Saturday, December 29, 2007

Dancing Queen

Lucy has become quite the dancer. Here is a video from Christmas morning. We were listening to Mommy's new Pink CD and she decided to get down.

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Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Meeting Santa

As you can tell from the picture it doesn't look like Lucy was very excited about sitting on Santa's lap! She cried the minute Mommy gave her up to the man in red. I guess that's what to be expected of her first go-round.
As I look at the picture more it doesn't look like Santa is too thrilled either!

Tyler did a little bit better, but only if Mommy was in the picture. I wasn't really prepared for that. But I knew how important it was for Tyler to tell St. Nick about the GeoTrax Grand Central Station that he HAD TO HAVE! We told Tyler that Santa would bring him that track if he started pooping on the potty. Lo and behold he has, but I'm glad he didn't divulge that tidbit to Santa. He might not have wanted him sitting on his lap. :)

Tyler Learns A New Word

Tyler is just growing up so fast! Right before our eyes and it makes me want to cry. It is amazing to watch the way he learns and how quickly he picks up the letters of the alphabet and all of the numbers. Grandpa Gary had been dilligently working with Tyler on his letters and the following video clip is proof of how much Tyler has learned. We have his name spelled out on his wall and he has memorized it and can recite how to spell his name if you ask. We're very proud of our little guy!

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Monday, December 17, 2007

Super Stars!

We have a neighbor who is a news anchor and we go the chance to help her out with a news story. Here is the link if you'd like to see Jennifer, Tyler, and Lucy in their television debut. :)

Saturday, December 1, 2007

The Holiday Train

It was the time of year to do our annual Holiday Train ride in Santa Cruz. We weren't sure how it would go this year with two little kids...and the crowds. I worry about the kids...and Zach worries about the crowds. So far we were 1 and 1 on good trips and not so good trips. But luckily we are now 2 and 1! There were hardly any people down there, the train was only half full, and the kids did great!

Tyler couldn't wait for the train to arrive, couldn't wait to get on the train, and then couldn't wait for the train to move. He was very impatient! But the minute he saw the train pull up to the "station" he said it was INCREDIBLE and AMAZING. He was enthralled and thoroughly enjoyed waving to people that were on the road. He wouldn't talk to Santa Claus (but he did take candy from him) and he DID NOT want pixie dust sprinkled on his head. I guess that doesn't mix with train rides. Go figure.

Lucy was in awe the whole time. She was staring at all the lights on the train in wonderment. She couldn't take her eyes off Santa and believe it or not, she really enjoyed the lukewarm apple cider. She kept going back to the cup for more. A good time was had by all.

We also went to the beach and visited the redwoods while we were in Santa Cruz. Tyler was having so much fun...until his feet got wet and he got cold. Lucy loved the feel of the sand on her toes and she kept trying to run right into the ocean. You wouldn't know it by pictures we took...because Tyler just won't smile these days...but I do think he enjoyed himself. Lucy was a great traveler and handled all the new things like a champ. I think everyone had a great time and we plan on trying to go again next year. 3 and 1? Let's hope!

We've Been Elfed!

Tyler loves to make these videos, so this year we made one to share with everyone!