Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Christmas in Longview

We had a great time up in Longview with my family for Christmas! If you can't tell Lars enjoyed himself:) We did miss Kim and her fam!!! We really wish they could have come too! We had lots of fun hanging out with Grammee, Papa, and Aunt Jenni. Not to mention the great company of Jenni's friend Todd and, of course, Jordan and Ava (our furry family)! We filled up on Dudley's (our fav Cajun resturant) and lots of Mexican:):)
One of Lars' favorite gifts is his cowboy hat (pictured on Papa:). He wears it without even trying to take off!

Monday, December 29, 2008

Lars and Pete



We always enjoy getting together with the Silverthornes when we go back to Texas! It's even more fun now to see Lars and Pete interact. They are only 12 hours apart! and Pete is one of Lars' only friends who compares in height! It will be interesting to see how tall these two end up being. We did let them go at it a couple times; Pete was taking Lars down, biting him with his 4 teeth, but Lars came back with a few good slaps in the face:):) No damage was done, no tears were shed. All just boys having fun!
I will say this is the second time we have watched a Cowboys game with the Silverthornes, both times the Cowboys were devastated by their opponent. I'm thinking we are really not helping the Boys by watching games together!

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Christmas in Houston

Lars is really enjoying all the presents! He got the hang of ripping the paper off really quickly (if he didn't get distracted by the ribbons first:). We all made out big time! We got lots of great gifts and some parenting books which will come in handy (hopefully later rather than sooner). Lars continues to be a great kid! He has been a trooper with all his missed naps and new people to meet!
We hope you all had a Merry Christmas!

Monday, December 22, 2008

Eating in Style


Lars LOVES to eat!!! He is really enjoying getting to have fruits and veggies! He especially loves eating with his John Deere boots on (that his Aunt Kim sent him).

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

School or Britax Ad?


Last week Julie and I traded babysitting. It was very adventurous! This is a picture of all the kids in the back seat of the truck. We went to pick up Reagan at preschool and stopped at the McDonald's drive thru on the way home for a milkshake:)! We didn't dare get out of the car. I don't know how people have 3 kids and go anywhere!!
I'm considering sending this picture to Britax (the carseat manufacturer) so they can use it in an ad. Who has 3 different Britax carseats:)?

Friday, December 12, 2008

Jingle Bells

This is a video of Lars playing with a bell we had hanging on our tree. It is his favortie thing to play with right now! His fine motor skills are not completely developed, but somehow he managed to play with this bell for about 20 mintues and never hit himself with it!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Thanksgiving in New York

We had a great time in New York last week for the Thanksgiving Holiday! We of course ate WAY too much food, to start out holiday weight gain program:). Lars really enjoyed being around all of my cousins, aunts & uncles and GRANNY!! We are SO Thankfully to have such a wonderful family!
Karl enjoyed a fishing trip with my Uncle John! We got to eat his big catch. It was pretty good!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!!

We wanted to wish you all a
VERY HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!
We know we will be so busy eating turkey and watching the Cowboys play football, we probably won't have time to post again until after Thanksgiving. Here is the turkey cake we made for our bible study dinner tonight:):).
Special thanks to Reagan for letting me use your hands as the feathers:)!

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Ridem' Cowboy


Lars is really enjoying riding his rocking horse!! He even knows to hold on & we didn't even teach him that:)!
You can also see here that we jumped the gun a little this year with the Christmas tree. We just couldn't wait any longer (okay, I couldn't wait)!! I am normally the one disgusted with people who don't wait till after Thanksgiving to start decorating, but for some reason this year I'm chomping at the bit! I've already finished shopping for all the kids in our family, so I'm almost done:):)!
We bought this tree last year after Christmas (bargin, I tell ya). It is replacing the 3.5 foot tree that we have used for the past 5 years since we got married. SO, you can see it's just a little bit of an upgrade to a 7.5 foot tree! The cats are REALLY enjoying hiding under it. We have already had a couple ornaments go MIA in the few hours it's been up!

Friday, November 14, 2008

Smile Jo-Jo

Have you ever seen a cuter smile? Seriously!

Monday, November 10, 2008

Pearly Whites


Lars got his 3rd tooth today!! You can see the first one really well, the second in the close up and the third you can really only feel. They are so cute, but they were each a lot of work.
Poor guy has had lots of pain, fever, and excessive drool. He will put almost anything in his mouth (including my cell phone that had to be replaced from all the drool). The 2-3 days surrounding each tooth coming in have been brutal on sleep (waking every hour to 3 hours)!!

The 1st picture below is how he feels when his tooth coming in. The 2nd is him showing it off:)

Santa's Helper



This week Lars has been testing out some new toys. For some reason I think he looks like one of Santa's elves. It could be the Candy Cane striped pajamas he's in. He is the cutest elf of course:)!!!
You can also tell he takes after his dad, with engineer tendancies. He's already trying to figure out how to take the bear apart and he's only had it for about 5 minutes!!
He got tired of working so he decided to pretend he was a polar bear!

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Welcome Baby Dyer!!!



John and Amber (Hobbs) Dyer welcomed their baby boy, Benjamin Charles Dickey Dyer.
He was 8lb 5oz. In the words of his daddy, "He is simply breath-taking, especially with his cute cone head."
John and Amber are going to be great parents!!! Here are a couple pictures of them with Lars just a few weeks ago. Lars really enjoyed playing with them:):)!! Charlie (or Benjamin) you sure are lucky, buddy:). God Bless the Dyer Family! and we hope you all get lots of sleep!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Friday, October 31, 2008

Halloween!!


Kids in costumes!! Can they get any cuter? The pictures above are from Trick or Treating last night. We had lots of fun passing out candy. Our neighborhood has lots of kids, so we got to see everything from Minnie Mouse to Yoda! Don't Karl and Brent look cute with the cutest kids in the neighborhood, Lars, Avery, and Reagan?!

We had a Halloween Luncheon at our house earlier in the day. It was totally mass chaos, but it was worth it! We had 11 moms and 15 kids running around all dressed up. Thank you to all the moms who brought food and helped with food once you got here! I couldn't have done it with out you!!
All of Lars' little friends (above on the couch) are boys, but you can see in the pictures below he is quite the Ladies Man!! He doesn't care if they are older, he just flirts with all the girls:)!