Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Praying for Karlee

My sweet teeny tiny niece started running a fever during the night and had to be taken to the hospital this morning. They have been running tests all day and we don't know anything yet. Her fever is gone at this time, but we still don't know what caused it. Please pray for little Karlee and her mommy and daddy. I'll update when I know more. Thanks readers!

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

From the mouth of Cade:

Because I can't remember everything (even though I REALLY want to), I must document an average day with things Cade talks to Tatum about:
"Good morning princess, here's your milk"
"One at a time sister, momma said share"
"Tay Tay if we go poo poo in the potty daddy will buy us Target" (oh really)
"Don't cry sister, I love you"
"Tay, I like your cool elmo jammies"
"Sister, you are a pirate princess"
"Tay you can have one strawberry because you are one and I can have three because I am three, and mommy is five"
"Tay Tay do you like your yummy pizza party"
 The kids are at a really fun (and BUSY) age right now (19 mo and 3), they play so good together and laugh alot! Cade can hurt Tatum's feelings and they are over it in about 5 seconds. :)
 Cade is usually (ALWAYS) up to something! And Tay usually just goes with it. :)
Loving these days with my babes!
Have a good Tuesday!

Monday, February 27, 2012

Chocolate Pudding

A girl after her mom's own heart! :)

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Thursday's Thoughts

Tatum started going to school today. She will only go once a week until the fall, but she is enrolled and going to school! That is such a BIG girl thing to do! She looked super cute this morning for her first (well she has now gone 3 times) real day of school!
I didn't realize it this morning, but Tatum apparently took her bag of Cheetos out of her lunch box and is eating them here. hmmmmm.....
 Sweet brother and sister!
 After school (well i got a call from school) I took the children to the Dr for their cough. Let me preface this with about 10 days ago I took Tatum to the Dr for what ended up being "teething", I took myself Sunday to care now for what i just knew was the worst ear infection in the world-you know the "urgent care" category on your insurance card for a diagnosis of "pressure in my ear" (steroids were given to me and I am eating us out of the house, side effect?), and today i took both kids to the Dr for their foul cough which was diagnosed as "allergies." No, I do not want any of us to be sick and I am so thankful none of us are! I just thought it would make me a "bad mom" to not take my kids to the Dr since I got a call from school. What can I say, like I told our ped today, I will probably be back for all the same symptoms in the future. :) Tatum was being a little sis here, I think Cade is getting used to it, ha! :)
 The weather has been so beautiful this week! I could go for an early spring!
Happy Thursday Y'all!

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Monday, February 20, 2012

Belated V-day Par-tay!

We rescheduled our Vday gathering with all the kids 3 times, Karlee was born, Cam was sick, and the third time was a charm! We had so much fun together today and I think we are all wiped out!
 Thanks to Gigi for a fun craft, yummy pizza and salad, and the kids great gifts!
 And to Brooke for hosting all of us!
 And to these kids for being so fun!
 I love her! Kenz and I had the most fun decorating our vday boxes!
 cute brothers
 Thanks to Pinterest for this FAB recipe!
 so cute!
 I got some sweet cuddle time today with my newest niece Karlee, she is SO adored and loved!
 Fun day! Happy late Valentine's!

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

wordless wednesday

Lots of Love!

Happy Valentine's Day from the Grimes little love bugs!
(a day late!)
Is Tay drama, I mean look at that expression, hehe!

This is how much my kids have changed in ONE year!
Here they are Valentine's Day 2011:
 Tatum has definitely changed the most! She was so tiny then and poor girl didn't have much hair at all! I love reminiscing! I can't even imagine what they will look like and how they will have changed by next Vday!
 On the way to school we met Gigi for a Vday breakfast at the "Muffin Place" (Cade's words) aka Panera, it was yummy and a fun treat! Thank you Mom!
 Cade had a fun day at school, they had a "hearty party" and he came home with lots of fun treats! I am so proud of Cade for not having a tt accident since last Tuesday!
 While Bubba was at school, the girls went to meet Daddy for a Vday lunch! Jon brought his girls cards and Tay's was a princess, she LOVED it!
 Such a proud daddy!
 Sure love these TWO!
 Last night Jon brought us home a lovely Valentine dinner from Mac Grill, it was nice to not cook and clean and enjoy some family time together!
Here are the kids waiting patiently for their Valentine gift! Notice Tay, she will do anything Cade does, that includes sitting still to wait for something good! :)
 Girls go first!
 ahhhh fun!
 We decorated heart shaped sugar cookies and made a big ol' mess, which required a second bath for the night, opps!
 how sweet!
 Love Love Love!
 This morning we went over to Nanny and Papa's house for a super early morning Valentine breakfast! Nanny had everything all ready and set up so cute when we got there at 7:30! We were able to eat and play for a while and then realized miss priss had a fever. I took her to the dr and was thankful it's just teething! Thank you Nanny and Papa for breakfast and the kids fun treats!
We were sad to have to reschedule our fun Vday party with our cousins today since miss priss had a fever, but we will look forward to seeing them soon!
Well, Cade just got home from a little outing with Gigi, Corb, and Kenz. He came home with a blue mouth, my mom said they had to get ice cream on the way home.....what a treat!
I had an "ah ha" moment when I was trying to figure out how I can get more done in the day. There seems to not be enough hours in the day to stay on top of all my work, keep up with my mom duties, and everything else. I am sure not a night owl, and to be honest I go to bed earlier than my grandparents. But I figure I could use 2 more hours in my day un-interrupted. So, I started this morning getting up at 5am, which is roughly 2 hours before the kids awake. I am going to try and do this during the week, and "sleep in" until they wake up on the weekends. I can definitely say it's helped today for sure! How long does it take to form a habit? It's 3:05, which means 2 more hours of work while the kids are sleeping!
The sun is shining and it's turned out to be a pretty day! :)

babies, babies, babies!

There are so many babies that we are SO excited about!
Here are a few pics of Karlee's arrival!
Corbin and Kenzie meeting their new little sister, this was SO sweet!
 This is what the kids did to keep themselves busy while we took turns going to see Karlee!
 Tatum loved looking at Karlee in the nursery, ahhhhh!
 Let the aunt spoiling begin!
 Jon and the girls
 Gigi and her newest baby!
 First pic of all the girls!
 We showered Michelle and little Brielle on Saturday with diapers and lots of love!
 She is due next, come on little B!!
 And then on Sunday we showered Kristy and her little baby girl Gentry Ann! She will be here this time next month and we are very excited to meet her!
I love all these baby girls and their Mommy's! Fun Fun times!