Monday, July 21, 2008

Lauren Kylie Tate

Hey! We just wanted to announce the arrival of Lauren Kylie Tate to our family! She was born on Monday, July 14th at 8:09 pm. She weighed 7 lbs. 4 oz. and was 20 3/4 inches long. She has black hair and a great complexion. So far, she has been doing great! She is eating well and sleeping well. She is already growing so quickly! Check back for more postings soon!
Love, Ricky, Melissa and Dylan


Our new family! How cute!

Thursday, July 3, 2008

What's new?

Where to start... Life has definitely been busy around here. Sometimes I just don't know where my day went! I'm sure all of you have had those times in your life, too. I am 38 weeks pregnant and definitely feeling like it! It is hard for me to sit at the computer for more than 10 mins at a time. It will probably be just pictures after next week, too. My doctor is inducing me on July 14th if nothing happens before then. I am looking forward to seeing our little girl!
We bought a minivan last week! I still can't believe that I'm a minivan mom with only one kid right now! (I know, I know. I'll have two soon enough!) We decided that it was time to get a second vehicle with the baby coming and Ricky starting school again in August. We got a Toyota Sienna and we love it! I'll get some pictures this weekend and post them for you to see!
One of my friends from church helped me plant flowers in the front and on the side of our house. I really love them! It looks so much better than the weeds and large bushes that were overtaking the front. Thanks Amy! I also learned a lot from her! I think we are done for this year, but I will definitely be planting more next spring.
Last weekend, I got to go visit with my grandparents in Illinois. It was great to see everyone, since I probably won't be traveling over there anytime soon! My mom and I had a great time socializing on the car ride. Thanks Mom!
Ricky and I got a new calling at church! Any guesses?!?! We are the CTR 5 teachers in primary. It is the 4-5 year olds, but we only have half of them. There are 9 kids in our class, so you can see why they split them up! We are really enjoying it and learning a lot from them. It will be different to be away for a month when the baby comes! They are all asking if I will bring the baby to class when I have her! How cute!
Dylan is turning into such a big boy! He can count to 10 and he can sing a TON of songs! It still amazes me how quickly they learn new things! He comes into our room in the morning to wake us up. I couldn't ask for a better alarm clock! Some days he comes in and gives us a kiss. Other days he comes in and says, "I want a donut." Where does he come up with these things? He loves to read books and play with friends. He really likes to go outside and play, too! It has been hard for me to keep up with him and do all the activities that he wants with being so pregnant! He is taking it very well, so far! I think he understands that he's going to have a baby sister. It's really cute when you ask him were the baby is, he points to my tummy. Then if you ask him if it's a baby sister or brother, he'll say sister! I hope the transition will go smoothly! Ricky is taking off two weeks, so it should help him feel good! Another funny thing Dylan has picked up (thanks to daddy) is when you ask him what he wants to eat, he will say, "Chicken McSpicy and french fries from McDonalds." Ricky always calls the sandwich chicken McSpicy, so now Dylan does too! We don't even go to McDonald's very often! You've gotta love their imaginations! Another cute thing that Dylan started saying was, "Don't let the dragon get me." He got a dragon that walks for his birthday, and he keeps thinking that the dragon is going to get him or his toys. I have to reassure him that the dragon is put away and that he won't get him. Funny, funny!
We took Dylan to see his first movie in the theater. We saw Kung Fu Panda and he LOVED it! He wouldn't even eat his popcorn he was so into the movie! It was so much fun, especially since Ricky is such a movie buff.
Well, I just heard him walking down the hall, so I gotta go! Hope all is well!