Sunday, September 30, 2007

First Haircut

Yes, Tucker had his first big boy haircut this weekend. Ms. Jenny works at his daycare and is a beautician as well. She offered to cut his hair and not only does Jenny do GREAT with hair, Tucker LOVES her...there was not question. Enjoy the pics of the big boy who was VERY well behaved and had a ball with Miss Jenny "tickling" him. We have been blessed with such handsome boys! Of course a little video...


Just getting started. Tucker was so excited! And loved that Mackenzie (Jenny & Kyle's daughter) was talking to him. She's in 1st grade - same age as Jayna...well, they had a puppy too and that is Tucker's dear love! :)
Jenny trying to keep Tucker's attention...
He was so calm and enjoyed it...
The towel is losing it's ground and Tucker can't keep his eye off the doggie! Jenny trying to pry his face into place... :)
He thought Ms. Jenny's was tickling him a lot!

A good action shot!

He did attempt to escape a time or two...Mackenzie broke out some goldfish to keep him engaged!

All done! What a handsome BIG boy!!!

Tob-Man

Toby D sure is growing...life is busy, but oh so fun! Last week at his 2 month appt he was 13lbs 6oz and 24 1/2 inches long. He's just a hair bigger than Tucker was at this age. Here are a few recent pics. He's talking and smiling up a storm now and still LOVES his big brother!
Here he is after bathtime tonight...
Trying NOT to smile for Mommy & Daddy... :)And, sharing a smile...he looks a little goofy - but you know it's that age where it takes your whole body to make the smile happen!

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Birthday Time...Family Fun!

Mom & I have really enjoyed spending a lot of our days together while I've been off on Maternity Leave. I'm really gonna miss my time with the boys and her, Auti too!! (Mom just started watching Auti again since Jen is back to school.) Here is a picture from last Friday when Mom was over at our place. I loved this picture I got of her with three of her grandkids - not posed - just watching them all want to be with HER while she was checking out Toby. These kids LOVE their Grandma, and they're not the only ones!

I will be turning the big 3-0 this Wednesday so we celebrated with family Sunday night. Everyone was able to make it and it's been a very long time since we've all been together - it seems someone has been sick every time! It's been before Megan was born that we've all been together. So, of course we decided we needed a shot of the kids now that all seven are here (and none currently on the way) :) How fun to see the craziness, as you all know, of trying to get these kids all in one place looking the same way - especially with 5 of them being 1 and under!

They are, Lto R, Justin & Brenda's three girls: Megan Grace (3.5 mos), Taylor Joy (3.5 yrs), Carly Ann (17 mos); Aaron & Jen's two girls: Autumn Faith AKA Auti (just shy of 1 yr), Jayna Elizabeth (6 yrs); Sep & I's two boys: Toby David (7 wks); Tucker Dale (15 mos).
Let the fun begin...this was a pretty good one; but it can't be the best we can get, right?? It was the first picture! Let's keep trying!!

Uh-oh Auti is escaping, Carly is streching and Toby is falling...Taylor & Megan still smiling... Jayna attempts to stabilize Auti and Sep moves in for support of the boys...Tucker was too little to be expected to hold the 7 week old!!! Taylor & Megan still smiling...
This one is pretty good but most of the kids look a little zoned...Taylor & Megan still smiling...Jen moves in to rescue Auti from a fall while Toby takes a break in Daddy's arms...Tucker thinks Aunt Jen is silly and gazes into her eyes...too cute... Pretty good, but Tucker is losing Toby again - Jayna tries to smile while Auti is relatively calm for second and Carly looks like she's about to dart away! Taylor & Megan still are calm and subdued; but Taylor was taking a break from smling while Megan kept her contentness!
Oh, I think we've got a keeper!!! Aren't they cute!!!
In one of the many shots I noticed that all three of J&BJ's girls were looking very cute - don't you think so too??

Sorry, no gift opening pictures! You can't take pictures of yourself while opening gifts! :) It was a nice night with our family. HOpefully we can get together soon of us all under one roof, as chaotic as it is, it's still nice to all be together and of course it warms our Mothers heart...

Friday, September 07, 2007

I don't remember...

I don't remember who's who...and I'm too tired to look it up...sorry! Maybe at a later date...
See this post and click on it for a larger view.

OK...A&C are Tucker and B&D are Toby...I think...I'll have to ask Sep...

I was wrong and so was Sep - we had to look it up. The true answer is - B&C are Tucker and A&D are Toby.

I'm not falling for it...

Mommy was not falling for the "fit" Tucker was throwing...it was something we at the Shoemaker house proudly "call him out on" by saying loudly...FAKER, FAKER.... :) He's starting to catch on to the FAKER, FAKER saying and now stops quickly when we say it while he's throwing a "fit"...

Toby David

We like to call Toby our Tob-man...he's a doll...we all think we'd like to keep him.

Good thing, eh?

and another bruise...

The life of walking comes with much heartache...at one time he had 5 on his face at one time. But he's been bruise free for at least 10 days now!

Getting used to the Quad...

Now he's so so much more brave!!

Brothers...

A couples pics of the boys together...I'm so far behind!!! These are from a bit ago - Toby is so much bigger now! And, so is Tucker! The fat lip is also LONG gone! The first one is at Grandma Hess'... and getting ready for bed...
stealing little brother's paci...and yes the look still exists very often! :)