Monday, December 7, 2009

Snow days!

Today was our first day with snow! Let me just say that for Tate that was so exciting. Of course it takes you almost as long to get dressed for the snow as it does to actually play in it. We ran and chased each other and threw snowballs he wanted to make a snowman but with only an inch of snow that doesn't work out really well. Here are some pics of T in the snow! OH yes and how could we forget his favorite toy his mower he had to try it and finally set it aside and declared it's too hard in the "now"! Haha!

OH yes and for those interested I thought I would post a pic of my updated belly! He's growing growing growing! I'm almost 27 weeks so hard to believe and so exciting!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Baby Boy #2

Today we had our ultrasound for our baby. Robbie, Tate and I all went and it was so fun to hear that we are having another baby boy! Tate looked at the ultrasound lady as if she was saying nothing new because he had already decided he was having a baby brother and guess what, he was right! The baby is measuring a little big (about a week) which was similar to Tate but everything looks great they told us. We are so excited and feel a big relief to know that the baby is healthy. So here are some pics from today!
His nose looks exactly like Tate's did in the womb!

Yes we found out about a minute into the process that it's a boy he wasn't being shy!

I love this picture of his spine, he kept moving around the whole time arching his back and chest it was quite funny.

We are so excited to meet this little one in March! Love you buddy!

P.S. Robbie is quite excited to be growing his sports teams!

The Pumpkin Patch

This past Saturday we woke up to a beautiful day so we decided to head to the pumpkin patch and were blessed to have Auntie Melissa with us. Tate had so much fun, he rode a train painted like a cow, rode a pony, hunted for the perfect pie pumpkin (he had a hard time b/c most of them were dirty and he wanted to find one without dirt on it haha) and a "big" pumpkin too. He also lead us all on a corn maze, we ate the best pork tenderloin sandwiches and homemade apple cinnamon donuts and drank some great apple cider. We had fun and were so thankful for a lovely day. Enjoy the pics!

All worn out! Those are the best activities when they just get plain tuckered out!

Monday, September 21, 2009

Hockey Night in...Fishers

I guess in our attempt to enjoy the season of fall that's coming soon, and Tate's eagerness to "play hockey" we decided we would take Tate to the Forum for a little skating lesson. He woke up on Saturday morning and as usual we put his little undies on since we are in the midst of potty training and he decided he wanted to have his "hockey shoes" as he calls them on. So Rob laced them up and got out his hockey helmut and entertained the little fellow. But I guess that wasn't good enough as later that day we ended up at the ice rink. Me being pregnant I decided to stay off the ice and take some pics! Tate was really excited to say the least. He stepped on the ice and within the first minute he fell on his bum and told us very cleary "done." Well, as you know the time it takes to get an almost 3 year old anywhere much less in warm clothes, hockey skates and helmut we knew we couldn't give up there. So after Robbie rode him around the rink on his belly as Tate says Tate decided with a little motivation that he was ready to try again. It ended up that we had to offer some concession stand popcorn to get him to come off the ice. He had a great time and I loved watching them. I think Tate's favorite part was going in and out of the bench!
Can you see how excited he is?
You'd never believe how long it took him to learn how to do thumbs up! So here's 2 thumbs up!
Aren't they cute?!
Looking pro!
Checking Tate into the boards haha!
Tate's favorite: the benches!

How's that for hockey hair!
I know aesthetically this pic is not perfect but I think it's my favorite! Something about the scratched glass and Tate behind it that I love!

Good night!

Monday, September 14, 2009

Two posts in one day, must be important...

Well, hi again friends and family...I have been waiting to share this news for a while strictly out of fear but we are very excited to say that we are expecting a baby again! YEAH!! I am 14 1/2 weeks pregnant and so far everything has looked great according to my doctor. I started with two blood tests to check hormone levels, I've had two ultrasounds, and heard and seen the baby's heartbeat. We have been nervous since we lost our baby this past April but to say the least are very excited to be pregnant again! Here is a picture of Robbie and I and the baby of course at 14 weeks! Oh yeah I am due March 12th!Hopefully going to try to upload pics of the little bean's ultrasound in a later post!

A short trip to the Dells...

