Thursday, April 24, 2008

Keep Out Mom!

Tyler has decided that he'd like some privacy in his room. This weekend he decided to tell me that he didn't love me anymore and he made a sign for his room that said MOMMY KEEP OUT! The attached picture is of his sign. It is actually how he writes Tyler, but if you ask him about the sign he will tell you that it is to keep me out of his room. At the time his explanation was quite angry and he didn't want me in his room, but now he'll tell you that he just wants some privacy. Really?! Does this stuff really start at 3 years old?! We've got a long road ahead of us. At least he's learning his letters...

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Uh-Oh, Oh No, and Melmo

I think Lucy must be working on her "o" sounds. Her new favorite phrases are uh-oh, oh no, and Melmo (Elmo). She also picked up on saying "no no" and likes to tell the dogs that. It is very cute to hear her talking and saying things in the right context. She also said "ow" when I was combing her hair yesterday. And so that begins... She really likes Elmo these days, even though we don't see him much on TV, and she loves to point out that Melmo is on her diapers. I think that's the only thing that keeps her on the table when I'm changing her. Our little Goosey is growing up and becoming verbal. It's the greatest thing ever.

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Easter In Yosemite

On March 23rd, we woke up and celebrated Easter with an egg hunt and by digging through the kids' baskets. We had colored eggs the night before with Grandma and Grandpa Odum, so the kids had fun looking for those eggs in the backyard. We only did 12 since we were going on vacation and didn't want to risk losing any in the backyard. As if Belle would let that happen...but just in case. Then we loaded up the kids in the packed-to-the-gills car and headed off to Yosemite. We were meeting Zach's family there. It was our second annual trip.
Tyler was VERY excited to visit Ho-semite again (he can't say y's maybe?). He wanted to hike and throw rocks into the Merced River. It's the simple things that make him happy. Oh, and he also likes the fancy suite we stayed in with a "playroom" just for him. Kids!
We rode the bikes everywhere and hiked to lower Yosemite falls. That was fun and really beautiful. The falls were gushing, so that was fun.

Tyler and I also had quite an adventure! He saw a little rock island in the middle of the river and he wanted to get there, so I was determined to get him there. Come heck or high water (or freezing cold water as it turned out) I was going to get my boy to "his" island. We tried it first with no shoes on and Mommy could only step in for one second, so we put our shoes on and rolled our pants up and ran (carefully) to the other side. Once we got there we had to sit down to let the feet stop hurting, and then, only then, did I remember that we'd have to go back through that water again to get to the other side. What I wouldn't do for my kids. But, Tyler and I made a memory and Zach got some good video.

Unfortunately, my neice Quillan got really sick on the trip and had to leave by ambulance. We sure did miss her on the remainder of the trip!