Apr 26, 2012

Florida Fun

Tate and I spent 5 days in Florida with Gammy, Grandad, Aaron, Kens, and Maycie.  We had so much fun. It went so fast, we weren't quite ready to come home yet. Tate is starting to talk so much!  He was loving being with Maycie.  He wanted to do everything she did!  He became frustratingly independent over this trip! Wanting to do everything for himself.

Tate and Maycie love Grandad. He's just the best to snuggle! He also tells the best stories that even held Tate's attention.
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Saturday we went to Coco Beach.  It was overcast, but nice and warm. Tate freaked out when the sand went into his flip flop and touched his feet.  We thought he got stung by something or stepped on glass with the scream he let out.  It took him a while to warm up to the sand and water.
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By the end he was soaking wet, had sand in every crevice and had a giant smile on his face!

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Tuesday we went to Sea World. I just love Sea World! I love the atmosphere and that it's a little more slow paced and more relaxing than Disney.  The roller coasters were awesome as well.  I tell you what that Kensie is a machine when it comes to riding the roller coasters! While the rest of us were suffering from motion sickness she was always ready to immediately go again!
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All in all it was a fabulous trip. It was so nice to be together. Living far away is hard, but when you don't see each other for a while it seems manageable. Then you spend time together again and remember family really really is the best! It's awful to go apart again.  I miss them all so much already.  We had so much fun!  

Apr 18, 2012

Can't Keep This Little Guy Down!


Well, leave a couple of boys together for a week and a half, and of course one of them is gonna end up at the doctor's office. Tate and Eli have been having so much fun together, and on my last day of babysitting things got taken up a notch. I already showed the picture of Tate getting wedged trying to jump from the dresser to the bed. Their newly discovered adventure was jumping from the couch onto the pillows on the floor. They both started off pretty tentative, but as you can see from the clip below, Tate worked himself up into a state of reckless abandon until it seemed that his goal must have been to clear the padded pile entirely.

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They had fun with it for a while, but eventually Tate missed his target completely and landed with one leg directly on the floor. He started screaming and crying really loud, so I ran and picked him up. Looked at his leg, no bones poking out of the skin. The crying lasted for a minute or so until he calmed down and started repeating, "Jump. Again. Jump. Again." The crying was the loudest, however, after I told him that the jumping was over.

After he woke up from his nap he was walking around the house like a peg-leg, using only the heel on his right foot. His little foot was a also a bit swollen and hot. So, we took him to the doctor's office.

He was so great at the doctor's. He sat perfectly still while she examined his leg, and was motionless, holding the little lead vest over himself to get the x-ray. Fortunately, we came away with a clear x-ray and just a wrapped leg; nothing broken. All in all, I think it just added to the adventure for Tate. I think now the problem is going to be finding a way to keep him from jumping off the couch, cause clearly a near broken bone didn't do the trick!



Apr 10, 2012

Happy Easter!

Saturday night I sat Tate down and tried to explain Easter to him. He understood Jesus and repeated it back to me. His face had an interested expression, but I'm not sure how much he really got....until I got to the Easter Bunny part. I said "Now you have to go to bed and sleep the whole night, and if you are a good boy the Easter Bunny is going to come in the house and hop around and leave eggs for you to find and because you are a really good boy he is going to leave you a basket full of presents." When he heard the word eggs and presents his face lit up and a huge smile spread across his whole face. I said "Would you like the Easter Bunny to bring you presents?" He smiled and said "Hesss (which is yes) presents!" Oh man he is precious!!! When I put him in his crib to go to sleep he just kept saying "Bunny..presents..bunny..presents"

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Donny and Tate got Nerf guns in their baskets and had fun shooting at each other, Tate needed help with the trigger though.

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I'm baby sitting a little boy in our ward this week and Tate had so much fun with him today. I was out in the living room while they were playing in Tate's room and I hear Tate start to wine which I ignored cause he does that when he gets frustrated with a toy or Lego's. So I kept doing what I was doing (he wasn't crying) and then he starts grunting and says "Mom...I stuck! Mom...I stuck! Hep...Hep!" So I go in there and this is what I find...

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Apr 4, 2012

Conference weekend

We had a very enjoyable conference weekend. I must say conference is a whole different experience with a Toddler. I didn't get to hear all of it, but what I did get to listen to was great. Everything said was true and refreshing. I love conference.

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It worked for a few minutes to tell Tate he could have his binki if he sat with Daddy. They are so adorable!

We had such a great weekend just hanging out and spending time with friends. Ahh life is good.

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