Thursday, April 29, 2010

Another Milestone--Preschool Graduation!!!!

Carmen graduated from Preschool Thursday Night. They had their program at McCandless Hall at Athens State. She did a great job in their program. She just sang and did all of the things she was supposed to do. I guess you could say I am a "Proud Mama!" She had a ball afterwards running around with her friends, also. Our pictures taken during the graduation were dark but here are some from afterwards. Look out we come!!!!!!!!

Carmen with her teacher...Mrs. Amy! Thanks Mrs. Amy for a wonderful, wonderful job this year and for taking such good care of my baby girl!

Carmen and some of "the girls". Too bad they can't stay together for Kindergarten! :0(

Carmen loves her Meemaw and Papaw!

I would have a picture of Carmen with her mama, daddy, and brothers on didn't quite turn out like I had hoped so.....I decided against it! :0(
Carmen with the twins....Olivia and Nora.

Rachel and Carmen (They are actually distant cousins. Rachel's grandmother and my mama were cousins and used to play together and then we found out Carmen and Rachel were friends and played together. We thought that was sweet!)
Jillian and Carmen--I thought it was cute that on the back of the program they put what the kids liked best about Pre-K. Carmen's was picking flowers outside. Jillian's was swinging with Carmen! Precious!!!!!
Carmen and Jackson
Carmen and Jake

Just a few pics afterwards around the campus.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Please Help Us Recycle!!!!

Braden is collecting plastic in a contest at school. If you can help us, please keep all of your plastics that have a 1 or 2 in the recycling triangle (usually on the bottom of the container). I have been amazed at how many plastics are recyclable. Drink bottles, soap, shampoo, cleaners, medicines, vitamins, detergents, even strawberry containers have been some of the things that we have found to be recyclable! I find myself going around the house picking up things and looking at the bottom! Also, he is collecting Box Tops for Education for a different contest. If you do want to help us and you want us to pick them up from you, just let us know and we can come by and get them. We are turning in plastics from now until May 14th. I think the Box Tops through about the same time or maybe a little longer.
Thanks to the ones who are already helping us and thanks in advance to you who are going to help us now!

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Hippity Hoppity...Easter went on it's way!

Of course I am late posting....again! We had a wonderful Easter and beautiful weather. We went to church and then to Meemaw and Papaw's for a great lunch. Then the kids hunted eggs and we just visited and enjoyed the beautiful weather. Then back to church. Then after supper, we colored eggs....yes...we were late doing that, too! But we did it!

Okay...picture taking is an adventure with the Tutens! One of the pictures that we took.... I think all 3 of the guys were either trying to pinch or tickle me! This is about as good as it got!

Here are my 3....again... an adventure trying to get them to cooperate!

The kids going through the "loot" in the eggs!

Meemaw and Papaw with all the grands!

Here are my brothers and me---a picture in our 40's.

And yes....we finally colored our eggs at the end of the day. Oh least we can say we did them!

Saturday, March 27, 2010

And then there were three....... there are three! Carmen has joined Austin and Braden in the ballplaying!! Let's see...3 schedules, sets of uniforms to wash, gloves, helmets, cleats, batting gloves, equipment bags, X 3!!! But also 3 times the fun! On Tuesday, Friday, and Saturday, we only had 8 games between the three of them. Austin had 2 on Tuesday, Braden had 2 and Austin 1 on Friday, and Braden had 1 and Carmen 2 on Saturday. (And Austin was scheduled 2 more but they were cancelled.) They all 3 played great! I am proud of them. So if I look a little more frazzled than usual (if that is possible) for the next several will know why.

Here is Carmen at her 1st game!

Getting a little help from Mom so she can get a little batting practice.

Go Austin! Go Braden! Go Carmen! And go, go, go the rest of the family as we run everywhere trying to make as many of the games as we can!

Saturday, March 13, 2010

I Made it Five Years!!!!

Well...I finally did it. I carried Carmen to get her hair cut. With the boys, when that one year rolled around...I felt like I had to cut their hair...curls or not. So when we had a girl, I decided I was going to let her hair grow. But we were way overdue. It had gotten so many different lengths and would look stringy so.....

Here is the BEFORE...


and AFTER!!!!

So far, there have been less tangles to deal with and it fits my "sassy" little girl!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

It's "Snow" Much Fun!!!!!

It is fun now being off for the come May when we are making up these days and I am wanting to be off for the summer, it will be a different story!
The snow is beautiful when it is so clean and white and not messed up! Here are a few shots from the front and back of our house.
Braden and Carmen played some in the house before we ventured outside. Braden played a little basketball in our "gym"... also know as our house! (He is actually in the air...I cut his feet off in the picture!)
Carmen is so "deprived"...she only has 20+ Barbies!!!!!
Then we headed outside. By the time we got out there it was melting pretty fast, but I think they still had fun.
Here is our dog, Trooper, eating some of the snow!
Braden built a fort. Carmen helped by delivering some snow for him to use.
Austin's neighborhood friends were calling early this morning saying they were bored and wanted him to come over. I asked him wouldn't he rather spend "quality time with his mother" but for some reason he chose to go to his friends' house. Go figure! But they did end back up at the house playing none other! What else do you do when it snows???
For some son decides to wear his baseball catcher's mask under his hood to play for a while! Just being silly... was nice to have a "break in the action" at the Tuten household.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Birthday Party Fun!

I finally got around to posting some more about Carmen and Emma's Birthday Party at Onyx. They had a ball but I don't think it matters where they are as long as they are together....they have fun. Then you throw in all of the other little girls and they have extra fun. A special thanks to Amber for putting the party together. She makes it easy for me...I can just say..."How much do I owe you?" She handles just about all the details. I am glad she likes doing it and I am glad they share a birthday! Here are a few pics of the party!
The Birthday Girls

Austin got a work-out! I had him watching the little ones in the "pit." Carmen is getting a ride on his shoulders!

Braden having a little fun!

Carmen's turn!!!!

The Birthday Girls and the party guests.

Here is Dad and the boys taking a break and enjoying the food!

The grandparents joining in the fun!

Even some of the adults joined in the "pit" jumping! Right, Travis????

BFF-------"Carmen and Emma--Best Friends Forever"