakout time. Santa got him to stand next to him on the bench, but he still wasn't too happy about that...

Oh well. Maybe next year!


Birthday Fun

We had a fun-filled, action packed weekend in Corpus. Tyson had his 2nd birthday party at Chuck E Cheese's with all of the (in-state) family! It was a blast. It'll take me awhile to put it all together, so here's a few of my favorite pics so far. Thanks for all of his fun presents.

He got a Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck toy... this is his reaction when he saw Mickey. Pretty excited, don't you think? He actually did this for a lot of his presents and then got more and more frustrated as his new toys would get taken away so he could open the next one!

First week

Well, we survived my first week at my new job. I sure am a lot more tired than I was the week before. What can I say, I'm a night owl and have a hard time going to bed at a reasonable time. I really like the company and the people there. It's a lot different than what I'm used to, in a good way. The drive wasn't too bad (...like it wasn't more than an hour and 15 one way), except on Wednesday and Thursday when we had the bad weather... then it was horrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrible.

Our house is officially on the market now, after weeks of HARD work. Our neighbors have already let us know they aren't happy with our decision to move, but we just can't keep this up forever. It's just too far to drive for both of us and it's not fair to Tyson either. We're in a great neighborhood and have excellent neighbors... hint hint.... :)


A new adventure

Mommy is starting a new job tomorrow! I accepted an offer with Counterforce, a security company, about two weeks ago. I'll be their IT Systems Supervisor. Ever since then, we've been running around at 100 mph trying to get our house ready to put on the market while I was still home. The office is south of downtown so it doesn't make sense for both of us to be driving that far every day. So, if you know of anyone wanting to move to the Spring/ Woodlands area, let us know!

I'm excited about the opportunity so let's hope it all goes well!


Happy Birthday Tyson!!

Can't believe our big/little guy is 2 years old today! I don't have much time so this will be quick. He gets to skip school today with mommy! We started out the day by going to his 2 year well visit appointment (yeah, it was kind of mean to schedule it on his birthday). He actually did much better than normal, much less freaking out. I don't know what we'd do if we didn't have a good doctor. Here's his measurements/ percentiles:

height: 35.5 inches - 75-90% (means he should be atleast 6'0" - 6'1" as an adult - yea!)
weight: 27 lb 10 oz - 50% (it would help if he wasn't so picky)
head: 50 cm - 75%

He started out in the upper 90%s in his first year, but he's still on a steady growth curve so Dr. LaCour is still happy with his progression. He passed all of the "abilites" questions so he's right on track!

Then we headed to Chuck E Cheese to play for awhile and he loved it. They had a huge tube system with slides coming off of it but he was a little too short to climb up it. We'll have to try again next weekend with all of his cousins! He had fun playing a lot of other games.

At home, I surprised him with his big present from mommy and daddy - his own table and chairs! (I know, it's REALLY exciting... !!!)

We'll write more later! Happy Birthday!