Sunday, December 30, 2007

Merry Christmas

Every Christmas Eve we let Tyler open one present....he has finally learned it will ALWAYS be Christmas PJ's! This year he was excited to get to wear them and get ready for Santa.

This year we left Tyler's Stocking on his night stand in his room. He came running in our bedroom holding it with the biggest surprised look on his face. He couldn't believe Santa was in his room! Inside he found a Spiderman watch that he had asked him for. Tyler's big gift this year that he has been begging and begging for was a game boy. He still hasn't got used to the fact that we can actually take it wherever we go!
This is just for all of you ladies out there. My lovely husband wrapped my gifts all by himself....oh yes that box with the old shower curtain around it is for me!
After seeing what it was I forgave the do you wrap a scrapbooking suitcase?
Charlie has been wanting an IPod for years so this year he got his wish. He also got an autographed Tom Brady Rookie card.

Sunday, December 23, 2007

Piano Recital

Miss Heather's Piano Recital 2007

Tyler was challenged this year by playing "Hark the Herald Angels Sing"

He did so well, he never seems nervous for anything, unlike his mother who wouldn't even get up in front of people at his age! Enjoy the sweet music.

Friday, December 21, 2007

Papa's Birthday

WE celebrated Papa's 77th Birthday last week. Tyler wanted to carry Papa his cake....he didn't realize how "hot" it would be with all those candles! We didn't even put on the real wouldn't even be able to see the cake if we did that!

Tyler had to help Papa blow out the candles....

Monday, December 10, 2007

For your viewing pleasure

Wanted you too see him in action......please excuse the VERY excited daddy in the background!

Now watch him slowly creep up and then STEAL the ball! It would have been perfect if he had made the shot!

Sunday, December 9, 2007

Was that Tyler?

Tyler's second favorite sport to play is basketball. Last year he had no clue what to do with the ball and he mostly just nervously picked at his hand and ran away from the ball. We didn't know what to expect out of him this year but he insisted he was "good!" Being the ever encouraging parents we agreed then secretly look at each other and laugh. This year his coach is teaching them "plays" He says the play name and they all dispurse to their appropriate position. That was incredible enough for us but to make it even more incredible was he made Tyler the shot man! We watched as they practiced this move in practice and thought well that is a nice thought but it will never work, they are 6 years old! Boy were we wrong! His first game was Saturday and it started a little rough as Tyler has to ease into unfamiliar surroundings. After that we didn't even recognize him! Our shy, timid, unagressive boy was a maniac on the floor! He was swatting and actually stealing the ball from the other team. The coach yelled the play names they have learned so far and all the boys did exactally what they were supposed to do, we were amazed! Tyler even made a basket! He was so intense but most of all he had FUN!!! We realize it is the first game and reminded ourselves that last year they won the first game and lost the remaining 10 so we are still hoping that this first game is the start of a second career in sports for our little man. Oh did I mention he is the second tallest on his team!
Getting the rebound!
Dribbling down court (see the tounge? He can't do anything without it out!)
Trying to block a shot
He shoots, he scores!

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Happy Thanksgiving!

We went to Mimi and Papa's for Thanksgiving and had a wonderful time! We ate, played games and hung out. We had so much fun I forgot to take pictures!

Tyler helped out with some of the cooking by "smashing" some oreo cookies for a crust for some chocoloate cheesecake.....yummy!
Papa does most of the cooking on Thanksgiving and it is delicious.
And the boys hung out watching the game until it was time for the food!

Monday, November 19, 2007

The Culprit!

We found out today that Tyler is allergic to our cat! We have been battling allergies for over a year now and it is so releiving to know what it is. Now we just have to remove her from his environment......soooooo if anyone needs a cat here she is!

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Happy Birthday Grandaddy!

Grandaddy turned 83 last Thursday and we all went over to celebrate with some KFC and some cake....he was tickled that we all were there!

Happy Halloween

Tyler is still fascinated with Spiderman....we thought he was moving on into Star Wars but that soon faded right back into......Black Spiderman.

Even Daddy got in on some of the action!

I know it is a little late but here are some Halloween pics.....we got to go door to door for the first time with our friends the Butler's. It was Tyler's first "Trick or Treat" adventure and he knew what to do!

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Boldness of a child

My son amazes me daily in so many ways but yesterday was awesome. We were driving home from school and he asked me "Mommy after you get baptised and you do something wrong do you go to Hell?" I said no, if you do something wrong then you need to ask the Lord for forgiveness and never do it again. Then as I cringed I said "What did you do?" "Nothing, but are you sure you don't go to Hell?" He asked again. I am sure Tyler.....what happened? My friend did something wrong today at school and he was sad. He wanted to pray so I prayed with him and this is what I said..."Lord please make him not do it again, give him another chance, he's sorry don't be mad at him" Then we got back in line and went outside to play. No fear, no shame, no questioning...just prayed! I asked him if his teacher saw this and he said yes and she cried. Amazing! Although Tyler is in public school this year which was a difficult decision for us, this is a huge payoff. His teacher is a christian and she was touched to see this show of compassion for another student. I couldn't express it enough to Tyler how proud I was of him.
What an awesome way to end my day!

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

The Pumpkin

Our pumpkin....... Daddy and Tyler opening it up.....
Tyler digging around and feeling the ooooey goooey stuff inside....
Mommy and Tyler clean it out....
Tyler with our finished "Pirate Pumpkin"!

Sunday, October 28, 2007


Tyler's cousins came over this weekend and we had all kinds of backyard FUN!

Jungle Gym...

Bike riding...



Even Mimi got in on some baseball!

Fall Party!

Tyler had his Fall Party this Friday.....first there were Cupcakes with Worms on them....Yummy!

Then past the ghost......ooooohhhhhh
Then a goodie bag....Yummy!

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Happy Fall Ya'll!

We went to our local pumpkin patch and found some good ones that we got to pick right off the vine! Tyler searched and searched until he found just the right one....

Mimi B has never been to a pumpkin patch so she enjoyed her first time on a farm doing all the "farm stuff" like a hayride, seeing animals, picking a was fun!

Tuesday, October 9, 2007


Tyler's first grade class wrote this little diddy...

The Ick kids are icky
They found some goo, it was sticky
Each one took a lick
And then they got sick
Next time they should be more picky

Saturday, October 6, 2007

Baseball and more baseball!

Tyler's fall season is almost over. He just gets better and better every game. He really is learning how to play and is loving every minute of it. He has really come into his own. Of course his favorite part is hitting and he is a slugger! He has cleared the bases on more than one occasion helping us win the game!