Wednesday, September 29, 2010

A Learning Day

Today has been a very learning filled day for my kids. Tyrel has learned to make his own bed. He asked me if he could do it by himself today, instead of helping me do it. When the whining and I caaaaan'ts began, I decided he would definitely be doing it on his own, not only today but from now on. He should catch on any time now that telling me "I can't" is not the best thing to do. Asking for help is okay....whining, not trying and saying I can't are not acceptable.

He also learned to 'drive' (steer) the Ranger. My inlaws have a handy dandy Polaris Ranger that is useful for taking joy rides hauling of trash, getting the milk cows, checking the fences for goats heads that are stuck, etc.
Well anywho Tyrel, Kimber and I were driving it around earlier and  Tyrel asked if he could drive. He 'drives' a lot, which usually just means he wants to ride in the drivers lap. Well today he actually grasped the concept of steering to some degree. I kept having to tell him "A little bit this way, a little big that way" and so on, but he steered us all the way around the front side with very little help. He'll be driving it before I know it.

Tyrel also learned to climb the mesquite tree in our front yard. He made it about a third of the way up, which isn't bad for a 3 year old. He didn't even want me to help him down, cause he's a big boy and can do it himself.

Kimber has learned to climb up on the rocking horse at Granola's all by herself. She is a very good climber. She can climb up onto Ty's bed, and from there onto Stephen and I's bed.

Today though she learned to climb up the slide (about my hip level) either by the ladder or up the slide part.

Well a few minutes ago I borrowed Granola's camera and took a few pictures of them. Nothing great, but their still cute and I know the Grandparents will appreciate them.
 Ohhh, such serious faces
A little happier, but not looking.
                                                                    As good as it got.

Rocking her horse.
Glancing up from his hard playing.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Have I Ever Mentioned..........

I do NOT like posting without pictures. Posts seem so boring without something to look at. I don't know why. I mean, I like reading books without pictures.

So anyways, I guess I'll start with this weekend. We went skydiving. It was awesome! We went with some good friends of ours and just had a really fun day of hanging out together and jumping out of airplanes. (Why would anyone jump out of a perfectly good airplane? Because the door was open!) I didn't even get scared. I never had time to be.

Even more exciting than that is that Kimber is walking! She started really walking on the 24th, which also happened to be my brother in law's 14th birthday. She is also starting to talk a little. Her vocabulary consists of Dada, Mama, bubba, bye bye, and hi. She also waves at people and shakes her head no. I can hardly believe she will be 1 next month!

We've had some Tyrel funnies lately too. He is always funny. His favorite thing to ask right now is "why?" "well why not?" and such.
About a week ago Stephen and I ate lunch with my brother Tommy and his coworker Steven. Stephen mentioned that he would be helping his brother sort sheep when we were through with lunch. As we got ready to leave Steven asked Tyrel (who was looking at me at the time) if he was going to help sort sheep. Ty looked and him and said "That's not a short sheep, that's my MOM!" I am glad he doesn't think  I am a short sheep, although after that he told Steven I was a goat. Better than a sheep I suppose.

We will be headed to a family reunion this coming up weekend. I can hardly wait. There will be lots of family I have never met, as I have never been to this particular family reunion. But there will also be lots that I DO know. And after this weekend I will know the other too, right?

So anyways, I can't think of a whole lot else going on right at the moment. It's hard to put so much life into one little post. Especially when I shorten it all up into sentences instead of telling all about something.

Well anyway, hopefully I can get a camera before too much longer and then will start posting more! I only have 1 day's worth of pictures of my children from this month.