Wednesday, May 30, 2012

My Genius Two Year Old

I was so excited to see this drawing Tatum made the other day.
 If you can't tell, it is a picture of a pirate 
(her first drawing with a person!) (that can actually be identified as a person) 
also there is a pirate ship and treasure.

I am one proud mama :)

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Happy Sunday

Tatum and Greg found this huge wishing flower on their walk home from church

We've had a fun weekend
Friday G had the day off, went fishing in the morning, then we swapped Tatum and I went to my friend Shelby's to sew a romper for Bootsie. I am a slow sewer, and only got the top half done, but I am so proud of myself for how it is turning out.

Saturday Tate and I drove Jenna around looking for a car. Not fun. We didnt find anything, But we were happy to spend some time with our Jenna who's finally home from "Mania", as T refers to it.
We three also stopped by Val's for a few hours and chatted and helped her make cookies for a party that night.
Next we went to the Riverwoods splash pad with Brenna, Charlie, and Claire. T was upset that I didnt bring her bathing suit, but she soon realized it was fun to get your clothes wet too. They had radio Disney there playing games and giving out snow cones, stickers, and baloon animals. Tate asked for a pink and blue dolphin.
And then late last night I met up with a bunch of girls from the ward to get frozen yogurt and watch What to Expect When Youre Expecting. The movie was hilarious, and I had alot of fun getting to know the girls better. 

Today we went to church. Tatum went to nursery without crying (though she did have a big frown on her face... baby steps). My back/side have been hurting lately, so Greg let me take a nap before he headed out for home teaching. When I woke up I made a new recipe from Pinterest, Cheesy Chicken Ranch Lasagna. It was pretty good, but I think if I make it again I'll add in some sort of vegetable, and maybe make the sauce less ranchy.

Now, after an hour and twenty minutes getting Tate ready and put into bed, I'm going to find a movie to watch on Netflix and cuddle with my love on the couch. Happy Sunday everyone.

Thursday, May 10, 2012


Tate's first trip to the dentist

We've been talking about how fun it is to go and have the dentist count your teeth and brush them with his special toothbrush, so she was beyond excited. Dad went first to get her ready, and she got to help hold the mirror and count his teeth.
She also got to press the buttons that make the chair go up and down. So cool :)

She sat perfectly still and got those little chompers flossed and polished, then she picked out an orange toothbrush and orange floss.

Of course Popcorn came along for moral support, and she got a check up too.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

My Ballerina

Trying to get a good shot of a two year old doing ballet is not an easy task. Every time I tried to take one of her face she turned around. So I have about 20 pictures of the her back :) That ok, its a cute back.

She is the youngest girl in her class, but she is one of the best. She is very good at keeping her attention on Ms. Lynn and following instructions. If we have to do makeup classes she gets to go with the 4 year old class, and she keeps up with them too. In June they are doing Swan Lake for their recital, and Tate and her class get to be bunnies. They practice bunny hopping every where they go.

Practicing her échappé sauté.
(had to look that one up)

Man, I love her.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012