Tuesday, April 29, 2008
Friday, April 25, 2008
Wow what a Birthday! We had a jam packed day of parties and FUN! First was Tyler at school, he has reminded his teacher every day for weeks that his birthday was fast approaching. When he walked in this morning she said "Wait - don't tell me -Today is your birthday!" He was so impressed she remembered. All of the kids told me how into Spiderman he was - as if I really had no clue and they were doing me a HUGE favor letting me in on the fact. Funny. Friends are great!
This was not a planned part of the day but who could resist a slip and slide on an 85 degree day and your birthday when anything goes? He and his friends loved it and had a great time.
His two BFF's Sean and Stewart
I didn't realize how dirty Tyler was in this picture until it was on here and it's the only one I got so this is the memory we have of him and his Great Grandaddy on his 7th birthday!
Time for cake and presents!His friend Stewart got him a GI Joe figure - he loved it!
Thanking Mimi and Papa for their early gift of the puppy again.
Here he is getting so big!
I am not sure why but Grandaddy pointed to this helmet so I gave it to him....he put it on his head then pointed to the camera so I took the picture. What really freaked him out is showing him the picture right after it was taken
All he could say was "I'll be dogged!"
We finished off the night roasting marshmellows in the back yard.
Happy Birthday Tyler!
Today consists of a party at school at 2pm then some friends and family over this evening to party again. He has been looking forward to this day for a LONG time...in fact yesterday he woke up at 5:45am to let us know that tomorrow was his birthday.....excited? I think so!
Monday, April 21, 2008
Tyler - Mommy, the Devil has been messin with me
Mommy - Why do you say that?
Tyler - Because I was mean to my friends
Mommy - So the Devil made you be mean to your friends?
Tyler - Yes, He's been messin with me
This conversation happened the other night -
Tyler - I dumped my girlfriend today
Mommy - Really! Why did you do that? (not even knowing he had said girlfriend)
Tyler - Because she said she didn't want to see me anymore and when they say that - you DUMP them.
We are very proud parents
Sunday, April 20, 2008
Sunday, April 13, 2008
This video was played at church this morning.
Tyler was really impacted by this video. His main concern was for the man at the end who got left behind. I can't put it into words what he was feeling but you could see it all over his face - worry. Worry for those who don't know Jesus as their personal savior. Worry for those who may never know. Worry for those who may never be told. He is only 7 and has this knowledge that it we don't tell then who will? He really inspired me.
I have had this tug to take this particular class at church that really teaches how to go out and tell others about what Jesus did for them. I grew up in church so I know it but this class puts it in terms that everyone can understand. Problem - my shynes. I know I have to overcome but it is hard. It wins every time. I heard Beth Moore say once that she is scared to death of one thing - speaking in public! What she does for a living! She had to make a decision - obey her fear or obey God who is calling her to public speaking for his sake. She chose to obey God. I am in that struggle right now. I know eventually God will prevail and take those obstacles out of my way so I can serve him. I just have to be ready when they are.
Saturday, April 12, 2008
Can he even see?!?! We told Tyler right before getting out of the car - put your stuff in your bag so when it is your turn you know right were to get it......did he listen? ummmmm.....NO!
At this point the coach thought it good to instruct Tyler - "Run that way OK?"
Yes it was necessary
Friday, April 11, 2008
Jared - Was that Lorinda?
Mom - Yes, and it is Aunt Dinda to you
Jared - But you call her Lorinda
Mom - Yes I do because she is my sister
Jared - SHE'S YOUR SISTER!!!!!????!!!!!
I guess I didn't realize he never knew that.....
Thursday, April 10, 2008
Friday, April 4, 2008
1. He loves the Octopus. Don't really know what started this love. This is not an easy thing to collect either....you pretty much have to be at an aqarium or online to find one.
2. He is obsessed with Spiderman. This started with the first movie when he was 3 and has continued to this day.
3. He loves pleasing others. Whether it be playing sports, school work or just everyday things he loves to make others happy.
4. I sometimes catch him outside preaching to the trees. He gets this from his Papa who he adores.
5. He is adopted. His 7th birthday is coming up in 3 weeks so this time of year I start strolling down memory lane. 7 years ago right now we were taking our classes so we could adopt....wow.
6. He is a follower. This sort of worries me but he tends to go with the flow. Right now that is ok because I can control who he is with for the most part but when he gets older - little scared.
7. He loves to play sports. Baseball, Basketball, Football - loves them all.
8. He can't run. It's sad but true. A carrer in sprints, marathons or anything of the sort is not in his future.
9. He is scared to death of Thunderstorms. Always has been.
10. He is the reason I am who I am today - I was wondering WAY off the path the Lord chose for me and it took getting Tyler in my life to realize that. I am thankful each and every day for him and couldn't ask for anything more in my son.
Tag your it!
Wednesday, April 2, 2008
Shortly after this it was bath time.....when Tyler was taking off his shirt and he was in that position where he is stuck with his arms above his head trying to get his shirt off I took the opportunity to do my best tickling....under the arms where he is the most tickleish.
He got in the tub and he had his hands under his armpits....He looked at me very seriously and said
"I am going to put my arms up now and don't tickle them because I want to count my armpit hairs."
What else can you do but laugh....I had to crush his dreams and let him in on the fact that it will be quite sometime before he can accomplish this task.
Tuesday, April 1, 2008
It actually didn't happen to me but to my friend that watched Tyler for the day while we worked. She does this for us and he loves going over there, mostly to play his friends X-Box but also because he really does have a great time. Today they went to the park. Before leaving she did the make sure you go to the bathroom before we go speach that we all do before going somewhere that we know won't have one. After arriving at the park all was fine until Tyler realized he didn't go before leaving the house. He told my friend that he forgot and he had to pee. She said he would have to wait until they got home and he seemed ok with that. He really must have had to go because he is a very shy child and has started the closing the bathroom door at home so he can't be seen phase. So what he did next just sent me into full on belly laughter.
He walked over to the edge of the sidewalk, politely turned his back to everyone in the park and peed. Yes peed.
My friend wasn't sure he was doing it at first until he turned back around and saw him zipping up his pants. Then she was sure and the only thing she could do was call me. Of course the first thing out of her mouth was "Charlie needs to teach Tyler...." then she was laughing so hard I couldn't really make out the rest.
I am so glad we are still friends and can't wait to see what her son does to embarrass me!