We were blessed to get away to Wisconsin Dells this weekend with my family. Jamie and Melissa usually go every year for there anniversary and this year asked us to tag along and we were certainly happy to do that! Tate was very excited to say the least, water parks, hotels, and being with family! Here are some pics from our trip!

Melissa and Tanner enjoying the water park!
The boys!

Uncle Juice and Tanner!

Taking Tate and Tanner down a water slide!

Jamie and Melissa's Anniversary Dinner at Marketplace Buffet where we had great crab legs!
My boys with there beautiful green eyes!
Robbie and I!
Uncle Juice and Grammy!
Grandpa and Baby Nanner! (That's what Tate calls him!)
Blowing bubbles on our walk by the river!
Robbie asked him to look up at him for a picture and Tate of course noticed the moon! He tries to find it where ever we go!
Climbing the rocks happily!
Family Pic! Tater has a silly face without his eyes open!

Well, I know it's a lot of pictures but I haven't posted in forever so maybe that makes up for it!

Monday, June 29, 2009

A sneak peek of Vacation...

We had a great time in Mexico with 2 of our great friends who happen to be my brother and sister-in-law! Here are some pics of our vacation we had a blast! We swam, did ziplines, rock climbing, the boys golfed, the girls had a spa day and we laid around in the sun and ate like 4 worn out parents haha! It was a wonderful break and we were excited to come back tan, relaxed and ready to work the summer away so that Melissa and I can stay home with our boys! Praise the Lord. Melissa's last day is July 1st and mine is July 24th! We feel blessed!

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Happy Mother's Day

Happy Mother's Day Mama! I hope you are blessed today! Here is a little scrapblog for you! By the way the 2 chairs on the bottom are for you from your children and grandchildren but since we can't be there with you today they are just in a picture! When we see you at the end of May they'll be all yours! Love you lots! Thanks for being the best mom in the world and really a great friend too! We love you Mama and Grammy!
Robbie, Holly, Tate and Macy and Jamie, Melissa, and Baby Tanner

Monday, April 27, 2009

Update from the hospital...

This is how we saw Tate for the last 3 days even at points the last 7 days. Not his usual peppy 2 year old self. The top picture shows his little bandaged foot where he got his IV after 6 tries, and 3 nurses. That has probably been the saddest part of it all seeing him get pricked over and over again. After 2 visits to the ER this week, 9 total tries for IVs and so far one night hospital stay he is starting to act a little more like himself. He tested positive for rotavirus last night here at the hospital which is a virus that just has to run it's course but because Tate has had vomiting and diarrhea for a week on and off he has become dehydrated which is what makes this so bad. I just talked to the doctor and we are not sure yet whether or not we will be released tonight or will be staying another night. We will keep you updated. Let's just say Robbie and I appreciate your continued prayers as it really has been a tough week. We are saddened and very upset at times but praying that God grows us up and makes our family bond stronger through all of this. At the top of the page are some pics from the hospital! My favorite part about our stay has been two things...the fact that Tate only wants to be sung Jesus Loves Me (or "Oves me" according to him) to fall asleep and secondly that we had one nurse who happened to be a nurse that we had last year when Tate was hospitalized..she's great! Oh and one more thing the fact that they make sides that come down on the cribs for mommies like me who liked to crawl in and sleep with the munchkin! Enjoy!

Saturday, April 25, 2009

He's a cutie!

This is the little guy that gives us so much joy! Tate has been sick since last Sunday, vomiting, fever etc. It hasn't been an easy week but he is so tough. Today we were in the ER for the second time this week. We went to Medchek first but then they sent us to the ER right away. Tate has now unfortunately learned how to say ER! Scary! I watched as he got stuck 6 times trying to get an IV in him. The nurses thought I was an emotional mess...oh wait, I am...because I kept crying as he got stuck and screamed out ouchie, off, no! It was quite a sucky time! Well, we are at home and Tate continues to rest and be a trooper! This little guy teaches us a lot about being tough! He's great and he keeps us going! Hope you enjoy this pic from his Easter egg hunt! By the way, for all of you praying for our family as we deal with the loss of our baby, thank you. We really covet your prayers and appreciate your support and understanding of all our emotions and needs!
Robbie, Holly and Tate