Friday, February 11, 2011

Love is in the air..

I don't what has come over me these past couple of day or even weeks....except for love I guess. Maybe its because February is the month for love and Valentine's Day is just a few days away. I don't know what it is, but there have been moments in each day that I am over come with love for Syler, to the point where I just want to burst. At that moment, I just have to kiss him on the cheek, give him a little squeeze, and whisper in his ear "I love you so much." Lately, I often find myself saying to him "I love you so so much you will never really know just how much." In addition to feeling overwhelming amounts of love for Syler, I have been feeling so very blessed to have such an amazing little boy. I have been ceasing every moment of every day with him. I am thoroughly enjoying watching him grow and learn. I just can't get enough of him.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Snow fun!


I have been looking forward to the first real snow fall of the year because I was anxious and excited to take Syler out to play in the snow. Unfortunately, for the first year snow fall, or should I have blizzard of the year, Syler was just getting over a cold/ear infections, so I didn't take him outside. But, we got our second "storm" last night and I was excited to take him out to play in the freshly fallen snow.








Monday, December 27, 2010

Merry Christmas!

Miguel and I were both very excited and looking forward to this Christmas. But, for this Christmas instead of dealing with all the hustle and bustle of visiting family, we decided that we were going to stay home, have our traditional Christmas breakfast and lounge for the rest of the day. And it was fabulous!

Our tree.. Notice that almost all of the Christmas ornaments are at the top of the tree.

This year we decided to start the tradition of leaving the stocking at the foot of the bed.



Seeing the presents for the first time!



Opening his first present. He needed a lot of 'encouragement' to open all of his presents.

Miguel and I also started another tradition with Syler this year, which is exchanging ornaments. We have been doing this for every Christmas since 2004. So, this year, Syler received his first ornament, and here he is hanging it on the tree.







Sunday, December 19, 2010

Toilet Paper Fun!

Since the day that Syler started walking around in his walker, his number one desired item was, and still is, the toilet paper. Every chance he gets he will grab it, bite it, or throw it in the toilet. It was the first thing he went to in the morning when he woke up and we took him out of his crib. More recently, Syler has started a new interest, and that is flushing the toilet, running around to the front, lifting the lid up, watching the water then letting the lid slam down. For fear of his fingers getting smashed under the crushing lid, Miguel and I decided to purchase a toilet safety lid and secure the toilet lid. Syler didn’t like that very much so he turned his attention back to the toilet paper, and well, I will let the pictures tell the rest of the story.











First Hair Cut


Another first for Syler was his first hair cut. After hemming and hawing for a couple weeks about getting his hair cut, we decided it was time. We didn't want to get it cut because we like the long hair look on him. He looked cute with long hair. But, our decision came after we took Syler to get his picture take (the one you see in your Christmas card) and we realized that his hair style was no long cute, but MESSY..... So, we ended taking him to my hair stylist, Becca. She did a great job. Syler on the other hand, had his moment of terror (but nothing a lolly pop couldn't fix). Here are the pictures of our adventure.

Before....

Another before.

This is what you got to work with Becca...

A little spray down.

First cut!

Moment of terror!

Give me a lolly pop and I am good!

"I think I like it"

Finished product!!!

Hello there! It's been a while....

First off, I want to say that I am sorry I have not put a post up in a very long time. I guess you can say that I fell off the face of the earth, or just that I have been busy and kind of didn’t feel like writing. But any who, I am back and will be posting on a regular basis.

A lot of things have been going on lately. Most recently was Syler’s 15 month child wellness check-up and vaccines. Our big boy is just that….big. He is in the 90%-ile for height, 50% for weight, and 75%-ile for head circumference. He is growing so fast, it is unbelievable and amazing all at the same time. Before you are a parent and those of who are parents say to you “they grow so fast ” you kind of just nod, smile and say yeah I hear ya. Not really understanding the meaning of what they are saying. Well, not until you have children of your own, then your say “Oh my god, I can’t believe how fast they really do grow”.
Well, I know I have said this during Syler’s other stages of development, but I am loving this stage. It’s like exploring and learning about the world all over again, but through a toddler’s eyes. It’s absolutely wonderful.

So, Syler is a maniac. He is constantly on the move. He is running around the house, touching things, findings things and getting into trouble. He is at the point where he will touch something or grab something he knows he is not suppose to have and he will say “no no no”. Sometimes it is hard not to laugh at that ☺. It’s amazing how much they understand at this age and how fast they learn. It is constant learning, observing, absorbing. Still, one of my absolute favorite things is that Syler still loves to read. Syler will pick out a book and come plop himself in my lap and want to read. I LOVE it!!!!

Exploring is one thing that I think Syler really enjoys, and eating toilet paper (that will be my next post). He is constantly touching, tasting, looking and smelling. He just recently figured out how to smell and now he wants to smell everything. Oh and another first, about a month ago he learned how to suck out of a straw. He was just fascinated by this and did it non-stop. Teething is one thing that we are not enjoying. At this very moment, Syler has 5 teeth cutting through. Four of them are molars and the fifth is his lateral incisor. He is his normal self throughout the day, but when it comes to naps and bedtime, he just cries, cries, cries. Breaks my heart because I know he is in pain and there really isn’t much that I can do to help him. It’s just all part of being a baby and having a child.

Well, here are a few pictures from the past couple of months. Enjoy!

Hanging out on the cat's scratching post.

Giving Oscar some lovin.

Trying on Daddy's shoes.

He loves Oscar.

A little blurry, but hanging out at his buddy Jacob's 1st birthday party.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Hay ride & pumpkin hunting

This past Saturday was the first Saturday Miguel has had off in a very long time. So, as a family we decided to take advantage of it. We decided to go to Randall's Farm to take Syler on his first hay ride and go pumpkin hunting. Here are a few pictures of our adventure.