Friday, May 21, 2010

Mommy Says:
You my readers (all two of you-hi Mom & Dad!) are lucky. Super lucky. You must have found a four leaf clover back in the day or something. Or maybe unicorns dance around your house. Or lucky charms pour from your faucet. (what am I talking about?) Who knows. Wanna know why you're lucky?

This is why.

Yes, I realize it's totally a gimmick.

Or more precisely, this is why.

What a step up from Winnie the Pooh. Thanks Mom.

And this.

Do these jeans make my butt look big?

Can you stand it? I mean they even have pockets! And a fly! It can't get any cuter than this. It just can't.

PS-Tyson-you are also totally lucky as this post spared you the embarrassment of me rambling on abut how last weekend your poop ran down Daddy's leg at Grandpa's welcome home dinner. You're welcome. You can pay me back whenever. In case you were wondering, you were not wearing denim diapers at the time. Thank God.

PPS-Am I the only one that thinks it's strange that Huggies uses Winnie the Pooh for it's mascot? Pooh for Poo. It's wrong. No? Just me. Ok then.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Reindeer and Seals and Penguins, Oh My!

Mommy Says:

Did I mention yet that I had the bestest Mother's Day ever? I mean, I know it's only my first one as a Mommy, but seriously, this one is going to be hard to top-good luck Tyson and Daddy-way to set the bar high.
To start, I found a gift card for a pedicure, manicure and massage waiting for me when I woke up. See? Already it's good. And it's barely 6 AM.

Then we enjoyed breakfast at one of my favorite places. Good again.

But then...THEN....we went to the ZOO!! Reindeer and seals and penguins, oh my!! Tyson absolutely loved it- which means I absolutely loved it. Even the stink in the aquarium center couldn't ruin this Mommy's day.
First, we watched the seals swim.

If I could just get through this wall and swim with you.....

Then, we saw the reindeer taking a nap.

Could you tell Santa I want a wagon for Christmas, please?

Next, we watched the penguins play.

They're totally checking out my hat.

Finally, we took a nice family picture.

Daddy quit monkeying around.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

My First Mother's Day

Mommy Says:
Did you know I'm a Mommy?

Probably, huh? But, do you know how much I love being a Mommy? A TON.

In honor of my first Mother's Day, a list of what being a Mommy has taught me:

1) That I was never grateful enough for my parents and all the things they did for me.

2) The joy of a good night's sleep.

3) That I can't be perfect. Even if I try really, really hard.

4) How to make a bottle, hold a baby, fold laundry, talk on the phone, and let the dog out at the same time.

5) Fear.

6) That watching your husband being a Daddy will make you fall in love with him all over again. Every time.

7) Patience.

8) That a smile can make your whole day. A laugh can make your whole week.

9) Pride like never before.

10) Love that makes you feel like your heart may explode.

Happy Mother's Day! I hope you all feel as blessed as I do today.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

6 Months

Mommy Says:
Dear Tyson,

It's your 1/2 birthday!! 6 whole months-you're becoming such a little man.

6 months is the new 16.

To celebrate the big day, we fed you cake. Only kidding-you can't eat cake yet and I'm not sure I can bake a cake either.

Instead, Daddy and I watched the home videos we've taken of you since your birth. We watched you 3 minutes after you were born. We were amazed at how small you were and how you had already captured our hearts. We watched you get your first bath and laughed at Daddy asking several times if you had peed yet. We saw us all the morning after your first night home and were amazed at how overwhelmed and tired we already were. We kept a running tab on how much hair you had at each week. We saw you smile and laugh, but only sparingly as you were a little camera shy in the first months. We saw you kick and play and talk. We watched each scene and remembered each moment like it was yesterday. It was the perfect way to celebrate your 1/2 birthday.

So, you want to know what you're up to now that you're six months old?

You stand! With assistance of course, but come on, how big boy is that?

You think this is big boy? Wait till you see what I can do at month 7. Totally gonna blow your socks off.

You eat breakfast, lunch, and dinner now. Again, totally big boy.

You roll several times in a row. Like 3 sometimes 4. Back, front, back, front. Yet you still can't figure out how to roll from your stomach to your back in your crib. Strange.

You fake cough. Which is really strange.

You dance with Mommy when she sings, "Shake your booty!" Which is kinda embarrassing for both of us, huh? Remind me to post videos of this one day to fully show off the atrocity.

You are happy. I should probably ask google ads if they will pay me for how many times I say you are happy, but you ARE. I mean even other people comment on how you're just such a happy baby.

I'm just happy cause you said I'd get cake.

And that makes me happy.

I love you SO ridiculously much. Every day I spend with you is a good day. Thank you for bringing us 6 months of amazing joy.



PS-I also feel I should take this time to pre-warn you that there is definitely some stuff on those tapes that you won't want your future wife to see. Especially the day where we go in to wake you up and discover your first blow out which is promptly followed by capturing your first pee in the bath tub.

Blowout 4.0

Mommy Says:

Last Sunday Tyson pooped 4 times. Which is actually par for his course-if you catch my drift. Those people who's babies poop once a day- at the same time everyday- are lucky-like really, really lucky.

What was not par for his course, is that each of those 4 poops were blow outs. Like seep up his back, have to change all of his clothes blow outs. Yep, after nearly 6 months of only experiencing one or two blowouts max-we managed to have 4 in one day. Which is awesome. I know you're jealous.

Lessons learned:

1) Tyson had prunes for breakfast. I think we proved that prunes help you poop. We will no longer be having prunes for breakfast.
2) A rolling baby is much more difficult to change. And just adds to the laundry.
3) A double soak/double rinse option on the washing machine is a must when you have a baby.
4) It might be time to move up to size 3 diapers.

PS: Tyson- I realize this post might put you into therapy in about 15 years. I'm sorry. Look on the bright side-I didn't post any pictures....