December 16, 2010

Jolly Old St. Nicholas

On Saturday we took Tristan to Charleston to see Santa Claus. Why did we go all the Charleston to see Santa, you may ask? Because the guy in Charleston actually looks like Santa! We had to wait in line over an hour to see him, but the man looked great! By the time we got near the front of the line Tristan was hungry and ready for his nap. I fed him about 5 people from the front of the line. When he finally got on Santa's lap he wasn't very happy. He fussed a little. I don't think he was scared, he just wanted a nap and was telling Santa about it. Here is the shot we ended up with:

December 8, 2010

Bad Day--Daniel Powter

Tristan and I have had a tough couple of days. Yesterday morning he woke up with a stuffy nose and by afternoon he had a fever. I took him to the doctor and the doctor said his throat and ears looked good and his chest sounded good and it's more than likely a virus.

Today he woke up at 5am today, still with a fever. I gave him some Tylenol and put him back to bed, but he continued to stir till about 6. I made him a bottle, which he promptly drained, and he decided he was feeling good. He got in the floor and played with his Little People Nativity and his jingle bells. I was totally exhausted, so my sister-in-law, Alex, who had spent the night to help, took him. I got back up around 8:30, but kept dozing on the couch until about 10 (thanks Alex, you're the best sister ever!). At about 10:30 he was ready for a nap, so I laid him down. He slept until about 12:00, awakening with another fever. I've been fighting the fever ever since. It goes down and back up, to 104+, but never away completely. On top of all that, I hadn't talked to Tyler in 3 days before today.

The moral of this story is somebody please pray for my baby and me. I'm afraid for him and also for getting sick myself. It's hard enough dealing with all this on my own, but worrying about Tyler just makes it worse.

Over There (Part III)-- George Cohan

So, where to start? I haven't been able to send out an email recently for lack of time. We have been working pretty hard in the motor pool fixing trucks. I can't really tell you guys what they are using the trucks for because we still do not have a real mission yet. I'll bet my family thinks I'm full of crap and they are under the impression that I am doing something dangerous and just wont tell them because I dont want to worry them. Well, they are not wrong, I would do something like that if it applied, but it doesn't. We still don't have a mission for real. Actually, it's kinda embarrassing because we are the only battery that doesn't have one. Anyway, I spend most of my day on my back looking up at the underside of a M1165 Hummer. So again, I'll try to read the minds of my family and friends and say, "wait a minute, when has Tyler ever done any mechanics work on trucks". The answer is never really. I worked at Advanced Auto Parts for a short time but thats about it. So needless to say I am learning ALOT. I pulled a radiator out of a truck and replaced it with a new one two days ago. You can imagion the mess I made. But I got the truck working (happy face).
They are working on leave times right now. It goes in order of lowest rank and works up. So all the lower enlisted guys get to pick first and then the sargeants get to pick. I chose a couple of time slots in the April-May area so we'll see if I get them. If all the good times get picked then I will have to take a slot in Febuary. Good and bad, I will be home for Tristan's first birthday, but it's kinda earily in the tour. I'll be in touch when I can.

November 26, 2010

Thanksgiving Hymn--Traditional

Today was Tristan's first Thanksgiving. While I helped mom cook, my Dad, Bub and Chelle put together the train table mom bought for Tristan and future grandkids. Tristan played in the floor with the measuring cups and a spoon until dinner time.

Dinner was great! My mom is the best cook ever! We had turkey and ham (I don't like turkey), potato casserole, broccoli casserole, mashed potatoes (for my dad), dressing, deviled eggs, and two kids of rolls.

Tristan had his first full meal of grown up food: 2 rolls (the child loves bread), broccoli, mashed potatoes and potato casserole!

After dinner and the clean up we took him in to see the train table. He loved it! He played with it a lot more than any of us thought he would being so young.

Then we went to Kim's to hang out with Tyler's family. Tristan ate some of Mim's rolls, I'm telling you the kid loves bread, some graham cracker crust and some whipped cream. He played until he couldn't take it anymore and then I brought him home to bed.

