Monday, July 28, 2008

Superman Ty "Cooley"

I found the cool Superman shirt that blows up to look like muscles and Ty LOVED it. He really got into character, complete with the deep superman voice. If you talked to him with the shirt on, he responded with the deep voice. So I asked Superman Ty to help clean up his toys. He told me " That's what Super Mommy does, I will ride my bike" (Um, no... nice try...haha) Complete with voice and face expression as in "I mean business". It was too cute. Tim came home and Ty stayed in character. We had to refer to him as Superman...haha So after a while, he wanted the shirt to come off. He was back to Tyler...or his "new" middle name Cooley. So, Tim and Cooley (Ty) are on their way to go out and ride Ty's 4 wheeler and play...Tim called Ty, "Superman"...he said, "No Daddy, I am Cooley"... so Tim said... "OK, I will be Cooley too.", He said " No Daddy, you are Michael" (Tim's middle name)... Does this mean he sincerely changed his name. haha I guess its his rockstar name. Here is a quick pict I took with my phone.

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Our little rockstar...

Tyler LOVES LOVES LOVES music. He is performs all the time. He puts on shows and loves all sorts of music...from Jonas Brothers to Iron Maiden. Yes, you read that correctly. His current absolute favorite though is his Uncle Jordo's band Fiction 20 Down. Due to the great summer venues they have played at recently, there have been some all ages shows. Tyler watches them intently as well as strums along on his little red guitar. He sings all of the words and even knows the strumming patterns, where the stops are and how to do a rockstar ending. All of which we didn't teach. He studies everything. He watches all sorts of bands and really pays attention. Tyler is really destined to be a musician. Tonite was Fiction 20 Down's CD release party number one and they were amazing as usual. Tyler once again really enjoyed himself and rocked it. He flirted with Megan (Ben the drummer's girlfriend and Rayanne, Todd's gf)... At the end, he asked them to play "Wind me Down" and Uncle Jordo invited him up to play. Needless to say, I was so proud of Tyler. He strummed, sang all the words, and even had the ending down perfect. Almost like it was rehearsed... haha I was teary and proud. We are really blessed to have such a cool, talented little man.

Wednesday, July 09, 2008

"I'm changing my name"

Yes, Tyler declared this evening that he didn't care for his name "Tyler Christopher Minnicks" he has changed it to "Tyler Cooley Minnicks".... YUP, our silly little monkey.
He was shocked that I went with it, and kept calling him that. haha
Too cute.
I said, "Are you sure you want to change your name?"
He said "Absolutely!"
Where did this little guy come from! haha

Saturday, July 05, 2008

Happy 4th of July!

We had such a great day! Tyler spent the night at MaCheri and Poppy's house... I went up earlier and hung out... we swam and relaxed... we headed home and got ready for Uncle Jay and Aunt Leslie's annual 4th of July party. It was a lot of fun! Ty LOVED playing with his cousins! They had a blast! We waited to see the fireworks from their home in Canton, however it started to rain, and it was already after 9. Ty was exhausted! We packed up, said out goodbyes and headed home... on the way, we noticed the rain let up... so we stopped at Tim's office, rode up to Tim's floor and had an amazing view of the fireworks. We left just before they were over to beat the crowd. When we got home, Tim set off a few fireworks for us... We definitely had to give Ty a quick shower, and we cuddled and watched some fireworks from home outside and on TV. We took Ty up and 2 pages into the story, he was fast asleep.
Here is Ty watching our own fireworks...

God Bless America.
God Bless all of the women and men serving our country...and God Bless their families who are left behind to worry and pray.
You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Thank you.
We are so blessed.

Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Raindrops and Ice Cream Cones

So the other day, I made Ty an Ice Cream Cone... we went outside on the deck... it started to rain, so we stayed under where the roof blocked the raindrops... I got my camera out and watched the glory of Ty and his ice cream cone. He was so cute, made up his own little happy ice cream dance. (I need to get it on video.) He was just as happy as can be. "Ice Cream, Ice Cream, Daaaance" he sang as he did his thing. Just precious. I made myself a little cone, just to share in his shear joy,... and then ... little man...clever, as his cone is mostly gone, he said, "Mommy, we need to trade, mine is so much better!" Who could resist the cuteness. So we traded,...and he made out with extra ice cream. I just had to reward the cleverness (and cuteness). haha