Sunday, May 18, 2008

How many ways can you ride a pink flamin' truck?

Tye decided to give it a try and see how many ways he could come up with to ride this new truck of his. I know, I has pink flames, but know that these are the before pictures. It will get repainted before too long, and I will update on the new color of choice. We bought it at a missions market fundraiser for missionaries that are going to Prague, Curt and Vicky Mobley. Tye was attracted to it instantly. We simply set it out in the front yard, yesterday, and Tye went at it. He could care less about the color. Here are some of the pictures to prove it...

1. The good ol' fashioned way, daddy pushing.

2. Tye's way, "I'll do it myself."

3. In the truck bed...

4. Nice view from the roof...

5. The "Dukes of Hazzard" way, in through the window...

6. ...and, head first.

7. The classic "cheese" smile, to show off the fun!

Have a blessed week, and please pray for our missionaries.


Sunday, May 11, 2008

Sand, Shells, Ships & the Sea

So I think I have recovered from our fantastic trip to the beach of Port Aransas. It is just north of Corpus Christi on Mustang Island. Our family has been going there for years, and we have since outgrown the 2 bedroom condo and had to rent the 3 bedroom condo. We had so much fun, thanks to a heated swimming pool, and the guys trip to the U. S. S. Lexington (Aircraft carrier in Corpus Christi). The ocean was still a little too chilly for our liking, so we enjoyed the sand castle building in the morning and swimming in the pool in the afternoon. This was Tye's first time to the beach and I was hoping he would enjoy it as much as I do, which he did. It actually took him a little while to get used to the sand between his toes. At first, he would stick out his foot and make that "uh, uh, uh" sound to get it out, but once he got used to it, he loved it. He enjoyed learning about the seagulls that make that "eeh, eeh, eeh" sound, and he loved getting dirty. He especially loved the aircraft carrier. I mean what 17 month old BOY would not enjoy a whole runway overlooking the water to run around on and planes with a gazillion buttons to push. We all enjoyed getting away for a few days before the rush of the summer hits. Enjoy the pictures!

Tye on day 2 getting used to this sand thing...check out the hand full of sand.

Getting our feet wet for the first time and whew...chilly water!

After every pool time is snack time...of course!

Flying one of the planes on the aircraft carrier.

The family picture :)