Friday, December 21, 2012

Cars, cars everywhere

Hi, this is Dylan, guest posting. Over Thanksgiving weekend we decided to go to a large auto show at the city's convention center. I got free tickets from a jazz gig I played in, so besides parking it was free!
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I had a lot of fun posing in cars I'll never own=) Honestly we're pretty practical about the cars we drive, but we wouldn't mind taking something fancy for a spin around the block one of these days.
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Here's a Mustang in a color I don't like, but it is fun looking. They had a Shelby there as well.
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Kyton loves to 'drive' all of the vehicles he can, and tries to open the doors and get into the cars himself.
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Chevrolet had the bumble bee styled Camaro from the Transformers movie. We got some pictures of it, but they didn't turn out good enough to post. Ford had the most interesting attraction with a talking robot. It was an enjoyable afternoon and we got to scope out some cars we might be interested in for the future.
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Tuesday, December 18, 2012

18 months old!

I can’t believe that today my sweet little tiny baby boy is a year and a half old!
I don’t think words can express what a joy he is to be around...most of the time.  He is such a sweet boy that loves giving hugs to everyone.  He grabs the hand of anyone around and takes them to his room to play, or reaches his arms out for a hug.
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When Dylan says goodbye before leaving, Kyton grabs him and gives a 3 minute bear hug, holding his Daddy tight.   He makes our lives so much fuller and richer!
It is so neat to hear his little voice at the end of lunch time.  As we pull up to the school for me to get out and go back to work, he says “bye mama!”  Oh, it is so sweet, but it makes it so hard to get out of the car. 
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As I’ve mentioned, sleep is not great, so often he spends the night in our bed.  He seems comforted when his arms or legs are wrapped around us.  It’s cute to wake up and feel him curled up next to my body, or intertwined with Dylan.  While we consider moving him back to his own bed, we know he’ll be going back soon, and we truly love the extra snuggles.
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His hobbies include climbing onto the dining room table, into his high chair, on top of his changing table, and pretty much any other high dangerous area he can find.  He loves getting caught doing what he’s not supposed to do.  Turning off the tv, climbing on tables, pulling lamps off tables, running toward the road and pulling pictures off the wall are a few of his favorites.  He squeals with delight as he is caught doing these ‘naughty’ things. 
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He is very happy as long as he gets his way, but when he is told that he can’t do something or have something he wants, he throws himself on the ground and screams.  He cries out like he has been punched in the face or seriously hurt.  I know that this may sound mean, but I ignore his behaviors.  I’m hoping that by seeing that the tantrums get him nowhere, he’ll eventually stop. 
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Honestly for fun, when we need to get out we take him to a department store and let him run while we chase him.  He can remember the way, and run,  from the front checkout registers all the way through the superstore to the bikes in the toy department.   He has such a fun personality for such a little guy.  He knows how to hold an audience and enjoys making people laugh. 
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Every day it is something new.  While he is at a challenging stage, he is also at such a fun stage where he understands so much more.  The moments where he is super sweet or funny definitely outweigh the difficult moments.  He loves going for evening Christmas light runs.  He says “wow” or ”pretty” pointing to the lights.  We are really excited to see how he reacts to Christmas this year!

Friday, December 14, 2012

A Historical Afternoon

Kyton visiting Captain Clay Johnson at the local Pioneer Day.

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Kyton danced to the band, pet a goat, and best of all heard his daddy’s speech. 

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Wednesday, December 12, 2012

He’s still drumming! (Cute video at the end)

It’s no secret that our boy loves the drums more and more each day.  To some extent I think it has to do with the ability to make loud sounds, but he also enjoys music. 

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He knows where the sticks are kept (out of his reach.)

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He was the one to show me the sticks, and how to help him onto the throne. 

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Dylan has two drum sets, so they jam together.

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His skills are truthfully about the same as mine, we both hit all the drums randomly.

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He’s a bit of a ham for the camera.

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And last… a video of my little prodigy.

Drummer Kyton from Carly B on Vimeo.

Sunday, December 9, 2012

I’m a little embarrassed by these pictures

These pictures are embarrassing since they are from Halloween!  I have my “good camera” that I use for all of my photos shoots with clients.  Then I have my back-up camera that I always take with me incase something would happen to my good camera.  When I go out with friends I often take the back-up, but since it’s not used often I forget to take off the pictures. 

So here are pictures from a day we had at the SeaWorld Halloween Spook-tacular event.

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Pushing buttons is his favorite!

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Kyton LOVED the bubble machine.  I think he’s a little disappointed now that I can’t blow bubbles as fast as the machine.

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Since I am a teacher I actually get into Seaworld free and Kyton is under 2, so for the cost of parking ($14!!!) we have a fun day out.

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