This weekend was my cousin's daughter's b-day party. Skylar turned 2 and we made the trip up to Columbus to attend and see family. It was also a bonus because we got to see my cousin Stephanie, who is leaving for South Korea on Thursday. She is going to teach English and won't be able to come back to the states for a year. We will miss her but we are so excited she gets such an amazing opportunity! What an amazing and exciting journey! We got to spend some time with the Burkles and help celebrate Sky's bday. It was a really enjoyable day! I only have 1 more week left at home before I start school and I am both dreading and looking foward to it. It will be INCREDIBLY HARD to leave Tyler and miss all his daily activities and changes in the coming months. However, I am definitely looking forward to some adult conversation and interaction and think that I will be a better mother when I get a bit of my old life back and am busy again. I am just a person that works more efficiently and enjoys life more when I am busy and moving. It is also a relief because my mother-in-law has been gracious enough to offer to watch Tyler 5 days a week until my Holiday break (when he will be 6 months). We are incredibly grateful she has made this sacrifice for us and it makes me feel so much better about leaving my little boy. We know she will be a great influence on Tyler and who loves and spoils a child more than their grandparents. Mimi will do a great job I'm sure!
Tyler turns 2 months this Friday and I can't believe how much he's changed in the past 8 weeks. He's now cooing and laughing a lot. Mike has been teaching him to roll over. I just laugh when I see him working with Ty on his rolls and teaching him to crawl. I always say "you're going to regret teaching him that"...mobility scares me:) Ty is super strong and pushes off with his legs when we are holding him upright. I always worry he'll jump out of my arms one day because he is so strong. He often headbutts me because he holds his head away from me then suddenly loses control and I get a headbutt. His most favorite place is his playmat. He just smiles and laughs and grabs at the toys above him. He also enjoys laying on the couch and looking up at Mike and I. Ty is also very ticklish and laughs and giggles when you tickle him. Ty doesn't really like to be swaddled and I think we're starting to give up on it. He breaks his arms free every night and wiggles down the cradle until he is completely out of the positioner and his feet are hitting the bottom of the cradle. He's a wild sleeper, which makes it hard for mommy to sleep...but he is consistently sleeping through the night...which is wonderful! We are putting him down earlier and earlier and he is still sleeping until 5 or 6am every night! We are thankful and know that it's a blessing! We are just enjoying every moment with him and our lives revolve around him...and we love it that way! Having a baby changes your entire life, your priorities and your capability to love. He has my heart...that's for sure!
Mike figured out that if he used the baby bjorn around the house Ty stopped crying...for a bit!
The Burkle clan at Skylar's 2nd b-day party
The young Burkle "boys"...Blake (4), Caden (4) and Griffin (2).
Caden pushing the b-day girl, Skylar (2)
The Scherman fam enjoying the backyard fun