Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Tatum is TWO (continued)

Monday was Tatum's actual birthday, so I decided to take some quick pictures of Tatum before we headed to school.

These are in our front yard before we loaded up in the car. Notice that Amigo Bear is in hand as well. He goes to school everyday.
"Tatum, how old are you?"
"No silly, you're not 5...how old are you today??"

"Okay Mommy, let's go to school!"
After school, we decided to take Tatum to Chick-fil-A to celebrate her birthday. Her hair was a little crazy, but please overlook it. We went straight from school to Chick-fil-A.
Tatum really didn't eat much at all 'cause she wanted to go play on the playground and didn't want to take time to eat. Good thing I got some early shots of her eating.

After letting her play a little bit on the playground, we decided to share some ice cream instead of giving her cake with icing late at night. Here is Daddy and Tatum....she couldn't look at me cause she was busy...
Tatum is really doing well with using her fork or spoon. She does make a little bit of a mess, but she is great at using a napkin too.
Tatum decided in order to get me to put down the camera she needed to give me a good smile. CHEESE!


Getting to the bottom of the ice cream cup (don't worry, we shared it between the 3 of us)

After Chick-fil-A, we headed home to open some presents. She had a few from some of her teachers that sent them home with us. Antonio and I also gave her presents and Uncle Clif and Aunt Jennifer also sent some presents in the mail, so she had quiet a few to open.
We gave her some bands that go around her sippy cups that have her name on them.
Next, she opened her presents from Uncle Clif and Aunt Jennifer...



She got a Care Bear DVD and....

The Little Mermaid DVD..
We didn't have either of these movies, and she was very excited about them both. She wouldn't even put them down to open her next movie...
As you can see, she took the gift receipt off the back of her movie. I think she was telling us, "These are KEEPERS!" These are great 'cause she has movie day at school every Monday, so we will have some new ones to send with her now.
She also loved her card. She immediately said "ABBY!!!" Huge thanks to you guys. We sure wish you could have made the party, but we will see you soon and hopefully you will be able to meet the new baby too while you are here for the holidays.
Her teachers got her several great presents. She got a baby doll with a bottle and bib, 2 balls, a movie, coloring book, and pom poms. Here she is with her pom poms.
Antonio and I got Tatum a NEW Amigo Bear...
She wasn't sure what to think...
She now officially has 3 Amigo Bears. Why? you ask....well, this Amigo Bear (scented, floppy, and fluffy) has been discontinued. She takes Amigo Bear everywhere with her, so if we lose him, we will be in trouble!! Two of her bears are worn out!!! so I got this new one on Ebay. Here is a side by side conparison of one of the old ones compared to the new one.
Tatum opening more presents...


And now Tatum's BIG present from Antonio and me....
We got her the ELMO LIVE and she LOVES it!!! This Elmo is supposed to be one of THE gifts for this holiday season and I got it the day they went on sale....Oct 14th.
Tatum had to give him a kiss...
Here are more side by side pics of OLD Amigo Bear and NEW Amigo Bear...

As you can see, Tatum had an amazing birthday this year. She has so many close family and friends that love her so much and we are truly blessed to have each one of you in our lives!

4 comments:

Nicole said...

I can't believe Tatum is 2! She is so cute, April. I know y'all are so proud of your big girl. Time is flying by!

JRH said...

she is an absolute doll...i love all these pics, especially the ice cream ones...looks like she had a big, fun birthday!

Jennifer said...

Looks like Tatum is getting better at holding her two little fingers up. Your pictures look great! I have more for you.

Old Amigo doesn't look that bad!

Gavin's Mama said...

Happy 2nd birthday Tatum!! Chick-Fil-A was the choice of meal for Gavin's 2nd birthday also!