Monday, February 28, 2011

We have a walker!

Our baby girl is officially walking!!! She is 10 1/2 months old and now can chase her brothers around!  She is still a sweet little girl... and I am definitely seeing the "girl" part now.  Every time she is in her high chair she sits with her legs crossed.  Every time she hears any kind of music she has to start dancing.  She loves to play with jewelry.  She gets really excited when she sees our kitties .  However she doesn't miss a beat of anything her big brothers do.  She wants to follow them everywhere and is even starting to fight her brother Gunnar for toys.  She hasn't had any ear infections since her tubes got put in her ears. AMEN!  She still only has her bottom two teeth, but I am pretty for sure she is working on some more teeth at the moment.  Pooping lots, drooling everywhere and just a bit crankier than usual. :)  We love her to pieces and I am watching her start to steal her daddies heart!

Thursday, February 24, 2011


Go Lyncs!  Hopefully we will be on our way to the State tournament next week in the Yakima Sun Dome!  This is a picture of Gunnar I took with my new lense I got for my camera!  (I antiqued the picture)  I am getting better and better at using my camera in the manual mode, however I hate indoor pictures and right now that is our only option since today it is 25 degrees outside without the wind!  Its Freezing!!! I am ready for spring and 70 degree weather which doesn't come till summer around here!  Maybe Yakima will be warmer :)  I have been wanting to get some good pictures of Tyra since she is almost 11 months, but she is on the move and she walks about half the time and crawls half the time.  Once again it is cold to have her outside and she gets dirty out there within 5 seconds because she still crawls a bit.  Last week I took the older two boys to the LC girls and boys district games in Lynwood.  It was so much fun!  The boys had fun with some of their friends there from school.  and I had fun since I didn't have the younger two to deal with!  I wish I would have brought my camera... they were decked out in Lyncs gear along with their blue hair!  I will have to take a lot of pictures at State! (assuming we will make it)

Trey and Gannon playing basketball before their brother's game

Griffin's basketball team!

Gannon's basketball team!  YMCA basketball is over!!!! YEAH!!! It was fun and both boys improved and both teams improved by the end.  That always happens... once the season is almost over it starts getting fun and they start playing better together as a team.  Oh well, we will be back there next year!  It was a little exhausting taking all 4 kids to the games.  Gunnar was great (clinging to my leg) besides having to take him on all the bathroom trips to go pee because he would sit by me drinking a water bottle the entire game.  Tyra was the hard one... the first couple games she was just entertained sitting on my lap... but that got old for her real fast.  She wanted to be out on the court or playing behind the basketball hoop.  I am actually looking forward to soccer season where it is OPEN FIELD and Gunnar and Tyra can roam freely.  (as long as the weather warms up)  Both boys had lots of kids they knew on their team which made it really fun for them and me to have friends to talk to during the games!  We have two birthday parties this weekend... Klayton Jackson's at the Jump Zone on Saturday and Easton and Mikiya Nyhoff's at Chuck E Cheeses on Sunday!  Grant will be gone overnight tomorrow at the LC boys game!  Hopefully next week we will be on our way to the State Tournament!  One of these days our lives wont be so busy right?

Monday, February 7, 2011


We got out this little basketball hoop for Tyra and all the boys had to gather right around her to "show her how to shoot a basket"  it was pretty cute.  They all sat there for quite a while, Tyra was pretty intrigued!

Gannon's first time doing YMCA basketball.  He is doing pretty good, he has a really fun team with lots of kids he knows.  Hopefully I can get a team picture soon.

Griffin's 3rd time doing YMCA basketball.  He is doing good also, and also has a fun team with cousins and friends from school.  (again I need to get a team picture)

YES, both boys are purple #4!  Griffin had his first practice (When they got to pick their jerseys)  then Gannon had his... he was first handed #3... and his coach asked "do you want to be that number or a different one?"  Gannon said "#4"  Not sure if its because he is 4 years old or if it is because his older brother picked #4.  They have been practicing a lot, and Gunnar is playing basketball with them at home a lot too.

We went to Papa and Nana Dykstra's house to watch the game... the little boys spent most of their time doing this  "The Wii"  its actually an old XBOX but they are very entertained by it.  My kids have 4 basketball games a week, Grant coaches a couple games a week on top of coaching practices, we also hit the Western vs St Martins basketball game on Saturday night.  We took the boys and most of the LC boys varsity basketball team went along with Roger, Jill and the De Boer little boys.  So our boys had fun watching the game with them and also playing in the gym upstairs behind the bleachers. It was fun going back seeing some familiar faces of fans that were there when Grant played there.  Brought back lots of memories of going to LOTS OF GAMES with Griffin in my tummy, as an infant, as a one year old, Gannon in my tummy, Griffin as an almost two year old!  Then Grant finally Graduated!  Griffin has been to a lot of games in his little lifetime already!  The boys actually do really good at games now and they like to go along.  We left Tyra behind with Uncle Greg and Auntie Kelly which was really nice for me because I spend most of my time at my boy's games chasing her off the court and keeping her entertained!  It will be nice when she is at a good age to take along... Then I am sure we will be going to LOTS more games!  Tyra also got tubes put in her ears this morning.  Everything went great.  The doctor said her ears were so full of gunk he had to suction for a really long time.  He said she should be super happy now to have cleared out ears, but also so be careful the first time I start the vaccuum around her or any loud noise because she is definately going to be able to hear better!  She actually took four steps tonight! Maybe my sister was right... She told me today... maybe Tyra will just wake up and start walking tomorrow... because a lot of the stuff behind your ears controls your equalibrium (sp?)  I guess I will have to wait till tomorrow to see how many more steps she will take!  Oh yeah, and it was really cute the boys were soooo concerned about Tyra and the surgery. She was sleeping when they got home and they kept begging to go in her room and see her.  They kept asking if she cried a lot when they put the tubes in her ears. She finally woke up so they went in her room and she was so excited to see them too!