Monday, October 26, 2009

I am so proud of this boy!

Man do I love this kid. He could move mountains if he wanted to. For those of you who know Dylan very well, know that he has anxiety about new situations, and old situations for that matter. Like crying everytime we dropped him off in nursery for 18 months. He has always just been an anxious kid. We decided to put him in preschool a few months ago hoping that it would help him get ready for kindergarten. Well needless to say it was not good. He hated it. The teachers said he just wasn't ready, maybe try again next year. I was so discouraged, we just haven't known what to do to help him try to get over this. So I thought great another year of this and he will probably do the same thing next year. I am so thankful for answers to prays and teachers that thought enough about Dylan and realized that there was a problem. I got a call we got the ball rolling, we are working with some wonderful people who have set up a great plan to help Dylan work his anxieties. So last week was his first week back to preschool, I'm not gonna lie, it was rough. I was ready to throw in the towel a few times, but his teachers kept encouraging me as well, that everything was going to be ok. Well starting yesterday at the primary program, I was finally at peace and knew that he was going to be just fine and we are going to get through this with no problem.
The primary kids have been practicing their program for a couple of weeks, Dylan had his part memorized but wouldn't say it into the microphone. When it was time for the kids to go to there seats, Dylan asked me to walk him to his seat, and I did. The Sunbeams were first to say their parts, I was expecting some crying and his teacher pulling him to the microphone, but nope, he marched himself up to the podium said his part clear as day. I was so happy. Marty and I were standing in the very back, if the congregation would have turned around they would have seen two proud parents doing the happy dance. I was so proud of him, it just brought tears to my eyes. Then today on the way to preschool, he asked if I could walk him to his class. I was more than happy to do that. He walked into class, being so brave, he gave me a hug and a kiss and said see ya later mom. I cried all the way home. This is a huge milestone, I am so proud of him.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

What's going on at our house.

Marty and I started P90X about a month ago, the workouts are intense, but we really like it. I have so much more energy since we started, I need all the extra energy I can get. Marty even does yoga now.
Dylan and Tyson like to hang from the pull up bar.
Ok, Tyson doesn't like it so much.
A couple of weeks ago I took the boys and we ventured down to Tempe for a few days. The boys spent time with Grandma and Grandpa and Aunt Lisa. I went and spent a day with my girlfriends that I grew up with. (Myself, Tara, Tana, and Amy) We spent the first 18 years of our lives together and now we go years without seeing each other and we live in the same state.
We had a great time catching up with each other and letting the kids play. Tara has 3 1/2 year old named Brett, Tana has a 2 1/2 or so year old named Traven and Amy has a 4 1/2 year old named Dayson. Pretty cool we all had boys first, the second kids are 2 boys and 2 girls. That is one reason why I went to visit, Tara had her second baby a few weeks ago. Pretty good story, she was born in the car on the way to the hospital. I love my friends, we've had a lot of fun together through the years.
Friday before we came home we went to the zoo with Grandma and Grandpa and Aunt Lisa. Sorry, once again these are out of order.
Grandpa got Dylan and Tyson a treat. Dylan sucking face with an Italian Ice.
And Tyson with his oreo ice cream bar. Love the tongue. He got a few baths in the drinking fountain from this tasty treat.
Tyson enjoyed watching the monkeys eat breakfast, and pick bugs off of each other.
Dylan was starting to get bored.
This was a really bad picture, but I had to keep it in. Dylan was tired of me telling him to sit down and smile for the camera.
Last weekend our friends the Thom's took us to the coolest place, they call it the boulders. It is less than 15 minutes from our house. The boys loved it. We each brought our own dinners, chili and cornbread. We enjoyed a nice evening, with good friends, good food in a beautiful place.

Aunt Lisa came to visit last week. We had a good week, it went by way to fast. She is so much help and the boys love her. She taught me how to use my cricut, which I am so excited about. We did a couple of crafts. We made trick or treat signs, the other side says give thanks for Thanksgiving, and we did the three pumpkins. I forget how much I love doing crafts.
And we made Halloween sugar cookies, yum, yum. Thank you Lisa for all of your help and for playing lots of trains.
One last thing, I have to say that I love fall. It is my favorite season. I love getting out the long sleeves, and sweaters, the colors of the changing leaves, the smells in the air, the crafts, getting to make stew and soup and chili, getting out the decorations, pumpkins, I have discovered that I really love pumpkins, especially anything pumpkin that you can eat. I made pumpkin cinnamon rolls the other day. I just love this time of year, it is fun to have kids and see them have fun with the season also.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Labor Day weekend

I am getting to be so lazy.
Here is Labor Day weekend at the County Fair. We got there right when they opened on Saturday morning. It was awesome, no one was there, we didn't have to stand in line to wait for anything, and the boys were so happy and excited to be there. Tyson was so excited because he was tall enough to ride on the same rides as Dylan. Of course they found a train. I love Dylan's expression, he must have seen something really cool. Tyson wasn't really sure what to do.
Dylan the conductor, I am pretty sure he would have stayed there all day.
And there were bulldozers for Tyson.
And the bumble bee ride that Dylan loved last year, Tyson loved this year. Dylan wouldn't get near it.
And then the best part of the whole day, except for the model train exhibit, was the DEMOLITION DERBY. It was awesome. We packed a lunch, which you're not supposed to bring in your own food, but I am not paying $7.00 for a turkey thigh thank you very much. Dylan and Tyson loved it. To this day, everything is demolition derby. I think this might keep them going until next year. Marty was totally into also, he already has plans of building a car, and finding a driver. Dylan and Tyson have already picked out colors for their trucks, Tyson's is purple and Dylan's is black.
The Tuesday after the derby we had our own little demolition derby. I got in a tiny accident in a parking lot. You would think the boys would have been a little scared, nope they were like ya, smashing cars. They thought it was awesome, not so much for me.