Tyler is such a big boy now! He was so excited to turn 5! He has been counting down the days for a couple of months I think! And he was always quick to point out how big he is getting! His most common phrase was, (while holding his hand out to you) "Look at my skin, it's getting bigger!"
Tyler is a complete joy to have in our lives! He fits into our family perfectly and brings us all so much happiness!
He is a perfect little brother in every aspect! He loves to torment his big sisters lol! My favorite incident goes like this: Ashlie is laying on the floor watching tv. Tyler very casually walks down the stairs and sits down on the couch behind Ashlie. Very nonchalantly he says, "Hi Ash, do you wonder where your make up is???" Instantly Ashlie is on her feet and yelling at Tyler, "Where is it??? What did you do with my make up? MOM, TYLER DID SOMETHING WITH MY MAKEUP!" Tyler just sits on the couch smiling, seemingly not phased at all by Ashlie's yelling! He opens his palm up and there lays a little tube of lip gloss. Ashlie rips it out of his hand and goes marching up the stairs. Tyler just sits on the couch very pleased with himself.
Tyler still loves his trains, but is slowly moving into Lego's! I was a little sad this year on his birthday, it was the first year in many that he didn't receive a single train! He got tons of Lego's though and him and Craig have been spending countless hours building and rebuilding!
Tyler has been saying for months that he wanted an "X" birthday party. I wasn't sure what that exactly was, I finally was able to figure out that he just wanted X's all over the house. So I went with my mom and we cut out tons of X's and then we just taped them ALL OVER the downstairs. You can see one on the picture of the cake on the wall behind it. We also had a treasure hunt that took them all over the back yard and out to the front where X marks the spot. That was fun! And he wanted a dragon cake breathing fire!
About a month ago Tyler started in that he wanted a puppy! We already have a dog (Ginger), and didn't really want another one. But Ginger was already full grown when Tyler came along and really had very little patience for a little boy who wanted to rough house with her. So Craig and I finally decided we would get him a puppy. We were sneaky and found a cute little Queensland. He is a sweetheart of a puppy, about 3 months old. On the day of his party Tyler went shopping with grandma, so I went and got the puppy, took him to be groomed and snuck him home and into hiding before Tyler got back. It was cute because we wanted Tyler to name him so at the groomers he is known as Puppy Dixon since he didn't have a name yet! We ate dinner, had a treasure hunt and opened all of the other presents, which were tons of puppy things, before we showed him the puppy. This is the first time he ever saw his puppy!
It took him about an hour to decide on a name. He came up with Max. I think it is very fitting, and it has an X lol! We took this picture later in the evening after things had settled down a bit and Tyler could play with Max a little.
We are so happy Tyler is part of our family. Happy Birthday Sweet Boy!!!