Andrew, Amber and Ryan Visit

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Such a great surprise when John's brother Andrew and his children, Amber and Ryan came for a visit a few weeks ago. It was their first time in Austin and although the weather didn't cooperate, we hope they had a good time. Kyla certainly enjoyed seeing her cousins! Morning, noon and night, she was asking about them, especially Ryan!

Night out for steaks

Dress Up

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Kyla is VERY into dress up now that she has a ton of costumes in her dress up box. This one is a particular favorite, and she was a posin' for the camera!

And what girl's moment in the spotlight is complete, without her little brother interrupting it all and chewing on Ballerina Barbie?

The Perfect Bed...

Saturday, October 17, 2009

for Kyla and Barbie. Our girl makes us laugh!

Mr. Trouble

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Seriously, you can't take your eyes off this kid for a second! Before bath, I let the kids play upstairs while I get the bath started, PJs laid out, etc. Kyla was happily playing on the computer and here's where I found Mr. Trouble....

Pumpkin Farm 2009

Sunday, October 11, 2009

We had a fantastic fall day at the Pumpkin Farm on Saturday. The weather was perfect - cool with sun in the afternoon! This is the 3rd year we've gone to Sweet Berry Farms and Kyla can now really enjoy all the activities. DJ enjoyed rolling in the pumpkins and crawling through the grass, just as Kyla did the 1st year we went. It was one of those days that makes you truly appreciate the blessing of having children and seeing the world through their eyes.

Our One Good Picture of the Two of Them Together

Our Family

Little Miss Pumpkin Patch

Our Artiste - First Thing She Wanted to Do Was Paint

Mr. Trouble Wanted To Paint To

Whoa, Goats!

Such a Big Boy

Kyla Always Loves To See the Animals

Kyla's BFF Sophie Was There Too

Our Cowgirl Rode The Horse - She Wanted to Get Off After It Started Walking, but Bravely Stayed On and Enjoyed the Whole Thing

Riding the Tractor One of the Highlights

DJ Needed A Power Nap with my iPhone Cover In Place of a Passie

Love Me Some Punkins

Sweet Berry Farm


Fighting Over the Tractor

The Speedboat is Fun, Too

And, I'm Done!

And a video of Kyla on her horse

How Is He 9 Months Old?

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

This kid won't sit still! Unless he's sleeping, he's constantly on the move. It's a full on battle to get his diaper changed, clothes on or car seat buckled. I was actually really lucky to even get this one picture of him.

He's also got a really LONG reach as we've learned the hard way. He can reach all the way onto our kitchen table and start pulling anything he can get his hands on. Usually that's a place mat with a loaded plate, utensils and drink. And if that wasn't enough, DJ is an expert climber too! Anything he can use to climb higher, he'll find. It's no wonder he's got a permanent bruise on his forehead. Yeah, it's a barrel of laughs around here!

DJ also had his 9 month checkup and he's doing great, except for a pesky ear infection that won't go away. We are on the 2nd round of antibiotics, but hopefully it'll clear up soon. Here are his latest stats:

Weight - 21lbs 14oz (75th% - he's actually lost a pound from all the activity)
Height - 29-1/2" (90th% - yep, he's tall)
Head - 46.5cm (between 75th-90th%)

Dylan has 4 teeth right now and is cutting two more, which basically means he's a drool machine! He's LOVING his two front teeth and blows "raspberries" with abandon! To which Kyla responds "no sipping (spitting) DoDo!" Cracks me up every time. And yes, she still calls him "DoDo" (sounds like "DoeDoe"). Sometimes she'll say Dylan or DJ, but mostly just DoDo. Hopefully it won't stick, poor kid.

Oh, and Dylan got a mini-haircut last week to trim what I like to call his "Caesar" sideburns. Those pieces of hair that constantly curl forward making him look like Julius Caesar.