Family of 4!

Family of 4!

Sunday, October 23, 2011

ONEderland, Tenley's 1st Birthday

It took me a while to get this done (or I should say, figure out how to do it)  A video was a must for this or you would be scrolling through photos for days.

Enjoy your trip to ONEdeland with our precious baby girl.  I can't believe it has been a year since we welcomed her into this world, and we are better people everyday because of her. She has shown us how to love more fully, laugh when thats all you can do, and live in the moment and not worry so much about tomorrow, which is a lesson that Mommy needs a reminder of almost daily.  Just when we think it can't possibly get any better we wake up to a new day, and learn we were wrong, it can and does get better with each and every second that we get to be called Parents.  A blessing barely begins to cover it.

Enjoy.  I know we do!

We were having some problems getting the video of Tenley's pictures to load, so you will have to follow the link below and see it on youtube.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Tenley's 1st Royals Game

We are working on making her a fan already! The end of September we met up with my parents in Kansas City to take in a Royals game.  Though they were out of any race already (big surprise; it is the Royals folks) they did put up a win the night we were there.  It was a pretty exciting game, and we all had a great time.  We started the festivities with a "fan experience" tour that took us through the Hall of Fame and then down to check out batting practice.

 Tenley taking in batting practice with Papa and Grandma.  She was more into it than this picture shows!
 Being 1/2 way to St Patty's Day the hats were the game time giveaway.
 Playing on the dugout

Time for some tailgating!

After the tour it was time for some tailgating....this was all planned out to be a great meal by Tim, only thing we didn't plan for was that the grill would be broke.  The threads to attach the little propane bottle were no grilling for us....good thing he had plenty of sides.  I felt kinda bad because he had gone to the work to get everything in order and all set up just to have it tank.  Tenley, however, still enjoyed her meal!
 Realizing the grill is not going to work...

 Pink OVERLOAD! And yummy dinner!
That expression kills me, and I see lots of Daddy here.

The game started well before Tenley's bedtime, but ended well after it.  In her normal fashion she was not about to have anything to do with sleep when there was action around her.  She did pretty well, but I was grateful there were 4 of us to pass her around too.  She never had a melt down, just got very restless.

 As soon as we got in the car after the game it was this face for  a second, and then out like a light! 

(& fail on us for putting her in her seat with her coat on...thus you get to hear a car seat rant...I may be compulsive about car seat safety, but it amazes me everyday how I see car seats installed, used, not used, etc....just today as a person was leaving our garage sale with a wee one, I saw their car seat...INFANT car seat placed in the back, middle (ok points for being in the middle) but it was forward facing...hello, rear facing car seat.  And recommended until age two! It may not be the law, and yes she was buckled in BUT COME ON!  So, while typing this rant I have decided that a post in the near future will deal with basic car seat safety.  The dos, the don'ts, what I have learned, a bit dull yes, but hopefully someone who reads this will learn something or be able to pass on some knowledge.  PS...I didn't know it before I was called Mommy, and in having our car seat installation inspected by a certified car seat guy I learned A LOT! Also, I will learn his actual title before I make the post...thus end my rant! Thanks!

Friday, October 7, 2011

Trying out imovie

Hey this is Tim i am trying out the iMovie on our iMac this is a first run, bare with me........

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

The Pumpkin Patch

What a great weekend we just had.  On October 1st we celebrated our sweet girl's 1st birthday with a trip to ONEderland, and a Madhatter birthday party.  I will be overloading you will pictures of that very soon, but I wanted to get some other shorter posts done first.

Much of our family was only able to be here for a short time, but my parents got to stay the whole weekend.  Sunday was a beautiful day so we make the short trip over to Independence, KS to Reichenberger's Pumpkin Patch  We took in some of the maze and wandered the pumpkin patch as well.  We went last year with our very newborn so it was fun to see her this year actually enjoying it and taking it all in.  I think I enjoyed it a bit more too, since I wasn't recovering from labor and delivery this time!

 Checking out Bubba, the pot belly pig

 and the goat...

 Sliding with Papa and Daddy, she loved it!
 Mommy and Tenley on the slide, it was narrow & surprisingly fast!

 In the maze we go!

 On to the pumpkin patch

 Papa and Grandma
                                                  What a difference a year makes!!
The maze! There are 5 different mazes mixed within it.  We only got through one...we were short on time, but I doubt it would have mattered, they are tough!

I am sure this will be a family tradition for years to come.  However, I think next year she will be running from pumpkin to pumpkin saying, "This one Daddy!" I look forward to that, maybe he will give in to her easier than me!  I could come home with a truck load! I LOVE FALL!

Up next, our ONE year old and her Madhatter birthday!


The end of September brings about a handful of kiddo birthdays for some of our close friends.  3 of the kids have birthdays in a week, separated by a day.  Two of them are a day apart and one a year later.  Each year we get together to celebrate with them and it is always such fun. I remember thinking last year that there was a good chance that we would be adding a little one to that birthday week, but Miss Tenley had other plans and would wait a few weeks to arrive.  This year it was a bit surreal to now be there with her in tow!

 The crew, when we moved to Chanute there were 2, and they were not even a year old.  What a joy to watch all these kiddos grow up!
 2 sisters, 3 brothers, and a brother and sister, and now Miss Tenley
years of great memories made and in our future
  I realize I posted a mass amount of this photo, but I think it is hilarious what it takes to get a "good" picture of everyone.  I think the chaos says it best!

 A game of TACKLE football was a must...for the boys anyway.

 Tara and Tenley, she is the Mommy to the 3 brothers, so some girl time is a rarity for her.

 Taking in the football game...from a good distance!

 Her most favorite spot!