Monday, October 28, 2013

Pumpkin patch!

We made our annual trip to Burt’s Farm last week.  Ann was in town with Camden so we met them at my parent’s house and headed to the pumpkin patch. 

me and kids

boys pumpkinCL pumpkin

Ty pumpkinMJ pumpkin

Eddie got out of class early so he was able to join us as well- I put him in charge of chasing Catelin since she was running around all over the place and was obsessed with the pumpkins!

CL running aroundUncle Eddie and CL

I miss the days she used to sit like this:

Ann and Camden

The kids loved the hayride:

hay ridehayride 2

And the wheelbarrow:

wheelbarrowboys and Camden

The next day I was one of the chaperones for MJ’s field trip to the zoo; I had such a great time watching him interact with his classmates.  I don’t think I am supposed to post pictures of the class so here are a few of my biggest boy.


One more thing...Steve went back out to Colorado last week to hunt and he got the biggest deer I’ve ever seen!


My husband is a stud.  Smile

Monday, October 21, 2013

Birthdays and Football!


Well, I turned 33 on Saturday (I’m still in denial that I’m in my 30’s but you’d think I would own it by now!).  I had such a wonderful birthday weekend.  We took the kids to the GT vs. Syracuse game on Saturday… (Tech gave me a wonderful present by beating them 56-0!)


Grandma was kind enough to watch our little munchkins for the WHOLE night while Steve and I headed to the Ritz Carlton. 


We had an amazing time - just the two of us.  That particular Ritz is where Steve proposed to me almost exactly 10 years ago (Oct 23, 2003), so that made it extra special. 

On Sunday we headed to the Georgia Dome to watch Uncle Andrew and the Bucs play the Falcons.  Lisa watched Catelin while we took the boys down there.  Andrew was able to get us passes to go on the field before the game – MJ and Ty (and the rest of us) were so excited!




One of the referees came up to MJ and let him wear his hat and throw the flag!  IT. WAS. AWESOME.



Even though the Bucs didn’t win, we had so much fun cheering Andrew on from the stands.  And Ty spent most of the game blocking Grandma from stealing his popcorn!


One more pic of me and my wonderful husband…


Sunday, October 6, 2013

Ty is THREE!

Birthday boy

Ty’s birthday was Saturday- I can’t believe he is already three!  We decided to have a last minute Cars themed birthday party on Tuesday evening with his friends from school. 

Yardfamily 1

mommy, daddy, Ty

party 1party 2

And of course the cake featured Lightning McQueen and Mater!

cakeTy cake

Here is Steve trying to block MJ from blowing out the candle  :)

Steve blocking MJ

The birthday boy did get to blow it out…

Ty candle

m, d, and ty

Catelin is feeling much better and had fun at the party as well:

CL and grandpaIMG_3939

 On Saturday we made it “Ty Day” and he got to choose our activities for the day.  He (not surprisingly) wanted to go to the zoo!

Ty flamingoskids zoo

ty birdsmj birds

Ty carouselCL lion

It was a special treat to have daddy there; the kids had a great time showing him all of the animals.  And MJ was ecstatic that the Red Panda is back on exhibit!!!!

Red panda!

It’s hard to describe Ty in words.  He is much more shy than his older brother, but once he warms up to you he is a chatterbox.  Ty is beyond sweet – don’t get me wrong, he certainly has his moments – but he has a very gentle and kind soul.  Disciplining him has been easy thus far…he gets upset when we simply raise our voices to him, so putting him in time out is a huge deal.  The kid is hilarious; he makes me laugh (I mean a full blown belly laugh) multiple times a day.  He has the most adorable smile and when he giggles you just can’t help but giggle along. 

Ty is an incredible brother.  He admires and loves MJ beyond words.  The other day MJ was in trouble and we sent him up to his room.  I was downstairs with Ty and all of a sudden he starting crying – he was so upset.  When I asked why, he said  “because brother is in trouble and I want him back down here with me!”  Ty also loves his little sister.  He will playfully “bully” Catelin and steal her toys but if she really gets upset he gives it right back to her.  He is very protective of CL when we are out and he loves to give her hugs and kisses. 

I also need to mention that the kid is tough.  I mean, real tough.  If he is horsing around and starts crying then he is really, truly hurt and is probably bleeding somewhere.  Otherwise he usually jumps right up and shakes it off. 

I just can’t get enough of this kid.  He is the sweetest, funniest, most adorable THREE year old I know!  :)

Ty cars cup

My dearest Ty Ty,

I love you to infinity and beyond.