Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Time to Cool Off

I received this picture while at work from my mother. It simply said...
"Time to cool off."
Picture messages make my day. Thanks Mom.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Gardening and Playing in the Dirt

We went about our afternoon setting out our lettuce, salad mix, mesculin, cabbage (thanks Adam), and brocolli. We were thrilled that the weather was improving enough for us to do so. Tony has worked so hard getting the beds ready for being planted.

I am excited about this garden and not paying a $1 for one tomatoe at the store. I plan on having so many tomatoes that I will be busy canning and giving them away.

Tyler did his part too. He gave them some extra dirt sprinkled on top.

He worked hard loosening up the soil for the plants to go into the ground.

Then the little booger turned around and picked some of the lettuce. He is an impatient gardener.

You can see the lettuce leaf in his hand. We had to take the flat from him. He does have a shovel in his hand and more damage could have been sustained.

I think he was sorry though. He tried to give us the leaf back. I hope the plants are able to make it through the first few weeks of his curiosity. I love to see him digging in the dirt beside his daddy. Playing in the watering can, and just being an inquisitive boy.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Ready to Go Outside

Mema told him to get his shoes to go outside. She was going to help him put them on.

He decided he did not need both shoes and he could put it on without help. He did not get it completely on and it is on the wrong foot. He is now trying to get out the door without any help too.

Independence.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Easter Flashback 2010: Tyler's First Easter

I love looking back at the funny little things we did for him.

He could care less about a book or plastic eggs.

He just wanted to smile at his mommy.

I can't believe how he has grown since this picture. He was 4 months old here.

He is such a little doll. All dressed up in his Easter finest. Makes me miss my little guy being this size. Especially since he can now open doors.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Hiding Easter Eggs

Well not really hiding. More like picking up and carrying them around.

We just dumped the eggs out all over the yard.

He would pick up two, then when he would come to another egg, he would drop one and pick up the new one. This continued for a while.

Luckily, the ground was soft and even the ones he threw did not bust.

How do you like our basket/tub?

Tyler preferred this way of picking up eggs. Just figures. We actually paid money for the baseball basket.

The butter container made noise when you shook the eggs around in it.

Papa and Tyler went to work on collecting those eggs.

They made progress and collected around 6 or 7 eggs.

Tyler would then turn around and dump them.

I tried to get him to put them in his nice Easter basket but the butter tub was much more fun.

So I collected a few eggs in the basket. I felt sorry for it.

This tree behind me has been in Mamaw's yard forever, but it is looking a little sickly. It is sad to think it may have to be cut in the next few years. We always hid eggs around the base of it or on the huge knot that had formed on the outside of it.

Papaw Brigmon came out to play with us. Tyler thought about giving him an egg but never relinquished it completely. He gave Tyler a chocolate anyways.

Not all the eggs made it through the fun. This one fell victim to being stepped on.

We then posed for pictures or at least tried. This is the only one where the majority of people were looking at the camera. Tyler was watching the cars drive past.

I heard slurping as I was taking a picture. The dog ate the broke egg. Gross.

Uncle Ronnie came out to play too. He was comparing his belly to Tyler's.

Tony and me.

Tony, me, and Tyler.

Happy Easter everyone! Have a wonderful holiday. Thank God for all of His blessings, hide some eggs, and enjoy being with your family.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Dying Easter Eggs

Tony and I had not dyed Easter Eggs since... well we could not remember right off. We were pretty excited.

Tyler wasn't into it at first. He was throwing his plastic eggs and having fun.

I think Tony was trying to tell us something?

So we decided to help.

We knew it would be hard for him to not throw this egg after playing with the plastic eggs.

The minute Tony put it in his hand he threw it. Luckily, Tony has quick hands and caught it before it hit the counter or floor. Tyler thought this was awesome!
  
So we told him to hold onto it and drop it very easy into the cup.

I look forward to the day he knows what "easy" means.

He has quiet the aim. He threw it before we could even get the cup near him, and he got it in the cup (the red cup)! Once again he was all giggles and reached for another egg.

He dyed at least half of his eggs.

Dad had to fish them out though. We figured it would be a catastrophe if we let him do this. What a colorful mess we made.

Not all the eggs made it through the process without a crack. This was the one he threw in the cup. There was another egg in the cup and it landed on top of it. We had two or three with cracks from being tossed into the cups. I think they have the most character.

Tyler went back to throwing his plastic eggs, but now with evidence that he had been dying eggs.

Look at the small pink dot in between his eyes. I scrubbed and scrubbed at bath time to get that food coloring off.

His egg kit came with dinosaurs to place the eggs on. Kinda cute and unnecessary considering all Tyler wants to do is throw them.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Breaking Out the Easter Basket

When Jason and I were little we would get out our Easter baskets and hide our plastic eggs for a week leading up to Easter. I thought it would be nice for Tyler to get to play with his basket and eggs early like we did.

He did not remember his Easter basket from last year so this was a lot of fun for him. He threw those eggs all over the house.

Then he would go pick them up and put them back in the basket.

Then he would throw them again. They bounced and rolled in funny ways.

He was entertained for at least 15 minutes.

If we hid them he would lose interest so we just sat and enjoyed throwing them.

Here the egg is rolling away from him.

He about toppled over onto his head. He had a lot of fun.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Growing a Garden

This year we are planting an herb garden and vegetable garden. This is my cilantro. I can't wait to share more pictures in the coming months. Hopefully all the plants will survive Tyler's curiosity.