Our little family

Our little family

Friday, February 1, 2013


Oh life you must slow down! My days are full of running kids to school, cooking, cleaning, babysitting, playing outside, and studying in my spare moments to become a personal trainer. This week I am also filling in at my old job three days. Dan is also taking some classes this semester. He is going to Tulsa three days a week and seems to be enjoying them so far. He is teaching and still driving the bus. He is also refereeing basketball and studying every chance he can.

Things are chaotic but I am loving every minute with the kids. We now have horses out on the farm and we are all enjoying them so much. We have spent a lot of time in the barn with them this past week since we got them. The kids like to ride, lead and even groom them. Dan and I are having just as much fun with them as the kids. I of course love it that this is something we can all four get into and do together. I don't know a lot about horses but I am learning and have friends at church and a neighbor that is helping guide us into this new adventure.

Tatum is doing great in school and loving the social time plus the learning. I hope she always enjoys learning. Kindergarten learns way more then when I was in school socially and mentally. Whew I am not ready for her to know some things but we just face them head on when the situation arises and we are upfront and honest with her. Age appropriate of course. This semester she has a list of sight words she has to learn. She is eager to learn them but at the same time gets frustrated on the ones she can't sound out. She is getting there though and I am so proud of her. She can also say her phone number now. She can not wait to read. She is in gymnastics and thinks it is wonderful. She flips and cartwheels all over the house. She is just starting to learn a back walk over pushing off of something. She now has Bff's. They very from week to week but the constants are Livy, Bethany, Jeralyn and Kelsey. She loves these girls and time spent with them. She wants her hair to grow really long like Rapunzel.

In November Tatum was running through the house so excited to go pick up Livy that she turned the corner and hit her finger on the door jam. She was upset and crying but not real upset because she was still so excited. She showed me the finger and I kissed it. I didn't see anything unusual about it until the next morning while driving to Silver Dollar City. I looked at it again and it was really swollen and bruised. We took her in and found out it was broke and she would be needing surgery. Thank you to Katie for going with me to that appointment and being so strong for us. I was in shock that he wanted to do surgery and do it the next day! He placed two pins in her tiny finger. She was in a cast four weeks and then did therapy for 8 weeks. Just as we were released from that while shopping at Aldi she jumped off the cart and hit her chin on the handle bar. She bit her tongue and had to have one stitch put in. We found out that a tongue can be stitched in some cases. I pray she has no other injuries for a long time!!
~A couple weeks ago at school Tatum saw a woman with pjs on. She asked me in a concerned voice if it was pajama day. I told her no and she asked why that lady had pajamas on. I told her she just hadn't got dressed yet. I really didn't know what to say.

~ My Sister in law Katie had a baby a couple of weeks ago. Tatum and her friend were discussing how the baby got out of Katie's tummy. Jeralyn asked how Phillip came out and Tatum said "I don't know I didn't see it!"

~ Tatum wanted to know what nursing/Breastfeeding is. I explained it to her and that she ate that way when she was really little and so did Titus. She looked at me and just said "WEIRD"!

Titus is growing up and starting to talk more plain everyday. He still loves to cuddle with momma and be rough and tough with Daddy. He is enjoying school his two days a week most days. Some days he is starting to ask to not go. I think he just gets wore out. He loves dinosaurs, cars and horses right now. His best friends are Waylon, Conner and Judson. These are who he says but doesn't get to see Judson much. He loves his cousins. He also said "Livy is my best friend but I don't know if she knows that" Him and Livy do play so well together. Both my kids love their cousins so much. We also have some young cousins Eli, Ellie, Hadley and Kinsley that think Titus is pretty cool. He's not really sure how to act around the little ones but they are drawn to him. He knows how to spell his name out loud and almost has his phone number down. His 4th birthday is coming up and we are doing a dinosaur party. He is really excited! He is still really good at entertaining himself and enjoys his play time alone but is also getting to where he really enjoys playing with Tatum or friends. Titus started doing gymnastics with Tatum in January. He is with me there anyways so I thought we would try it out. So far he seems to really like it. He says he doesn't want to do flips, the bars or cartwheels, but he does like running laps, the trampoline and the foam pit. I was a little nervous about putting my little boy in gymnastics but it made me feel better that in his group of 5 there is only one girl.
~Titus fell jumped up and said "I fell but me didn't die though"

~At Halloween I showed him a Dino costume. He said "yes I want that one. Me begging for it" After he got it he kept saying over and over "Thank you momma for my T-rex costume"

~He got in trouble at school once for putting little eyeballs up his nose.

~Our cousin Josh how to spell three. He replied "1,2,3"

~He told me one morning that he dreamed about dinosaurs and race cars

~He told me his eyes were brown and wanted to know why they weren't blue like Tatum and Livy. I told him because my eyes are brown so he got eyes like me. I asked a few minutes later what he was thinking about. He said "Me thinking about eyes. Me always thinking about something"