Friday, March 29, 2013

Life Lately....

To say that life lately has been busy would be a complete understatement.  Justin is busy at work, I am busy at work, and the kids are busy with about a million activities.  We have something on the schedule EVERY night of the week (at some point I would love to do a blog post for each day of the week, maybe next week).   Naturally they are only little once, and I would not have it any other way. So here is what is new in the Tadtman world.
Miss Aubrey chopped her hair off last week.  Isn't it cute?  I do sort of miss the long hair but this will be perfect for summer as we will spend LOTS of time at the pool.
 Claire is keeping me busy at soccer practice, and Aubrey is becoming a professional photographer while we wait for Colten!
 Colten had his first soccer game last night, and he scored two goals!  Not the best picture of him but the best I could do with full arms! Good work buddy!  He is on the centipedes this season.
 We have also been attending LOTS of baseball games, and the kids are constantly finding new ways to keep busy.  Love an imagination!
 While we were waiting on Colten last night Aubrey decided that she wanted to become a bug!  LOVE her!
Deffinetely a kid driven world I live in, and I would not have it any other way!

Monday, March 25, 2013

1 Going on 21...

She's growing up WAY to fast!

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Aubrey's Birthday Party...

Aubrey had an amazing time celebrating her 5th birthday.  I still can not believe that my sweet baby girl is five.  She had MANY loved ones come and celebrate with her, and for that I am so thankful.
Her with all of her guests!
Claire had SO much fun at the party.  She loved jumping on the trampolines, and in the pit.  We had to take the poor girls leggings off because she was SO hot from being SO active.
Her cake.  She wanted Strawberry Short Cake...AGAIN!
With the birthday girl while singing happy birthday!
Cake time!
Look at that adorable face.
With her good friend Anna.
Amyah also LOVED the pit!
Carter enjoyed his time on the trampoline.
After the party it was time for presents, and dinner!
She was one LOVED little girl.
Colten enjoyed playing with cousin Devin.
Aubrey enjoyed some time with Grandpa Mike, and Grandma Ginger.  No i did not make her wear a big poofy dress to her party.  She was convinced that is what she wanted to wear and I figured it was her birthdya not mine so I didn't fight her!
With mommy, and Aunt Lori.
With her sister, and her Grandma's.
Of course she NEEDED the bow!
I loved the attention these two wanted from me.  They aren't easy to hold anymore.
Thanks again to everyone who helped make her birthday so special!

Tuesday, March 12, 2013


Miss Aubrey got her recital outfit last week at dance!  How perfect is she?  What a gorgeous girl.  Can't wait to see her dance to lollipop in a couple of weeks.


Baseball season is in full swing!  We love spending our nights (and days) at the ball field!  Needless to say I have one HAPPY boy!


Colten had his first "sleepover" that did not involve family members back on the 1st.  For that one he went to his best friends John Micheal's house.  This past weekend it was our turn to host John Micheal, and his little brother.  The kids had a wonderful time.  We sure are going to be sad when they move in a few weeks!
Bed time.  Aubrey thought she wanted to join them but changed her mind quickly!
 Of course no sleepover would be complete with out donuts the next morning!

Wordless Wednesday...

Big 12 Champs (Sort Of)...

Colten is very proud of his basketball team, and the fact that they have won part of the Big 12 Championship in basketball.  Here he is on the floor before the last home game!  Such an excited boy.  I love that he loves his sports as much as his daddy does!

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Wordless Wednesday...

Colten's Gift...

The kids are at the age where they are VERY into picking out presents for each other.  Aubrey's birthday was no exception so when we saw a pink Hello Kitty bat at target we jumped on it so Colten could give it to his sister.  Needless to say that they both LOVED it and Aubrey was thrilled to get a bat from her brother.  Now we just need it to warm up so we can get out and play with it.

Friday, March 1, 2013

Happy Birthday Aubrey...

Today my sweet baby girl turns 5!  How is this possible?!?
Aubrey - you bring so much joy and happiness into our lives.  We are thankful for each and every day we get to spend with you!  When we found out you were coming into our lives there were SO many mixed emotions, but you were exactly what we needed to help heal our broken hearts.  There is not a day that goes by that I do not thank God for you.  Your smile and quick witted personality are the BEST.  You know how to brighten a room, and you truly are a hard kid not to love.  You made my heart SO happy this morning when you walked into Pre-K and were swarmed by your friends.  Everyone loves you and you took time to tell them all thank you for the birthday wishes, and ask them how they were.  Aubrey I hope you always know how loved and cherished you are.  I love you to the moon, and back and can not wait to celebrate with you this weekend.