Friday, February 20, 2009

Tyler Waiting to Get into the Bath




Here is Tyler standing at the bath just waiting to jump in. He loves to bathe and can spend an inordinate amount of time in the bath, especially when big brother decides to join him.

Liz's Birthday

I had a great birthday yesterday. It all started with a nice carpool ride to work with Mike and when I showed up at my office, it was decorated with streamers and Happy Birthday signs, care of Mike. Then my entire clinic sang Happy Birthday to me and they all took part in eating some gluten free cake, which I must say, was very good (even the non-gluten free folks said it was good). I then celebrated at home with Mike and the boys. Very nice birthday indeed.

Messy Tyler


Tyler is such a great eater. Whatever goes on his tray, goes right into his mouth. Here is an example of Tyler trying to eat some avocado, as you can see, he is very serious about eating.

Snowboarding




So, we decided to get a little time away from the little ones. I tagged along to Denver to accompany Mike who was going to a GI conference. I am not sure he got so much out of the conference, but we certainly had a great time snowboarding. The highlight was taking a KAT ride to the real top of Keystone Mountain, at about 12,700 feet and then snowboarding down a pristine, untouched bowl...straight out of a movie (although my moves certainly lacked some grace). It was great to get away for 2 days, and even better to return home to Tyler and Sam.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

The Boys Taking a Bath Together





Sam was so excited to take a bath with Tyler, almost as excited as Tyler was to take a bath with Sam. These pictures really say it all, Tyler is just so enthralled by his older brother. Luckily, everyone came out of the bath happy and much cleaner.


Sam's Date to MiniTown












Sam filled up another sticker chart for good sleeping and went on a date with mommy to Minitown, a town just for kids. The town had a bank, a grocery store, a movie theater (where Sam saw his first 'movie') , a playground, a disco, a circus and a school. Sam wanted to invite his good friends Owen and Anna to join him on his special date. Once he got over the fear of the movie theater, it quickly became his favorite place. He cannot wait to go back.

One for Sam, One for the Deer


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Sam loved feeding the deer. He found a nice friendly deer who was even willing to eat his half bitten carrots, what a good sharer.

Feeding the Animals
















We went to Fort Sam Houston this past weekend and decided to feed the animals. In an area
called the Quadrangle, there are resident deers, peacocks, geese, roosters and ducks. The deer especially love carrots and, as we learned, the birds seem to love Multigrain Cheerios. Sam wanted to wear his bike helmet for the entire visit, which I think seemed to attract more animals.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Tyler Standing Up for the First Time

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Tyler stood up in his crib for the first time today. As you can see, he is quite pleased with himself. What a new skill for Tyler, we just hope he won't take to doing it in the early hours of the morning.

Licking the Bowl




After I was done making chocolate covered strawberries for Mike's welcome home party, I let Sam lick the chocolate off the spoon. Did he like it! That was his first experience licking the bowl, something I remember fondly from my childhood. Here is to cleaning up the chocolate.

Playing Around in our PJs









We start early in the morning, here at the Glazier/Piesman household, so what better way to celebrate waking up before the sun, playing in our PJs. We took out Sam's old "wall" and they both really loved it. So much for baby toys being only for the baby.