Monday, January 31, 2011

A Weekend Getaway and Things

Here's what's been happening lately...
Lauren competed in her cheer competition...
and they placed 1st in the State. 
(That would be Lehi High School I'm talking about...who would've thought?)

We got to watch Jesse record for his up and coming CD...

Brad had his birthday.  We celebrated at a Japanese restaurant where they cook the food right in front of you.  Cool. But again, Ty doesn't do well with fire, so the giant flames that feel like your flesh is melting of your face wasn't really his cup of tea...(I wish I got of picture of his face, but I'm sure you can imagine it).
 Even though this family shot is blurry, it's just kind of great.
Happy Birthday Brad.

Last weekend we headed up to Park City because my dad has some pretty great connections with the snazzy hotels/ski resorts up there and he hooked us all up with super incredible rooms/homes. 
We were welcomed with personalized notes and treats on the beds...
We spent the whole weekend eating, just hanging out, eating, watching movies, and eating.

 Ty even made a break-through with Uncle Jesse while we were there.  And now, they are on their way to being best buds.
We all had so much fun...
Easton said to Ace, "Daddy, I love it here. Can we live here forever?
Ace: "Well, I don't think so..."
Easton: "Please Daddy.  Just say yes.... I will give you a big, big treat."

Thanks Dad for the awesome VIP treatment.  Such a great weekend!

Friday, January 21, 2011

Just Ty at 2

I've been meaning to post some little tidbits about Ty since his birthday...

The very first thing I need to say about Ty is he is nothing like any other child I've ever met.  I'm sure people say that kind of thing about their own kids a lot, but I promise you, he really, really is his own personality.  
There is no real way of describing him, but if I had to choose one picture to say it all, it would be this one...
 You wanna see a close up?
When I took this picture the boys were just running around playing, and when he saw me taking pictures he stopped right in front of me, and struck this pose.  Every time I see this picture, I just laugh.  I mean, look at that face.

-He loves to help cook.  He will sit on his stool, and watch anyone for hours while they cook.
-His favorite toy is either a spatula or a wooden spoon
-He loves to sneak into the pantry and he can open up any kind of snack/package by himself
-He, very annoyingly, loves to say the word "no" all the time.
-He can say pretty much anything.  Some of my favorite words he says: Hot cocoa, WOW, cookie, woo-hoo, whippie, OJ (oday),
-He is very picky about who he likes, and it takes him time to warm up to certain people.
-He has a real problem with Uncle Jesse right now.  This is what happens every time Jesse touches/picks him up:
-He still loves his "bebe's" (blankets) and prefers to have two blankets when he sleeps
-He has decided to follow in his brother's footsteps and refuses to change out of his Batman PJs
-He walks around singing "na na na na BATMAN" a lot.
-He loves to color on everything.  EVERYTHING.
-Still ridiculously flexible.  Bends himself in half on a regular basis.
 -He has a funny little trot-run when he tries to go fast.
-He loves to sing, but not in front of a lot of people.  Mostly he sings in the car when he thinks no one is listening.
-He is and always has been dramatic, and I am sure it is only going to get worse considering it's year 2
-He knows his colors and animals, but also doesn't like to share that with anyone.
-He loves the snow (or bubbles as he calls it)

Ty makes us laugh everyday.  And hopefully the "terrible" is kept to a minimum this year.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Ty is 2

Yesterday was Ty's birthday.  I can't believe he is 2.  It's just ridiculous how fast it goes by.  We celebrated with all the family on Saturday.  Ty has been super into anything Sesame Street, so I thought I would try to make an Elmo cake and Cookie Monster Cupcakes:
Ty seemed to like them...

The Grandmas' and Ty
Ty raked in the gifts

Uncle Jesse sang us a few songs (while Easton flew cars around)
Proof I was there.

And then we had cake. 
If you remember from last year the candle blowing was traumatic.  And, if this is at all possible to remember (which with Ty, it really is), I'm pretty sure that Ty may have a bit of PTSD from that first experience with fire.  Here's what happened this time:

Even though he didn't like the candle blowing, he seemed to be okay with the cupcake(s)

Yesterday, we gave him another cupcake and tried the candles again.  Things went better...

Happy Happy Birthday Ty!  

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Mammo Lips

Ty likes to make up his own words for things.  He calls his blanket "bee-bee", and his bear "ba-ba".  And he calls oranges "Mammo".  The way he says blanket and bear kind of make sense to me, but I can't figure out how Mammo comes from Orange.  

 He loves his Mammos.  Just recently, he figured out that a slice of the Mammo fits very nicely on his lips...creating "Mammo Lips".
Grandma Leelee joining in on the fun.