Thursday, December 24, 2009

Two is for Tru

Because I have been in bed for 3 days with the stomach flu (I will spare you the details, trust me I can barely handle them myself) and because Gage had pneumonia poor Truman got a little over-looked on his big b-day. Don't get me wrong. He had no clue.
In his eyes (which are all that matter)
his father took the day off (only because I was near death, something he didn't even do when I was on bedrest with T!),
they went to the Indoor Playground, where he played his heart out,
went to Super Target where Tangie made him an Elmo cake,
he picked out bulk candy from the bin (his own bag, not just some out of his brothers bags),
he had chicken nuggets and a soda,
he opened lots of Cars and Elmo gifts
he got to go to the Dr to watch his brother have a breathing treatment.

What more can a two year old ask for?? Not much I'd say! He had no clue that we had to cancel his party at the local wing joint or that I sat on the stairs for the gift opening then returned to my cave. He was in two year old heaven. Which is all I would want for him on his day.

At 2 Truman
weights about 24 pounds
loves nuggets, chocolate chip muffins, sprite, juice, milk & more chocolate chip muffins
adores Elmo, Lightening McQueen and his oldest brother Gage
loves for Gage to put his diaper on him - refuses to wear a diaper without Elmo
prefers to pick his own clothing
will only wear his saddle shoes
enjoys giving hugs
carries 2 or 3 cars around along with an Elmo
prefers to walk rather than ride at the grocery or target unless there is a race car buggy
has to do everything that Gage does
doesn't understand Davis (but do any of us really?)
LOVES LOVES ride on toys - to drive and to ride along
had his first haircut about 3 weeks ago, still can't see well but looks so darn cute
likes his naps and his bedtime
has learned to fake cry
has learned to fake sleep
can throw a mean temper-tantrum! But those are few and far between! Thankfully!

Happy Birthday T-Man, We love you!
Your year in pictures!













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Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Happy 2nd Birthday Truman

Thanks for all the calls and messages yesterday! Truman enjoyed his first day as a 2 year old.

my how you have grown

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Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Venture to Mexico

It has been over a month since I have ventured over here. I could always blame it on the holidays. With so much going on it dropped to the bottom of my "to do" list. I'd make it my New Years resolution to update more, but why set myself up to fail the first 2 weeks in january??

On December 1st we packed up the entire family and headed out on a jet plane, passport in hand (5 passports in mama's hands actually) destination the Mayan Rivera in Mexico.

I have to say how proud I am of all 3 boys. They were well behaved and wonderful travelers. When we boarded the plane people were rolling their eyes, one lady even asked to move to the back of the plane when she saw the 3 boys were seated near her. I laughed, I use to be one of those travelers. But Truman was asleep before the seat belt sign was turned off while Gage and Davis played their DS games and watched movies. Within 3 hours we touched down in Cancun and those around us were commenting how well behaved the boys were. We were off the plane and grabbing our luggage before the lady that asked to move had even made her way off.

We had hired a van to drive us an hour south of Cancun to the Fairmont Mayakoba. To say that it was beautiful would not do it justice. It was an amazing hotel. We stepped off the van and the staff welcomed the boys with cool fragrant clothes to freshen their faces and a glass of yummy ice tea. At that point Gage thought he had stepped into heaven. Please excuse the sometimes blurry pictures. I only took our underwater camera.

one of the pool bars

the grounds - the hotel rooms were hidden across the resort

On the 2nd day of the vacation Gage told Ward that it was the BEST family vacation he had ever been on. I have to agree, we had a wonderful time. I would say that Disney to me might be the best. But Disney is different, you are always busy and it is a different kind of fun. In Mexico we did nothing but play at the pool, eat, play at the pool, eat, play at the pool, eat.... you get my drift.

Another reason we had such a wonderful time was because we met some wonderful people. Check out Sonya's blog for her pictures and recap.

Cooper and Quinn are from Minnesota. Their dad was at the same conference Ward attended. It was so refreshing to be able to sit and chat with Sonya. It is always nice when you have someone to talk with that understands what it is like to have a spouse with the "on call" way of life. Sonya's a southern girl that lives deep in snow right now. We are both bloggers and can you believe neither one of us got a picture together?? Anyway, I am thankful to have met them. Our children had a blast playing together while she and I lounged. We have already talked about meeting up again somewhere warm next year.

love this picture -

part two up next

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