Friday, August 28, 2009

Poor Colten

Last night was very busy for the Tadtman family. We went out to eat when Justin and I got home from work, (I know I was being lazy) and then headed to hyvee to get supplies to make treats for a function we are attending tonight. We got home about 7:30 and started in on our treats. About 8:00 I noticed that Colten was completely covered in hives. In a matter of minutes he went from having three of four to being completely covered. Naturally it scared me to death so Justin and I decided to take him to the emergency room to be looked at. They came to the conclusion that it was an allergic reaction to something (we aren't sure what yet)and told us to watch it very close. Well while we were there Colten fell and bit his lip. It bleed a ton and got very fat! It looks a little better today but he told me several times this morning that it hurt him. Poor baby boy. I thought I would share a picture of him that we took last night on the way home. The poor boy just couldn't catch a break! As you can see by the end of the night he was one tired boy.

PS I thought I would give you a school update as well. He is doing better when we drop him off. He still does not really want to stay but it is nothing like it was. We are thankful for that and know that in time he will love it. We just can't wait to be at the day where he loves it!


As all of you probably know Manhattan just opened a Hyvee and the kids love going there because of their carts (anything to make taking them to the store easier)! I thought I would post a picture of them in the carts because they are VERY cute!

Colten and Aubrey were very picky about who got to push them. It was very cute. Who knew you could have so much fun at the grocery store?

They both loved it when I told them to slow down!

Like I said we had a great trip to the grocery store but the one thing I was totally shocked by was all the people who had the car carts but no kids in them or near them...Is that weird to any one else? Why on earth would you want to push around a huge cart if you didn't have to? I guess some things will remain a mystery!

The Park

It has been a beautiful week out and actually pretty nice in the evenings so the kidos and I decided to take a little trip to Cico Park (Colten's favorite). We had a lot of fun and needless to say neither one of them wanted to leave. We hope to be able to do this lots more as fall starts to come our way.
Aubrey waiting her turn for the horse ride.

Colten riding the horsey again!

Aubrey finally got a turn and she loved it!

Colten dug in the sand.

While Aubrey had a lot of fun in the swing!

Before we left we both went down the slide a few hundreed times!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

The End of Summer

It's official! Summer is over! Much to our disappointment summer has come to an end and it's back to our crazy schedule. I can not believe how fast this summer went! The students started back to school yesterday and Justin is back to being extremely busy at work. Oh well I guess that's life! We attempted to go to the pool last night and when we got there saw that they had already shut down for the season. The kids were very disappointed but I thought that I would post some pictures of them on the way.
Colten with his water gun on the way to the pool...or so we thought.

Aubrey watching Barney on the way to the pool.

Since Cico was closed we went up to the pool at Grandma Karen's clubhouse! I didnt get to take any pictures since the pool is deep and we have to watch them pretty close, but we did have a good time...other than the fact that the water was very cold!

Happy Birthday Grandma Donna!

Grandma Donna celebrated her 60th Birthday on the 19th and we just wanted to say Happy Birthday. We had a lot of fun celebrating with her on her special day. Unfortunately I dropped my camera in a bucket of water while picking up food for her birthday dinner, so we don't have any pictures to post! It really is a very sad story but we wanted to say Happy Birthday any ways and that we were glad we got to spend the evening with you!

On a happy note after taking the camera apart and charging the batter it works! We tested it out last night and I decided to post the test pictures. Enjoy....As you can see our test objects were the family members that don't get a whole lot of attention these days.

The Dogs!

Here Newman is ready to play!

Jack looking at me like I was wasting his time.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

School Update!

Well as I mentioned Colten started school on Monday. He seems to enjoy it for the most part but cries when he has to stay. I really hope that this doesn't last long. It is so sad to see him so upset and unsure of where he is. When I go to pick him up he is always playing and having a great time but then as the night goes on he tells us he isn't going back. It is a very sad story and I really hope he gets over it soon!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009


Well Colten started School yesterday! I can't believe how fast the time went and that he is already starting pre-school! He loved it and is ready to go back today. It amazes me that he went so eaisly and was fine when we left. What a good boy!

I thought I would give you all a reminder of where Colten started. Here he is just a couple of days old. It's crazy to think about how fast time goes and I can not imaigne our life with out him. Thanks so much to everyone who helped us get him to where he is today. We love you Colten and are so glad that you enjoy school!

Colten in the car on the way to school!

Colten walking into school!

Daddy and Colten getting ready to walk in!

Mommy and Colten. I love my little man so much!

As everything is Colten's first day of school was very bitter sweet. We wish that we had two to send but thank God that Jeret has helped get Colten to where he is today. We miss you Jeret! Mommy and Daddy love you!