I also got to talk to Tyler today. He said the meal was unbelievable. He said they had every dish you could ever imagine and that the food made cruise food (his standard) seem like Shoney's. In the chow hall were ice sculptures, but that wasn't the best part. They had taken sandbags and built them up and covered them with a tarp full of water and had an actual floating model of the Mayflower! I should mention that the food was prepared by Kuwaiti nationals. Tyler said the coolest part was that the Generals, Colonels and Sergeant Majors served them, as it is an Army tradition. It seems like he had a great Thanksgiving, too.

November 22, 2010

Over There--George Cohan (Part II)

Tyler's latest email:

Not too much as changed in the couple days. I have been assigned to the motorpool (surprise, surprise) so I will start doing that sometime next week. More to follow on that. I must say that I did not anticipate how COLD the desert is. From sundown to sun up, one really needs a jacket when outside. The minimum is a long sleeve shirt. Walking back and forth to the bathroom/shower house you hands almost go numb. There is a ping pong tourny today that i have entered. More to follow on that too. I should win, no one here can beat me so far. A few people have asked about pictures. Right now I dont have anyway to send them. The only internet that is available to me is in a trailor with about twenty stations at it. They wont let you plug in any external devices. You can purchase an "air card" from different sourses around here, but it is pretty over priced and not that reliable. We are kinda holding out for some other options that might present itself. Once again, more to follow on that. All and all, its not a bad gig here in Kuwait. Just miss my family and friends. It doesnt help that the holidays are coming up. Sad face. Love you guys.

November 21, 2010

Card Me!

I've never used Shutterfly, but I hear about people who use it all the time.  Then I hear about a promotion they are running for bloggers to get free Christmas cards so I had to check it out.  The details can be found here, so get over there and get in on the action!

Anywho, so check to see if the promo is worth my time and energy and low and behold, Shutterfly ROCKS!  There are literally THOUSANDS of photo products, from coffee mugs to playing cards.  Here's is my preliminary favorite:
I would love to send out pictures of Tristan's sweet little face for Christmas since people are constantly asking to see pictures of him.  They even have super cute gift tags!!
Gotta love that reindeer :)

And the baby announcements make me wish I had made some when Tristan was born. 
 So based on the sheer amounts of cuteness, Shutterfly is officially on my radar.  I'll be checking out all the stuff you can put pictures on, so don't be surprised if you get a gift with Tristan's face on it.

November 17, 2010

Over There--George Cohan (Part I)

I am going to post every group email Tyler sends out while he is gone. Here is the first one:

Well, we landed about twelve hours ago. Honestly, it's not at all what I thought it was going to be. I thought we would get off the plane and immediately start sweating but I guess because it was in the middle of the night we didnt. Right now I am rooming with two other guys that I got to know in WI. They are both real good guys. My first meal was pretty good. The chow hall is kinda big so I didnt really know which way to go. That wont happen again because I missed the line that takes you to steaks. Still no word on our mission. They haven't told us anything really. You will know when I know so don't ask. Hahaha. We hit three continents in less than 24 hours. From WI to Maine, then to Ireland, then right into Kuwait. I bought a Harry Potter book in Ireland. I couldnt help myself. I also got some money while I was there too. Happy face. Alright, I'll be in touch.

Hello--Lionel Richie

Tyler left yesterday for Kuwait. They flew out of Wisconsin and landed in Maine before crossing the ocean. When they got to Maine, they were greeted by the Maine Troop Greeters. They are a group of veterans and volunteers who greet every military flight coming in and out of Bangor International Airport. They take pictures of some of the troops and who happens to be the first one seen coming off the plane? Tyler!

You can see all the pictures and read more about greeters at

He texted me from his TextFree account (he doesn't have his cell phone, so text or email me for the number) and said "'Ireland. So far no one has called me a "yank"'. Then, "I kid you not. As we were going down the runway, I saw a herd of sheep less than a stones throw from the plane. Classic :)" That's all I've heard from him so far. I don't know if they are in Kuwait yet or not, but I will keep all of you posted.

November 10, 2010

Bittersweet Symphony--The Verve

I ALWAYS have a song in my head. Whether it is a song I heard that got caught in my head or it is pertinent to what is going on in my life, there's always a song. It is why I title my blog posts with song titles (though I am going to venture into movie and TV show titles, too, I think). I discuss a topic and a song title comes to mind. Maybe it it because the lyrics are pertinent to what I have going on at the time. Sometimes it is just that the title itself works even though the lyrics aren't close to my situation An interesting fact about my blog, but I digress...

