Monday, May 4, 2015

Long overdue post

I have been absolutely terrible about maintaining this blog!  A toddler apparently keeps one very busy.
It's hard to believe, but Tate is 2.5 years old.  He is adorable, spunky, funny, and very sweet.  It's hard to believe how much you can love someone.  We are so thankful for him and all of the support our family and friends have provided over the years.  Here are some pictures from this year!

Tate's 2nd birthday!

Loves all playgrounds!

Although, eating ice cream may be his favorite activity.

This year's PKD walk! Team Sticky  Bean won 2nd place for most money raised. 

School picture

Meeting Bert and Ernie

Playing with Rex and Pher's Molly bears!

Swimming lessons since last summer

My big man

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Tate is 1!

It is so hard to believe that this time last year our little guy was in the NICU learning how to be a baby.  We are so proud of his development and growth, and feel like the world's luckiest parents!  Tate has had a great birthday weekend and week. His Smiddy visited over the weekend.  We all went to the PKD walk to honor Baby Pher and Rex. I won top individual fundraiser! That evening Tate got his first birthday cake made by Smiddy.  It was shaped like an elephant since he is our elephant baby.  Tate got another cake on his actual birthday to continue the celebration with his Gigi and Grandy.  Tate enjoyed all of the sugar!

Thank you so much for all of the Boogie love and support over the past year.  We are so blessed.

Cake #1 - Elephant

Cake #2 - Baseball
What a difference a year makes!

PKD Walk

Friday, August 30, 2013

11 months!

I have not been the best about updating the blog - my apologies.  Some cute little guy keeps me quite busy.  Tate is doing very well.  He recently started daycare and despite the tearful morning drop-offs, we think he enjoys himself!  He is always happy when we pick him up the afternoon.  And we know that he loves watching the other kids and getting attention from his teachers.  Tate is now crawling all over the place and pulling himself up on furniture.  He is also "talking" a lot.  (Mostly saying "mama," much to Jon's chagrin).  

We can hardly believe he will be turning ONE in a few weeks. Everyday we feel incredibly blessed.  Tate reminds us daily of the good that has come out of our heartbreaking journey.  We cannot imagine our lives without him - we love him immensely!  

I'm growing up so fast!

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Eight and Nine Months!

Well, I missed the 8 month this will be a combination.  I cannot believe Tate is 9 months old.  It's going by so quickly.  He is doing well and turning into a little wild man!  While he's not technically crawling, he can get places with scooting and rolling.  He is very curious and likes to get his hands on anything and everything.  Poor guy has been teething for the longest time, but still no sign of a tooth!  Overall, he is a very happy guy (unless we are trying to get him to nap).  Everyone he meets comments on happy and sweet he is - we are lucky!

Here are some pictures from the two months.  
I love bouncing! (and looking at ceiling fans)

Hanging with Uncle Matt

At my first Rays Game with the Symmes Men

Loving on my Uncle Mark

Eight month picture (it's getting difficult to get a still shot)

Love these fruit pouches!

Making music

I love eating

I love reading!

I love chewing on things

And I love being adorable

Playing with daddy

Nine months!!  

I like to sleep in two beds simultaneously!

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Seven Months

I'm trying to update the blog monthly with pictures.  Time goes by so fast!  Tate is doing well.  He's sitting up on his own for brief stints of time and rolling around like crazy.  We think crawling won't be too long now.  I guess it is time to baby-proof the house!

The Symmes Boys
7 months! My shirt says "I wuz worth it" - that's the truth!

Playing piano with Gigi

I've started solids.  So far there hasn't been one fruit or veggie that I don't like. 

Love my daddy!

"Exersaucering" is fun!

What's in this sippy cup?

No one can resist a baby in a hat!

I love my Nanny!

I need a bigger playmat!

Still love my Bunny FooFoo

Swinging! (I mainly just like looking at the big kids)

Gigi and Grandy visiting Rex's tree!

Friday, March 29, 2013

Six months

Here are some recent pictures of Tate, including some from our trip home to NC.

I'm six months old! 
Hanging with B-Diddy :) 


Sitting and Playing

Exersaucer time

My new favorite toy - my foot!

Meeting my great-grandmother Highfill

I'm drooling with excitement!

Contrary to how I look in this pic, I was excited to meet my great-grandmother Winfree.

My great uncle Keith!

North Carolina is cold - I had to wear a toboggan!

I love my Uncle Matt

Me and my buddies on the plane.  

Playing with my great Aunt Rene

I can sit like a big boy in my stroller!

Lots of kisses from Smiddy

A new toy!

Teething time!