Saturday, November 5, 2011

A windy photo shoot....

A local photographer offered us a photo shoot as a welcome home gift for Tatum. We wanted to capture some shots of Tatum in her new 'downtown'...we had a good time, bumps and bruises, and A LOT of WIND.....

 Tatum outside the Historic Tidewater Inn
 Showing us those beautiful dimples (and trying to find some shelter from the wind)
 Kisses for Mommy
Our very happy family....Tatum McKenlin, we love you and are so happy to be sharing our lives with you. You bring so much love and joy, and are so proud of the beautiful little girl you are inside and out.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Breakfast with Tatum and Baby Julin...

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Halloween 2011

We had a busy Halloween weekend. Friday we went to our bank to trick or treat and enter some competitions and to win a savings bond.

 Our beautiful bumble bee
 Miss Casey teaching Tatum how to trick or treat at the bank
 Saturday was a dreary day....so Sunday we went out to the Pumpkin Patch to get Tatum's first pumpkin

 The we stopped for lunch and Tatum enjoyed her first ice-cream....YUMMY!
 After nap time, Tatum went to a friend's Birthday party and LOVED the moon bounce
 Monday night, we went to the Fall Festival in our town and Tatum rode her first pony....she held on tight and had a great time.
 Then we rode up to surprise Nai-Nai and Pop-Pop and went trick or treating in their neighborhood. We really wanted a safe neigborhood, and we knew they would have a lot of fun with Tatum. Our neighborhood is great, but filled with many old people (golf course community) and just wouldn't have been fun for Tatum.
 Tatum wanted to hand her treats back!
Then, she wanted to take more than one treat when the whole bowl was presented to her!

I typically HATE Halloween...I'm not into dressing up at all. Don't get me wrong, I love the decorating and the candy, but that's it....this year was different. I had a great time seeing Halloween through my daughter's eyes and I LOVED it!

This week we've have our first hair cut, our first trip to the dentist and infants and toddlers are coming out to do an evaluation on Tatum to offer assistance on getting her up to speed. She is doing great on her own, but we want to offer her the best care we can. Next week my dearest friend from my childhood, Susan, is flying out from Oklahoma to spend a long weekend with us, and we can't wait!! I'm also excited about a little adult girl time....and quality time with such a dear friend. :)