Friday, July 27, 2007

Happy 9 Months Tatum!!

Today is Tatum's 9 Month Birthday!

I just can't believe she is so close to ONE!

Tatum went for her 9 month check up today with Dr. Miller and everything went great. She didn't have to get any shots and she hammed it up for all of the nurses and Dr. Miller too.

Here are her current stats:

Weight: 18 pounds 6 ounces

Height: 27.25 inches

Tatum is so active now and Antonio and I are loving every minute. Her newest thing that is Antonio's favorite is she is saying "dada" and "bye bye". We don't think she really knows what she is saying, but I am sure that will come soon enough.

She is also crawling, pulling up, and beginning to cruise along the couches.

Her personality is awesome. She LOVES people (especially males). She is not clingy to me and Antonio at all.

A little embarrassing story, we went to get her pictures taken today and we get her set up for her first picture. The photographer looks at Antonio and I and asks, "Do you know how to make her smile?" We say yes of course, but she will not smile for us no matter what we do. THEN another staff member comes up and just starts talking to Tatum and she smiles, laughs, giggles, etc. I was kind of embarrassed, but she has seen Antonio and I in all of our goofiness.
Finally, Tatum has 4 more teeth that have broken through in the past week or so. That brings her total teeth count to 8!
I have more pictures to post later taken at the doctor's office today. I will post them over the weekend sometime.

As you may have guessed, the pictures in this blog are from her photo shoot today. There were many more pictures taken, but these were some of my favorites. I will try to post more of these too this weekend.

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Video From Florida

Here is a video from Florida of my grandmother and her two sisters singing. They also had a surprise backup singer that jumped in from time to time. Personally, I think that back up singer sounded pretty good, but may need a few voice lessons in the future. Take a listen and leave comments after you view the video.

I have two other videos, but I am having trouble getting them to upload, so I will try them again later.

Side note: Amanda, this is proof that when our family gets together we do a little singing too just like you guys.


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Monday, July 16, 2007

Florida Fun in the Sun

Antonio, Tatum, and I went to FL last week for vacation with other family and had a wonderful time. We made it down there Sunday morning at 7:30am and Antonio headed to bed while Tatum and I hit the beach. Tatum LOVED the sand, but probably too much. She wanted to eat it any chance she got. Here are TONS of pictures from the week. I will explain some of them, so enjoy...

These first few pictures are Tatum's first time to see and taste sand...

Here is a picture of Tatum's haircut in the back.
On our second day to the beach, we took a kiddie pool for Mya and Tatum. It worked very well, so a big thanks to Kimberly for letting me steal her idea.
This is my other niece (and Mya's big sister), Mckayla enjoying the beach.

Next is my brother Clif with the girls in matching outfits.
This is Clif, his wife Jennifer, Mckayla, Tatum, and Mya.
Here is Clif holding Tatum and my dad holding Mya.

Tatum enjoyed the pool and beach, but I think her favorite things was to nap out there. Here is one of her naps by the pool.

Tatum had speghetti and meatballs(gerber stage 3 food) for the first time and let's just say she LOVED it, can you tell?

Tatum and Mya enjoyed a bath together too...
...well Tatum enjoyed it anyway.

Here is Mya all dolled up and ready to go out.
WE took the Nintendo Wii and I am sure glad we did because it provided hours of entertainment each night when the babies went to bed. Here are Cyp and Antonio boxing.

Finally, here are some pictures we took at the beach on Thursday night. There are tons, so enjoy them.

Grandmommy had a way with taking the babies around the pool and putting them to sleep. Notice Tatum is out in this picture.

My grandmother (Tatum's great grandmother) went to Florida with us, but stayed with her sister and bro-in-law for the week. On Friday they all came back over to see us again, so here are some pictures of my grandmother, her two sisters, and their two husbands.

Next is the best picture, it is my grandmother playing the Nintendo Wii (golf).
And here are the three sisters singing for us. I have a video of this too that I will put up in another blog.

Since our first beach pictures didn't go so well, Antonio and I took Tatum on Friday night to try again to get some good ones of her. Once she saw the sand we could not get her attention to look at the camera, so it was very difficult! We tried everything from bringing chairs, to sitting her on towels, etc. We got some good ones, but it was sure hard work.

(That guy in the background of these pictures is my bro-in-law. He was hunting shells for Mckayla I think.)

As you can tell from all of the pictures, we had a great time down in Florida. On our last day down there, we discovered that Tatum's 5th tooth had cut through. These teeth are coming in so fast! I will put up a couple of videos later. Please leave a comment if you have time.
Sorry for the very long blog, but I hope you all enjoyed all of the pictures.