Sunday, December 6, 2009

I can't believe it.....

After 6 years of patiently asking Tatum if she would like to sit on Santa's lap each year, she FINALLY DID IT!!! Nana and I took Tatum and Cooper to Watters Creek in Allen to see Santa. Tatum told me she was going to sit on his lap this year since I told her, 1. she needed to be brave and show Cooper how to do it! And 2. If she wants a flat screen TV for her room, she has to ask him for it herself!! We got there, the little Elf lady came and took Cooper from me, put him on Santa's lap, and Tatum asked me to "carry" her over to him. I told her she needed to walk, as she is clinging to my leg and hiding behind me! Santa made room for her and she hopped up there, the man snapped the picture real quick, and she hopped right down! Santa asked her what she wanted for Christmas, but she was not about to get back up there and tell him. She stood there in front of him and said she didn't know! That's funny, since her list is about 40 items deep! I reminded her she wanted something special for her room. She then remembered and told him a TV. We will see what he brings her in just a few weeks!! I am so proud of her for being brave and sitting up there!! She was pretty proud of herself too!!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween! My little puppy and kitty sure were cute!!

WE headed down the Scare on the Square in McKinney the night before or some trick or treating! We had fun with all our friends! (Alexis-not pictured)

Here is my little black cat! She looked so cute! Cutest Black Cat I saw this year!!

Here is my same little black cat, 4 years ago! She was a little smaller then! Still super cute!
Here is my little puppy! I just can't get over it! He was adorable! I was especially proud of my kids costumes because, again, I (with some help) made the costumes. They were really simple but looked like I spent a lot of money on them!!

On Halloween night we headed over to Michele's for some Family Halloween Fun! Mary Poppins showed up!! Actually it was Aunt Sally, but my she looked great!

Daddy even had some fun!! We look forward to more fun Halloweens in the years to come!!!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Pumpkin Patch 2009

We headed out to the Pumpkin Patch this week with my friend Amber and her little girl Emma. I have started watching Emma 2 days a week now. Yesterday was our first day, and man....did I forget what it is like having a mobile baby around the house is like! She was busy, but really good. She was able to show me what I forgot to put up and away in terms of baby proofing! We are really excited that Cooper is going to have a play buddy over every week. She will get him moving in no time. He is so close go learning how to crawl and sit up by himself. Tatum is doing great in school, and as always, is the best big sister we could have asked for!! The Pumpkin Patch was fun. There are several pictures in here that I want to print out and frame! My kids are so cute!

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Fall Soccer

Well, Tatum has started soccer this season. After the first 2 games were rained out, we finally go to play today. It was nice and Hot and Humid! UGH...I am so ready for fall temps. The picture above is Tatum in the goal. She loves to play goalie. It makes me so nervous. She did pretty well today considering missing 2 weeks of practice because of the rain. I watch her in warm ups before the game and wish she would put all that effort and skill out on the field. Doesn't always happen that way. She is too busy watching the others to really focus 100%. She needs to get over that! Poor girl, with me and her dad out there yelling at her....she has no hope.

We are looking forward to a fun, successful season with Thunder!!! Cooper went out to support Sister at his first outdoor game! He loves it outside, and will really enjoy getting to hang out on the weekends at her games!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Recent happpenings...

I have been so bad about keeping up with my blog, since Facebook has come into my life. I upload all my pictures on to Facebook, tag them, and write comments about them, so I feel like when I get on here, it is repetitive. But, I will do this anyway. I just realized that I don't have Tatum's 6th Birthday party on here either! Man, I have some things to do!
Tatum started 1st grade this year! She loves it. Her teacher is really sweet, has a 10 week old baby girl. Just a couple of weeks younger than Cooper. Tatum thinks that cool. She is such a big kid on campus. She has a locker and big girl desk, and a HUGE backpack! haha...when I bought it, it didn't seem quite so big!!
We went and ate lunch with her yesterday. We thought we would give her a week to get in the groove, before heading up there and messing up her routine. I have been up there several days already volunteering. I am a co-room mom this year, so I will help out more in the classroom this year, and also in the workroom like last year. Tatum is still getting use to seeing me in the classroom during the day. I tried to tell her to just ignore me when I go in, but that is hard for her. She wants me to see what she is doing, and she wants to see Cooper. We are still working on all that!
My sweet boy is getting too big, too fast. He is loving Tummy Time now, and getting really good at it. He is even rolling from his tummy to his back. Still working on the other way around. But, he will be there soon! I am nervous about him starting to crawl. Tatum has way to many toys, that are choking hazards for him. It will be an adjustment getting her to remember to keep it of the floor, or in her room. Guess that is one door that will have to be closed at all time soon!

We met some friends for dinner the other night. One of which is a Police Officer that Richard works with a lot. Of course, they thought it would be funny to play "Cops" with the kids. Hopefully this is not a look into the future with Tatum and Dylan. lol! I don't think so! Officer Daddy will not allow that!!
Soccer is starting now. We are looking forward to beautiful weather, and some goals from Tatum this season. I can't wait to get her new uniform. I will post pictures soon!!

Friday, July 24, 2009

Golf With Daddy...

Richard and Tatum are now golfing buddies. Tatum got her own set of Golf Clubs when Cooper was born, as a Welcome to Being a New Big Sister....little did we know, she was going to LOVE it, and be really good at it. At least we think she is really good at it for a 6 year old. Richard joined the McKinney Golf Club, so they are able to go often. They love it! Great bonding time....well, I think so at least. She has not come home yet complaining about Richard yelling at her to do it right. I am sure that will come too!

I love to watch her hit with her driver. She hits is high and in the air. I laugh when I hear the "ping" just like the big boys!! On this day, Richard said she also sunk a 12-13 foot putt. He was impressed!

It's been hot, but this day was only about 94 degrees, not too bad considering it has been well about 100 for a few weeks! Needless to say, that had a blast and they BOTH can't wait to get back out there!!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Summer Fun...

We have been doing lots of fun stuff this summer, without even going anywhere yet! Tatum has been such a great big sister! I am so proud of her. She loves to take care of Cooper, and has never once shown any jealously towards him. She loves him so much and I love that! She is always so concerned about what his is doing. One little whimper from him, and she is telling me to get him. She thinks he can't cry for even 1 second!! Too cute!
We have been swimming a lot! Richard loves to throw Tatum around the pool, and she gets a kick out of it! She has really become a fish this summer!

Did I mention Richard has been having a ball too??!!?
4th of July this year was very uneventful! Tatum got sick the day before with high fever and stomach cramping. I ended up having to take her to an After hours doctor on 4th of July evening. Dr. said she had a stomach bug that had been going around. So, our fun day plans to go to the Golf Club, Take a Hot Air balloon ride, swim, and play all the events happening up there did not happen! We did take her out to watch fireworks, but she was falling fast, so we watched then headed straight home. Cooper, slept through the whole thing!!! They looked cute though!!

After Fireworks, Nana and Papaw came back over for a little bit. My dad was holding Cooper and I had to take this picture because he looked so cute!! Just look at those cheeks!!!

More swimming! I must say, we have done a lot of it, but with the temps being over 100 degrees almost's the only thing we can do to tolerate it!
This is how Cooper tolerates it. He just looks MAD! But, this is one of my favorite pictures!!!

More to come from Tatum's Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini party!! I can't believe my baby girl is 6!!!