Saturday, November 22, 2014


Tate's newest phase is telling me that he is hurt or that he has an owie. We are still playing with the boxes. 

Friday, November 21, 2014


Tate has his 2.5 year well check today.  We had to wait forever and he did good. He has a testicle that is trying to retract and if it does it will need surgery. We go back in 2 months. He got the flu mist while we were there. Then we had lunch at McDonald's. 

Thursday, November 20, 2014


Tate has been saying Jack and Jill went up a Hill.  I got it on video a few times. The babies wanted cookies so Tate helped me bake. He was good help until it was time to dump in the chocolate chips. He grabbed a handful and ran away. 

Wednesday, November 19, 2014


Tate spent the morning with grandma while I ran errands. I got him officially enrolled to start preschool two mornings a week after Christmas.  Tate was good for grandma. Apparently there is a monkey who strongly resembles Tate living in her basement. 

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Terrific Two

Aside from some days filled with "terrible two" behavior, I think that 2 year olds are pretty terrific. Tate had an awesome day. He did well at story hour and behaved while we got stamps at the post office. He couldn't fall asleep for his nap but wasn't crabby. He played in the basement with a barn toy and his cars. "Hi Mater, glad to see you" said a nice little car. The boys played outside and in grandpa's barn. Tate ate a good supper. Then we made play-doh turkeys. The feathers were uncooked spaghetti with pony beads on them. It was fun to watch Tate concentrate to get the beads on. He got a lot better with a little practice. Then he decided he needed a daddy, mommy, and baby snake. They went on adventures to the zoo and to the library to see the kids.  Baby snake wanted some milk but he was not tall enough to reach the top of the straw cup so Daddy snake had to lift him up. All the snakes were giving out tons of hugs and kisses. Then Tate cut them all into tiny pieces. Ha. In the bath Tate asked, "Mom, can you boo me?  I have the hiccups."

Monday, November 17, 2014


We made "snow" out of cornstarch and
shaving cream and Tate loved it. He had recently watched Frosty the Snowman so  he was singing and playing away. 

Saturday, November 15, 2014


Tate played with these boxes all day. He built giant sea creatures, castles, towers, race tracks and more!