Wednesday, November 30, 2011

November Highlights

I'm always amazed that the moment Thanksgiving is over the Christmas season is in full swing! Below are some November photos that I am finally posting. We have so much to be thankful for!

We got to be Superhero's at the Vanderwall birthday party!

Free Sprinkles cupcakes on the day ASU played U of A = yum!

Tyson and McKenna hanging out before bedtime

A busy Thanksgiving holiday playing outside Tyson's first flag football match = "Ready! Break!"

Sunday, November 13, 2011


Tyson loves riding his tricycle... in the driveway, in the backyard, in the rocks, in the patio... anywhere!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011


Tyson picked out his Tommy the Train (as he calls it) costume this year. This year, he lasted a full hour trick-or-treating with neighborhood pals and Grandma & Grandpa Coburn. He returned home giddy and protective over his new candy treasures.

Ready to hit the neighborhood!

Loved sharing a wagon with Samantha

Notice who's not shy with the candy bowl


Sunday, October 23, 2011

Fall, where are you?

I tend to get grumpy this time of year because I am beyond ready for cooler temperatures! Fall is my favorite time of year, so we try to make the best of it even though there is no Fall in the Phoenix area. Below are some recent photos of us searching for Fall. :-)

Petting Zoo Day at Tyson's school

Airplane ride at Schnepf Farms

Cousins: both are growing up so fast!

Gotcha with a smile! Tyson wasn't interested in taking any photos all day, but I got this one.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

The Two-Year-Old-Personality

Adam and I have entered a new phase in parenting... age TWO and all that comes with it! There has been many joys, but lately our sweet little boy has shown us his more independent and stubborn side. I am enjoying capturing the moments along the way...

Sunday afternoon lunch with Grandma and Grandpa Tober = not in a "say cheese" mood

Sunday evening with good friend Travis = great mood! Great having you here Travis, come back and visit soon with the fam!

Saturday, October 15, 2011

San Diego

Last weekend, we travelled to beautiful San Diego to take Tyson to the California beaches for the first time. To our surprise, the October weather was beautiful and mild! We enjoyed our stay with Aunt Claudia- she took very good care of us. Tyson loved splashing in the ocean water and didn't mind the cool water temperature. Highlights included: Seaport Village, Tar the dog, Del Mar and La Jolla beaches, making seal noises at Seal Beach, playing with Aunt Claudia's dog Winston, and walking around Coronado. Tyson is lucky to have very patient grandparents... they were soooo patient with him during the car rides to/from San Diego. :-)

Seaport Village

Near Seal Beach

La Jolla

With Nick and Aunt Claudia on our last night

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Good Times

A few recent photos...

Community Hero Night at our local Chick-Fil-A = SWAT photo

Football season is here!

Bowling with buddies Tyson loved the birthday cake at Miles' party... licking icing off his lips

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Labor Day

It was such a treat to get out of the HOT weather in the Phoenix area and travel North to much cooler temperatures. We enjoyed spending time with Lindsay, watching McKenna crawl and climb all over, and celebrate Adam's birthday!

The kiddos love spending time with their Aunt Lindsay!

Tyson is now anti-strollers, but his legs have a hard time keeping up with the pace.

Happy Birthday Adam!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Healthy Season

It's the little things that make us super happy = no sick appointments! That is right, Tyson hasn't had a sick appointment in over 3 straight months. We know it's summer and far from cold/flu season, but this time last year we were in and out of the doctor's office trying to keep Tyson healthy. Our little guy was sick-appointment-free the first 11 months of life, but the 13 months following, we were at the doctor too frequently dealing with all sorts of ear, nose, and throat fun.

Splash pad with buddies

First car wash

Children's Museum

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Ironmen Summit

AKA "Gearhart Goonies" this summer. Our biennial summer vacation with the Ironmen landed in Gearhart, Oregon in one of the most beautiful beach homes we've ever seen. Highlights included: bumper cars, roasting marshmallows, ladies day at Cannon Beach, treasure hunt on the beach, Tyson playing with the other kiddos, and visiting The Goonies house in Astoria!!!

Video games with Travis and Calvin

Being silly

Beach day...short lived because of the cold weather, but worth it
Roasting marshmallows

Mikey and Bran's house :-)

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Sensational Summer

Summer has been a blast! Below are some photos from the Seattle part of our trip.

Throwing rocks into the lake

Playground fun with Uncle Brian

Garbage truck day at Grandma and Grandpa's house

Catching up with old friends

Friday, July 8, 2011

First Dust Storm

Dust everywhere! The dust storm that hit on Tuesday night was a first for Tyson and I. Luckily, we were all at home and didn't have to drive in the storm. Below are a few photos we snapped Wednesday morning...and after a few days of cleaning, it is still dusty in our yard.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Red, White, and Blue

Happy Birthday America! We escaped 118 degree weather in the Phoenix area to cooler temperatures (and even some rain) at the cabin. It was a fun and relaxing weekend...minus the firework show that was cancelled due to the bad fires Arizona has had this summer.

McKenna wearing her 4th of July outfit and Tyson and David sporting Grandpa's crazy hats.

Tyson up high on Daddy's shoulders to catch a glimpse of the parade

Back on the ATV's

Tyson learning to throw a frisbee

Busy boy