I'm sorry, but I cried...I was tired and remembering how tired I was when I was pregnant with #1 Son, then having to take care of #1 Son while being more tired was too much for me think about...but only for 5 minutes! Then I said a prayer and told Mr. Creative. He was shocked! There was nothing I was going to do about it so I embraced it! Look what the wonderful Lord gave us!!
Yes you read correctly! 9lbs 1 oz!! #1 Son was 10lbs 2oz so Baby Boy was a breeze!! I remember this like it was yesterday! As all good mothers during the 90's, I bought that wonderful Olan Mills photo package for the first year! They change so much so you HAVE to get their picture taken every 3 months!! Please excuse the lack of a scanner on these old pictures!!
He was a wonderful baby! He would play in his crib for hours after waking up. He would lay in the bouncy seat and play for hours. He slept through the night at 8 weeks! He was such a joy and a pleasure which helped me to handle two little ones. Some of it is a blur to me now!
He was such the chubby little thing! I just love the diaper picture! I have both boys at 6 months like that hanging in our bedroom. Don't you just love their fat feet and thighs!!! The only time in your life when it is absolutely wonderful to be so chubby!
There was a time when he was more of a handful! They say the terrible twos are bad but for us, it was the terrible threes! He was so inquisitive! He wanted to know how everything worked and was fascinated with electric plugs!! Oh what a struggle! Church was a nightmare but we continued to go every Sunday! My mom nick named him Mr. Professor and Plug Man because of his curiosity!
Here are the more challenging yet still wonderful years from ages 2 - 4! Wish I still had that red and white polka dot dress...!
Then we have the school years. This is where you see a gradual change each year! He had such the lopsided smile that was so cute!
This was a time of a lot of growing and awkwardness.. Tyler is 6' 4 1/4" tall so he is really trying to grow into those long limbs!! Very hard to find pants in a 32 x 36!!! Luckily it is easier to find for boys online at Old Navy and Areopostle! The braces are now gone, the retainer in it's place and off to catholic high school you went!!
Tonight we go out to dinner and give him his gift of a preorder game that he wants so badly! He wants a car even more and that will come as we find a very cheap one. Not quite ready to get his license yet but it will be soon. Just need a little more practice and more SIGN READING!! He has a tendancy to not pay attention sometimes! Reminds me, I need to get a St. Christopher medal for his car! May the Lord give St. Christopher even more strength to watch over my Baby Boy!!!
Happy Birthday, Tyler!!! We love you so very much!
Dad, Mom and Bubby!
Yes, your brother is going to hurt me for that one....