Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Well, the tooth that we thought might never fall out finally did (it's been loose for about 2 months)!  It's been loose for so long that the permanent tooth is already halfway in.  We were driving home from Target Sunday and Tucker said, "Momma, my tooth is going to fall out tonight."  And then a couple minutes later he said, "Momma, it fell out!"  So we pulled over and took pictures and called Aunt Alye and Daddy.
It was easy to get Tucker to go to bed because he could not wait for the tooth fairy to come!
He was so afraid that the tooth might fall and the tooth fairy might not be able to find it.

But she did find it and brought him $5.00!  He could not wait to spend it, so we went to Dollar General after school and he got a ninja set.  Because little boys cannot have enough ninja sets. (insert eye roll)
He grows up more and more every day.  Makes me sad, but excited at the same time.  

Oh the fun of Fall...

We have been a busy little family the past few weeks!  I feel like Halloween lasts for a month.  Which is fine by Tucker because he thinks dressing up and "batending" to be someone else is fantastic (and I guess it kinda is).
We carved a pumpkin this year, we are such terrible parents, I can't remember the last time we actually carved one.  This year we tried a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle.  Before Daddy got home, we I cleaned the seeds out.  My children (who are boys, in case you forgot) would NOT touch the inside of the pumpkin.  Talon did try to eat some off his spoon, but wouldn't touch it.

Tucker tried, but couldn't do it.  you can see Talon laughing in the background.  He thought it was hilarious when Tucker said, "EWW!"

When Daddy got home he got to work carving the mask and mouth for the TMNT.

He turned out pretty cute!  

Wednesday, October 10, 2012


We had to put together an "About Me" board for Tucker again this year.  We included mostly pictures of things Tucker likes to do (ride his four wheeler and the go-cart at the farm, go hunting with his Daddy, etc) and places he likes to go (the beach, look for alligators in South Louisiana, etc).  Tucker "helped" by painting the letters for his name at the top of the board.

We also included a few of his favorite things...Restaurant: Wings; Colors: red, white and blue; Foods: pizza and Chick fil a chicken; Favorite Thing in Mrs. Malone's Class: coloring and painting; Favorite thing about school: recess and math stations; Favorite Teams: Broncos (?) and Alabama; Favorite Toy Right Now: Legos.

Tucker has adjusted well to Kindergarten.  The first couple of weeks he had some behavior issues (talking when he shouldn't be), but since then he has learned that he must be on his best behavior and listen at all times.  Mrs. Malone says that he is doing much better now.  He went to karate class yesterday after school (they come to the school and do a class for Kindergartners).  He liked it, except for having to take off his shoes and socks and staying late after school.  I think he will probably continue the class because he is quite sure that karate will teach him to be a ninja.    

Friday, September 28, 2012

That Place With All the Fun Stuff To Do

After school a few Fridays ago, I took Tucker and Talon to CHOM.  Tucker begged for weeks to go to "That fun place, what's it called, with the dress up stuff and all the fun stuff to do?," so I finally took them and they both loved it.
Here they are driving the tug boat.  Not one of Talon's favorites because it's loud.  But this is probably Tucker's favorite thing at CHOM.

Talon catching eggs in the barnyard area.  He loved the tractor...

and the slide.  This boy LOVES a slide.  They can't get him off the slide at church.

But his VERY favorite thing at CHOM...the truck.  He loved driving the truck.  And when I made him get off the truck, he screamed.  When another little boy got on and started driving, he looked at him like he had stolen his very last piece of candy.

Tucker loved the farmers' market.  We pretended like I was shopping.  He would tell me something to make and I would pick out all the things I would need to make it.

Whew...I don't know if I could handle this many Tuckers!

He gave the monkey in the hospital some food.  He was concerned about the monkey.

Tucker played soccer on the Wii, but I didn't get a picture of that.  It was fun.  We had a great time like always at CHOM!

Sunday, September 23, 2012


I have been so bad about keeping up with what is going on with Talon as he grows.
So, here is an update:

Talon still doesn't talk much. He says "see," when we pass cows or horses (he LOVES animals). He says "duck" for Tucker. And one day he walked in the kitchen repeating "na na na na na na" until I handed him a banana...but haven't heard it since! He used to say Momma some, but not lately. He says "dye" and waves for bye. He says screams, "daaa" when he sees his daddy, whom he adores. He says tweet tweet for Mom when she asks what the birdie says. Mostly there is a lot of whining and pointing to get what he wants. He will grab my pants and pull me to whatever he wants, also. :)

Talon Tidmore LOVES to dance. It is the best thing I have ever seen in my life. He has bounced up and down when he hears music for months, but now he has added arms and legs. Seriously, precious. He loves to clap in the car and throw his head back and forth. He's kind of serious a lot of the time, so this is one of my favorite things about him. :)

Talon will eat pretty much anything, which thrills me to death. Sometimes he gets tired of eating the same thing or he is independent and wants it a certain way, but for the most part, he will eat anything. Some of the things he likes are: guacamole (dips chips in it and just licks the guac off), broccoli, bananas, Greek yogurt, weenies, oatmeal, grits, ham

Talon likes to play with trucks and cars. He also loves tractors and animals. He does not watch TV (unfortunately).  He dressed up for the first a few weeks ago and was SO excited about it!  Tucker was so excited, too...he finally has somebody to dress up with!

