Saturday, December 20, 2014


We played with our race track today. Brett built an awesome track!!

Friday, December 19, 2014


Tate and I had a date today. We went to a play group, then Walmart and finished with some Mexican food. He was a pretty good boy. This evening his hands got a little rowdy while we were getting ready for bed so Brett grabbed them. Tate started yelling that his fingers were in jail. I got sick tonight. I am sad because it has been a few glorious weeks of feeling much better. 

Thursday, December 18, 2014


We had about five inches of snow last night. I told Tate about it this morning and he ran to the door and said he wanted to go sledding. We waited until this afternoon to go outside. We made snow angels, built snowmen and did some sledding. Tate had fun!

Wednesday, December 17, 2014


Tate got a car for Christmas that his cousin Will picked out. Some of the pieces were missing so a replacement showed up at our house today. He loves it.  Tate let me rock him to sleep for his nap today. 

Tuesday, December 16, 2014


We had such a busy weekend. We went 3 hours from home to Brett's cousin's wedding reception. Tate had a lot of fun. There was a room with big wooden train cars to play on. The next day the boys went swimming with Will and Henry and other family members. Tate had a blast. He was blue and shivering but still refused to get out of the pool. Then we drove about 4.5 hours to get to Mike and Joan's. We opened up Christmas presents with everyone. When Tate opened the first one, he exclaimed with joy, "It's a box!"  He loved his new toys.  On Monday we went to Grandma Maxine's funeral. Tate wanted nothing to do with being quiet or sitting still so we had to go to a side room. It was a nice service. Tate was yelling "I don't want to go to the circus!" while we were all huddled in the little tent at the cemetery. We came back home after lunch. We were tired!

Friday, December 12, 2014


Tate wanted to hold my hand while we snuggled today!  

Thursday, December 11, 2014


I had to get my tire patched this morning while Tate was at daycare. I got one tire worked on yesterday and a different one was low today. An old retired farmer was having coffee at the coop this morning while I waited. He has a set of identical twin boys. I asked if he had any advice and he said to wait until they turn 45 and then it gets easy. Ha!  So comforting. He said his wife was sure she was having twins because of the two different movements in her belly but her doctor insisted that it was just one big baby. Brett's grandma also didn't know she was having twins. Apparently Grandpa Keith questioned if there was more than one because she was getting pretty big. Thank goodness we know in advance that there is twins. What a crazy surprise it would be to go to the hospital thinking you are having one baby and you come home with two. I made a holiday treat today!  Tate loves it as much as the rest of us. His teacher said he did really well at daycare today. He even initiated play with the boy his age.