Wednesday, December 14, 2011


Super late on the 11 month post. December was such a busy month, I don't remember most of it. Through all of the madness, our baby boy turned 11 months old! We are now planning a Winter ONE-derland first birthday party. I know it's so cliche, but I can't believe he is almost one. This year has flown by.
Talon is still not walking, but does stand on his own. He likes to throw his hands up and smile really big and we all yell, "touchdown!" He has recently started saying, "Tuh" for Tucker.

I love this's so much fun to learn more about his personality and what kind of little boy he will be :)

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Our Little Mountain Adventure

We set on Friday morning, November 19, for a weekend in the mountains.  Our first stop was Ruby Falls in Chattanooga.  Considering I am really afraid of enclosed spaces, going 1100 feet underground was not exactly my idea of a good time.  But the waterfall was beautiful and Tucker enjoyed it, so it was worth it.

There were some pretty neat formations down there.  It is so amazing to think of all the things that God created that we don't even know exist!  I mean this place is as far underground as the Empire State Building is tall!

I was so excited to get a family picture!  Even though Talon is never looking at the camera and cave air is not good for my hair.

Look who fell asleep on the way out of the cave... once he saw the waterfall he was over it!

We walked up to the lookout tower after our tour.  We learned that Tucker is afraid of heights. (not sure where he gets that? Ahem...Pappaw?)

Then we went to our cabin in Blue Ridge, GA.  It was way back in the woods and had a beautiful view of the mountains.  Daddy kept a fire going in the fireplace and the boys loved to help.

Another family picture!  This one would be super cute if you know who was looking at the camera.

Talon loved playing outside.

Tucker's toy was a ninja set... not very "mountain-like," but he absolutely loves it, so who cares.

We spotted this gorilla Friday on our way in, so Tucker wanted to stop on our way out and take a picture with him.  It was hilarious because he was so scared to walk up to it... he seriously thought it was going to jump out and get him.

We had such a fun time and didn't even really do anything except shop and eat!  We got to watch a few good late night football games, too.  It was a much needed relaxing weekend!

Monday, December 5, 2011

10 Months

Baby boy is double digits!  And it totally snuck up on pictures were not taken on his "actual" 10 month birthday (horrible, I know).

Somebody started waving bye bye, so cute!

He is crawling around super fast and pulls up and sits down very well.  He has also started holding on to the sofa and walking around it.

He is still IN LOVE with his Daddy.  Consequently, his first word was "da." If he hears Cameron come in the door he takes off as fast as he can.

He also loves to stand in the refrigerator.  If you open the door he will crawl over as quickly as possible and gets really mad when you shut the door.

He eats anything you put in his mouth, but he still has to eat pureed food.  I try to give him small bites of whatever we are eating, but he has choked a couple of times... most recently at McAllisters, which was pretty embarrassing.  He still loves his bottles.  We are trying the sippy cup and hopefully he will get the hang of it soon.

He is starting to fuss some when we leave the room and he hates it when we get in the shower!

He says something kind of like "ball" and "bye."  And of course, "da da da da."

Thursday, November 3, 2011

A Night at the Farm "Camping Out"

For almost a year now Cameron and his dad have been working on renovating the camp house at the Tidmores' farm.  We are so glad that it is finally nearing completion... at least close enough for us to spend the night!  Cameron, Tucker, and Talon have already spent then night there once, but this was my first time.  Tucker was SO excited.  His favorite part: building a fire.  And throwing every thing in sight on the fire.

Haha...such a big boy :)

Tucker came in and informed Cameron that he went looking for deer tracks and didn't find any, but he did find some acorns (which deer apparently love)... he is learning fast!

Karsyn and Morrisa came out and roasted marshmallows with us, I don't know why I didn't get any pictures of them!  We had such a fun night, we were all exhausted.  Tucker had so much fun he slept until almost 9:00 the next morning!

Talon, of course, didn't sleep so late, but he had lots of fun, too, can't you tell?!

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Cupcakes and Costumes

Since we can't all get together on Halloween, we decided to get together early so we could see each other's kids all dressed up and get pictures.  But before pictures we decorated (and ate) cupcakes.  The kids did a really good job, I was impressed!
Haha...this picture of Cooper is one of my favorites...

Here are the Moms' masterpieces...

After cupcakes everybody put on their costume and we headed outside for pictures.  I seriously think these kids are so cute they could be in a magazine (I'm a little biased, of course).

I love how these sweet girls are looking at Talon, they love having a "real life" baby to play with!

My other favorite picture...fairy legs...
We had so much fun!  I hope to make it a Halloween tradition!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Addy is TWO!

First of all let me say that I am in love with my friends' children.  I love them like I do my own.  And luckily two of my very best friends have girls... which makes it even more fun!  A couple of weeks ago Addy had her adorable Minnie Mouse Adventure at the Barnyard and we had lots of fun!

Umm, is this the cutest outfit ever?!

:) Happy to see each other!

Addy is not so sure about the boat ride thing...

Luckily, Mr. Wes let Tucker go with him and Cooper on the boat.

Then they fed the fish...

and fed the animals.

I love this picture, apparently something much more interesting is going on!


Here are Tucker and Cooper holding baby chickens.  Tucker is usually gentle with the animals, but this time he almost squeezed the bird to death.

A little sweeter to the duck.

Feeding the baby goats a bottle...

And then it was time to ride the pony!

The party was so friends' parties always make me feel so inadequate!

Of course Lauren made these adorable Minnie and Mickey ears, so cute!

Addy knew exactly how to blow out the candles!

She was so proud!
We are excited to spend some more time with Cooper and Addy soon...I will post pictures of our Halloween fun. :)