Monday, August 17, 2009

Kansas City!

Justin and I decided to take the kids to the new water park in Kansas City this weekend and we had an AWESOME time. It was so nice to get away with them and just enjoy the day. Even though it was a little cool we managed to stay for about five hours and only got rained on one time! The kids had an awesome time and so did Justin and I (we didn't bring the camera in because I wasn't convinced that there would be a good place to put it). After we left the water park we decided to go ahead and stay the night in Kansas City. We took the kidos over to the dinosaur cafe at the Legends to eat and then to Dave and Buster's. It was so much fun and we wish that we could do stuff like this all the time.

Okay so this one wasn't taken in Kansas City but I thought that I would share it anyways. We had some good Mommy Colten time Friday night.

Here they are after we left the water park. They were wore out! I think we would have stayed longer but they were getting GRUMPY!

Justin and Colten at the T-Rex cafe. I was worried that they would be scared but the loved it. We loved everything but the price!

Aubrey putting on her hard hat on! She didn't want to stand still long enough for me to take her picture but she tried on a dinosaur one too.

Colten tried one on too. They had so much fun!

Justin, Colten, and Aubrey playing games at Dave and Buster's??? Is that what its called? It sounds funny now?

Aubrey driving. She LOVED it. Needless to say they both cried when it was time to go!

Today is also a BIG day for Colten. He starts preschool today and we can't wait to hear all about it tonight. I can't believe how big he's gotten. I'm sure Aubrey and Grandma won't know what to do without him!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Colten the Photographer

Well this weekend we went to Justin's cousins wedding in Wichita. It was a beautiful wedding and we had a lot of fun. It was nice to see all of Justin's mom side of the family. Colten decided he wanted to take picture so rather than fight him for the camera I let him! He had lots of fun and it kept him entertained for a long time. The result of this was that we dont have any good pictures of the kids..oh well. Hope you enjoy. Congratulations again Amanda and Ryan!
Colten took Aubrey's picture and I liked it!

Lots of them turned out like this!

Colten took a picture of mommy and daddy, and a few of his favorite uncles, and aunt (and a million more)!

Colten using chop sticks for the first time (sorry not the best picture but I still have to document it)at PF Chang's YUM!

Colten playing with Uncle Greg.

Sorry about not adding more videos! I hope to get more posted soon!

Friday, August 7, 2009


So I'm not smart enough to get more than one movie uploaded in the same post so each movie is going to have it's own post. Sorry!

Movie's Galore!

Well I decided it was time to upload some home movies of my precious children. Enjoy!

Summer Fun Continued

Colten, Aubrey, and Bricen getting ready to go through the nature center at Milford. I think they picked the hotest day of the summer to go!

Checking it all out with Grandma Karen, and Bricen.

Of course Colten found the park!

Aubrey on the slide. It looks beyond hot!

My three favorite kids playing together.

Taking a break with Grandma Donna.

Drawing inside the nature center.

As you can see the kids have had a great summer. Thanks to both Grandma's for taking such good care of you guys!

Summer Fun

All summer long Colten and Aubrey have been lucky enough to be watched by their Grandma's. They have had many wild adventures and have loved them all. Colten has really enjoyed all the time he has spent with his cousin Bricen. Aubrey keeps right up with them and does not miss out on much. Needless to say they are spoiled ROTTEN! However we would not have it any other way. Colten starts preschool on the 17th and I really think he is going to like it. I can't believe he is already big enough for school. It's amazing how fast time goes. Aubrey will stay with Grandma Karen, and Grandpa Mike during the day. I know she will really miss not having her brother around in the afternoon to play with. We are excited for all the changes that are going to come our way. I thought I would share a few summer photos with you so you can see for your self how much fun they really have had. Enjoy.
Aubrey at the begining of the summer enjoying the fresh air. I can't believe how much she has changed in just a few months. She is no longer a baby and is into everything!

Colten and Bricen playing. They do pretty well and don't fight to much!

Colten at the pool. He really enjoys it and loves it when you clap for him after he goes uner water.

Aubrey at the pool. She has no fear!

The two of them together. They have become best freinds this summer.

Spidermen! You gotta love this!

Colten and Bricen really enjoyed reading at the library once a week. In this one they are at story time.

Colten, Bricen, and Aubrey reading on Grandma's porch.

Aubrey helping with Grandma's flowers.

At the park. They had so much fun together.

This really isn't the best picture of her I just can't get over how BIG she has gotten!

Colten and Bricen feeding the ducks! Aubrey slept through it this day.

And a close up of them feeding the ducks!

Aubrey in the slide at Cico.

Out of fear of the upload failing I am going to continue the pictures in a second post. I hope you enjoy all of them!