Monday, September 20, 2010

[end of Summer fun]

For the last 2 (almost 3) months since Trey was born I have been in full "baby mode". 
Most of my time has been spent nursing, changing diapers, doing laundry (darn those blow-outs!) or sleeping. I have felt really bad for Tatum during these adjustment months because he has been 
slightly neglected by his terrible Mother.

Before I had Trey I really questioned whether I should put Tatum in Preschool this year or not. I decided not to because I was unsure how this so called adjustment period would be, plus he is really advanced for his age. 
So in efforts to make myself feel better about my poor parenting I decided to enroll Tatum in some extra curricular activities. I put him back in his gym class, which he LOVES! and I signed him up for Tot Soccer. 
He was so excited to start soccer, especially when we got him some awesome cleats and shin guards. 
I signed him up with 2 of our neighborhood boys, Brandon and Hunter.

Here is his team with Coach Jackman.

They only played 4 on 4. These poor kids were never taught how to play soccer. I guess a practice would have been a good idea seeing how they had no clue what they were doing! It was pretty entertaining though. They were running in the wrong direction, staring off into space, occasionally I would catch Tatum following his shadow.
So funny!

 They all got yellow jerseys to wear over their shirts. They were way to big on them.

Exhibit A:

Coach had the idea of tying them in the back. Just shows how little these kids really are.

Here are the 3 musketeers...Tatum, Hunter and Brandon eating their after game snacks.

After the game we decided that a practice was very much needed. Eric got out the cones and trained Tatum on the ways of Soccer!
Turns out a little nudge in the right direction was all Tatum needed! 


 When Tatum isn't going to Gym or Soccer he is outside playing with Brandon. Brandon is our backyard neighbor and his about 6 months older than Tatum. 

We could not have asked for better neighbors!

These two boys are so cute together and seriously LOVE to play with each other. Just Yesterday they wanted to have a camp-out. So we got out all of the tents and let them have their fun.
Here is their "camp site".

These boys are seriously so cute and I am so grateful for all of the little friends that Tatum has made. 
It really has made my life so much easier!

Saturday, September 11, 2010

{Trey's Blessing}

 This last weekend Eric had the opportunity to bless Trey.  My Family came in town for the occasion and we were lucky enough to have all of our close friends and family here. Both Eric and I come from big families so when everyone stood up to stand in the circle people in our ward started to laugh because we had so many Priesthood holders come to participate.  It was a beautiful blessing and I am so honored to have a Husband worthy to give my children such wonderful blessings.

After the blessing everyone came to our house for a luncheon. My Mom and Sister helped me make these Pom Poms for the decor. I LOVE how they turned out!

We put a slide show of Trey's pictures on the TV.

Tatum loved the pom poms. He said they were bad guys and fought them all around the house. Gotta love a 3 yearolds imagination!

Grandma Donna held that baby the whole time she was here and loved every minute of it.

Grandpa and Grandma Wilson

3 Generations of Bradley's

Family pic. Within minutes of being home after church, Tatum ran upstairs and changing into his play clothes!

 Trey with his Mom

Trey with his Dad

While my Family was in town we had a lot of fun. Here is what my Dad spent his time doing...

This is what my Mom did the whole time...


Now that Trey is 2 months old he is starting to change a lot! We went to the Doctor and here are his stats:
Length: 22 3/4" ~ 50%
Weight: 10 lbs 8 oz ~ 25%
Head Circ: 40 1/4cm ~ 50%

I wont even compare Tatum to Trey's stats. Lets just say they are night and day! The best part of 2 months is that Trey started to sleep through the night....yay!!!

I just love my 2 boys and they love eachother...

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

[..the cabin..]

Before it starts to get cold we decided to take one last trip to the cabin. We brought a bunch of friends with us this time and had such a great time.
The trip started out a bit rough with us all heading down to electric lake. We drove up next to the lake and ended up getting stuck in the mud.

All of the boys pushing the cars out while the girls watched and took pictures!

Here is the whole group minus Christine who took the picture...

Then not 5 min after this shot was taken did this happen...

Yup, Josh backed right into Alex and Melanie's car. Melanie was putting her baby in the backseat when Josh thought they had left already. The door was wide open and they were in his blindspot. The side door bent right in half and the window shattered. They couldnt even close the door. But the boys got to work and rigged a window and sealed the door shut for the drive home. Day one was a total disaster!

The next day we did some serious fishing and I think revived the trip. Tatum had so much fun. He caught 3 fish and would reel them in on his own!

One fish!

Two fish!

Three fish!

Even though we had a rough start, we ended up having a great time. We were so glad that everyone could go last minute and are so grateful for such amazing friends!