Sunday, December 13, 2009

Birthday Party - Piggy Style!

We had Donovan's birthday party this weekend! It was so much fun, and he had a blast with his Cuz J, he even started saying her name JJ. Really cute! Here are a bunch of pictures not in any order, but you get the idea of the day! We had piggy themed party, with Pig everything, we even had ham for dinner! He loved his cupcake, he actually threw up a little when he was done eating! He doesn't know when to stop, just like his daddy!

I can't believe my baby is 1!!!!! He is such a blessing, and we can't believe how much you can really love one person!

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Tula and Donovan

Thanksgiving weekend, we met our new niece Tula Louise Lytle, she is absolutly adorable, I must say she looks a lot like my brother. Hairy and such!
Donovan really liked her, I am not sure she really liked him! They are very lucky she is a very mellow puppy!! Can't wait to see the little princess again!

Santa Clause visit!

We went and saw Santa today at Bishops Bay! Donovan wasn't as afraid I thought he would be but he wasn't crazy about being on his lap! We at least got one pic!

The best part of the day was that he is now on all solids and human food, and I don't think I have ever seen him as happy as he was at brunch!

We are taking steps!

Donovan has been taking steps for a few weeks now, but this weekend has gotten signficantly better!!

I thinnk he will be full feldged walking by christmas! I am looking forward to him walking so that he can follow me around more rather then cry and crawl because he is not quite fast enough! Here is a video of the piggy walking!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

It is that time of season.....

We had Donovan's pic's taken for his year pictures, I can not believe he will be 1 in less then two weeks! The time has gone by so fast! We have had the same women take D's pictures since he was born, we took, 1 month pics, 6 month pics and 12 month pics, they have progressively gotten more difficult to keep his attention and keep him in one spot! Jen does an amazing job, and she captures his personality perfectly! Some are below! I can't show you all of them, because some will come if X-mas cards! We have so much to be Thankful for this Thanksgiving!
Our own little Turkey!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009


Two weeks ago, we went to Chicago to visit Tim's sis Krissy and her soon to be husband Mackey! It was a perfect Chicago day and they have the most amazing apartment/condo! Very jealous! Anyway we hung out and had some drinks, watch Donovan completly get into everything he wasn't supposed to! IT was fun, we rarely get that one on one time with Kris and Mackey since we are usually doing whole family stuff (which of course we love too!)! It was great to hang out with them, we had a lot of fun!

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Waving and Dance Machine!

So Donovan has been waving "bye bye" for about a month now, but everytime I try to get him on video he either stares at me like he has no idea what I am talking about or he starts crying because he wants the video camera! So you will just have to trust me! It is adorable though, he uses both arms in the wave, too cute!

He is also dancing or attempting to. Whenever, commercials, tv or the ipod is on and music is playing he starts waving, which I believe is a dance move! He usually tries to climb up your leg so you hold his hands then he starts bouncing, I have a video below! His dance moves are a combination of Tim and Mine explosive dance talent! ( He has no chance!) He is getting to be such a big boy and I can't believe he turns 1 in a month! Where has the time gone!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Halloween Pig & Dog!

Donovan was a puppy and a Pig for halloween, A pig well because he is one and that is what we call him. A puppy cause it was a gift from Grandma Lytle and it was nice and warm for Trick or Treating! He looked absolutly adorable and didn't mind the costumes at all, He even kept the hats on.

We had quite a crew trick or treating. Our nieces Jaelynn (tinkerbell) and Alex (minnie Mouse), our nephew Johnny (lion) and good friends daughter Avery (duck). It was a lot of fun and we actually got a picture of all of them!

Sunday, October 25, 2009

First Haircut!


Donovan got his first haircut on Friday! He did absoultly great! No crying and was having a blast in the car that he sat in while getting his hair cut! He looks like such a little boy with his styled hair. I think I am going to keep it longer because I love the curl, but now there is a little more style to it!