When Tyler was here last week my song brain went into overload. As I waited for him to come home Wednesday the song Run by George Strait was stuck in my head. The refrain goes like this:
Baby run cut a path across the blue skies
Straight in a straight line you can't get here fast enough
Find a truck and fire it up lean on the gas and off the clutch
Leave Dallas in the dust I need you in a rush
So baby run

On Saturday the song in my head was One More Day by Diamond Rio. The whole song was on loop in my head all day:
Last night I had a crazy dream
A wish was granted just for me,
It could be for anything
I didn't ask for money
Or a mansion in malibu
I simply wished, for one more day with you


One more day
One more time
One more sunset, maybe I'd be satisfied
But then again
I know what it would do
Leave me wishing still, for one more day with you

First thing I'd do, is pray for time to crawl
Then I'd unplug the telephone
And keep the tv off
I'd hold you every second
Say a million I love you's
That's what I'd do. With one more day with you


Leave me wishing still for one more day
Leave me wishing still for one more day

At 4:30am Sunday as I leaned against the closed door crying after Tyler left it was Let Her Cry by Hootie and the Blowfish:
Let her cry...if the tears fall down like rain
Let her sing...if it eases all her pain
Let her go...let her walk right out on me
And if the sun comes up tomorrow
Let her be...let her be.

Sunday around 11:30am it was the old song Just a Little Talk With Jesus:
I may have doubts and fears, my eyes be filled with tears,
But Jesus is a friend who watches day and night;
I go to Him in prayer, He knows my ev'ry care,
And just a little talk with Jesus makes it right.

When I sat down to think about the time with Tyler the song Bittersweet Symphony by The Verve, or more specifically this particular line) seemed to sum it up:
'Cause it's a bittersweet symphony, this life

It was a great weekend with Tyler, but he's back in Wisconsin and only 6 days from Kuwait. I miss him so much and only God can ease that.

October 31, 2010

"Grim, Grinning Ghosts"--The Haunted Mansion Singing Busts

This year The Great Pumpkin rose from the most sincere pumpkin patch and came to my house. He looked like this:

We started Tristan's first trick-or-treat at Memaw and Papaw's house. Memaw gave him a Tootsie Pop. He always grabs the bell off their coffee table and chews on it, but this time he picked it up and started ringing it without being shown how!

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When we left their house we went to Trunk-or-Treat at church. That's where our members all pull into the parking lot with cars decorated and dish candy out of our trunks, or hatch in my case.

Tristan's top teeth are trying to come in and he had been in a bad mood all day. When kids started showing up in their costumes, though, he started to ham it up.

We were joined by Mim, Papaw John, Granny, Suesue and my mom and dad. Everyone wanted to see the cutest pumpkin around.

After I took him around to see his church friends, I let Tristan sit in the back of my truck. He started pulling candy out of my bucket and gnawing on the candy bars!

Prayer Request

Hello faithful blog readers. I just wanted to take a minute to ask all of you to please pray for our best friends', Brittany and Timmy's, little girl Addison. She has had four seizures today and is in the hospital as they try to figure out why.

She had only had two before, one at 6 months and one at 12 months. All the tests they ran in the past and so far today have been normal. That is both good and bad. Obviously it's great that it is normal, but it also stinks because they can't figure out why.

Please pray for Addi that she gets better and her family because it is hard on them being in constant fear that another seizure will come on. God is amazing and can fix this. Thanks in advance for praying.

October 24, 2010

The Climb--Miley Cyrus

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Tristan has been pulling himself up the short steps I the balcony at our church for a while. He can even climb up a regular step with enough time. Here he climbed up a short stair at New Baptist. The difference this time was that he walked up the stairs!

Revive Us Again--William Mackay

This week was Revival at our church. Lee Dean was the evangelist an he did a great job. Music was by a different person or group each night.

On Monday, our Praise Team sang. The members singing were: Bethany, Sarah, Timmy, Alex and me.

On Tuesday, Jared Dean brought the special music. I had Tristan in the parlor so I didn't get to hear much. What I could hear sounded great.

On Wednesday, our choir sang. They sounded AMAZING! I was really nervous because this was the first special performance the choir had since I took over leadership.

On Thursday, the Big Branch Praise Team sang. They were really good and their piano player was unbelievably talented.

