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The Winwards

The Winwards

Saturday, February 5, 2011


Tanner is now really, really, really into sand!  He loves it!  He could probably play in it all day long if I would let him!  His favorite thing is to shovel sand into a pail, and then dump it out again over and over and over again.

We were able to get a sand play area at our house thanks to Grandpa Ken, who bought all the sand for us.  It was dumped right inside our gate by a big dump truck.  Tanner loved the truck, but it scared him when it started to dump the sand!  And he took off!  As you can see it's a big pile of sand! 

All the sand had to be hand shoveled into the hole that Ray had dug out previously.  I did about 1/3 of it, and Ray did the rest.  Tanner loves it!

Tanner also loves this little car which he is getting way to big for!  While riding in it, he says "vrrroommm, vrrrooommm!  It's so cute!

Tanner is also becoming more and more independent, and is constantly saying "self, self" (do myself).  He will try and try something before he finally asks for "elp eee" (help me)

He is usually happy and is always making me laugh!

When not outside, Tanner loves to look out the windows.  Our windows are quite high off the floor, so here he is sitting on a tv stand with me close by.

"Please Mom, let's go outside"


Kim said...

He is such a cutie, Star. Madison also loves to say "help me" all the time. Drives me nuts! She's not terribly independent, and wants me all day long.

Paul Jessie and the Boys said...

i love his let's play outside face. what a doll!