Talon loves school. He has not cried at all since the year started and when I pick him up, he doesn't even stop playing when he sees me, I have to pick him up and carry him out. I'm so glad he loves it.  He is adamant most days that he carry out his backpack himself.

Talon does not take good naps like he used to (I am praying this is just a phase). He does still sleep well at night and most of the time sleeps 7-7.

He has a thing with running water.  He still doesn't love the bath tub, but when it rained at the farm and water ran off the roof, he thought it was the best thing ever!  He loves fountains and the water coming out of the faucet.

His new favorite thing to do is ride Cameron's new golf cart. He gets so excited and squeals when he rides.

Talon got to eat an ice cream cone all by himself recently and he thought that was pretty wonderful!

Talon gives open mouth kisses that are the best ever. He likes to kiss his bears that he sleeps with. He also has a pillow from our living room that he likes to carry around the house and lay on. He'll get his passy and bear and lay down in the middle of the kitchen floor on his pillow.

Talon can be such a sweet boy.  I was kind of afraid he would forget his Pappaw and be kind of stand-offish when he saw him, but every time he sees Pappaw he lays his head on his shoulder like he has missed him so much!  He really loves all of his grandparents, which is wonderful.  Talon is a loving little boy, but he doesn't like to love on Tucker much, which breaks Tucker's heart.

Talon is fun to be around as long as he is not sleepy or hungry.  I cannot leave the house without snacks, and his nap is not as flexible as Tucker's was...it is a MUST!

We are so thankful for this beautiful, challenging little boy!  Some days are crazy around here, but when I finally lay my head down at night, I praise God for my healthy children and remind myself that these days will be gone so quickly and I will miss this time in my life.  We love you, Talon!

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

The Graduate

Way back in May Tucker graduated from Chapel Hill Baptist Church Preschool.  It was a sad but proud day!  The first part of the program the kids were dressed patriotically.  Some of them were dressed up and had speaking parts.  Tucker was a soldier.
When it was his turn he walked up to the microphone and said, "I am an American Soldier.  I fight for our freedom."  He said it perfectly.  

After singing several patriotic songs, they changed in to their caps and gowns.

We were so glad that MiMi and Granddaddy and Pappaw were able to come to graduation.  Tucker and Talon are blessed with wonderful, loving grandparents on both sides.

I absolutely love this picture of Tucker and Pappaw.  That is Tucker's real smile, which we don't see very often when we take a picture of him and he is posing. ;)  He loves his Pappaw and he was so proud he was there.

I miss Chapel Hill!  I loved that little school and so did Tucker.

Saturday, August 25, 2012

a Big Day

Monday was a big day.

Talon felt like such a big boy because he had his own brand new backpack and lunchbox, too.  We were all standing in the kitchen and I was handing Tucker his stuff and telling him about his lunch (cheese and crackers, pb&j sandwich, juice box and mini oreos).  Before we knew it, Talon yanked his lunchbox off the table, threw it over his shoulder and headed out the door.  

I took Tucker to school first and he did just fine.  I, of course, had a pit in my stomach and tears in my eyes that were ready to pour out at any time...but I held it in!

He found his seat and started coloring his frog.  (Mrs. Malone's favorite colors are purple and green, and she loves frogs)

I am excited about his teacher, I think she is perfect for him.  I am so glad we did the Jumpstart program this summer, it made it so much easier to leave him there on the first day because I didn't feel like he was nervous and he kind of knew what to expect.  Of course when I got in my car I shed a couple tears.  I can't believe that little baby that came when I least expected is now in big school and I am the mom to a school boy.  The responsibilities feel even greater now, it's like it is now time to get serious about the person that this little man is going to become!  It's scary, but we have faith in The Great Instructor that is leading the way and know that with His help and with His help only, we can make this happen!

A Day at the Zoo

My sister-in-law Traci and I took 7 boys, yes I said 7, to the zoo a few weeks ago.  

Talon loves animals, so I was excited to see his reaction.  This first picture of him with the bird is the most precious thing ever.

They both enjoyed feeding the birds.  I happen to have a small ;) fear of birds, but these weren't too bad.

 We ended up not getting much of a reaction out of Talon, he just looked and pointed.  They both loved riding the train and the monkeys.