Tuesday, February 9, 2010

A New Year...

to start blogging. My mom told me that she found a blogger who had her entire year made into an album...like a book! I didn't know you could do that. I'm sure the rest of you already knew.
I don't keep a journal and I have only done about 10 scrapbook pages of when Tyson was born. Literally. My kids will have nothing to look at or read. I am making it my goal to post on my blog and have a fun little book to look at when this year is over.
In January my little brother Austin's comp Lacrosse team had a tournament in San Diego. We weren't planning on going because it was the weekend Trev had to do his weekend on the base. Well, at the last min. or one day before the tournament I had a great idea! I decided that Tyson and I could go with my parents if Trev's mom could come and spend the weekend at our house watching Taytum (no way I am taking her in a car for more than 2-3 hrs again) and hanging out with Trev. ReNae said she could do it and we left Fri. morning at 2 a.m. The car said it was 0 degrees outside just before hitting Nephi. We stopped for breakfast at 9 a.m. in Vegas and the car said it was 62 degrees. When we were in Bakersfield we stopped for lunch and we stepped out to a wonderful 83 degrees. It felt so good to be out of the cold. I think our little fam should make this trip something we do EVERY January!!
These pics were taken after we unpacked at our hotel

Austin is #37 in the blue and yellow. His coach had him playing with the older (17-19 yrs old) and his regular high school team. He loved every minute! He played 3-4 games a day. There were about 20 teams from all over the East and West coast. In the end his high school team took 3rd!!!

On Sunday my mom and I took Tyson to Sea World. He had been asking me to take him for almost a year. I was super excited to finally do it. I wish Trev and Taytum could have been there too but now we have an excuse to go again!

We fed the bat rays. I talked Mimi into taking a fish and trying it. Me and Tyson had a good laugh!

Tyson ran out of fish and this dolphin stared him down for a good minute! I thought it was too cute.

Mimi and Tyson petting the dolphin. We had so much fun taking turns feeding and petting them. I think I loved it as much as Tyson ;)

Some flamingos were out on the grass so we could get up close! This trip was so much fun. Sometimes I wish I could say some magic words to keep Tyson this age for a few more years. Right now he thinks I'm really cool and fun. Everything is exciting and magic to him. He says please and thank you and runs to my car teary eyed and chin quivering when he thinks he has run into school without giving me a kiss or hug. It makes me laugh because he will give an extra big hug and kiss if that happens, and as soon as I get them he runs back in school with a big smile like nothing was ever wrong. Maybe I want my kids to stay little because every time my mom gets out old family vacation photos she gets teary eyed and tells me she wishes she could go back and relive those moments again. She tells me my kids will only be little for so long, in the blink of an eye they will decide they don't like holding hands then be graduating from high school. I believe her.


Bree Manning said...

about time you start blogging!!!! yess, we should do lpn together!

Megan said...

What a fun trip! That's why I love being in St. George. I absolutely love the warm weather.

Your family is so super cute! I can/can't wait for Tucker to be Tyson's age. It sounds so fun :) It is so fun to see them grow.

Amee Campbell said...

So happy you finally updated!! I'm glad you had a good trip! I'm sure Tyson had a blast!! Let's get together!!

Tawny said...

what a fun trip. Isn't he the cutest. Seriously the books are so cute. I've wanted to make one too, I just get lazy. Call me