We kept Tristan in the back of the sanctuary all week. He was pretty good other than the fact that he kept trying to crawl up the aisle. Last night, when service was over, I let him crawl up the aisle. Addi came over to play with him. She walked halfway up the aisle and motioned for Tristan to come to her. It was SO cute. Brittany said they are going to get into a lot of trouble together. I said we were the ones going to be in trouble.

October 13, 2010

In Pictures

Tristan and I have both had sinus issues going on for 4 weeks now and since we didn't know if we were contagious I didn't want to take him around the great-grandparents. We finally ventured a visit to Memaw and Papaw's house, but they weren't home. Here's a bit of what we've been up to recently.

Playing with his new cars.

Asleep at the Pumpkin Festival.

Playing on his hands and knees.

Peekaboo, Momma!

Time to lower the mattress.

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October 3, 2010

Sittin' Up In My Room--Brandy

Who ever heard of a kid crawling before they could sit up on their own? Me apparently. Tristan finally sat up from the laying position today! FOUR TIMES!!

He's already getting tired of crawling. He keeps getting up on his hands and feet when he crawls. My mom said neither I nor my brother crawled much and she thinks Tristan may be the same.

October 1, 2010

La Bamba--Traditional Mexican Folk Song

Britt and I took Tristan and Addi to Rio Grande for dinner. When we got there it was Mariachi Band night. We've talked several times about going on the night when the mariachi band would be there, but we've never known when that is.

Tonight was the night and Tristan loved it! He jumped the ENTIRE time we were there anytime the music started. Addi shimmied, which I always think is so cute.

I recognized most of the songs they played, such as La Bamba and Tequilla. When they got to our table they did a medley for the kids of It's a Small World, the Merry Melodies Theme and the Popeye Theme.

The waiters, band members and other restaurant patrons all watched him. They guitarist second from the right is smiling at him in the picture above. The band guys and waiters kept talking to him. I was joking last night at Subway that he causes a scene with his cuteness everywhere we go.

September 30, 2010


I couldn't think of any songs about disgusting blisters, so I just went with the obvious. Tyler wanted me to share with all of you the pictures of his small pox vaccine site. That's right, while small pox is considered eradicated in the modernized world, the Middle East is no such place. Without further ado:
September 26

September 29

His spot apparently looks WAY worse than everyone else's. So much so that he showed it to the doctor, but he said it looked fine.

September 26, 2010

Crazy Train--Black Sabbath

Today was crazy as far as Tristan's development is concerned! I set him in the bed to dig in his drawer or socks and this happened:

He pulled himself up!

Tristan has been really fussy today so this evening at church I let him roll around in the floor of the balcony. I took this picture:

then laid down my phone. Tristan decided he wanted he crawled to it! Alex got a video of him crawling just a couple steps the second time. He takes two crawly steps toward me about halfway through the video.

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September 25, 2010

Just Push Play--Aerosmith

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In case you couldn't tell, the video is Addison pushing Tristan in his stroller using the bar on the basket you put your bags in as the handle! I have a feeling he better get used to her bossing him around.

September 19, 2010

Day by Day-From the Musical Godspell

When I got back to town on Thursday I went straight to church and dropped off Tristan with my mom so I could go home and get a nap. After the nap, the three of us went to the grocery store. It was Tristan's first trip in a shopping cart and, as usual, he did awesomely. He rode the whole time. Anyone who knows my mom knows she takes about 2 hours at the store, so Tristan riding the whole time is amazing.

I'm also working with Tristan on using the sippy cup. He's doing pretty good, but I'm not sure he totally gets all the mechanics, even though he can get a drink out of it periodically. Tomorrow I'm going to start hitting it hard. I'm going to put his formula in the sippy cup for the meals where he eats food.

September 18, 2010

Time Marches On--Tracy Lawrence

I know a lot of you have been hoping for updates, but the fact is between keeping Tristan busy and soaking up every second with Tyler I haven't felt like it.

On Monday, Tyler, Tristan and I drove to Morgantown. We stopped in Flatwoods at an awesome antique mall. When we go to Morgantown, I took Tyler straight to the armory then went and checked into the hotel. Tristan and I went to a bookstore and killed time until we had to pick up Tyler.

Tuesday, I went to the Morgantown mall with Tristan. We hung out there until we had to pick up Tyler.

