Monday, November 4, 2013

We're 18 Months Old Today!

One and half years old today! These toddlers are on the go- they are adding a few new words to their vocabularies, love to feed themselves with a spoon, enjoy playing with Tyson's toys instead of their own, want to be outside all day long, will express their frustration and anger through crying spells, and can't live without their "bunnies" (half stuffed animal/half blanket). 

 Last Halloween photo, I promise! They're both smiling in this one.

 C & B's pumpkins

 Singing at Toddler Time

Bria stealing a toy from Caleb at Toddler Time

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Happy Halloween!

Love, Spiderman, Mr. Tiger, and Ms. Leopard


Sunday, October 27, 2013

We're Baaack!

It's been awhile! But, we're still here and doing well. Tyson is now 4.5 and Bria and Caleb are 17 months old. Tyson enjoys Pre-K, AWANA, and playing outside (yay for Fall!). Bria and Caleb have gone from babies to little people! Bria is more on the quiet side compared to her brothers, but can stand her ground when needed. She's not a fan of her stroller, but when I let her walk she stays right next to me (unlike her brothers). Caleb is our little daredevil and wants to do everything that Tyson does. He loves to climb anything he can and he likes to try to ride Tyson's bike. They both have just a handful of words, but do a lot of pointing to communicate the words they can't say yet. Although they are toddlers, I still call them "the babies". 

 Halloween Preview


 Beautiful Bria

 They love to dust and cry if they don't get to dust (no complaints from me)
  The dusting continues on the other side of the room

Football season is loud and proud in our home

They don't have any football gear, but they have the (fake) face paint :-)

Friday, August 30, 2013

Double Trouble

Well, B & C are 15 months old and on the go! These two go from being super sweet to causing mischief in seconds. They have recently figured out how to turn on the bath tub, so they love to turn it on, get wet, and then run out of the bathroom in laughter. Caleb can now reach up and open any of the doors in our home = eek! When we load up in the family car, they like to hide on the other side of the garage. And, Mr. Caleb is very intrigued by the log holder in our fireplace and has gotten quite dirty trying to move it. :-(

They LOVE big brother Tyson and enjoy following him, wrestling with him, and playing with him.

 Playing together under my desk


Sunday, August 18, 2013

Three Amigos!

I like to coordinate the twins' outfits, but lately Tyson has been feeling left out. So, he has picked out his own outfits for church to match theirs.

Wearing turquoise as T helps B get her sandal on

The following Sunday they wore red to church

B & C love to cuddle with T

Thursday, August 15, 2013


Driving home from preschool on Wednesday:

Tyson: Hannah (5th grade neighbor) came into our classroom today and said "Hi" to me.
Me: That's neat!
Tyson: Then, ___ asked me if she was my girlfriend!
Me: Really?
Tyson: I told him no, she is my friend. But he thinks she is my girlfriend.
Tyson: What's a girlfriend?

Monday, August 12, 2013

These are special times...

I'm on summer break, so there is no excuse why I have not been posting photos more frequently. Sorry about that. 

The end of July was spent in Ohio visiting my grandparents. I saw them last March before having the twins, but they have significantly aged since then (they are now 97 and 91 years old). Tyson and I enjoyed our special trip together, while my mom held down the fort here and watched the twins. 

Best ice cream shop! It has a moving carousel in it!

 Tyson and his 2nd cousin Nora... I used to look out this window like this when I was a kid :-)

 1st day of Pre-K!

All 3 are excited for Tyson's big day

Friday, July 19, 2013

Catching Up

Summer!!! We've been playing a lot and having fun... well, too much fun that I struggled to make deadlines for school. But, now I am on summer break, so life is good. Here are some photos from the past few weeks.                                          
 Last day of preschool!

 Tyson enjoyed VBS again this summer

 Drying off after a morning swim

 Playing with magnets together

 She likes wearing a (clean) diaper on her head as a hat

 Guess who loves getting up on the fireplace? :-(

Future police officers

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

8 Years...

"There ain't nothing that I wouldn't do
Go to the ends of the earth for you
Make you happy, make your dreams come true
To make you feel my love"
-Garth Brooks

Friday, June 14, 2013

Ear tubes

Little Caleb is a trooper... he got ear tubes this morning for chronic ear infections. He's recovering well and seems like himself. Now we're hoping for very few ear infections while the tubes are in. I enjoyed spending some time with just Caleb this morning. :-)

Wondering around in his little gown

Right before the procedure with his doctor

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Happy (belated) Birthday Caleb and Bria!

O.N.E. Can't believe our twins turned one last weekend! Another day for C & B, but feels like an accomplishment for Adam and I. :-) Nursing is done and now the (not-so) fun task of transitioning to the sippy cup is at play. Lately, Caleb has been our social butterfly as he enjoys interacting with others and loves to make noises. He is our bulldozer… likes to play rough and destroy anything Tyson has created. Bria has been more on the quiet side… she still loves being held and is our little vacuum, as she picks up everything and either puts it in her mouth or hands it to us. She is a helper and likes to put toys away and/or give us toys.

Caleb likes: playing with his new ball and trying to escape to the outside patio (but the dang screen door is in the way).
Caleb dislikes: being hungry.
Tender moments: Watching him cuddle with a stuffed animal.

Bria likes: to try new foods and follow her brothers around.
Bria dislikes: waking up… these days, she wants to be held for awhile after waking up.
Tender moments: In the morning, she follows Adam to the laundry room before he enters our garage and then cries when he says goodbye for the day. 

Thursday, April 11, 2013


Happy 4th Birthday to our big boy Tyson!!!

He is our fun-loving and high energy boy. His bright personality and smile brings joy to our hearts each day. He is frequently seen roaming around the house and pretending to shoot spiderwebs from his wrist like Spiderman. He likes to play with dump trucks, fire trucks, garbage trucks, and monster trucks (notice a theme?). He loves books, puzzles, games, play dough, and painting. Tyson adores his family and friends... and greets them with, "I need a hug and a kiss." He loves to cuddle with Daddy and likes to make the babies laugh. He is very observant and doesn't miss a beat in my conversations with others. He recently told me, "Mama, I am ready for you to tell me that you're the real Cinderella."

Thursday, April 4, 2013

We're Eleven Months Old Today!

Is it really just one month away from their 1st Birthday?!?! Whoa. We have enjoyed watching them interact more and more with each other. Caleb still wants the toy that Bria is playing with, but it has been entertaining watching Bria guard her things. Lately, she doesn’t back down and fights for what she had first. When toys are not of interest, they follow each other around the house and also get into things together… like drawers and cabinets. It is especially sweet when one baby wakes up from a nap and then crawls to the bedroom that the other baby is sleeping in.

Family photo after Tyson/babies dedication

Hanging around at church

Playing around

 Meal times are extra messy these days

 Can you see all 5 of my teeth? 

 The perfect zoo day

Easter Egg Hunt number two

Caleb likes: putting his blanket near his face while sleeping.
Caleb dislikes: having his nose wiped.
Tender moments: Caleb likes to hold Bria’s hand in our car.

Bria likes: climbing and chewing on anything (lately toilet paper, house plants, and wipes = argh!)
Bria dislikes: being dropped off at the church nursery.
Tender moments: When I nurse Caleb, Bria will come over and lay her head on his back. 

Monday, April 1, 2013

Happy Easter!

After Easter service

 C & B being silly :-)

Family photo minus Tyson... he was on the 
playground instead