Thursday, July 31, 2008
Wednesday, July 30, 2008
Monday, July 28, 2008
Every single day, Tatum goes outside in the back to jump on her trampoline, then after about 3 minutes, she comes inside to put on her swimsuit, then goes back out to jump with the sprinkler! Today, she decided to take her Barbies out there to jump with her. She only has 5 Barbies and they are all swim Barbies. So, I guess she thought it was a perfect place to play with them!
Thursday, July 24, 2008
Poor thing! Tatum came in this evening from outside in the back yard, crying! I asked her what was wrong and she said, "a bug bit me!" She was crying uncontrollably. I asked her if it was a wasp, and she said yes. After getting information out of her, I finally understood, she showed me where it was, the wasp was stuck in the net enclosure around her trampoline, and she decided to touch it. Smart! She said she just touched the "paw" (leg), but I guess it was still able to sting her on the finger from the "stuck in the net position!" Her poor little finger is all swollen and red. She made me put a band aid on it, but I was afraid to put it on there too tight. I don't want it to swell more, and cut off the circulation. So, this was her first wasp sting, hopefully the last! Funny, because I just had Richard knock down a huge nest that was in the front yard above her window, yesterday. I guess they've moved to the back yard now! This picture is of her milking it! She wanted to lay on my bed, and I had to bring her her pink blanket and her blankie! She is so dramatic!
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
Sunday, July 13, 2008
My newly 5 year old decided to act like a 2 year old tonight and CUT her own hair. I walked into the living room tonight to find her sitting on the chair watching TV, calmly cutting off the hair on the side of her head. WHAT WAS SHE THINKING??? I am in total shock. It's not even funny to me. We already have issues with the slow rate her hair grows, now she will be going to kindergarten in a month and a half with a bald spot in the back of her head. When we took her into the bathroom to show her what she had done, I then noticed that she cut all her bangs off to. I could cry right now! The back of her head looks like we took the clippers I use to cut Richard's hair, and buzzed a spot on her. How can she even get scissors to do that? My mom asked me if I was going to keep that hair she cut. WHAT? No, I never want to think about this day again!!!
This picture of the back of her head doesn't even do it justice. It looks WAY worse in real life!
I know this picture is gross, a pile of hair. But, I wanted to show you how much she actually cut off. We probably didn't even get it all from down beside the chair cushion! I am in total shock right about now....but I am sure I will get over it!!! She will NEVER play with scissors again!!! THANK GOODNESS it was AFTER her birthday party pictures!!
Wednesday, July 9, 2008
Here she is at her Tu-Two at the Zoo Birthday party! She still loves the zoo!!
The aftermath of eating cupcakes on her 4th birthday!!! Sure looked good!!!
Having fun at her 5th Birthday Party!!! We can't wait for the many more years of exciting Birthday's with Tatum!!!Today, we took Tatum to Hawaiian Falls for her "real" birthday. She LOVED it! She was able to go down more rides than I expected. Her favorite was the Doubles Tube Ride. Of course, Mommy was her favorite person to ride this with!!! Maybe because I made it more fun, by screaming and yelling WhoooHoooo, the whole way down!! She joined in on that fun too!! Richard bought her an ice cream cone with "Birthday Cake" flavored ice cream! Good thing, because tonight at dinner, she fell asleep before her brownie and ice cream was served at the restaurant! She had a long, FUN day!!!
She got a trampoline from Mommy and Daddy for her birthday! Nana and Papaw got her the enclosure. She has had a blast jumping on it everyday! She even got her Nana out there to jump with her!!!
Tuesday, July 8, 2008
Sunday was Tatum's 5th Birthday party! What a party! We had it for the 3rd year in a row, at Old Settler's Aquatic Center. Everyone had a great time! I served Hot Dogs, Fruit, Chips and Salsa, Water and Juice for the kids! I had a huge Lemon and Lime cake made to match the Lemon and Lime theme party! Invitations were Lemon and Lime, Tatum's swim suit and cover-up had lemon, limes, and oranges on it, and everything else was lime green and yellow! It really all pulled together nicely. All the kids, and most adults, had a blast in the pool, having splash ball wars, and going down the big slide. Tatum is still too little for that big slide! Maybe one day she can participate in that part of the party! She got so many gifts from all her friends and family! She was such a happy girl that day. Everyday since the party, when we have to leave the house, she asks me if we will be gone long. She wants to get back home and play with all her new and exciting toys! So, we are off to Hawaiian Falls tomorrow for her "real" birthday! I can't believe my baby is 5 years old!!!
Saturday, July 5, 2008
So, we had a pretty good time, at our first and last, Ice Cream Crank-Off!!!
Friday, July 4, 2008
Happy 4th of July!! We went over to Steph's to eat an early dinner. Then we headed off to watch the McKinney Fireworks. We chose a spot off the side of the road, not knowing exactly where the fireworks were going to be coming from, hoping some of the trees and light poles weren't in the way! It ended up being almost PERFECT!! It was a pretty good firework display. The grand finale could have been better, but who cares, the kids enjoyed it! After the fireworks were over, we ate watermelon, waiting for the traffic to clear out. We threw the rinds out in to the field, maybe next year, we can show up for fireworks, and pick our own watermelon from the field?!? ....Maybe not!!!
Thursday, July 3, 2008
We went over to Michele's to go swimming today. We walk in, Tatum takes off her cover-up immediately, Emma walks around the corner and....Matching again!! This is becoming too funny! Almost every time we see Emma, her and Tatum are wearing the same thing, something the same, but a different color, or a coordinating outfit. Most of the clothes we have in our daughter closets are the same as the others. We have the same taste when it comes to dressing our sweet little girls!! Below are a few pictures of "matching on accident!"
This picture, I LOVE!! It was in Colorado last summer! Tatum was going to try and help Emma down the stairs! Not a good idea, since Tatum can barely take the stairs herself!
This one is hard to see, but I love it! The girls were holding hands walking to breakfast in Colorado last summer. Emma was wearing the pink dress with brown cupcakes and leggings and Tatum was wearing the same dress but with brown horses and the same brown leggings! They were so cute!!
Here is a picture from Halloween last year. We show up at Michele's to take the girls trick-or-treating, and they are pretty much the SAME butterfly fairies! Just different Tu-Tu's and wings!This is from Christmas 2006, Emma had the sweet plaid dress, Tatum the coordinating skirt with shrug sweater!! Such sweet little girls, allowing us to take a million picture of their matching outfits! I think this was the beginning of it all, "accidental, but adorable matching!!"
Tuesday, July 1, 2008
We all got some Blueberry Lemonade. Oh my, it was GOOD!! I also bought some Blackberry Preserves, my favorite! I can't wait till tomorrow morning to have some on my toast. So, it was a fun morning. Tatum has already been saying she wants to go back tomorrow! Maybe next week we can go and pick blueberries. There seems to be way more of those to pick!!!