Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Playing Outside

We had a blast just playing outside yesterday. Here are some pics.

Saturday, August 25, 2007

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

So does it all happen when they turn 2? The good, the bad and the ugly. Let's see...

The Good
1. Vocabulary: It seems to increase by the minute. We've gone beyond transportation vehicles, cookie and candy! Whew! We've got please down, still working on thank you, and if anyone around burps, he'll be sure to excuse them.
2. Appetite: He's finally given up and decided that there are worse things in the world than meat and veggies. Now, don't be silly, cookies and "pepper balls" rule, but the others are tolerable now.
3. Relationships: Mama, Papa, Kim, Grandmas, Grandpas, Sarah, Dani, Lillie, Ms. Cheryl, Clay, Erika, Anna, Mr. Daryl, Nick, Luke, Kevin, Logan, Madeline - All of the people he's spoken about without their presence. It's clear relationships are important to this guy. Speaking of relationships, Wyatt got his first kiss tonight at then end of his playdate with Lillie. Too cute to not share.
4. Pretend Play: When the Bob the Builder bit Wyatt and was prompty put to sleep, it was clear prentend time has arrived.
5. Humor: We love to laugh hard and laugh lots. The sillier the better!

The Bad
1. Stong Willed: Good when you're 15 and resisting peer pressure. Not so good to try to get your way 24/7 around mom or dad.
2. "NO": Are you serious?! How many times can one person say this in one day.
3. Obsessions: Playdough + Thomas = Heaven on Earth. Not so much bad, just CONSTANT!

The Ugly
1. #&%! Happens: You know you are ready to begin potty training when...you not only tell mom that you "po po", but you are also holding in your hand.
2. Temper Tantrums: Exactly how hard do you have to shake your head and kick your feet before you do permanent damage? Whether it's good, bad or ugly, he's the "one of a kind" kid that we can't get enough of!

Saturday, August 18, 2007

A Perfect Match

Finally, somebody to give Wyatt a run for his money. Meet Ms. Lily Nielsen. We had a great playdate today; begining at the park, off for a little Fazoli's drive thru, throw a popcicle in there and then spin till we fall down and double over laughing. What a Saturday night!!

Saturday, August 11, 2007

Happy Birthday, Wyatt!!!!

"Two Years Ago Today"

Two years ago today
In a far away land
A young Kazakh woman
Gave birth; unplanned.

There were no tears of happiness
For this little baby boy
No cigars passed
Or champagne toasts of joy.

Instead a young mother and child
For whose care she couldn’t provide
She wasn’t prepared to be a mother
No matter how hard she tried.

With a heart of gold,
She knew he needed more,
Without a word
She slipped out the door.

There he lay
A future so bright,
Madrid Shalikbayev
Slept through the night.

Two years ago today,
In the Bluegrass state
A young childless couple
Sealed their fate.

Their child to be
Would be born in a far away land
To which they would travel
To become a family as planned.

With hopeful hearts
And a faithful leap
They knew they’d find
the child they would one day keep.

This couple had no clue
How much they would pray
To thank God for what He made happen
Two years ago today.

Wednesday, August 08, 2007

"Do I have anything on my face?"

Guess which part of the doughnut Wyatt ate first. And yes, we're still working on that smile.