Wednesday was a busy day. It was Family Day at the armory so Tristan and I went to spend time with his daddy. If he were a bit older he would have had a lot of fun since they had inflatables and crafts.

There was food, but the line was so long that by the time Tyler and I got in it they had run out. After that Tyler went to his going away ceremony and I went to Meadowbrook Mall in Clarksburg with the baby. I wasn't going to the ceremony because we thought it was outside. I spent the day at the mall where Tristan learned he could pull things off the shelves and racks. As I headed back toward the hotel Tyler called and told me he wanted me at the ceremony. I was only 10 minutes away so we went.

The first thing I noticed about the place was how many people there were. Then how unbeiveably hot it was. The ceremony was reletively short. Congressman Alan Mollohan spoke as did General Tackett and Governor Manchin. The longest part was that the Governor and the Honor Delegation shook hands with every soldier. Tyler can be seen here with 50 seconds left in the video on the bottom left corner in front of the WV flag. He can also be seen (better view) with 2 seconds left in the right bottom corner.

Yesterday was goodbye. The bus picked the guys up at the hotel. Tristan and I told Tyler goodbye as he left for Fort McCoy WI. I barely cried! This was all God because I'm a huge crier. I cried in Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith. I think it was that I know I'll see him again before he actually goes to Kuwait. I think I'll really loose it then.

September 11, 2010

Where Were You When The World Stopped Turning--Alan Jackson

Today is 9/11/10, the ninth anniversary of the worst terror attacks ever on US soil. Tyler and I watched specials all week on National Geographic Channel like "Guiliani's 9/11," "Inside 9/11," and "Interrogating Sadam." I saw some views of the planes striking the towers that I had never seen before. The images, even the ones I've seen hundreds of times, still chill me.

I remember exactly where I was that day. I was in my first semester at Marshall and we had been in class around a month. My least favorite class was Chemistry, so naturally that's where I was. It started at 9:00am and my professor, who is the only teacher in my entire school career I can say I hated, was a few minutes late. We were discussing leaving when he came breezing into the room, headed to his desk and said, "2 planes have crashed into the towers of the World Trade Center in New York. Indications are it may be a terrorist attack. We, however, will continue on."
With that, he got out his maker and started writing chem stuff on the board. Here he essentially tells us the world is ending, we were 18, and we're going to learn chemistry. It was quite possibly the worst hour and 20 minutes of my life. When I came out, Tyler was waiting for me. He had been watching the events unfold in one of the labs. We went home and my other class, Human Anatomy, was canceled, which was good because I had no intention of going.

I know there aren't many people who can say 9/11 was a lifesaver, but for our family, it was. My dad's plant held a blood drive about 2 months after 9/11. He walked the few blocks to the office to give blood. When he got there, his blood pressure was so elevate that the told him they couldn't let him donate and to see his doctor, though he didn't even have a doctor. The doctor sent him for a stress test and the first week of December, at the age of 49, he had a quintuple bypass, with one vein jumping 2 blockages. 2 of the veins were 100% blocked. He had never had a single chest pain. The doctor told him he probably never would have had any pain, we just would have found him dead. If it hadn't been for 9/11, my daddy may not be alive now.

God bless all those who died that day: civilians, firefighters, policemen and EMS. May God also shine his light on the families of those involved in this tragedy.

September 10, 2010


Tonight we had dinner at Tyler's dad's house and watched the Marshall/WVU game. Dinner was steak grilled by Terry, mashed potatoes, green beans, corn and apple cobbler all made by Lisa, and Memaw and Papaw's delicious salad with homemade ranch dressing.

After dinner we watched the game. As fun as it was to watch the Thundering Herd, I think I had more fun listening to Memaw throughout the game.

Some of my favorites were:
Terry: "Mother, are you for WVU?"
Memaw: "Lands no! I was hollering for that boy to get down there." (after a field long TD for Marshall)

Terry: "You all are awful quiet over there. Mother isn't even cheering."
Trevor: "That's because Memaw is cheering for WVU."
Memaw: "West Virginia?!? (then under her breath) You've gotta be kidding me."

The guys gave Memaw a hard time, but she bleeds green, I could tell. She was cheering, they just couldn't hear her because Curt was practically in Terry's lap after every play. It was a really fun night.

In the immortal words of Coach Sonny Randall, "Go Herd, everybody!"

