Sunday, August 21, 2011

August Heat

We love the zoo!

It has been one hot summer. The past few weeks have been busy as usual... We've had family birthday celebrations, a ton of playdates, cookouts with friends, outings to museums/parks/the zoo, and ofcourse trips the pool!

We try to take the boys swimming at Dunwoody Country Club every weekend we are in town. After a few weeks of thinking about jumping off of the diving board, MJ finally did it! (and ofcourse, now he won't stop)!

I'm going to do it this time



I think I'll hang out here in the baby pool and watch

My dad had a BIG birthday last week...At the request of my mom, I won't publicly state how old he is (but you may be able to tell if you look closely at the cake). :)
We had a great time celebrating at their house on Lake Lanier.

Granddad with MJ and Ty

Happy Birthday!

So, I have to call out my wonderful husband just for a second. I went to a prayer group one night last week - I was gone for maybe an hour, and this is what I came home to:

Sigh. A mommy never rests. :)

Here are pictures from our recent "adventures"...


MJ the explorer


Ty in the canoe

Petting the triceratops

Photo booth with mommy

PDK airport park (always a favorite):

Mommy, it's getting hot out here

I think I can pull myself up with this rope

Northpoint playground/carousel with Ms. Lisa:

Children's Museum:

Hey mom, check out this forklift!

Fun in the backyard:

Ty with Sam (Ms. Lisa's nephew)

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Ty at 10 months

I forgot what a fun age this is! Ty is learning at an exponential rate, and it is incredible to watch.

Favorite toys:
Like most babies, his favorite toys are actually not toys at all- he prefers to play with water bottles, remote controls, car keys, phones, and anything with wheels. He and MJ have also been enjoying their new water table...

Favorite games:
He is becoming more playful every day.... He loves to roll the ball back and forth to his brother. He likes to throw toys and chase after them. He still hides behind sofas/coffee tables/etc to play peek-a-boo. He laughs hysterically when MJ chases after him - he is so good at crawling that sometimes it is hard for MJ to keep up! We ask him "how big is Ty?" and he will throw his arms up while we say "SO BIG!"

Gross motor skills:

While MJ was able to walk across a room by 10 months, Ty (thankfully) is still in the cruising phase. He pulls up on everything- my leg, the sofa/coffee table/bathtub/chairs. He is able to walk a few steps with his little "push" walking toy (see pic below). I am not in a hurry for the walking thing; his incredible efficiency at crawling has already added enough stress to my life! haha

He is even crawling up the stairs now, so I am constantly reminding myself to close our baby gate (which I haven't had to do since we moved in).


Ty has been saying "dadada" for a couple of months now, but this month he started say "mama" much more. I swear that sometimes he knows he is calling me. If he gets scared or upset, he crawls over to me saying "mama, mama;" then, he gets to me and waves his arms until I pick him up. Does that count as his first word?? I'm not sure that Steve is buying the whole "mama" thing, but I am definitely convincing myself. :)

Favorite Foods:

Just like his daddy and brother, he loves the Waffle House, especially the raisin toast and waffles. He still eats atleast one jar of baby food at each meal along with solid food (pancakes, bread, granola bars) that he is able to feed himself. His favorite snacks are Cheezits and Goldfish. He is down to 3 bottles a day; I can't wait to transition to milk in 2 months!


Ty got his first haircut this month! He handled it like a pro, and the cut is adorable. Here are the before and after photos:

Sleeping Habits:
He continues to be a great sleeper. He sleeps 11-12 hours at night and takes a nap from roughly 9:00-11:00 and 2:00-4:00 during the day.

Happy Baby:

Doesn't this smile just melt your heart???

Happy 10 months, my sweet baby boy.