Tuesday, April 30, 2013
|This has nothing to do with Ry's birthday, but I saw in Dropbox that Sean had taken these and I thought they were pretty......they line the side of our house. :)|
|Ryan picked to go to Krispy Kreme for breakfast for his birthday! This, however, is Andrew! :) In case you thought I didn't know. |
Hunter loved the chocolate donut!!!!
|Watching the donuts being made :)|
|Birthday dinner. He requested dinosaur meat and eggs. Do you notice a theme? He is very concerned about safety during meal times!|
|We made him a football cake at his request |
|Riding his new bike|
Saturday, April 27, 2013
Well, sorta, not really, more like pictures of our children playing on the playground, but it does have something to do with dogwoods.....I promise! We went into the city last night! To Farragut to be more specific. To a richey-er neighborhood that is the featured trail for looking at dogwoods and other spring blooms! It was nice.......pretty houses to look at and pretty flowers to see, too. And of course there was a playground because most rich neighborhoods are equipped with their own private playgrounds. Sooooo, we stopped and played and put Andrew in a swing for the first time and well that's exciting because we are his parents. I don't expect anyone else to be excited. :) But that is what this post is about, and dogwoods, and I posted it, mostly because I told my Dad I would because he was hinting that Naner needed to see some pictures of the boys and this is all I had! :)
Monday, April 22, 2013
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Saturday, April 13, 2013
Happy Happy Happy.........Spring!
Monday, April 8, 2013
A month or so ago, we purchased bunk beds from a furniture store that was going out of business. Saturday, we went on a big shopping trip and got mattresses for the bunk beds - the top is a twin, the bottom is a full, and then the trundle is a twin. We also got bedding for all three mattresses - Cars (the movie Cars) and spaceships! Sean and I even got new bedding! :) We came home and Sean (with the boys help!) got to working on building the bunks. And so Saturday night marked our first night with the BIG move......Andrew moved from our bed to his crib. I was sooooo sad and I did way worse than little man did. He has slept with us every night since he was born and he was my little cuddle partner. I cried and cried. Andrew, well, he did great!!!! The first and second nights he slept from like 9 until 1 or 2 and then had a feed and then back to sleep until 5. Five a.m. brings another feed and then into bed with us because I can't get him to settle again after that. He is such a good little man!!! Barely even cried at all. Well, first night I slept horribly, but now I am excited to have my room and bed back with the hubby! :) Ryan and Hunter did well the first night. Ryan slept on the top bunk and Hunter on the bottom (not the trundle). Things did NOT go so well at nap time Sunday afternoon, however. Both boys were crazy rambunctious and not listening. I had come in for the ga-jillionth time to correct and discipline when I discovered that Hunter needed a diaper change. So I take him to do that and a few seconds later I hear a THUD and then crying. I ran in there and saw blood coming from Ryan's mouth. He bit his tongue pretty good and cut his chin open from clowning around on the top bunk and falling off. We debated and prayed about what we should do, but felt God leading us to take him in soooo we got to visit the children's hospital for the first time.
|Here's the tongue bite|
|And again! Ouchies!!!|
|At East TN Children's Hospital. Little man was so courageous!|
|Suture time! He sat so still and didn't cry at all!|
|All done! 4 sutures!|
|Went to dinner afterwards at a yummy place in Knoxville called Cookout and had burgers and got the brave patient a milkshake........that we all took part in eating! :)|
|The infamous bunks! lol Ry decided to sleep up top again last night after we got home and he is back up there for nap time right now. We pray that he learned his lesson! And we have talked to him a bunch about being safe up there!|
Thursday, April 4, 2013
Monday, April 1, 2013
It's a little hard to see, so from left to right is:
Courtney Green holding Callie Bates
Josie Bates holding Judson Bates
Isaiah Bates (or it could be the other way around, but I usually get Warden and Isaiah confused!!)
A child I don't know
2 more Alves children (the Alves' are a family! :)) Gee, I'm bad with names!
Addee Bates (at least I think its Ellie and Addee and don't mind any misspellings BTW!)
Hunter Brewner for a quick minute!
and last but not least, Erin Bates on piano
If nothing else is learned from this post, it's that I need to purpose to learn my church family and their names a little bit better!
My sweet friend Becca in Indiana was soooo nice to snap some very cute pictures of my little man and her adorable little man. She has her own photography biz and well I just think you should go check out her talent!!!! http://primalucephoto.blogspot.com/ Oh and don't forget to scroll down to see some baby cuteness!!!!!!
|love the lip and the hand!!!|
|There's that hand gesture again!!!|
|OK, one more time!!!! Strike a pose!!|