Friday, April 27, 2012

Kymry's visit Day 1

So there's going to be lots of photos for this week! My sister Kymry is in town with her daughter, Kaylin and her son Bryce. Her husband is stationed over seas so we haven't seen her in almost 2 years!

The cousins are having a blast and I have tons of photos! so I thought I would take it a day at a time.

Here is Day 1 with some shots of them playing in the backyard and then some shots at Sci-Port, a local science museum.

Here's little big Bryce! He's about 3 months younger than Jonas but he definitely weighs more and is almost as tall as Jonas! Such a cutie! I say he looks like Faramir from Lord of the Rings!

Here's Kaylin! She's got pretty straight hair that she likes to twirl like her mommy!

And I don't know but it looks to me like she is flashing me a gangsta sign!

I took them all to the Sci-Port and they had lots of fun and had the place to themselves!

Jonas is wearing one of the water smocks and he loves putting the construction hats on. He does that part himself!

Bryce and prego mommy! Due in about a month!

Yep, she's a talker!

Bryce LOVED the water table. As the pictures progress you will see how his shirt does not stay dry...

She's my goofy daughter, what more can I say?

And here's an action shot of Bryce at work. He makes quite a puddle during our visit.

Kaylin checking out the Guinea pigs.

Kaylin really liked playing with these water jets.

Despite popping a band on herself several times, Sydney enjoyed making shapes with this board.

I was trying to recreate a Titanic moment and I asked Kaylin to say, "I'm free!" And here's the pose I got!

And Bryce the construction worker.

Lots more photos to come! This is just day 1!

Monday, April 23, 2012

Silly kids!

So I almost wasn't going to post this today (I mean it is like midnight as I post this) but my sister is coming into town (yay!) tomorrow with her kids so I know I will have lots of photos for next week so here goes!

There's really not a lot. This week has been simple like most weeks. I am FINALLY over my cold/sinus infection. I had it for a week before the week of Good Friday and was so miserable! I took Dayquil and Nyquil and they seemed to help slightly and then it went away so I thought I was good. not so! I came back from Easter in Alabama and there it was again! Ack! And the head pressure and congestion despite nasal rinses with the netti-pot was just not letting up. The kids also had yellow snot (ewwww!) and it wouldn't go away! I finally talked to my mom (thanks Mom!) and she suggested nasal spray and vicks vapor for the kids. I finally pulled out the humidifier (duh!) and Jonas cleared up in a few days and my congestion cleared up, too! Sydney is still a little runny but overall we are all feeling a LOT better! So yay!

Kids have been loving playing outside!

Sydney is becoming my "matter-of-a-fact-reporter" keeping me updated on the comings and goings of the house and any important updates. Even if I was the one who just said it. We recently checked out books by Oliver Jeffers (Lost & Found, Up & Down, and Stuck) and she is in love and I am, too! (Lost&Found and UP& Down is about a boy and a penguin). Rapunzel is her favorite toy right now. Loves to take her everywhere and have her in the bed with her. Sydney is doing really well with her letters and I am trying to print out worksheets throughout the week to help her write her letters and start recognizing the numbers.

Such a cute face!

And my attempt to use the tripod and self-timer button to take a photo...

Jonas loves wearing stuff on his head... he is talking more and shaking his head a lot now. But it's cute...for now.

Almost enough hair to gel and make a mohawk!

And I have some videos.

Sydney and Jonas singing with our Rock Band microphone! Jonas started it, so cute!

And one with more of just Sydney singing.

This past weekend, we had our friends' kids over on Saturday and their son was playing Kinect Adventures and Jonas thought he would try it out!

This one is of Jonas playing "monster" with our monster towel hoodie.

I'm out! See you later!

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Holiday in Dixie

We went to the Holiday in Dixie Fair yesterday with my sister Drea and her kids. I was thrilled that Sydney was big enough to ride several of the kiddie rides. There was only one ride that really scared her, the roller coaster at the end. Otherwise she was begging for more!

And here's a video of Sydney and Scarlett riding on the cars. The little divas!

Swing Set

Yay! The kids now have a swing set in the backyard! I felt guilty if I couldn't take them to the playground every day so this is great!

Easter at Grandma & Grandpa Tuck

I'm going to try to separate out the posts so they are not so long. I haven't had pictures for a while because our camera died. It would say "Memory Card Error" and we even got a new memory card with no luck. So Brian and I decided that it had been 7 years since we got the camera and newer cameras get way better resolution than ours did so we got a new one! Pictures once again! Yay!

First I wanted to show pictures of our Easter visit to Grandma and Grandpa Tuck's. The kids had a blast going to playgrounds, the mall and on an Easter egg hunt. We went out in the yard. I was surprised that Jonas got the idea down pretty well. His basket was too tall for him to hold so he would drag it along the ground and his eggs would spill out :) He didn't care! They had fun!


Sydney enjoyed playing with Grandma and Grandpa Tuck the most! It was a fun visit!