Sunday, November 26, 2006

Tanner's Blessing

Today was Tanner's Baby Blessing. Matt gave a beautiful blessing. It was great to have the family and a few friends share the day with us. Tanner is such a cute baby. He takes pictures so well.

Thursday, November 23, 2006

Thanksgiving Fun

We had a great Thanksgiving this year. Michele, Dawn and Abish got together this year to learn how to make their own pie crusts. The night before Thanksgiving they gathered their flour and shortening and met at Dawn and Eric's house. They had lots of fun, however their pie crusts didn't quite turn out. "Yuck, it taste like flour!" Luckily the stores still had pie crusts available to purchase and their pies turned out great. It was a night to remember. Even after this experience they are still going to try and make Christmas candies and goodies. If the treats don't turn out, at least they are making memories.

On Thanksgiving the boys ran the Cold Turkey 5K up town. They had a lot of fun with it. Zach even ran in through the finish line with Grandpa Bates and Eric. He loves cheering for Daddy when he run his races.

Friday, November 17, 2006

Calling all turkeys

Zach had so much fun making his Thankgiving Turkeys. Thanks to the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse website we found these fun craft ideas.

I'm so glad...

when Daddy comes home!

I'm gonna eat cookies... all day long

Here is Zach and Mommy making peanut butter and chocolate chip cookies for Family Home Evening. Daddy isn't much of a fan of Mom's banana cookies, so we decided to go for something different. I didn't know it would take all night to make these cookies. But when you have a very independent 2 1/2 year old you should count on it. "Big boy, myself, I do it."

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Daddy's Little Buddies

Zach loves his little Tanner.

Trick-o-Treat, Happy Halloween

Not sure who was more excited for the Buzz Lightyear costume, Zach or Daddy.
Unfortunately we couldn't find a Woody costume that would fit Tanner.
Zach's favorite saying was, "Trick-o-treat, happy Halloween".

Our Little Tan Man

Maybe all those manure filled diapers are paying off because this kid is growing like a weed.
At Tanner's 2 month doctor appointment he weighed in at a whopping 13lbs, 2oz. He is growing
more and more into Grandpa's nickname, "Tank". If things keep going like they are we'll be signing
him up for football next year.

The Face of Trouble

2 year old For Sale. No offer will be turn down. Diapers included
How is it that something this cute can be so much...trouble.?

Zach and Tanner

Zach and Tanner wrestling on the floor.

Monday, November 13, 2006

The Bates Crew has grown by two more feet

Tanner Lee Bates was born on Sept. 11th. (FINALLY a reason to celebrate this date) at 4.29pm. Tanner weighed in at a hefty 8lbs, 12oz, and was 21" inches long (please be tall, please be tall). You can imagine how odd he looked in the NICU next to children a third of his weight. Tannner was born with a couple of holes in his lungs and Group B Strep, which caused him to stay a couple of weeks longer at Club Med. We feel like we have a timeshare at St. Mark's Hospital, and we're looking to trade for something more exotic. Tanner is home now and doing great.