Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Where Dreams Come True

Recently...Ryan and I took a trip to the magical world of Disney. Well realistically took the trip to see the magical world of the Florida Gators, but I will post that next.

First we celebrated our wedding anniversary at Downtown Disney at the House of Blues. This was our first trip away from Mr. T, and so it was good to get out and have a good time. We of course reminisced about the little guy and checked in a few times a day, but we knew that he was in good hands at home with grandparents.

On Saturday...we had quite the time running around the Magic Kingdom like a couple of kids. We did feel a little guilty for a moment when we saw all kinds of parents bringing their babies that were Ty's age or younger on most rides like Peter Pan, Haunted House, Pirates of the Caribbean, and It's A Small World. But then we realized that none of these parents were first time parents. So either you always wait until child number two or realize like us after the fact that you can bring your little one. But let's be honest, I don't think there would be any way Tyson would have survived the Gator game. But either way, we did have a blast.

We even got our trick-or-treating in for the year at Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party. (Which by the way was totally worth it...short lines, spooky music, characters dressed in costume, villain parade, and all the candy we could stuff our faces with.) Not to mention, all of the fall decor was great! Disney truly makes it magical. And if you can't tell...I take after my mother and LOVE the fall!!

And here is why Gracco is still in business....

And so Mickey, Donald, Minnie, Goofy, Belle, Cinderella, The Tiki Room, and Jack Sparrow...Thank you for a wonderful time at your magical kingdom...where yes...dreams really do come true.

This weeks' Song on the Blog:
Jiminy Cricket - When You Wish Upon a Star
Disneyworld - Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party Music
Pirates - YoHo

Monday, September 21, 2009

So Much in a Name

My parents came across these outfits that were the twins, Kent & Keith. And as most of you know, Tyson's middle name is Keith, in memory of the them. And I must say there is just so much in a name.

Kent & Keith were born on December 9th, 1977. Growing up, I always knew that is was very sad and tragic for my parents to lose two sons. My Mom and I had talked about it many times. But I didn't really get it until after Tyson was born. I have seen the pictures throughout the years, but once I saw them again at a family reunion, it was heartbreaking. I can't believe how much my family went through. And I now know just how special Tyson is and how life is truly a miracle.

We are very proud to include Keith in Tyson's name and I will be very proud the day that we will explain to Ty where the name came from. And even though Ty didn't get to wear these outfits for very long (I just forget how quickly he keeps growing!!), it just means so much that my Mom found these and we will always cherish them. It is truly very special!!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Happy Anniversary

Our wedding day....four years ago on September 17th, 2005...The happiest day of my life. Said in a toast to us by my Dad, "May today be the day that you love each other the least".

And today...I know more than ever that is very true.

And TEN years ago on September 18th, 1999, we had our first date! We went to see For the Love of the Game, and little did we know that it was that date that would be the most important...the start of our lives together.
Happy Anniversary Bubby!

Songs on the blog:
"We are Man and Wife" by Michelle Featherstone
"Say Hey, I Love You" by Michael Franti

Friday, September 11, 2009

Let's Hear It For The Boys

Recently we had a little BBQ at the Gapps. And I have to admit, it was pretty darn cute to see all of Ryan's buddies just fall head over heels for the Tyster (or T.K. as Scott calls him). All of them claim to be his Godfathers...Which I suppose is just fine because one we are not Catholic and two you can never have too many fans of Tiny Mr. T. So I'm sure Ty would love to have them to look up to as he grows. Just as long as he doesn't become a USC fan or dress like Al Borland, then we are A-OK.

And so the boys held him....

Cuddled with him....

Fed him.... (or tried, Butch quickly learn from
Tyson's crying that you gotta keep it comin...
no slowing down for chewing or swallowing.)

Got him ready for bed...

Got IN his bed....

And even gave Callaway some lovin...

Here's some more good times:

Song on the Blog: Let's Hear it for the Boys by Deniece Williams

Monday, September 7, 2009

Look Who Decided To Sit Up

Saturday morning, he could barely sit up long enough for a picture.
Saturday night...Ty decided to just sit up like a pro and be the big boy that he is!