Like a Rolling Stone--Bob Dylan

Tristan is { } <----- this close to crawling. He gets on his hands and knees and rocks a little bit. That doesn't mean it isn't mobile. He's been creeping for a while. He gets up on his knees and inches out on his face. His most efficient form of travel, however, is rolling. He can be completely across the floor in 4 rolls.

Last night I went in to mix his bedtime bottle while his daddy "watched" him. 30 seconds later I looked in from the kitchen and didn't see him. I came in the living room and this is what I saw:

He had been sitting on the blanket when I went to the kitchen!

He hasn't pushed himself into a sitting position from his back, but last night he laid down on his Pillow Pet on his side and pushed himself right back up like it was nothing! Then he laid on his belly with one leg in front Indian style and the other straight out to the back and pushed himself right back up to a sitting position. If I hold my hand out to him he pulls himself up into a sitting position. I told Tyler last night that it literally seems like he has advanced exponentially everyday this week.

Today I was rinsing his bottle and he was sitting with his daddy (see a pattern?). I heard him singing again! The first time was, as you will remember, during Ark•e•ology (see that post for details). Today he was saying "Ba ba ba" to a little tune. Even Tyler agreed and he ALWAYS underestimates anything Tristan does.

September 4, 2010

Friends--Michael W. Smith

Tonight was the Labor Day Camp Reunion and boy were there A LOT of memories.

Labor Day Camp has been a tradition at Twenty-Sixth Street Baptist Church since 1954! From Friday until Monday kids and adults are having fun and getting closer to God.

We had dinner, then Shelly put together a slideshow/video that was about an hour long. It had pictures from WAY back, probably before I was born, a few from when I was younger and several of our skits. The skits were from 2001, 2003 and 2004. My personal favorite was entitled "This is Rick" where the guys who used to work for him did a skit about working for him, from driving with no hands drinking coffee and talking on the phone, to driving in the snow with the top down on the Jeep.

We also talked about vespers. Those were the times during camp where we got so close to God. They had vespers tonight, but it was cold and time for Tristan to go to bed, so we went home.

Here is Timmy sharing a story about what camp has meant to him:

August 31, 2010


Sunday was a very busy day. Tristan was in his first play at church. The kids did a play called Ark•e•ology! It was the story of Noah' Ark and God's promises, from the perspective of the animals, in word and song. Tristan was a bear.

Brittany and I walked him and Addi (a bunny) onto the stage and held them through the first song. Tristan was unbelievably good. He held his bear and watch the other kids the whole time he was on stage. He didn't even try to take off his ears! Then Britt and I took the kids and sat on the front pew. Tristan watched the play, chewed his bear (his mate in the 2 by 2 on the ark) and hummed during the music (he'd never done that before).

Sunday afternoon was even busier! We had lunch at Rick and Tammy's, then we had Tristan's picture made by Rick. He took pictures of Tristan in several different outfits alone, with Addi, with me, with Tyler and with me and Tyler (a family picture). I can't wait to get those back. Rick took our wedding pictures and my brother's wedding pictures, too. He does a great job.

August 28, 2010

Part II--Brad Paisley

Tristan has another tooth!  I stuck my finger in his mouth to check the progression of the tooth that broke the skin while we were in the Smokies and there was a second sharp little point in his mouth.  Usually, anytime you try to look in his mouth he puts his tongue in the way, but I even had the rare opportunity to see it.  Hopefully I'll eventually be able to get a picture of his teeth.

August 27, 2010

Sippy Cup--Larry the Cucumber

Today I introduced Tristan to the sippy cup and it went great. I sat the cup in front of him, he picked it up, put spout in his mouth and sucked out a drink like he'd been doing it his whole life! He never stops surprising me with how smart he is.

August 26, 2010

Someone to Watch Over Me--George and Ira Gershwin

Lucky thinks if you are in the floor it is to play with him. I was in the floor with my computer playing with Tristan and naturally Lucky wormed his way in. As I turned to throw his rope, Tristan started messing with my computer. Next thing I know I hear Tristan talking. Lucky heard it too, and flopped down beside him. Here's what I saw:

What I heard wasn't him actually talking. Somehow he had opened the video of him saying Momma, started to play it and was watching quietly. He LOVES watching his video! He watched it the other day at Memaw and Papaw's, too.