Wednesday, December 31, 2008

A quick wrap up of the holiday

Christmas morning turned into Christmas day which turned into Christmas night - WE HAD AN "ALL DAY" CHRISTMAS and it was so much fun!   We opened up a few presents Christmas morning before we found out that Ian had actually gotten on a flight out of Chicago and was going to be in Indiana by noon.  After picking up Ian, we opened a few more gifts.  We went to the hospital to visit Brynlee and Scary Santa who was there to visit all the NICU brothers and sisters.  I think Scary Santa was a patient from the psych ward on the 5th floor of the hospital.  Tom kept saying "no wonder Hannah and Tatem were crying!  I was scared of him too!"  Ian wondered if Scary Santa had just returned from him break where he went out and smoked a PACK!!  Now that our children are scared for life, we visited and cuddled with Brynlee real quick.  By the time we were able to get back to opening the rest of the presents it was almost 9:30 pm.  We finally let Tatem open all the rest of her presents but she was spent - and cranky, so we put her to bed and finished opening her gifts.  By the time we were actually done it was 10:30 and it was off to the upstairs to play a bit of RockBand!  We already have a request for a Christmas miracle for next year.  Could it be that all of us are together on Christmas Eve?  NO.  Could it be that we have a Christmas with little or no stress?  NO.  Could it be that RockBand comes out with Christmas Music?  YES!!!  Now THAT would be such a great Christmas miracle!

Monday, December 29, 2008

Christmas morning

Thursday, December 25, 2008


Thanks Santa for bring my dad to me for Christmas...but it looks like I'm still mad at you!

I'm mad at Santa!

He forgot to bring me my dad for Christmas!

That's right folks.  Poor Ian made his connection into Chicago early in the morning on Christmas Eve...and  2 terminals, 7 gates, and 12 hours later - he was still there.  He gets to wake up Christmas morning in a cold hotel room in Chicago.  We are so sad for him!  
We hoped for a Christmas miracle for Ian, but there were just too many others who must have needed that particular miracle more than him.  Hopefully he will be able to locate some blueberry muffins at his continental breakfast as to carry out his family tradition on Christmas morning.   
You are the best Daddy in the whole world!

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Do you hear what I hear?


Monday, December 22, 2008

We are really excited for Daddy to come to Indiana for Christmas!!

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Double your fun!

Looks like Tatem found a new friend!
And she's just as crazy as Tatem!
Tatems cousin, Hannah, has taught her a love of books.  
Only Tatem loves them a little differently than Hannah does.  
  Lil' T and I were able to spend a week in Detroit with Brittni Jo and her family, and were able to love on her sweet new little bundle of joy, Presley J.  I enlisted Brittni and her amazing photog skillz to take Christmas pictures of Tatem.  Check out her photog blog, POCKETS FULL OF POSES for cute pictures of my little Tater.  Thank you Brittni for your friendship and your skillz!  I LOVE THE PICTURES!  

Sunday, December 07, 2008

Pretty in Pink

Hannah and Tatem in their Sunday best

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Tatem's got some new tricks up her sleeves!

This video is for my baby's daddy, IAN.  He is the only one required to endure the entire 2 minutes of Tatem clapping.  Tatems new tricks are clapping and clicking her tongue.  She's learning new stuff everyday, like how to take Hannahs toys away from her when she's not paying attention.  Ya snooze ya loose.  Tatem is all over the place!  I could have put this being moble stuff off for another couple months!  Still no teeth but drooling like crazy, and everything, EVERYTHING goes in her mouth.  And...embarrassing but true...she's a shoe licker!  I love her!  I love her like crazy!