Friday, November 19, 2010

double trouble

this is the double stroller i think i need.. does anyone have any other suggestions. it is expensive, but i feel like over the years with more kids it will be worth it.

with travel system & doubles kit


we just took a train ride to NYC to visit torah while she had some work to do. I told Syd I would take him on train ride for his birthday because he loves Trains so much... and he loved it. 4.5 hrs of little Syd goodness. I love him so much. I can't believe what a good kid he is sometimes.
the first night we walked out of our hotel and Syd says "WOW.... they put lights up on the trees for my birthday..... but why didn't they decorate them?" baaaaahahahhaha. so sweet.
he loved riding in the taxis and spending hours at toys are us and dancing in the quiksilver store while we went shopping for him.
Lyon loved being in the city too. loved it so much he would barely sleep. too much going on. we all slept in torah's hotel room. 4 in the bed and the little one said...... we slept sideways so we could fit.. because the bed was smaller than a queen. hahhha. I loved being with torah, talking all night.
syd did not want to leave her and would repeat over and over again that he really loved torah so much and was really going to miss her so much. i don't have any pics because i had to pack light so I could carry everything and the baby... decided I really need a double stroller. I like phil and ted's doubles with the attachment on the bottom to make it a double.. anyone have any other suggestions?

Monday, November 15, 2010

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Three years of Syd.

A birthday Toast with Syd's favorite little friend Jane.
Our Syd is Three. at 7:17am today he turned three. I love to remember this day and the awe that surrounded his birth. I still remember the heavenly feeling in the room during labor and after he was born. Oh how we love love love him. He is a wonderful loving boy. He is so gentle and caring of Lyon " HIS BABY". He seems to mostly put the baby before his needs which shocked me. If I am in the middle of playing with Syd he will yell " HURRY mum... go feed the baby." Since Lyon came he has really turned into a big boy. He is a little bit rougher and tougher but still not too tough. He calls elephants "robots" and he is
traumatized for weeks after he loses a toy, constantly saying he really misses it.
I wish I was better at writing down the funny things he says and does - he is full of them. Here are some things to remember from this age. oh and if anyone is wondering. We have changed the Spelling of his name. from i to Y.... among other reasons, it looks better with Hyldahl.You still rule our world Syd.

color: pink
toys: bike, tool set, itouch, wooden blocks, mini remote helicopter, fire engine, rescue trains
food: ice cream, cheese cake
People other than family: Jane, Meren and Eliza Sorber. Chloe, Stella, and Fred La Riviere
movies:callou, surfs up, charlie and the chocolate facotry, cars, ponyo

360's off the couch.
ride a bike with out training wheels
put his baby brother to sleep by bouncing him in the hammock.
rock climb
hold his pee for many many hours

can't count too well
we will try skiing agian and skating this winter

BEST Syd Qoutes:
"you the best little mummy:
"i love you so much. i hope nothing ever happens to you"
while I'm feeding the baby he runs out of the room yelling behind him. "save some milkies for me mum!!"
"i need some quiet"
"I really missed my little brother when he was in your tummy"
" look mum, an abstract train" it really was an abstract train he built with lego trains

"Syd, did you push any kids in nursery today?"
"who did you push?"
"like, all of them"
When I sing "mom, you're kind of freaking me

THINGS we hope he will grow out of one day!!:
He yells STOP to people passing by in the street.
if strangers to to him he makes a brushing movement on his face with his hands " brushing there words off". He is not very social unless you are in his house.
if someone comments on the baby and how cute the baby is.. he yells " NO.. MY BABY"
If he gets in big crowds of kids... like at music concerts he bounces around like a maniac like he is in a mosh pit or something and pushes kids around like crazy.

traumatic things:
he knocked his front teeth pretty badly

countries he has visited:

costa rica

hear story's from our childhood
jump off the couch yelling "infinity and beyond"
go to target walmart and the mall. basically any shop
make his brother smile
hug his brother.
log a lot of park time
go to gymnastics class
go to the YMCA
go to nursury
play rescue games
play chasies
sing bingo
pretend he is a kangaroo named ponyo
take long baths
fix things with his tools
give family hugs
eat a cliff bar before going to bed
talk to his fish named ponyo

A hug from a few days ago. He always asks if he can hug his brother. Syd makes Lyon so happy too. I will have to try and get some video of them without Lyon getting so distracted from the camera

abi gave him a mullet

first time holding his brother
hot summer day

This picture is from when he knocked his teeth badly from a bike crash. his two front teeth are loose still. one VERY loose. this was very traumatic for he and I between visits to the dentist and Oral Surgeon. He was scheduled to have them pulled but i felt bad about it and cancelled. the next day I had the baby, and we have kept them in since. H
lining up for the race
sweet janefirst bike race, was ticked he did not get a medal
swimming in the river
cruising at 2.5 years
loves this train
cape cod
darren's motorbike
4 wheeling trip

tool kit

first weeks with Lyon
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first climbing trip
i found him asleep on the floor one day after i put a wash on upstairs

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Friday, September 10, 2010

About a month ago, Sid and I went to the bike shop in Greenfield and happened upon this sweet little bike for $10. Sid originally told me that he didn't like it and that he wanted a pink one. I figured i'd get it anyway and if he wouldn't ride it, I could sell it for more than $10. When we got it home, Sid decided he wanted to ride it. Having been on a balance bike for a few months, he had the balance thing down, but didn't quite know how to turn the pedals over. I held his feet on the pedals and turned them over for him for about a minute, then he just took off on his own. Brilliant! Here he is about a month ago at the park riding his "pedal bike" with me. He would be about 2 years 9 months old. I'm so proud!

Friday, September 3, 2010

fresh start - the boys and I

it has been so long. but i am coming back. i doubt anyone reads this anymore, but sadly it is my only form of journal writing. so i need to for myself. so many great things are happening with the kids that i am afraid i will forget. today syd (yes we are changing the spelling) said. "mum, dad ruined my life" "why syd" "because he wouldn't take the day off work and go swimming with me"

more to come, and a birth story.. but not right now, i am holding lyon and typing with one hand.