Excited to watch you grow.

Excited to watch you grow.

Each day you become more real in my life. I’m waking up more next to you. With that said, “I’m excited to watch you grow.”

They may sound weird but when you have a kid, you will understand. With each day they get older, you connect more with the human behind the baby mask.

You are my new purpose, my breath, my air.

We are so lucky to have you in our life.

We are excited to watch you grow and…

I will always be there for you.

Today, you asked me about the artwork on your blanket. You asked me, what is this daddy?

You’re very inquisitive, you seek to peel things apart, then put them together once you figure it out, and I think you will find a lot of power in that skill as you get older. I’m excited to watch you grow.

So, I told you, “star.”

You didn’t ask “what is that daddy?”

You enjoy saying a phrase. It’s half of the word for a “ball” in Spanish.

Pelota. But you say the LOTA part, you say “GOAT-TAH” or “GO-TUH” or “GO-TOH” and a few variations of the phrase.





To be funny, I decided to tell you every star on the blanket. Rapidly.

“Star, star, star, star, star,…”

While I pointed down to the star on the blanket, I looked at you, you looked at me with excitement.

I point at another, quicker, “Star.”

The next five stars, even quicker!

and pointed at each star around you, over and over…

Stars are all around you, in the sky, in our universe, in our local galaxy, and beyond.

Oh, also on your blanket.

“Star, star, star!”

Watch you grow.

Then for the first time in your life, you made fun of me.

You pretended to do what I did, in the silliest and cutest way possible.

You stole the show with my own joke. I had to get moms attention, it was that good.

I really enjoyed the fact that you were being silly with me Andoni. I have a son.

We did this over and over, together.

You would act like you were pointing at a lot of stars and say a bunch of jibberish while laughing and doing cute little high pitch noises. You would put your face on your mom’s pillow and put your butt in the air and laugh and laugh.

It was the best part of my week.

In the end, you were just waving your arm around pretending to point and laughing your little butt off.

You’re an amazing child.

Side note from your growing, you’re also growing.

Also, a side note from growing, your brain is growing too.

You have been struggling to put shapes together in your toy, it consumes triangles, squares, circles, and stars.

I know deep down, I need to let you figure it out, but I keep seeing you have trouble with it.

and instead of watching you;

  1. struggle
  2. get frustrated
  3. throw the shape
  4. grab another
  5. try again…

I have been putting the correct one in front of you.

Yes, I think I’m helping you grow in this circumstance.

I’m thinking in my head, “higher win VS loss ratio will keep his morale up. Then he will learn it faster because he spends more time doing it correctly.”

I think that, as I rotate the toy so that you see the correct shape in front of you. It’s a tricky toy…

Son, you weren’t the best at this puzzle. Until today.

No sweat. It’s okay to be ‘not the best’ at a puzzle the first few times you try and the last time you try.

I’m terrible at everything the first time too, but as long as it’s fun, I’ll get better and so will you.

Trying is the important part and the quicker you fail 1000 times, the quicker you know how not to succeed 1000 times.

Today, I told your mommy, “I guess he’s not old enough where he can figure out how to put the shapes in the holes.”

Before your mom even explained that you’re old enough, you did it with a little flare. A slam dunk, shape to shape.

In a fast-paced digital age, it’s hard for two people to experience the same thing at the same time, this just so happened to be you doing a thing.

Thanks for building the experience for everyone here.

Your happiness keeps me up at night.

When the Internet turns off.

When the Internet turns off.

When the internet turns off, we are left to wait. When the internet turns off, it’s time to get analog again.

Off goes the light. When the Internet turns off, everything stops.

No more online meetings, no more emails, no more tweets, no grams, no messaging application, and online progress halts.

On the other end, the world is spinning, on my end, we are on hold.

Waiting for the Internet to turn on, my single point of failure.

Andoni points to the sky as a plane goes over, I mentioned to him, “Daddy was in an Airplane last week, Airplane. Airplane.”

Tyler Garrett holding Andoni Garrett outside pointing into the sky

Tyler Garrett holding Andoni Garrett outside pointing into the sky at an airplane.


When I travel I text food pics to my wife. 

When I travel I text food pics to my wife. 

Do you ever get lonely and text your best friend a picture of your food? Maybe give them a review of it? When I travel I text food pics to my wife and give her reviews along the way.A Wawa coffee next to my wawa-water. A chicken quesadilla with chipotle sauce. 

Here’s the breakfast options at a hotel I stayed in, outside of LA.

Slim pickings for sure. 

Not like the burger place down the road. 


The burgers were too good. 

Breakfast before an Uber Ride!

Breakfast before an Uber Ride!

Did you get a breakfast before an Uber ride? When you’re in a hurry and need to eat; grab a banana, eggs, potatoes, and coffee.

Throw your canon 6d on your shoulder, get on your phone, open uber, and try to find an uber close by.

Getting a breakfast while your uber comes is the key objective because ubers drive time analytics are a little bit off.

Did you know that you can cancel trips within 2mins of accepting a ride? If they are far away, you can cancel the trip, but I noticed it did not improve my chances of getting cars that seemed to be right next to me on the map.

Grabbing breakfast before an uber is a great way to kick the day off. 

Time how long it takes you to get finished eating and order your uber during your breakfast. 

Siena Cafe – A dog friendly cafe in Irving, Texas.

Siena Cafe – A dog friendly cafe in Irving, Texas.

Irving Texas dog friendly Siena Cafe. A nice little place in a shopping mall layout. I personally did not like any of the food and won’t be returning to Siena Cafe. (blogged on medium too).

We loved the fact that the staff was attentive to our needs, so I don’t feel bad about giving them good marks on customer service. It was entertaining and everyone was friendly. The fact that I didn’t enjoy the food does not mean their entire menu is gross.

Here’s how I would rate it. Pretend these full dots ⚪️ are stars. And ⚫️ is a lack of a star.

Giving it a 3 stars out of 5 total.

Siena Cafe – ⚪️⚪️⚪️⚫️⚫️

  1. Food – ⚪️⚪️⚫️⚫️⚫️
  2. Rules – ⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️
  3. Location – ⚪️⚫️⚫️⚫️
  4. Employees – ⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️
  5. Presentation – ⚪️⚪️⚫️⚫️⚫️

Siena Cafe Location:

780 S MacArthur Blvd #100, Coppell, TX 75019

Siena Cafe Number:

(972) 462-1726

I enjoyed the presentation on my crepes but I did not enjoy the crepes. My wife really enjoyed her meal, she ordered pancakes with another dish.

It’s next to a nails, waxing, foot massage store, and walk-ins are welcome. (I’m reading the sign)

So, if you have your dog, family, a desire for brunch, and want your nails done – Siena Cafe ain’t half bad.

We are outside and the 15 month old is pulling our dog Charlie around by the the leash. He has finally taken over a task at brunch, a task I don’t enjoy doing.

I did not like my coffee, it was burnt. My eggs tasted buttery.

I needed to go inside in order to order.We were under the impression that our food would be very delicious…

Our dog Charlie really enjoyed the turkey bacon.

It was the only thing in my order that did not have butter on it.

Buttery hashbrowns… So delicious.

I don’t intend on doing bad reviews on my website, and usually just ignore the situation entirely. But I’m aiming at blogging about things that may be a little outside of the bubble.

My wife had a lot to say during this review, so I made up a joke with her about giving bad opinions about things.

If you have something to say, hit the button for Siri…
At least then someone will be listening to you.

He’s asking for more in sign language.

He thinks he wants coffee.

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