Thursday, January 20, 2011

Wyatt's Family Party

After nap on Wyatt's birthday we had lots of family over for dinner, presents, and cake. I've never really liked cartoon theme parties and here I've had 2 in one day. Now, I totally get why parents do it. :) Wyatt LOVES, and I mean LOVES "mouse" and Elmo. So, his first party had Mickey Mouse stuff and his second party had an Elmo cake. He works really hard at not leaving either one out... so I had to, also. Below is a picture to prove that he loves both the same.

Every night we carry all the "mouse" and Elmo toys upstairs, because when he wakes up he grabs ALL of them and asks me to help him carry them downstairs. They get kisses everytime he sees them. And sometimes when I help him do something (such as give him Elmo or carry "mouse" he will say "thank you Elmo/mouse" instead of the usual, "thank you Mommy." And by the way, there are more by his feet!

Needless to say, we had an Elmo cake and it was a hit!

What could be better than presents, cake, and football?!

It's been a LONG day, but Pap (Chris' dad) makes it better. Notice the Elmo train from the cake.

Grandma and Grandpa (my dad and step-mom)

Uncle Jeff and Aunt Lisa (my sister and my BIL)

I call him "my BIL." Jeff NEVER takes pictures and he let me because I said I needed it for the blog so Wyatt will get to look at it.

And then I got busy and didn't finish getting all my family pictures for the blog. At least I got a few. ;)


Wyatt's 2nd Birthday!

Two years ago, on January 9th, we got to meet our precious baby boy. I LOVE to celebrate this day! Wyatt makes us smile and laugh everyday. There is absolutely nothing that his little hugs and kisses can't fix or make even greater than it already was. He has the most cheerful smile and sweetest voice. He loves to help Mommy and Daddy, explore new things, be outside, talk, dance, play his guitar, have books read to him, watch "mouse" and Elmo, play football with Mommy and Daddy before bed, jump on the bed, take naps, play with cars and trains, and do anything that involves playing in water. He has a kind heart and is always concerned when his friends are sad. He has learned to say "please" and "thank you" and says "thank you Mommy and Daddy" for anything we do for him. He's easy going and flexible and even says "night night" when it's time for bed with a smile and kiss even when he'd rather stay up and play. He wakes up just as happy. Wyatt Reid, you are the best thing we've ever known and we treasure watching you learn and grow each and every day. You make our hearts melt.

Wyatt got snow for his birthday. Chris was so excited. This is his favorite weather, so he thought it was extra special that Wyatt got snow on his actual birthday. We had a gymnastics party with several of Wyatt's little friends. Wyatt is not much of a fan of gymnastics when we go on Saturdays, but he really loved showing all his friends what you are supposed to do at gymnastics at his party. He ran around, climbed on things, jumped, played with balloons, and got to swing on the rope (always his favorite thing at gymnastics; he's been hanging onto the rope like a pro since he started at 17 months!). After lots of playtime, the kids got their little lunches that I made for them and had cookie cake. The party room was decorated with Mickey Mouse and that made Wyatt very excited! As the party went on the snow just kept falling. It was beautiful. When we left it was completely white outside.

Coach Chris (who wasn't working that day) showed up at Wyatt's party just to see him and say happy birthday. How sweet is that?! I love this picture!

Wyatt got to be the center of attention and the girls gave him a medal. There was too much fun stuff around to sit for too long though. :) Wyatt still wears his medal everytime he sees it.

Chris would race the kids down this trampoline and then the kids would jump into the pit. I'm not sure who had more fun - Chris or the kids.

Still didn't even get everyone in the picture.


Sunday, January 2, 2011

Our life lately...

This post is going to some random stuff that I keep wanting to post and haven't gotten around to. Wyatt keeps us laughing non-stop. You just never know what he'll do or say. Some of the favorite things to say lately are shoessss, elmo, mouse, uh-oh, NO!, Wyatt, wa-wa (waffle), milkkkkk, aPPle, bounce (you'll see why in a minute), poo-poo (yup, potty training isn't too far away), vrooooom vroooooom, rooooooar, and lots more. Those are just the faves!

So, one day a long time ago (I don't even remember how old Wyatt was) he had a horrible day at babybootcamp. He was hitting, not sharing, and the list went on. Now I know that it was a short phase, but then I panicked a little because he was being a bully. So, off I went straight to Target to get a time out spot (thank you, Super Nanny). We've had this spot for awhile and rarely have to use it, but occasionally.... well, you see. The story this time was that Wyatt wanted popcorn and we were about to go to dinner so he couldn't have more. He threw a huge fit. We tried all the good parenting things - didn't work. Finally, we told him that if he was going to scream and cry to go do it on his mat. He went straighte over there, say down, and stopped crying. This is what I saw when I went to get him. So cute!

Wyatt LOVES being outside. He would probably like us to let him live out there. We went to the park and Raider (we have 2 dogs but he was the lucky one today) came, too. Wyatt walked almost the whole way home and it was quite a walk. Most of the walk he carried his guitar, but then he wanted to walk Raider. Here he is being big and helping Daddy.

We went to Pap and Lori's for New Year's Eve for a party with lots of family, friends, and other kiddos. Wyatt did such a great job. He played with other kids, ate, hung out on the couch and watched "mouse," ate, walked around and talked to everyone, ate, and just had a great time. He never once fussed. He even made it past midnight (yes, we are trying to get parents of the year twice in a row). We thought for sure he'd crash on the way home - nope! But he did go straight to bed. It was a great night and a perfect way to bring in the new year.

End of the night... Wyatt in his jammies

Aunt Sarah hanging out with Wyatt watching "mouse"

One night, Wyatt's BFF, Aidan, came over for dinner and to play. We had such a great time all getting to hang out and the boys had a BLAST! Here they are in the bounce house. They play so rough and they are definitely all boy. We were mostly thankful for no boo-boos that night. Aidan and Wyatt are in the same class and they play together all day. When Aidan leaves, Wyatt gets so sad.