Monday, October 13, 2008

Birthday Boy

Dean turned two today. It's hard to believe that 2 short years ago, Dean was just a little newborn (well, a 9 lb newborn isn't that little, but he was a newborn nonetheless). I still can 't believe that my 'baby' is two; I remember when KatieLynn turned two, she seemed all grown up, compared to 6 month old Dean, but now 2 years still seems pretty little.

Dean's favorite things are playing outside, playing with his tractors, hay baler, trucks, trains, and going with Daddy on a real tractor. He is a great communicator, though he has been talking in his own language for a while now, he is starting to say more words that anyone (not just family) can understand. He does a great job using the potty, and only uses a diaper to sleep. Dean and KatieLynn play well together, though Dean is still learning to take turns and share. They are great friends, and miss each other when apart.
I made a chocolate chip cookie cake for Dean's actual birthday.
KatieLynn cheered him on to blow out the candles.

Dean loads hay (blocks) onto his new flatbed and pickup.Happy Birthday to Dean!!
We had a very small birthday party on Saturday with only immediate family and friends.

Dean & KatieLynn eat cake and ice cream. Gracie & Dean have fun. KatieLynn pedals her tractor.
The kids play at the sandbox.KatieLynn & Dean watch Thomas the Train.
The kids play outside at the playhouse.

Monday, October 6, 2008

Waller Co. Fair

This weekend we went to the Waller Co. Fair with the Schultz's. The kids had loads of fun riding all the rides, and us grown-ups had a good time just watching them. Dean and KatieLynn had both taken great naps that day, so they were ready to stay up late and party. We did the carnival rides, snocones, cotton candy, and the rodeo. We didn't get home until nearly 10:30pm, and that is very unlike us!
Here's a shot of the kiddos flying in a helicopter.
Darren, KatieLynn, & Dean
Jack & Hadley Schultz Hadley & KatieLynn ride a train.
I ride the carousel with the kids.
Dean rides the tricycle, at our house outside.
KatieLynn wants to swing;
we so need to get a 'big kid' swing!

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Playing Outside

Darren brought a load of sandy dirt, and dumped it in a corner of our yard. The kids absolutely LOVE it! They dig and dump, over and over and over. The downside is that my house may never be the same; it seems like my floors are never clean! Shoes, socks, and pants come off on the back porch, but still the house always has sand everywhere. But the upside is the kids have a great time and sleep good after playing outside. :)

KatieLynn & Dean work together to fill up the dump truck.
Queen of the Sand Pile!The kids have a good time playing with Brody & Lauren Bolcik.KatieLynn is ready to go with Gigi and Emma to the Waller Co. Fair parade.Dean plays on the playground at the park in Hockley.KatieLynn loves swinging in the 'big girl' swing.KatieLynn & Gracie take a break to get more nourishment.