Saturday, December 21, 2013

Captured moments

Ok I'm going to try this. It's not a formal post it's one done on my phone and just to write down random stuff that happened today. Things that are cute and silly and tomorrow will be forgotten. I haven't done a great job of writing down things as they happen and realize that all too soon they will no longer happen. Calling pancakes "panpakes" or broccoli "broccomoli" are already gone. So in an effort to capture these sweet little moments I'm going to try and write them down this way. Maybe to whoever reads it this it will be boring but to me as a mom someday I hope it makes me smile. 
Tabor about to get a haircut singing "Jingle bell rock" and when it came on he says "mama this is my song!" 

Titus and his one solo top tooth :)

Today's captured moments:

1. Titus you still don't walk but you sure do climb. I ran to the bathroom before we left the house to do some quick shopping and I was gone just a few minutes. When I came back you had climbed the little ladder stool inside the pantry and were about to pull down all the glass olive oil and vinegar bottles. Tabor was right alongside you happy to announce he had opened the pantry door for you. 

2. Tabor you learned how to unlock and lock the doors. You locked me and Titus out of the house when we ran out to get the mail. Luckily your dad was home and opened the door when I rang the doorbell. 

3. Tabor you are quite the backseat driver these days. You also fire question after question at us. At one point today you ran out of questions and looked completely shocked. Papa and I started laughing and told you it was ok to be silent for a minute. Anyway in the car on the way to the mall this was your dialogue: "Mama the light is red please stop. Oh now it is green. See mama you have a green arrow that means you can turn left. Ok mama slow down the light is yellow. Now stop ok now it's green you can go. Wait mama that's a stop sign. Mama you're supposed to stop. Oh that's not good. Mama you didn't stop. Yay there's the mall. Mama you found it. Good job mama." 

4. Tabor "mama I love your boots! Are they your rain boots?"
Mama "sure Tabor"
Tabor "mama I really need some rain boots"

5. Titus you started waving a lot recently and now wave to everyone (unless of course we ask you too - you are NOT a performer) I am also convinced you've recently said "tabor" (babor) and "thank you"

6. Titus you and that blanket are hilarious. You are our very own Linus. 

7. Titus you have one solo tooth on top and it's so cute. It makes us laugh! The other one finally broke through but hasn't come down all the way yet. 

8. One from a week ago from Tabor "Papa we saw Baby Jesus today. He lives at Hobby Lobby" which led to this long conversation:

Tabor: mama where does Jesus live?
Mama: Tabor Jesus lives in heaven with God
Tabor: where's heaven?
Mama: it's up high in the sky Tabor 
Tabor: mama I'm looking but I can't see it
Mama: its higher than the clouds Tabor you can't see it
Tabor: mama I want to see it. How can I see it?
Mama: Tabor someday you will. We all will. 
Tabor: hmm someday? When?
Mama: Tabor first we live on earth then we live in heaven. 
Tabor: how?
Mama: well Tabor we have to die on earth to live in heaven. 
Tabor: I don't want to go to heaven by myself
Mama: you won't Tabor - papa and I will be there waiting for you. 
Tabor: ok then that's ok. But someday right? Not today?
Mama: yes correct
Tabor: ok can I take my monkey & zebra with us to the store?

Ok that's all for today. Christmas is nearly here!!

Friday, December 6, 2013

Snow Day

It snowed! Well ice fell and it looks like snow. Our first "snow" in our new house. 

Snow momma with her little snow bunnies. Took us forever to layer up because most of our snow gear was in a snow storage box.

Our snow poofs. I think they're wearing 3 layers of pants but they're still so cute here!

Titus was not amused. He was not a fan of this weather. It was too cold.

Papa loves his little snowman.

They went ice skating in the street.

A neighbor came by and took a family pic of us. We were grateful!

We tried to recreate last year's snow angel...this baby was NOT having it.

Here's a dad snow angel. Ha! (more like an ice angel that he tried to chisel out of the ice/snow)

I love my babies. We had such a fun snow day today.

Titus was ready to go in though and our TTU gnomie was frozen and buried in the snow. I love how he made it into so many pics though.

Sweet Tabor couldn't keep his eyes off the snow. He loved it.

Titus was happy once he sat inside and watched us from there. I think he even tried to shut us out so he could get warmer. ha

Tabor and Ty had a snowball fight. Tabor loved just standing there waiting for the snow to hit him.

He loved it. He could've played in the snow all day.

Titus crawled back out to play with the TTU gnome.

I love my boys. I love our new house. I love the Christmas season. I love that I am feeling better after laying in bed for a week sick sick. Thank you God for all these wonderful blessings. Thank you for providing for us everyday. Thank you for these boys that make us laugh and that give us sweet little hugs and kisses.

Hey I blogged something on the day it actually happened. Go me!

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Trey & Katie's Wedding

Trey and Katie are married! The wedding was beautiful. The day was gorgeous. It rained after the ceremony so the sky was amazing. I love these pictures. (photo credit: Svetlana Photography)

We had a great weekend in Fredricksburg. We ate great food and walked through the little shops. Fredricksburg is so much fun. We spent most of the days framing baby pictures of the happy couple, putting together gift bags for guests and searching for the visitors center which happened to be located in Fredricksburg, Virginia. HA! We still managed to get the correct visitors brochures into the gift bags prior to delivery.

