Friday, February 29, 2008

A Week in Review

Tanner's Birthday is March 7th! We are counting down the days. Tonight we had our neighbors over for a pizza and cake party. Mommy made the cakes! That's me. I just finished a 4 week cake class and it was so much fun. I made two cakes for tonight, one for Tanner and one for the rest of us. Tanner is tasting his first cake ever.

Mommy and Daddy pose with the Birthday Boy!

The cakes matched his napkins and plates. I felt very proud and my neighbors were very nice too! They kept saying how cute they looked.

This week we also went to Irvine Regional Park. Grandma, Grandpa, Jafta, India, Tanner and I all took a ride on a train. Jafta got to blow the horn when we were finished. Later we went on a walk and saw lots of ducks! We had a beautiful time!

This last week the weather was beautiful! We went in the kiddy pool and for a walk with Tanner's cool shades on. He kept them on the whole time. We went to see our friends and neighbors Jack and Peggy.

Jack and his wife have been married for 52 years and live right down the street. They have a funny old dog and a bird. We like to go and visit all of them.

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Tanner and Panda

Tanner's favorite animal is a Panda. And by favorite animal I mean he has some cute Panda outfits. We went to the zoo and the Pandas were the highlight of the day.

Tanner was giving some gentler panda bears some snuggles. He is wearing his matching hat! Believe it or not this little guy will be 1 in a week. I can't believe it. It has been an amazing year and we are blessed by Tanner everyday!

A little side note: Tanner has 7 little teeth and he has taken 6 steps in a row!
What a BIG boy!!

Sunday, February 24, 2008

A Mini Vacation

Kipp, Tanner and I went on a mini vacation down to San Diego with my parents. We picked a very cold day to go to Sea World. And by very cold I mean like 60! Burr!! We are cuddled up to watch a walrus show.

This dolphin may look friendly as he gave baby Tanner a little smile. But wait...

This same dolphin swam by Kipp and I as we held Tanner. He swam by on his side and splashed us with his big tail. He soaked all three of us and Tanner was not happy! He cried so loud that everyone around us felt sorry for him. Poor guy! Poor all of us getting so wet on an already cold day!

Oh Killer Whale! It was amazing to see these beautiful animals so close. Tanner just watched him swim by.It was the perfect day. We are raising a boy that loves the ocean and now he has met some ocean animals.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

1st Grade

I love teaching 1st grade! i miss Tanner when I am at work, but I have fun every day that I get to be a teacher. Being a teacher is a huge part of who I am. I feel like being a teacher has helped me be a better mom. My students have taught me to be more patience, have more fun, and that I'd rather laugh with my class than have to scold them.
I got a Valentine from a girl named Jessica who I had in class last year. Her writing assignment was to write about your favorite teacher. She said I was her favorite teacher because I was nice. She went on to say that one day she was crying and I made her feel better. I don't remember that day, but it made me feel so good that I had loved a child.
Here are some pictures of my cute class this year...

Friday, February 15, 2008

Valentine's Day

This was Tanner's 1st Valentine's Day. We went to my classroom to have a party with my class. The kids loved seeing him.

I am taking a cake decoration class with my mom. This is my first cake and I am so proud! It says I heart you! Tanner had a little taste!

My cute little Valentine! He is wearing his LOVE shirt and looking at all of his heart Valentines. We had a great day together.

Grandma and Grandpa Lyons came up to hang out with Tanner Boy so Kipp and I could go on a Hot Date! We went to The Beach Fire and had a very nice dinner. With Tanner and Kipp taking turns being sick lately it was the first time that we had a date night. It was a perfect day.

Thank you friends for your prayers for our sick little guy. He was sick for 5 days. It was bad news. Kipp got it too so Tanner and I moved in with my parents for a few days so they could help out. Now they are both healthy and happy! It was really hard having a sick kid. I am so thankful that we have a HEALTHY boy! Praise God!

Thursday, February 07, 2008

Poor Sick Boy

We are having a sad day. Tan Man is so sick and it makes me so sad. He has thrown up 4 times this morning and been in 3 different outfits. The worst is when he gets sick and then looks at me and starts to cry! I just want to hold him all day. I am so glad that he is taking a good nap in his room right now. Poor Baby.

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Oh Magenta

Back in the day T would take any paci to sooth him. For some reason something changed
and PINK became his favorite color. We call his paci magenta to make ourselves feel better about the fact that our son loves his pink paci. What can you do? If he's happy so are we. Here's a look back at some good times we've had with magenta.

Tanner with Magenta their first time to Disneyland. They had such a good time.
August 2008

At Disney again this time it's Christmas.

Christmas morning Tan and Magenta ride a new toy in front of Grandma and Grandpa Lyons'.

Just the 3 of them. Uncle Aaron, Tan and Magenta on our first trip to Boise State Univ!

Red and pink totally go together! I'm a tough fireman, don't mess!

Saturday, February 02, 2008

My Men

These two guys are the loves of my life!

Today Kipp went snowboarding all day and Tanner and I really missed him. When Kipp is away it makes me realize how amazing our family time is. My favorite times are when we are all together.

Kipp is such a great dad and he loves to play with Tanner. He's a fun and loving daddy. It is hard for me to believe that Kipp and I have almost been parents for 1 year. I think we are doing a pretty good job!

Pictures in order:
Daddy and Tan on vacation last summer.
Daddy throwing Tan in the chair. Every time Tanner laughs out loud.
Hanging out at the beach.