Sunday, October 25, 2009

same age cousins

Last Monday, Suzanne came over with her kiddos. It is so nice because Ty and Addison are the same age and so is Tatum and Scarlett. They played so well together, it was actually a very relaxing play date.

Any time I take out the camera Tatum does her crooked smile and scrunched up face, I love it! I didn't realize how much bigger Tatum is than Scarlett until after I was looking at these pictures. They are only 3 weeks apart and Tatum looks huge compared to her.

pumpkin carving 09

Ty was so excited to carve pumpkins tonight. He loved scooping all the pumpkin guts out and he would give Pat and I great words of encouragement as we were carving his pumpkins. He wanted one pumpkin with a happy face and one with a cross face. Tatum enjoyed the pumpkin carving for about 2 minutes. She is sick so she just wanted me to hold her the whole time.

The pumpkin on the left is the one I carved. When I went to push out the mouth, some of the teeth that I carved came out too. So it wasn't quite the look I was going for but Ty didn't care. Pat did the "cross" pumpkin on the right. It's pretty good for Pat's first pumpkin carving.

Ty outside on the front patio staring at his pumpkins. He loves them!

Friday, October 23, 2009

He doesn't care

He doesn't care. He doesn't even get bothered. Do you wonder what I am talking about? It's Ty and potty training! We put him in underwear and he will go potty with some bribery and then he will refuse to go and pee in his unders and pants and not care. Then he will tell us that he peed on the floor. I thought for sure that he would hate his unders being wet because he freaks out if anything else is wet but no, doesn't care about the unders. So, the potty training has a taken a few steps forward and then a few more steps back. I should just stop worrying so much about it and just let it happen...I guess.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Family Photos

We had our family pictures taken last weekend. The pics of the kids were pretty good but it made realize how fat I am so that wasn't good. Anyways, if you want to check out the pictures you can click on and sign in with the user name KPSwapp and password 16110.

Sunday, October 18, 2009


Tatum loves her baths. Loves them. Now she spends the whole time "wimmin." I tell her that it times to be done and she tells me no and that she is swimming. How can I take her out of the tub when she is dang cute?

Sunday, October 11, 2009

our weekend

Ty and Grace hanging out watching tv on our bed while we watched the Husky game. Go Huskies!
If that face doesn't say, "I am pooping," I don't know what does.

This girl loves her cowboy boots!
We had our family pictures taken on Saturday and the kids did pretty well. Because it was so nice outside we were able to do the pictures at a park. Then on Sunday morning we went to the pumpkin patch again but I am so bummed I didn't bring my camera. We ran into a lot of friends there and we met up with Lianna, Xavier and Harper. Ty had a great time again and we couldn't get Tatum off the train!

There is only one way to eat an O-R-E-O!

Last Monday Tatum woke up from her nap early and she caught me in the middle of eating some oreos. I gave her one and she saw that I was dipping mine in milk and she had to do the same. She wouldn't take a bite of her oreo until she had dipped it in milk. I tried to explain to her that she had to keep the oreo completely submerged in the milk until the bubbles stopped to get the perfect softness but she had her own style. Dip, bite, dip, bite, dip and bite!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

hanging with the family

We had my parents and my sister's family up for dinner on Saturday. It is so much fun when we get together, the cousins just LOVE playing with each other.

Tatum tried so hard to get the tooth pick out of my dad's mouth. But seriously, what's up with old people and having their tooth picks after dinner? Yes dad, I called you OLD!

Grammers reading to her grandaughters.

My mom trying to get Tatum to hold still for a picture.

Ty and Kendyl hanging out in the rocking chair.

Tater and Kennadi on the train.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Pumpkin Patch 09

We went to Schuh Farms Pumpkin Patch on Sunday with our good friends the Johnstons and we couldn't have had better weather.



Tatum carrying a gourd.

My cute little farmer.

I found the one I want mom!
Attempt #1 at a family picture

Attempt #2
Attempt #3: Success!

Ty joining the Johnston family for their family picture.

Ty and Grace knocking over pumpkins, they loved it!

Ty and Tater inside the big giant pumpkin that blew balloons all over.
They enjoyed the train ride through the farm. Tatum actually sat down the entire 5 minute ride.

Just Nicole and I having some fun.

A little boy loving a tractor.

Taking a seat.