So Laynie is 3 years old now and for her birthday Grandma and PawPaw got her a bike and helmet. Now it is not just any bike it is a Princess bike and pink and purple helment. Laynie is all about Princess everything right now and her favorite colors are pink and purple. So it was only fitting that she have a Princess bike and pink and purple helmet. Daddy is hard at work trying to teach her to ride and it is a fun thing to watch and make a memory of.
More updates to come on Miss Laynie and her bike riding skills. Thank you Grandman and PawPaw for her gift and we love you very much
Friday, July 25, 2008
As I was blogging today I was sitting in Tanner's room and he was in his crib just cooing and making the sweet noise he makes and it made me get teary eyed thinking that my wonderful husband and I have two beautiful kids and that we are very lucky. My mom while I was pregnant with each child got me a book and the books are "Mother to Daughter" and "Mother to Son" I look at this books at night reading just a few pages and storing them in the back of my mind. I want to share a few of my favorite with you from each book.
Mother to Daughter:
*Start now to be the kind of mother you always wanted to be. Don't wait until she is eighteen.
*Keep in mind that all she wants to be doing-for the greatest part of her young life-is what you are doing.
*Remember, the traditions you establish now will be passed on to her daughter.
*Never let her question that you love her unconditionally.
Mother to Son:
*Accept the fact that boys and girls are different.
*Don't forget as a baby, he will always be looking for your face. It will be that way forever.
*Watch out when you're changing his diaper. baby boys shoot straight in the air.
*You'll remember his laughter at this age forever.
I am very thankful that God blessed me with a great family and look forward to spending the rest of my life with John and us raising our kids to the best of our ability. Love you all and God Bless!
Thursday, July 24, 2008
So with Tanner dropped off at Grandma's, Laynie and I started our special day together to go to the water park with our friends Taylor, Presley and Tegan. We went to Hawaiin Falls and this has to be our new favorite place to go. It has a whole kiddo section with mini water slides for toddlers. Laynie by the end of the day did not even want to ride together anymore. So after a quick lunch/snack we rode the slides for a few more times then back in the car and to Grandma's to pick up brother. Big Sister did not even make it out of the parking lot she was a gonner.
Tanner is already 4 months old, 16 pounds and growing. He is in the 84th percentile for his head so we are really working on tummy time and getting that big ol' head up and steady. Here are some recent pics of him during tummy time and trying so hard to grab the ball.
Thursday, July 10, 2008
Summer is here and we are taking full advantage. We recently went out on the boat with some family and Laynie has a new hobby...FISHING. This girl is a fishing queen. She even will hold the fish. Here are some pics of Daddy and his girl and some of all three of us enjoying the summertime weather.
So this post is long over due....I must get better about setting aside of time to post more. Well we took our trip to Sea World and it was so much fun and an experience at the same time. I told John after the trip that is how are parents must have felt taking us on vacation...meaning it is a vacation for the kids and still work for the parent (but fun). On our first day at Sea World we were going to watch some shows. Shamu was first on our list and as we sat down and the Whales were swimming in the tank before the show started, Laynie wanted to get in the tank with them and swim with them like Dora and Diego do. That started the first of many fits she would throw that day and the first of many times mommy and daddy wanted to call it quits. We didn't and by the end of the day Sea World was a success. At our hotel Laynie was a regular at the pool and made friends or BEST FRIENDS as she would say with two little girls, they had so much fun playing. Day two we met up with John's sister and her family to hit the water park side of Sea World, this had to be the favorite of our family. They have a whole toddler section of water things to do and we could not get her out of the water. Also my sister in law watched both of our kids and let John and I go on some water slides(Man I have not done that since Wet N' Wild days) It was a blast. I also got to see my best friend Valerie and her boyfriend and we had dinner at the County Line. All in all the Kovacs first family vacation was a success and we can say that we will do it again.