Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Tyler's 5th Birthday!

Tyler turned 5 yesterday. Yes, I said 5! She is growing so fast and I can't even believe it! She is such a good girl and we just love her to pieces!
She had a great polka dot birthday party with her friends and had so much fun. Then on Monday she had a birthday surprise at preschool with was her Grosi and Grosvati surprising her with their visit from Utah. She was so excited to see them and we have had a very good visit with them. We went to the fair, made a birthday cake, opened presents, went to a birthday dinner out, went for a walk, went to the park and much, much more! We have all had so much fun these last fews days and we love having Grosi and Grosvati here to visit. Thanks for coming and for the fun surprise for Tyler! And HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my 5 year old!
Here are pics from every year on Tyler's birthday.

Tyler was born in San Antonio, Texas

1 year old!

2 years old!
3 years old!
4 years old!

5 years old!

Friday, September 18, 2009

Sushi Night!

Austin and I LOVE sushi and could eat it for every meal, except its very costly, so unfortunately we rarely get it. We have been wanting to make it ourselves for a while now and we finally scheduled a day for it and invited some neighbors over to enjoy with us! We were very apprehensive since we have never done this before and had no idea what to expect. Austin went to a few different places in Tacoma and found some great sushi grade fish. He purchased tuna, salmon, and tilapia. I got the "fixins", shrimp, avocados, carrots, cucumbers, etc.. and I attempted to make the rice, which by the way, is more difficult than I thought, with a few ingredients I have never used before! And Austin was the "Master Sushi Chef". He did such a great job and the sushi was the best I have EVER had! It was sooo delicious and everyone really loved it. It was so fresh and light. Austin really came into his role a master sushi chef and enjoyed making his creations. It was a huge success and we will absolutely be doing it again in the future. We would recommend it to any sushi lover, as the cost was WAY cheaper than a restaurant and fresh and better tasting!
Thanks Dear for making such great Sushi!

Monday, September 14, 2009

Tyler's First Day of Preschool

Tyler is now in the 3 day a week preschool class and today was her first day. She goes to Strawberry Patch Preschool, which is a parent cooperative preschool and we both love it there! This year she has a new teacher, Miss Sally, although she is not new to us, as she has been a parent there for a couple years. The last teacher, as Miss Teresa, retired last year, and we will miss her, but Miss Sally is a great teacher and this will be a great year! This is a hard year at preschool for me because I know it's Tyler's last, then off to Kindergarten next year and I am not sure I can handle that!!! SO, I am very glad that this preschool is a parent co-operative and I can spend a lot of one-on-one time with her before she is off to school for good, without Mom at her side! Here are pic's from her first day, and I was a "parent helper" today.

The Puyallup Fair!

We love the Puyallup fair and try to go every year. This time we went with some friends and if you go on the first day of the fair before noon, then you get in free, so that is what we did. We packed in a lunch and made a full day of it. The girls love to look at all the animals and it was a beautiful, sunny day in Washington. We all had a great time!

What a funky chicken!

Oh, we want one of these!

This is one patient Mamma!

Aren't they sooooo adorable