Sunday, November 23, 2008


Last night was one of the greatest nights ever! We went to see the Twilight movie. I thought it was fabulous and I was more excited than I have been for anything in awhile! There were parts of the movie that I thought weren't perfect, but overall, I loved it and thought it was great. I wanted to see it again last night, but since I didn't drive, that wasn't an option. I went with a big group of family and we had a great time! I LOVE TWILIGHT!!

Fun with Grandpa

My dad was here for a few days and we had a great time together. Tate hadn't seen his grandpa since the spring, so it was great for them to spend time together. Thanks, Dad, for coming out to see us!

Monday, November 17, 2008

Nice Weekend

We had very nice weather this past weekend and Tate and I took advantage of that by playing outside. Tate is doing a better job with his walking, but he is still a little wobbly. He is getting better everyday and we sure were loving the beautiful fall weather!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Seven Things

I have been tagged and I am supposed to write seven quirks I have. This was really hard and most of these are lame. So, here goes:

1) I hate potatoes, but I love french fries. I only love french fries when they are mostly oil and batter and not too much potato. I wish I had some right now....

2) I don't know if this is a quirk, but you may not know that I have a scar on my right eye brow (like Luke Perry), which my hair won't grow over. When I was little (maybe 6??), some stupid boys at my babysitters threw a cat at my face.

3) My favorite movie is Adventures in Babysitting. It is an 80's movie and I have loved it as long as I can remember. I once took my friend's VHS of the movie and didn't give it back. I am not proud of that, but I told you I love this movie.

4) I feel like I missed my calling in life: a professional dancer. I think that if I wasn't such a tomboy when I was little and would have been in dance classes, I would lead a very different life. Now I am old and feel like I have missed my the boat on this. I will have to settle for putting music on and dancing for Tate when we are home alone. At least he likes my moves....

5) I was a weird kid. I could separate all of my weirdness as a child, but I decided to lump them together. When I was 5, I had a club called, "The Pretty Girls and Boys Club." We met in my friend's garage with some girls and my friend's little brother. We had a theme song, which I can sing for you sometime. When I was in the third grade, I made a video with two of my friends called, "Midget Aerobics." (Sorry if that offends anyone, I was a kid.) We pulled our arms in our shirts, put socks and shoes on our knees and talked in high voices. My friend, who played the host, also used a British accent. I had a card making business (which I actually made quite a bit of money from) called Young Pawprints, I had a singing group called Hands On (we made a music video for MTV), and I had a newspaper (which I sold copies of for 25 cents) called the Kid Times.

6) My favorite food is Calamari. I would eat it everyday if I had lots of money and if it was acceptable.

7) I stick my tongue out when I concentrate. It is quite embarrassing because we have many pictures of me playing sports or the drums or something and I have my tongue out. That may not be so interesting, but....Tate also does this. This proves he came from me (along with the C-section scar).

Well, that is me. Since so many of these seemed to be about me when I was little, here is a photo of young Megan:

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Walker (Texas Ranger)

It's official: Tate is walking. He first started walking from the couch to his stand up toy (about 5 steps) on Monday night. I was watching TV and saw him and I freaked out. My heart started to physically hurt and I cried. Now, Tate is walking back and forth all over the place. He can take about 10 or so steps to get across the room. He is still a little wobbly, but he is getting more confidence all the time. Look out world, we have a toddler on our hands!

I have yet to get a really good video of him walking because I never know when he is going to take off. But, this is a few steps proof. :) (This is also on the Tate Channel.)

Rascally Boy

Tate can be a little rascal. It is a good thing he is so cute! :) Here is one day's example of Tate being cute while being a rascal. I love this picture. It embodies Tate because he is sitting in the middle of his mess smiling at me. He got into the left over Halloween candy (which was on a table) and had it spread out everywhere. At least he doesn't know how to open the candy bars yet!!
Later in the day, Tate decided he was done with his dinner and threw the
jar on the floor. I am looking forward to more of this throwing stage. :)

Monday, November 3, 2008

So Close And The Cheesecake Factory

Our little Tater Boy is SO CLOSE to walking. Just yesterday, he started walking around the house with this little walker toy. I bought this dang toy forever ago thinking he was going to be an early walker (like I was), but it is finally serving its purpose. Tate spent hours yesterday walking all around our house. He barely uses the walker sometimes, so I am thinking he should be walking pretty soon. He is balancing much better and takes small steps to get to us or furniture. He couldn't walk with this walker two days ago, so I was so excited when he was cruising around yesterday. I guess he insists on growing up..... Here is the link to the Tate Channel on You Tube:

I posted three walking videos, two Halloween videos, and one from the Cheesecake Factory. (Please note that Tate is wearing just a diaper in two of the videos. I am very embarassed by this, as I have issues with babies in diapers- it is all a little too WT for me. However, Tate refused to let me put clothes on him and he was having so much fun being almost naked.)

Speaking of the Cheesecake Factory, I finally got to go!!!!!!!!!!!!! I have been waiting since the Utah location opened, but we wanted to wait until it wasn't a 50 hour wait. I was out with Shelley (my sister in law) the other day and we drove past and my heart skipped a beat. So, we went there. It was everything I had dreamed it would be. Here are some photos of our wonderful experience: