Friday, February 22, 2013

There's My Song!

Every time Matt Redman's 10,000 Reasons comes on the radio or Pandora, Tucker says, "There's my song!" He calls it "Bless the Lord."  He knows almost every word.
 (And Gracie enjoys singing back up;)).

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

The Doctor is in!

We've had a bout of the stomach bug around these parts.
Poor Gracie Girl was sick all night long Monday night :(.

Tucker felt so bad for her on Tuesday.  He took such good care of her!
(Sorry for the poor picture quality, cell phone pics!)

 Yep, Dr. Tucker took great care of his baby sissy!
(Look closely, she even has on his beloved orange basketball shorts :)).

Unfortunately, all that extra attention he gave Gracie left him sick Wednesday night ;(.  

Thankfully, it's a 24 hour thing and both my babies were on the mend come this evening.

Here's hoping and praying that we're over all the yuckiness that nasty stomach bug brought!

Monday, February 11, 2013

Daddy Daughter Dinner & Dance

I know!  

What could be sweeter than a Daddy-Daughter Dance!?!  

The only thing I can think of is THIS Daddy and THIS Daughter ;):

Too sweet for words!  Seriously, when I first saw that picture, tears welled up in my eyes....

And Wes was doubly lucky because he also got to escort our niece, Makenzie, to the dance!
One VERY lucky Daddy ;).

(Thanks for the pictures, Melissa Bean of Melissa Mann Photography!)

Some other pics of the night:

Wow! What a party, Daddy!

Dance with me, Daddy!  
And, of course Daddy did!

Clap, Clap, Clap your hands!

Makenzie & Uncle Wes!

Makenzie was SO excited for the dance!  She's so beautiful!

This little princess was also excited! :)
A few pictures of some other little girls and their daddies:
Torrey with Presley & Ella Kate

Rocky & Avery

David & Ruby

Warren & Lee
Steve with his beautiful girls, Kalia & Alaya

And, of course there was dancing!

Would it be a little girl's Daddy Daughter Dance without ring around the roses?
or duck-duck-goose?
Somehow, even the daddies started playing duck-duck-goose!

I love taking pictures when they don't know I'm looking....  :)

I know one thing for sure, this little girl

and this little girl

enjoyed their date with this guy ;).

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

"Rock A Bye Baby!"

When Gracie sits in her rocking chair given to her for Christmas from Papa and Memaw, she insists on holding as many dolls and/or stuffed animals as she can.  Then, she sings to them and rocks them.  If you start talking to her while she's singing to her babies, she will sing even louder so her babies can only hear their mama's sweet voice ;).

Gracie 16 months

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Tucker Reads to Gracie - November 28, 2011

Now we know why Gracie enjoys playing with trucks so much!
It all began here:

Tucker 25 1/2 months
Gracie 2 months

Go Tell it on the Mountain - 2011

Soooo, as I clean up my pictures and videos, I can't help but post some on here so I have them to look back at FOREVER!  :)

Be on the look out, there's lots to come.....but let's start with this sweet song a few of the children from church performed around Christmas time LAST year (2011).  Tucker was 26 months old. 

Who stole the show lol? (Yes, I know I'm partial ;)).

A Day Out With Thomas

I've been trying to get the pictures on our computer cleaned up and moved over to our portable hard drive in order to free up some space on the computer.  Anyway, as I'm going through old pictures, Tucker joins me. We come across the pics from when we went to see the REAL Thomas the Train last June.  Tucker LOVED it!  I was in my blogging funk during that time so I never posted pictures....  But, better late than never!!!

Tucker was SO excited to see the real Thomas the Train!  
He's never gotten into Thomas big time or anything, but he definitely knows who he is and loves to play with his trains.
I love the picture below.  Look at how beautiful the sky is!

Of course, the real fun was actually getting to ride in one of Thomas's cars!
 Tucker loved every minute of it....
 Especially the part where we rode past the old trains that had been retired.
Pointing out the different trains
In fact, he was so excited that he had to show Gracie some love lol!
Little Sissy loved it too!

 However, she spent most of the train ride doing this....
 Tucker couldn't stop smiling ;)

There were lots of other fun stuff to do as well.
There were these big stuffed animals to ride that moved by themselves.
Gracie wasn't so sure about them... 
 But Tucker was all about it and did not want Daddy to help him steer at all!
The pic below was the best one I got because trying to keep Gracie on my lap, steer the cow, and snap a picture was almost more multi-tasking than I could handle!

 There were also put-put stations set up.

Another big attraction was the train tables that were set up.  There must have been 50 train tables for the kids to play with.  However, there are no pictures of that because we were busy keeping up to Tucker and refereeing.  Yea, Wes called that area Toddler Fight Club and Melt Down Central lol!  It never failed that the train Tucker had, another kid wanted and vise-versa.  And every time it was time for a kid to leave, their parents were packing them out kicking and screaming!  Luckily, we were able to bribe distract Tucker with some lemon-ice!  As cool as it was to have all those train tables there, I would not be disappointed if they did not make a return next year...

If you get a chance to go to A Day Out with Thomas in an area near you, I would highly recommend it.  
We will be going back this year.  Some advice though, choose the early ride (I think the first one is at 9:00).  We were on that ride and it was not the least bit crowded.  However, when we got off the ride, there were a ton of people waiting for the next one.  Also, get there well before 9:00 and play with the train tables and other things set up before the ride, that way it won't be nearly as busy.

One happy boy!