Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Tate's Birthday

Tate turned 5 this year!! I cannot believe my once baby boy is FIVE!! He celebrated his big day by taking cup cakes to preschool, eating chicken wings for dinner, and then going to the best place in town....KIWI LOCO!! These are all Tate's favorite things and when I asked him where he wanted to go for his birthday he  said Kiwi Loco, so that is where we went. 

I love Tate and his energy. He has always been my special little boy, but now he is a "big" boy since he is a big brother. I kept telling him he could not turn 5, but he was so excited to be 5 that he would say, "Mom I am going to be 5!" Tate loves the outdoors; he loves to play in the dirt, play with the hose, go boating, swimming, swinging, running, jumping, and anything else you can do outside. All summer long whenever the boys went boating you can guarantee Tate was a part of that crew. He would jump into the river/lake in a heartbeat and even went wakeboarding this summer! He learned how to ride his bike without training wheels a week before his birthday and it took one day before he was riding like a pro. Tate is learning so much at school and can write his name, his alphabet, sing songs, memorize like a champ, and is one smart cookie. He is LOUD as can be and very tender hearted. I love my little, big guy and am so proud to be his mommy! Happy Birthday to my special son TATE!!!

When I asked Tate what kind of cake he wanted, he said a Mario Cake. Well after some research most of the Mario cakes were pretty elaborate so instead we did Mushroom or Toadstool cupcakes! I tried to convince him to take other treats to class, but at 5 CUPCAKES are the thing! So toadstool cupcakes were his big thing!!

Soccer 2012

 Brittley started soccer this year [again]. She played when she was in Kindergarten and that did not go too well...she lasted through two games and would constantly ask her coach if she could sit out. So after the talks..."Do you REALLY want to do this?" Yes Mom. "You have to play the whole time." Okay Mom. "No asking your coach if you can sit out." Yes mom I want to play. 
Okay here we go! She did GREAT! She had a lot of fun and definitely does not take after her mom..she is kind of timid when it comes to getting the ball. I wanted to yell out, "Push them down! Get the ball!!" But I held off. She played all the positions and did really well at goalie. I was so proud of her and she had a lot of fun!!

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Field Trip to Kimberly Park

 Brittley had her first field trip of the year to Kimberly Park the first week of school. (September 7, 2012). It was a nature walk to collect nature things for a project they were working on at school. It was a short walk from the school and Tate, Augie, and I went with them. I could not believe she had a field trip so fast after school started, but the kids had a lot of fun! I am so glad that I can participate as a volunteer while I am attending school online!! Love being a stay-at-home mommy for the time being :)

 Brittley's Nature Bag full of grass, pinecones, twigs, leaves, etc. 

 These were taken at Grandma & Grandpa's after the first week of school!!

Monday, September 10, 2012

First Day(s) of School 2012

Mrs. M @ KES

 Always have to have SILLY pictures!

 Miss L @ LB Preschool

Yeah for a new school year!! I cannot believe I have a SECOND grader!! I feel soo old, but here she is all ready to start a new year! Tate missed the deadline by 15 days so he has one more year of preschool and then it is off to Kindergarten! Clay gave them a blessing the night before and that was really special. I am so grateful for my husband and all he does for our family. Augie and I just enjoy our time together while Tate & Brittley are at school. I am hoping to start working out during that time, but since it has started we have been running errands those days...we will see what happens though! Happy School Year you two!

Friday, September 7, 2012

3 Months Old!!

 Can you believe it??!! Three months old already!! Something that I have to add to the list is that he is so close to laughing, but it is hilarious to hear him try because he usually starts coughing. Isn't it funny to think about having a hard time laughing?? To try and teach yourself how to laugh when it seems so natural?? I love this little guy and the joy he brings into our lives!!

TF County Fair 2012

My Sweet Little Augie's first time at the TF County Fair!! Love this little guy and sweet smile! 
The kids had lots of fun! We went Friday, August, 31, 2012. It was the best thing to do as a family right before school started again. We ate lots of yummy food..seriously every time I turned around Clay had another treat lol, but I had monkey bread for the first time and oh it was sooo good. We also had peaches and ice cream from Jenk's stand and that is always so good. What's a county fair without greasy, fattening food???

This was the first year EVER that we let our kids go on rides. It is so crazy expensive! I bought 20 tickets and they got to go on 3 rides, that's right 3! I cannot believe how much people shell out for this stuff, but my kids were excited about the 3 rides they did get to go on. First off they went down the GIANT slide; that was always one of my favorites too.

Brittley HAD to go on the Ferris Wheel, she asked before we even left our house. They had lots of fun going with their dad!!

Tate went on these bullets and Brittley went on the Merry-go-Round. Tate got the better end of the deal because there was only him and these two girls on this ride. No one else was in line so the guy let them go for forever...Brittley came over and was like, "I should have went on this ride." Funny kids. They are cheap, crappy rides, but the kids had a GREAT time!

Then we ended our night in the petting zoo! The kids liked it and Brittley even got to milk a cow!! Thanks for the fun family night TF County Fair...we will see you next year!