Monday, July 30, 2007

Crazy Days..

Well, I haven't been on here in a while now. I need to get going! We have been really busy the last couple of weeks. I am working at Nordstrom for the Anniversary sale. It feels like I am back in management. I am working way more than I intended. Oh well, I guess I am making some of that shopping money back. I got Tatum some of the cutest clothes and shoes from the sale. What great prices! I even bought myself 2 tops. I never shop for myself anymore, so getting to wear 2 new shirts, 2 days in a row, was exciting!!! I would rather shop for Tatum. It's more fun, and everything looks so cute on her. So, my mom and dad have been a huge help with watching Tatum while I am working at Nordstrom. She has spent the night 3 nights at Nana and Papaw's house in the past 2 weeks. I now remember why I quit my full time job in the first place!!! Tatum loves it though! She has a ball playing over there! Nana took her last weekend to her soccer game, and this past Saturday, I was able to leave work early and go with her to her game. She is playing indoor soccer and loves it! She made her first goal in her soccer career on Saturday!!! Hooray for Tatum!!! She jumped up and down, cheering for herself, all the way back down the field! She was so excited! Of course, coming from work, I didn't have my camera with me! Maybe she will score again this weekend! From soccer we went to Daddy's softball tournament he was playing in on Saturday. They were out at the fields from 1pm to 8pm. It was pretty hot and muggy out there Saturday. The team ended up going undefeated and won the entire tournament. They received a huge trophy that I made sure was not coming into my house! The coach wants Richard to keep it, he named him the MVP of the tournament! Great job, but that trophy is still not coming into this house!!! He is going to take it to work since 4 of them played in the tournament. Hopefully they can display it up there at the Sheriff's Office. On Sunday, Tatum and I went to church and let Daddy catch up on some sleep, since he worked Friday night, played softball all day Saturday, and then went back to work Saturday night. After church we came home ate lunch and headed back out to the softball fields for 2 make-up games. That team was undefeated for the season until the second game yesterday when the pitcher decided to smart off to the umpire and she threw him out of the game...all well and good except for the pitcher still couldn't shut his mouth, so she called the whole ball game! Needless to say, Richard was not happy! They still might get first place in the season, let's hope at least! So that rounds out our busy weekend, and we are headed back out to the fields again tonight for 1 more game! Even Richard thinks it's a little too much softball! Softball is about over, and then we will be back to rushing around between coaching Shelby's Volleyball and Basketball, and going to and from Tatum's outdoor soccer games to the games at PSA. Oh well, what else would we be doing if we weren't out watching the girls play sports?!?

Sunday, July 15, 2007

Driving around town!!!

We took Tatum's new Dora Jeep to Daddy's softball game today! She had so much fun driving around, showing off! She is so funny! Dylan brought his Ford Truck Power Wheels, so between the 2 cars and the 4 kids, sharing went quite well for the most part! They had a ball taking turns doing the driving. I think Tatum has really got the hang of it now! Next step, taking it to the next speed. We have only been in low gear, but now that she understands how to steer and stop before she runs into things, we can kick it up a notch!! Thanks Papaw, for the hours of fun you have been able to provide us with! Tatum's friends enjoy it too!

Bounce House Fun!!!

Yesterday, we went to our friend Dylan's 3rd birthday party. He had a Diego\Bounce House party. For 4 1\2 hours Tatum bounced, squirted water guns, and bounced some more. She had so much fun! Dylan had the cutest cupcakes to share with his friends. They looked like Bo Bo's from "Go, Diego, Go". (for those of you who are not familiar with Diego, Bo Bo's are the monkeys in the show.) "Freeze Bo Bo's!!", Tatum loves saying that line! It is so funny how they pick up things so quickly from the shows they watch on TV. Definitely makes you have to be aware of what she watches. Tatum got to play with Sydney and Alexis at the party too! The girls always have so much fun playing together! So, after a day of bouncing and knocking around a Pinata, we had a long, busy, but lots of fun day!!!

