Friday, August 28, 2009

Tanner goes to Preschool

Tanner started preschool this week. He goes twice a week for two hours. He is loving it! He picked out his own outfit for the first day. And when I say HE picked it out...I mean it! Tanner is my little fashionable child. He knows what he wants, and it always matches! He started dressing himself right at two years old, and I have been letting him do it since.

Plus, he decided on all his own poses for his photo shoot. He sure knows what he wants!

You would have thought that I would have told him to stand like this, but I did not. Maybe he takes after his Papa and will be a photgrapher someday. In any case, he is one of the funniest kids you will meet. Sometimes I wonder where he came from. And then I remember pushing his large head out, and I know he came from me :) And I couldn't be prouder.

So, what did Fayth and I do during our GIRL TIME? Well, Fayth did this...

And I...(insert drumroll) WORKED! Wahoo! So exciting. But I am happy to have found a great teacher, Dena Hicks (pictured above), for Tanner. And he enjoys feeling big like his brother Tytan. Also, he informed me after his first day of preschool, "I know everything now Mom, because I go to preschool".

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Happy Birthday Tytan

Tytan's birthday was two weeks ago, so I am little behind in this post. But I can't believe he is 5 years old. The years have gone by really fast. It seems like just yesterday that it was just me and Tytan hanging out in our little Rexburg apartment, while Casey was at work. He would take naps on me, on and off throughout the day and I would sleep whenever he would. And boy did I need the sleep, considering he woke up every 2 hours until he was one! And we would go for walks to the grocery store and the duck pond. And now look at him. He likes to see what kinds of crazy things he can jump off of on his bike! There are many things I love about Tytan. His brown eyes can melt your heart. He is sensitive, compassionate, he wears his heart on his sleeve. He is smart, a great friend, coordinated, brave, a leader, and a protector of his brother and sister. I could not have asked for a better son, and especially to be my first. He will always be my very first child. The child who made my heart whole again, and who gave me the greatest gift of all...motherhood. Tytan has something special about him. People are drawn to him, and I know he will be a great leader and influence in this world. I am so lucky to be his mom! I love you Pup!

Friday, August 7, 2009


Tytan started Kindergarten today. Boy, how the time flies when you are so happy and so busy! Yesterday he went and met his teacher, Mrs. Clouthier.

She seems so great! I was a little nervous because Tytan will be one of the youngest in his class, but after meeting with him his teacher said that he is more than ready and that he will do great!

Here he is this morning. He woke up so early because he could hardly contain his excitement!
We arrived at his school, and still no nerves at all! He looked so handsome and I was so proud that he was my son.
I told him I was going to take one more picture and he blew me a kiss! He couldn't have been happier. When he was done I asked him if he missed me and he said, "No. I knew you would come back." It made me think a lot about our Heavenly Father and how he must have felt sending his own Son down to Earth. I am so thankful that I have a husband who was able to give Ty a blessing before school, and for the sweet spirit Tytan brings to our family. Tanner sure missed him while he was gone. He is a great brother and son, and I know he will be a great student!