So sweet. Love these two.

They kept the wedding small and sweet. Here's a group pic of everyone there! We've also had fun celebrating their marriage through many showers and receptions.

Such handsome Touchstone brothers. I love these guys.

These two cuties were the dinner entertainment. Tabor loves his new cousins!

 Our family cleans up well. Here we are all matching. Wish we'd gotten a pic from the rehearsal dinner. I guess it's another chance to wear that outfit! :-)

Another Touchstone brother pic. 

 Nona and her grandbabies. They love their Nona.

They didn't want to miss a shot apparently.

Here's what they were taking pics of. Cake was yummy! I heart cake.

Of course this is one of my favorite pictures. I love fun ways to capture the rings! Love this.

These girls are just too precious! Love that we'll be seeing them more often they're so sweet and so is their new little brother.

Here's a cute video of Tabor and Presley dancing.

I'll try to upload the wedding video soon or at least the part where Tabor steals Mema's cane and runs through the video while the wedding party walks in and gets tackled at the end by Ann. Great times. Thanks Tabor for adding some comedy to the video. ;-)

Congratulations to Trey & Katie. We love you guys and wish you a lifetime of blessings.

Here's the wedding video - don't worry if all you want is to just catch Tabor's debut and the bride walking out - it's all within the first minute or so.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Mother of the Year Nominee

I have been nominated for the Mother of the Year 2013 award. See for yourself if I deserve the nomination.

I may actually win the award with this one. Sorry Titus. Your brother never climbed so I did not expect you to.

Disclaimer: No babies were harmed in the making of this video. (I made sure before I posted it)

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Meeting Baby Hope

Baby Hope is here! (back in January - I'm a few months late I know!)

We took a trip to Virginia to meet sweet little Baby Hope Lynn Sanders. I'm living vicariously through the Sanders since I probably will only have sweet, stinky little boys :-) (God if that is what you send us I promise I will be thrilled and love them all to bits- no hard feelings) but still I can't help but love on every one else's baby girl!

She is precious and we had a blast getting to meet her, and getting to play with Gabriel (he and Tabor LOVED playing together!) and we had a blast having adult time when the boys & babies napped or slept! 

The boys loved getting to read together and we all loved taking turns being the reader!

These boys picked up right where they left off last November. They laughed and played from the moment they woke up (literally yelling each other's names to wake each other up) until bedtime when they were too tired to peep.

They spent tons of time searching for their belly buttons, playing earmuffs, playing trains and running around outside.

We went to the zoo, shopped, ate great food and played with our sweet little kiddos! Tabor loves being in pictures so much I had to pick him him up and face him towards the camera. ha

The boys loved doing everything together.

Here's our attempt at a group shot! We are all in it even if you can't see everyone (Baby Hope & Baby Titus were sleeping)

We all worked on our tummy time and strengthened our neck muscles together. ;)

We tried to stage pics of the boys but well... Tabor always has a different plan.

Sweet Baby Hope was so much fun to cuddle with. She was just too precious. I can't wait to see her again. Look at this cute little girl!

Hope and Titus loved getting to coo together. It was love at first site. :)

The men were able to escape and go see Third Day in concert which was only fair since us girls escaped everyday during nap time to go shopping!

We even got to ride the train at the mall after shopping and eating lunch!

Oh Tabor will you ever cooperate for a picture?! ha!

I spoke too soon - I guess he did smile at the camera afterall. Look at these two cute boys. I love them.

Thank you Sanders family for such a fun time. We love you all so much and had such a blast getting to meet your precious new Baby Hope. She is such a joy and we cannot wait to be a part of her life as she grows up (just like we can't wait to be a part of Gabriel's).

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Happy SUPER(hero) Halloween

I love holidays. Halloween is no different. I love to play dress up my boys! I hope they always let me play dress up with them. ;-)

Tabor was our little Captain America (which of course made his dad so super happy) We were going for a family of Avengers but Ty & I opted out at the last year though we are ALL dressing up!

Ok the look on Tabor's face is..."cheese...I'm doing this for chocolate."

Titus is in character...being The HULK. Ok and glaring at Cali the dog wondering if she was coming his way.

Oh how I love my little Superheroes. Captain America is trying to smash the Hulk's foot in this picture ha.

We had such a blast dressing up and going to the Campbell's house for Frito Pie, dessert and trick or treating! It was so much fun.

I love my little trick or treaters. Little did we realize that Titus was picking up a piece of glass and sticking it in his mouth. This little guy is sneaky sneaky.

Oh Titus the look of concern is more of fear of being caught than of having glass in your mouth.

This was the first year that Tabor actually understood what was happening. It started off with us telling him to ring the doorbell, instructing him to say "trick or treat", reminding him to take only one piece and then to say thank you for his candy. We then had to explain that we didn't get to eat the candy until the end (what a cruel trick since the parent's then go through the stash and eat all the good stuff ha). By the end of the night he was running to the door, saying trick or treat, asking for extra candy "for my brother" (who has 2 bottom teeth only), then thanking them for being awake and informing them he has to hurry and get more candy at the next house. Ty and I thought it was really funny how quickly he figured out how to work the system. Titus sat in the wagon sucking on his blankie. We should've dressed him up as Linus. All in all - a very fun halloween night!