Wednesday, November 28, 2007


Yesterday I took Tatum to Scott Hancock Photography to do a photoshoot for a website, which sells vitamins. Well there was a model there that was being used for a few photos that showed her selling, studying, working out, and a few other poses. They wanted her to be a mother in one of them and they used Tatum as her baby. In another photo they wanted her to be selling vitamins to a customer....well I turned out to be that customer. I will let everyone know when the site is ready so you can see how it turned out.

In between wardrobe changes, Scott took some pictures of Tatum and I. I could only get Tatum to smile by tickling him...notice in the other pictures he just had a blank stare on his face.

Here is Tatum with his "fake Mom".

Monday, November 26, 2007

I got tagged again!

I thought that I would do this a little different. . . Since this is our family blog, I have decided that I talk too much about myself and that this Tag will involve facts about our whole family.

THESE ARE THE RULES: 1.The player lists 6 facts/habits about themselves - try to find 6 you haven't already posted about! (Instead of 6 facts about me I will do 2 about myself, 2 about Eric and 2 about Tatum) 2. At the end of the post, the player tags 6 people and posts their names, and then goes to their blog and leaves them a comment, letting them know that they have been tagged.

#1- Elyse - I have recently discovered the greatness to FaceBook. A friend of mine told me about this site and I decided to check it out. After about 2 minutes on there I found that I was addicted. This site is sort of like MySpace but its not as trashy. Its really easy to get in touch with old friends and post pictures without the worry that some creep is going to hunt you down.

#2 - Elyse - I love the show Friends!! You could use the word Obsessed if you would like, I do have all 10 seasons on DVD and I was able to go to one of the tapings of the show in highschool! A couple of weeks ago I played the "Friends" board game with some of my friends and I totally got beat at it. Well since then I have been religiously watching every episode again so that I could call them to a rematch and sweep them!!

#3 - Eric - Alot of people don't know this about Eric, but he can play tons of different instruments. He has never had a lesson, but he can play the piano, guitar, drums, bass and he can sing! He is his own mini band! It really makes me mad because I took 10 years of piano lessons and he can figure out how to play any song without any sheet music...Not fair!

#4 - Eric- Eric loves to be tickled. Any time that I am sitting next to him or laying by him I need to be tickling him or scratching his back. And now I am seeing that Tatum will be the same way...if he is crying I can tickle his face and he will normally calm right down. But anyways I can talk Eric into almost anything if I agree to tickle him...its kind of nice!

#5 - Tatum - Tatum loves to do anything that the "big kids" do. He loves to go to restaurants and sit in a high chair, eat big people food, stand up (he really gets a kick out of that), and talk...those of you who have witnessed this first hand know that my son is a chatter box!

#6 - Tatum - Tatum is such a silly baby, he loves to laugh. He will laugh at almost anything. Here are some things that make him laugh: We have one of those doorway bouncers and he will sit in it forever and just laugh, being tickled, sponge bob, Eric's dancing, patty-cake, when its time to eat he laughs, baths, recently we have learned that he loves to dance, which makes him laugh too....really I could go on forever.

Now I need to tag 6 others: Karly Chase, Amber Winward, Becky Barnum, Eryn Bradley...and everyone else has already been tagged so I will just tag 4.

Monday, November 19, 2007

Warning: Extremely Addicting Ahead...

I just finished reading the TwiLigHt series. These books were so good that I could not put them down. I read all 3 books in a matter of 2 weeks. Eric thought I was such a NeRd because all of my spare time was devoted to reading. If I could have, I would have spent every minute of everyday reading until I finished, but I have a life and a baby so that was not an option. I haven't been this into a book since I read the "HarRy PoTteR" series, which Twilight stole the #1 spot from. I definitely recommend these books, especially if you are a hopeless RoManTiC like I am. But if not these books have a good mix of romance and suspense that I think everyone would like! I took a quiz that told me I am the most like Esme, which is one of my favorite characters.

Which Twilight novel character are you?

You're Esme Cullen - Your maternal instinct to take care of people and be kind draw people towards you. You're compassionate and loving, yet firm when you need to be. You appreciate hard work and value the beautiful results of your dedication to any project.

Friday, November 16, 2007

Am I at RObErtS???

Last night some girls in the family decided to have a scrapbook night. We went to Aunt Shannon's house and scrapbooked because she got a TON of stuff from one of her friends that owns a scrapbook store. Well we get started on our pages when Shannon brings out a bag of stuff for everyone to take home. This bag had rub-ons, paper, ribbons, books.... well you get the idea, there was alot of cool stuff. Well then as I am getting ready to leave she takes me into her scrapbook room, which looks like it came straight out of RoBerTs CrAftS, and gives me probably twice as much stuff!! If I were to buy all of this from a store it would probably add up to about $500!!! Lets just say I will be scrapbooking for months to come:)

Here is Shannon's scrapbooking looks like a store!

This wasn't even a portion of the stuff she had...there were crates packed full of stuff hidden everywhere!

Here is some of the things she gave me.

Here are some of the pages I have done. Sorry they are bad pictures...I don't have a scanner :( I know I am really behind with my scrapbook, but with my new stuff, I will catch up in no time!!

Saturday, November 10, 2007

How AdDictEd are you??

I just took this quiz and found out that...

62%How Addicted to Blogging Are You?
I thought I was too addicted... and this just proves it!!
How addicted are you??

Thursday, November 8, 2007

I love being a Mom!!

Ok last night we threw my sister-in-law Stephanie a baby shower (well my mother-in-law did almost everything, I just helped her get ready). She is due in about 2 weeks and is having a baby boy. It was a lot of fun, we enjoyed salads and cheesecake and had fun opening gifts. It brought back a lot of memories from my baby shower they threw me and I got a little bit sad. We sat and watched Stephanie's stomach as baby "SnoDgrAsS" kicked inside of her and I couldn't help but remember the wonderful feeling that brings. I quickly got on the computer and reminisced at old photos of myself while I was pregnant. I know it sounds kind of dumb, but I truly miss being pregnant. My clothes fit better (I know it sounds crazy, but its true), your skin is radiant, you hair is more healthy, and you get to enjoy feeling your baby move inside of you, what could be better? Of course it does bring a lot of discomfort, but the whole experience is so fascinating and new and exciting that it makes me actually miss it. I look back and can't believe that Tatum is 8 months old already. Has it really been that long since I sat in that hospital bed anticipating the arrival of my precious baby boy? Everyday I look at my son and can't believe this is my life. I love being a mom!!

How funny is this? Tatum is balancing on Stephanie's stomach - now that takes some skill!!

Ya Tatum!!

So ever since Tatum was born he has needed to be bundled up for him to fall asleep. Well we got home late last night and Tatum was already alseep, so I carefully transfered him from his carseat to his crib. Out of curiosity I didn't bundle him up just to see how long he would sleep this way and he slept without waking up until 7:30 this morning! Then later this morning, when it was time for his nap, I just put him in his crib with his blanket and this is what happened...

They are so cute when they are alseep!