Plethora of Pictures of the Proud (Grand)Parents

My dad will be proud of my alliterative title! Speaking of my dad we just had a short but sweet visit with him before having a lovely visit with Marc's parents. Both Marc and I have loved having visitors, it is so nice to have people to help with and hold Ty and visit with. Julie and Lowell come next and we are super excited to have them!

My dad arrived last Monday morning and was delighted to meet Ty. Ty was also happy to meet him! He arrived with lots of books and sleepers for him too. Typical grandparent. ;)
We went for some nice walks - the forecast was for rain but it always cooperated in the afternoon for us to get out and enjoy the outdoors.
Marc was trying to pose like the trees. I look like I am waving but was also trying to pose. Ty is falling over. :)
Niko still got some time with Grandpa Greg!

Like mother, like son:
Tyrn watching his first NCAA final with Grandpa. Hopefully the first of many! They probably won't all be as exciting as this years!
My dad got this great shot of Ty right before he left.

My dad's flight arrived in Calgary and Marc's parents hopped on the same plane to head right back to Abbotsford.

We had a busy few days with Marc's parents and Shareen even joined us for the weekend. Nana and Grandpa G brought a suitcase full of Marc's old clothes as well as some photo albums.

This bonnet was knitted for Marc by his Grandma G when he was born.
Apparently he loves it!

Napping with the grandparents
Cuddling with Auntie Shareen

We had some nice visits with Marc's Aunt Helen, Uncle Gil and cousin Marcy as well as with Bette's (second?) cousin Gerry.

Enjoying a lovely lunch at Appeldoorns in downtown Chilliwack
Out for dinner at Earl's (On a side note, Earl's has changed their menu in the last couple of years and it is oh so tasty!!)
Niko and his new cousin Maggie right before Shareen headed back home.

Here is Ty in his new raincoat from my friend Nolene. I also had a shower this weekend but that is a post in itself!
Goodbye Nana and Grandpa! See you soon!

On a totally unrelated note to all the relatives in the above pictures, we ordered a decal online for Tyrn's wall. We were initially going to go with a jungle theme for his room but while browsing online we found this amazing decal that we felt suited his birth day. Marc took this picture on the day Ty was born, noting how he will always remember looking out the window and seeing the beautiful cherry blossoms and associating them with this special day! We absolutely LOVE how it turned out and are continually going into Ty's room and just staring at the wall.

Marc stayed up late on Thursday starting and finished yesterday afternoon while I was out for coffee with a friend. Here is the wall from start to finish:

The end result. WOW!!
(In this picture there is something made by Bette, something made by Shareen, something made by Nolene and something made by us... any guesses?)


nolene said...

i love ty's room! the wall looks gorgeous... good job guys!

Lowell & Julie said...

I love SO many things about this post! I love my adorable little nephew, I love how he makes funny faces like his Mommy, I love all the pictures of Ty with his grandparents, I love the PERFECT decal that turned out so beautifully, and most of all... I love love LOVE that we're going to be there in less than a week!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Ty is a sweetheart! Congratulations again! I LOVE the room art, it looks so cute! Take care!
Carisa Aleman

Bloggy Mama said...

It all looks wonderful. The room, the moments and the kid. I love the last picture... someone looks impressed ;) Blessings and joy to you three!

Anonymous said...

You guys are so blessed to have so many loving visitors! How awesome to have Marc's baby items for Tyrn to wear, so sweet! He is such a cutie with a personality already :) The decal is amazing and the sentiment behind it is even better! You guys look like you have settled happily into your roles as parents :) So happy for you!!

Anonymous said...

As a one of the grandparents, this is an interesting post. Lots of nice pictures. The wall decal is lovely. Artistically done Marc. Nolene's hand made baby quilt gift on the chair back makes a lovely accent! Good job Nolene!
Love, Nana :)

Anonymous said...

totally fab! baby and baby room. also, what a hot mama!!
happiness to you :)

shareen said...

oooh! ooh! I know all the answers! I know what all the answers...wait, I don't think I know what Mom made. Crap. But I don't want to give it away for everyone else. :)

I love the decal - it looks so great!

Carlynne Kobewka said...

the decal does look very nice! i love all the funny expressions Ty makes. He seems quite the entertaining baby! And why shouldn't he be with such entertaining parents!

Anonymous said...

I know the something "made by us" is Ty!
What a beautiful baby you made. Congratulations to you both. I love being able to see all your photos and hear your stories. It brings back all our memories of our kids and makes me so thankful for each one. It is extra special because of our special relationship to Nana Bette Rose and journeying with her through her life of marriage and then babies. Now her babies are having babies. Memories are so great. Sniff,sniff. Hang on to Ty lots because they grow up way to fast.
Our love and prayers to your new family!

Anonymous said...

Angela Carnegie

Unknown said...

Wow...great baby room! You look like you are having a great time as parents!


Kelly said...

I came across your blog and am looking for a great vinyl wall decal and was wondering where you found this one?

marcandorkylie said...

Thanks everone for the great comments, we love Ty and his room! It has been so nice to hear from friends and family after his birth! Kelly here is the link to the site where we bought his decal -


Kelly said...

Thank you, thank you! That was sooo helpful!