July 29, 2010

My baby elephant....

Meet Lucas' baby elephant. He really loves his baby elephant. He gets so excited every few weeks when he remembers he has a baby elephant. Today he said, "Mama take my picture with baby elephant." So I did. This was the result.
After though he said he just wanted a picture of Lukey. He the light of my life....when he doesn't drive me crazy!!
Lately he has been saying some pretty funny things. We have been trying to give him more choices in his day. So we'll say things like, "okay Lucas here are your choices...you can have milk or water with your dinner." Or if he is being naughty throwng a fit we'll say things like, "you have two choices buddy, you can either quit crying and use your words or you can sit in time out". Well, I have been getting stuff ready for girls camp next week and I had some ring pop's in a bag to go along with a lesson. Lucas has been wanting one all week. Everytime I tell him they are for girls camp he throws a big fit and says he wants girls camp. So I finally told him he could have a choice....for some reason that stuck in his head and yesterday he came up to me with the biggest grin ever and said...."mama I want my choices" Confused I said about what. He ran into the kitchen and brought me the bag of ring pops and said, "I want these choices." I about peed my pants! I guess he doesn't quite grasp the concept yet.

6 and now 7....months!

I am a little behind...Kayleigh is now 7 months old. We haven't had her 6th month well check appointment yet because we were out of town and then she was sick and then the office was full until the second week in August. So i'll have to post the stats later. But here are some cute pictures and things she is doing!

6 months.

She is: Sitting up all by herself
Rolling around like a mad woman
drooling like there's no tomorrow
Babbeling...John swears she says Dada.

7 Months!
She is: eating yummy fruits and veggies
loves rice cereal and oatmeal
cut her first tooth for real this time.
trying to crawl
gets up on all fours like she is doing a pushup.
just as smiley and cute as ever!
We just really love this little girl and we are just so happy to have her in our family.

July 26, 2010

Yellowstone 2010

While on the annual Henry's Lake trip we decided that we wanted to spend a day in Yellowstone. It has been several years since we had gone and stopped. Usually we just drive through looking at nature and looking for wildlife. This year we decided to actually go and see some of the places to visit. Our first stop was of course.....Old Faithful. Lucas LOVED it. He thought the "very big balpaino was rupting"....translation.."the very big volcano is erupting." It was so fun to see such pure excitement on his little face. We couldn't even get a picture with him looking at the camera while it was gysering.
It was such a cool thing to see. It is such a powerful form of nature. I felt bad....some of the girls stopped at the restroom and missed it. And Melissa was feeding Amy in the car so she missed it too. Sad :(
This was taken before Old Faithful actually erupted. Lucas thought it was boring. Silly kid.

While there in Yellowstone we did get to see quite a bit of wildlife. Mostly buffalo...which I am not so sure I am fond of after we were stuck in an hour and a half traffic jam caused by them. Let's just say two cranky, sleepy, hungry kids strapped in carseats while we waited our turn to cross through the buffalo herd.....NOT FUN!

We had a little picnic lunch at Old Faithful off in a little wooded area. It was really fun. Lucas and Ethan of course had to sit by each other to eat their sandwiches. They both really liked camping in general.
This is kind of a random photo. But there is a funny story to go along with it. Jill was taking this picture but notice how John is washing Lucas off with a wipey. Well moments before this picture was taken Jill and Maddie leaned over Lucas. Maddie was in the little snugglie on Jill's tummy. Just as they leaned over Maddie puked all over Lucas. Face, arms, legs, hair....it was really gross. Lucas didn't think it was very funny but everyone else laughed.

We also stopped at Yellowstone Lake to stretch our legs and go potty. It was kind of overcast while we were there but it was still so beautiful.
We had such a good time in Yellowstone and hopefully it won't be years before we go back. It was tradition in the Lyons home that we went to Yellowstone almost every year. Except we went up through the Jackson Hole Wy. way. Lots of good times and good memories!

Henry's Lake 2010

A few weeks ago we made a trip up to Idaho to visit the family and to be in Burley for Garrett's mission farewell. While we were there we spent a few days in Henry's Lake with the Turner family. We had so much fun. We were there from June 23rd through June 26th. We had such a great time. Wednesday it was just John and I and our kids, Travis and Jill and their kids, and Mom and Dad Turner. Thursday Mike and Melissa came up with baby Amy and Garrett. Also, Colt Turner, John's cousin came up for Thursday night. Also Thursday David and Heather came up. It was so fun to just get to hang out with everyone and visit with each other...since we don't get to get to do that very much.
This was the hat the Kayleigh wore most of the time since it was just a tad chilly for her little head. It looked so stinkin' cute on her.
Of course while we were there we got the opportunity to go fishing. It is one of my favorite things to do while there. This year it was me who brought in the biggest fish...totally a fluke as it was the only fish I caught. And I have to give all the credit to Travis. He's the angler in the family.

What was so fun this trip was to see Lucas and Ethan playing together so well. I think this was the most amount of time they have been together consecutivly. They were like two peas in a pod. Both were pretty much covered in dirt for 3 days. They went out on the boat and caught fish, blew the seeds off of the dandilions, and they chased ground squirrls. It was hilarious.

Kayleigh and Maddie wanted to be apart of the action so Jill fashioned up milk crates for both of them. It was so fun. Kayleigh wasn't quite sitting up by herself so it was nice that she could sit up with the help of the crate. By the time we made it home to Vegas she was sitting up by herself like a champ.
The best part about two rambuncios boys....nap time. They both started on the air mattress but ended up like this. It was too funny.
We had such a great time. It has been several years since we were able to go up with the family. We are so glad that we did. We can't wait until we live a little closer and can go every year.

May 28, 2010

5 Months old!

My sweet baby Kayleigh is now 5 months old. I know I say this all the time...but, where does the time go. It does not feel as though it has been 5 whole months since she entered this world.

She is the one of the happiest babies you will ever see. But she drools like crazy! She loves chewing on her middle and pointer finger of her left hand. She still takes a binky or "bliky" as Lucas calls it but she is starting to really only like it when she is sleepy. The rest of the time she screeches and babbles. She is very vocal...kind of like Lucas was when he was a baby.
She is rolling over like crazy. This picture is of her when she was enjoying some floor time. She definately didn't start out facing this direction but after about 20 minutes she wore herself out and ended up like this. So cute.

She is my sweet girl and I love her so much. We are so glad that she is part of our family.

May 26, 2010

A litte rolly polly bug...

Kayleigh has discovered her toes. She loves them. She'll lay on the floor holding both of her feet and be as happy as a clam. It is too funny. She is also rolling like crazy. She has figured out how to roll from her tummy to her back whenever she wants and can roll from her back to her tummy too. When we put her on the floor now we have to make sure there is a space big enough for her to roll around int. She tends to only go one direction so her feet end up being a pivot and she rolls in a circle. It is just too funny.

My little monkey....

Lucas is my little monkey. He reminds me so much of Garrett when he was little. We went to a playgroup at this really fun park in Mountain's Edge that was a wild west theme. It was so fun. In the center of the park they had this spider web cimby thing. Lucas climbed up to the top several times with out any help. I kept asking if he needed mommy to help him and he'd say, "Not yet mommy, not yet" or "I can do it". He had so much fun. It was so high I was a little nervous but he did great.

He is so strong and has a good grip so he loves when parks have these things.