Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Tegegn is a little BOY

Yesterday when I looked back at Tegegn as I was driving, I realized my baby boy is no longer a baby. Tegegn is babbling a lot these days and I can say that he has mastered the word "no". He is also Mr. Drama when he says it because he always shakes his head and waves his arms. Let me tell times it is not fun, but Chris and I make it fun by asking him if he wants things that always interest him...Here is a typical conversation.

Chris: Do you want a drink?
Tegegn: No
Sarah: Do you want a truck?
Tegegn: No
Chris: Do you want a train?
Tegegn: Choo, choo...No
Sarah: Do you want a cookie?
Tegegn: No
Chris: Do you want to go outside?
Tegegn: Ya! (with a huge smile)

Tegegn loves to be outside. A couple of weekends ago we were able to go camping for the first and last time this summer. We had a lot of fun. My parents church held a camping weekend and Tegegn loved all aspects of it, especially all of the attention.

I love how this picture captures the moment. He was laughing so hard with Jane and LeeAnn at the campground. It is priceless.

The events of the day wore him out. This usually doesn't happen so Chris was cherishing the moment.

As I get older, I really am starting to enjoy the fall. (Shout out to Julie!) I love seeing the leaves change colors, apple cider, pumpkins, FOOTBALL, apples and hooded sweatshirts with jeans. I think that Tegegn will really enjoy it this year. So far, he likes to hear the crunch sound that the leaves make when he steps on them. We raked leaves on Sunday and he had a blast riding on the tarp and walking through them. Right now, he is really fond of his swing. Every night he want to swing right when we get home, no matter what. Who can resist the kid when he grabs your hand and takes you to it to show you what he wants?

Tegegn still likes to push his Little Tikes car. I would have never guessed that he would push it more than ride it, but whatever works is great!

He thought it was a lot of fun to throw leaves in the air and watch them fall from the sky. The little things amaze kids. It is amazing to see the world through their eyes. As I think about it, more often these days, I thank God for the simple things in my life these days rather than only the bigger blessings. Tegegn has taught me that God blesses us everyday and we have so much to be thankful for all of the time.

To start the fall festivities this year, Tegegn put "Ba" stickers (Ba = Mickey Mouse) on a small pumpkin and he gave high fives in black paint to another pumpkin that welcomes people to our house. We had a lot of fun family time painting the pumpkin this year.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Labor Day Weekend - Full of Excitement

What a wonderfull weekned! We were able to spend time in Ohio with our cousins. It was fair week and several of them showed pigs. They did great. We are so proud of them. It was also a great time to hang out with them and chill. We love being there. It is always a nice getaway.

While we were there, my aunt Nancy mentioned that they went to see Thomas the train when the kids were little. Well, what do you know, on Sunday was Thomas Days in Lebenon, Ohio so we decided to go. Tegegn has been all about "choo choo" lately so it was perfect. He LOVED it. The best moment was when he saw Thomas for the first time. He was strapped in his stroller and was pointing and trying to jump up and down. It was priceless.

I would have never known that there was a real Thomas train. What a great thing for kids!

Chris and Tegegn with the main charachter of Thomas the Train, Sir Topham Hatt.

A day out with Thomas - 2009. Mommy and Tegegn posing for a picture.

Tegegn getting ready to board the train for a 20 minute ride.

Tegegn loves his daddy -so much so he put his arm around him.

Thomas and more Thomas....choo, choo!
Tegegn looks thrilled! We had to buy something to add to our game room at home and a flag was chosen...

Today marks a special day in the Ponsler is Chris's birthday. I am so glad that we are able to spend it together as a family of three. He also started a new job today...what a big day.