Sunday, October 18, 2009

Pumpkin patch with our pumpkin

We went to the Pumpkin patch with D this morning, he was having a blast! One great thing about living in this part of the country is the fall weather. It was perfect outside! He saw some bunnies, geese, and chickens which he couldn't take his eyes off of! It was fun! Here are some pics!

Friday, October 9, 2009

Congrats Brandon and Andrea

Andrea's sisters Shelby and Kelsey

Although the weekend ended with sadness, it started out with great happiness! We welcome Andrea to our family, we are so lucky to have you, thank you for making my brother so happy! Here are some pictures from the weekend! It was such a fun weekend, and so nice to have my family together. Of course it rained, it wouldn't be a lytle wedding if it didn't, but like ours we didn't even notice! Ok, now I am ready for a niece or nephew.....or maybe even a puppy would be great too!
Last wedding of the family is June 19th, 2010......Tim's sister Krissy is getting married.

Cutest Vikings Fan!

Couldn't be cuter in his vikings gear! If I need to remind anyone, they beat the Packers last Monday Night!

Monday, October 5, 2009

Rest in Peace Payton

We had to put our dog Payton down this morning. He started having seizures yesterday morning and we couldn't break the cycle, he had them every time after the Valium ran out. He went on a Valium drip last night and we said he this doesn't break the cycle then it was time. It didn't break it.

He was an amazing dog who made us laugh everyday, we loved him so much and rearranged our life anyway we could just for him. We had three great years with him and we will never forget him. We have been through a lot with him, which made us want to fight for him even more. We thank god for making it an easier decision for us to put him out of his pain. I still can't believe he is gone, and it will take some adjusting, he had a BIG presence in our house and will not be the same without him. Payton is now up in heaven with Jackson Marco, Harley Lytle, who are both very annoyed that he is there! :)

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

The story of Donovan and Payton

Payton and Donovan have a very complex relationship. Donovan LOVES Payton, and Payton does not really like Donovan. Here is a glmpse at their typical day.

Payton could do without. This happens about every 5 minutes.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

What road block????

So Donovan's obessision is to play with the stero system dials and change all sorts of things that I have no idea how to get back to making the stero work with the TV, so I decided to put the coffee table in front of the TV so he doesn't get to it to change anything. Note: We have a thousand toys for Donovan to play with but he insists on playing with anything but those toys. Well it didn't take to long for him to figure out how to get past the road block.

He is crusing now, holding on to furniture and walking along with standing up without holding on to anything. I think we will have a walker before he turns one. He is moving non stop, I am constently redirecting him. He has figured out how to open cupboards and drawers. Oh boy!!!

Miss Audri Anne!

We were introduced to Audri Anne last weekend, what a little Princess! She is so small, I can't even believe Donovan was that size at one point. It actually makes me think I could do it all again! ( I know I could) She is a good baby, and J loves her little sister! J loved her Aunt Gina and Uncle Timmy this weekend, she was giving us hugs and telling us she loved us all day Saturday! Still getting used to the idea of having a little sister around!!!

Goldfish explosion

We made a trip to Madison, last weekend for a Wedding, and Donovan can last about 1 hour or so in the car with out getting bored and fussy. Which is pretty good for him. He was starting to fuss, so giving him anything other then a toy to play with seems to go over pretty well.

He loves bags and things that make a crunchy noise. I had a bag of goldfish for him to play with and chew on since he is teething. I didn't think he could puncture it until I turned around and saw this.

I had to get a closer look. He was in heaven! So was payton!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Labor Day

We haven't been all home together for a whole weekend in over a month! We had three whole days of Marco family time! It was the best weekend we have had all summer! We got a new camera, so it got a lot of use! The weather was absolutely perfect!

First we checked our email

Then we checked to make sure we had enough beer, we had plenty!

We made a trip to the park we did some swinging!

Last thing before bed, was some pool time! Nothing better then crawling around in circles in water!

About Me

The Marco Family consists of Gina (mom), Tim (dad), and 3 year old donovan (son) and 1 yeal old Ryann (daughter)! As a family we feel completly blessed! We enjoy everyday together as a family and want to share all of our experiences and happiness with family and friends!