Friday, July 13, 2007

So, yesterday I took Tatum to an open casting call for a Model and Talent Search. I have never taken her to anything like this before, so it was an experience. I didn't really know what to expect. We signed her in, got a number and waited a little bit. Not as long as I thought we were would have to though. They called us in, we gave a lady our information sheet and then stepped over to a small digital camcorder. I had to state her name and age, then she had to look at the camera and smile. Took all of 20 seconds! And that was it! Off we went, 45 minute drive back home! They said that agents will look at the tapes, decide if your child has the face that the market is looking for right now, and mail you something if they choose your child! We are expecting something within the next couple of weeks!! I mean please, who could resist her big eyes and long eyelashes??? We took friends and family along with us. I figured at least one of our beautiful kids will get picked! Sydney and Alexis, and Ben and Emerson. Between the 5 cute kids, one of us is bound to hear something back!! So, that was our first Modeling experience. Short and Sweet!
Today was Tatum's 4 year check up! She is growing big, (if you can call her big!) and very healthy!! My poor baby had to get 5 shots today! Needless to say, she was not happy! Richard took M&M's to bribe her afterwards. It worked until she looked down at her band aids and the water-works started all over again! She is so dramatic! Now, you see why I took her yesterday!!!

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Family Vacation

Here we are! Our Family. This was on our trip to Colorado. Here we are in front of the Purgatory River. Well, a fork of it, I think. It was beautiful there. We went to Stonewall, CO to take my Papa's ashes there to be with my grandma. The whole extended family went. We stayed in Stonewall for 2 days, saw some bears, tried to fish, then continued our trip as a mini vacation in Breckenridge, CO. What an awesome place. We went White Water rafting, down this huge Alpine Slide, shopped a little, ate a lot! We stayed in a 6 bedroom cabin in Breckenridge. It was great. The kids all got to have their own space. We will definitely do it again. Despite all the family bickering, we are so lucky to have family around to bicker with!!!

The Cass Crew

Alright, so I am going to attempt this blog thing! Thanks to Nicole, she is going to get me computer savvy, if she must!!! Well, my baby is now 4 years old! I can't believe it. She turned 4 yesterday, July 9, 2007. It is so crazy! I feel like it was just last week, we were in the hospital about to bring her home. We had her 4th birthday party on Sunday. Thankfully the weather decided to work in our favor. The party was a 5pm, and it was storming while we loaded the car to go to the pool. Great, I was not happy. Richard was assuring me all would be fine. What was I going to do with 40 people if the rain and thunder didn't stop??? We get to the pool across town, the clouds part, sun comes out, and Ta-Da....SUN!!! Thank you Mother Nature!!! The party went off great. Tatum and her friends and family all had a blast. Hot Dogs were served, (Tatum's favorite) and cake was eaten! Aunt NeNe made the cutest cake for the party. It looked like a goldfish. Describing it doesn't do it justice. I will have to try and figure out how to put pictures on here later! Tatum got so many presents. I have my work cut out for me this week, trying to get her playroom cleaned out and in order so new toys can come in! I will have to make another run to target for totes by the end of the week for sure!!! Between Polly Pockets and Dora and Diego colors etc...where will it all go! She got 2 live goldfish from Shelby and Aunt NeNe. For some reason she has named them Bobby and Lisa! Where those names came from, we will never know!! So, Bobby and Lisa are great! Let's hope they stay around for a while. I am not ready for the death talk with my 4 year old. Where to start with that, I will never know!!! So, Papaw got her a Power Wheels Dora Jeep. She loves it. She is a little intimidated by it though. I mean, please, she hasn't gone through drivers ed yet! We will have to take her to a wide open field for some practice! Nana got her a DVD player for the car. Wow, modern technology!!! Did we ever think growing up that we would have portable TV in the car for our children!!! I didn't!! So, I guess the beginning of a 4th year was a success! Thanks to all that came and helped us celebrate our Sweet Little Girl!