Wednesday, December 27, 2006

My, how you've grown

Buddy was 4 months old when we brought her home. You can see in these pics how small she was compared to Teagan and Tatum.
She is now 7 months old, and still growing! She's bigger than Teagan now, and she's technically, still a pup!

Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Happy Birthday Baby Girl!

It's hard to believe my baby girl is a four yr old. But, on Dec. 23rd, she became just that, a 4 yr old. Tatum is looking more and more like a little girl and less and less like my baby. You may notice up in the corner there, at 1 1/2, she was still a redhead. She's turning quite blond now, much to my dismay. I was really hoping to get one redhead out of the bunch. She really is a handful, maybe even more so than the boys. She is full of life, laughter, and love. She makes me laugh, she makes me cry, she makes me yell. :op As precocious as she is, it is hard not to fall in love with the girl.

We went to Build a Bear. She picked out Prrrecious Kitty, whom she named "Kitty". I know, not real creative, but she had wanted to name her Cat. This was on the way home. Apparently, building a cat is tough work.

We came home to cake and ice cream, and a visit from Grandma. She added Dora paper dolls and a make up kit (which she loved) to her gift list. You may notice the shiny lip gloss and glittery stickers in the first picture. And some new Dora panties. A girl can never have too many panties. Unless of course, she gets the hand me down Thomas Train and Bob the Builder undies from her brothers.

Mommy made the cake. And I have to say, it was pretty darn good. Tatum liked blowing the candles out. Notice the cool girly pose.

Thursday, December 21, 2006

Xmas card

Yes, I am the world's worst procrastinator. I just ordered my holiday cards. So since you will all have to wait until after Christmas to actually get a Christmas card from me, here is a preview.

Teagan was feeling a little hornery and wouldn't sit for the picture, so Daddy had to hold him for
his pic.

My little Teagie. Isn't he adorable? Love that dimple.

Tate's new coat

Since Tatum is the only girl I have, she gets showered with handmade items from great grandma. This Christmas, she got an adorable new hat, coat and scarf set, lovingly made by Grandma Guisleman. I think it is amazingly cute and very Parisian chic. Tate loves it too. Even took a nap in it that first day she got it. :op

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Xmas tree

This is what we did last night. If you had had a chance to see it then, you might have noticed that by this morning, the glass ornaments made an upward migration. I thought I got them out of the way of Buddy's swishing tail. Why would a Lab think she could sit on a tree anyway? Apparently, glass ornaments are good with jam and bread. Teagan made it his mission to relocate all the ornaments along the bottom of the tree this morning. He got a hold of a glass one and thought taking a bite out of it was a good idea. Can you say Mama is freaking out??? Luckily, the little shards wiped right off his tongue. He thought it was pretty funny. Mama, not so much.

Friday, December 01, 2006

A Day in the Life...

Just in case anyone was really curious about what I do all day. Of course, there are some gaps, but fill them in with cleaning or sitting on the computer and you've got my day in a nutshell.

7:00 am Wake up, wake up. Yes, Travis really was sleeping sideways. Tanner was on the top bunk. I tried to snap a pic, but he was buried under the blanket anyway. Check out the wall there where Trav peeled the paint. Aren't kids sweet?

7:10 "Man, I gotta pee. Can I go out? And yes, there is an empty bag of dog food that I chewed up behind me." Aren't dogs sweet?

7:15 am Packing lunch for Travis. The picky eater will only eat pizza or grilled cheese at school.
7:20 Eating breakfast, yep, in front of the TV. Darn, where did that girl come from? So much for going back to bed.
7:45 Catching the bus

8:30 am Wake up, Teagan

A Day in the life..... take two.

8:35 Diaper changing time.
8:40Time to start the laundry
8:50Breakfast time for Teagan. Stop taking my picture, Mom!
10 am Mom's cleaning
Tate: Hey Teagie, while Mommy's cleaning up, should we go behind her and make messes?
Teag: Yeah, sounds like fun!
12:30 After lunch, it's time for a nap. Did you say nap? I don't want no stinking nap.

2pm Tired of playing. Teagan is still in bed, and the boys aren't home from school yet. Man, I'm bored.

3:30 I'm up again! It's time to play!

5:30 Waiting for Daddy to get home. The boys got home about 3:45 but they disappeared to a friends house.

You'll have to imagine the rest. My camera only holds 20 pics.

Why Preschoolers shouldn't dress themselves.....

Do I even need to comment on this one? Check out the red and black Power Ranger socks. I thought that was a nice touch. And the purple Dora hat and gloves really completed the outfit.