Owen has been pretty cooped up here in the house since Jacob broke his leg. He's hanging in there with me and occasionally enjoys entertaining me or even better....himself. The other day I was trying to help Jacob get settled on the couch (before his cast was put on) and Owen kept calling for my attention. I finally turned around to find him with two raisens stuck up both nostrils. He felt like miles away as I leaped across the room to grab them from him. Apparently he did'nt learn anything when he got the pea stuck up his nose a while back. "MY CUP IS OVERFLOWING WITH LOVE FOR YOU!"
Friday, August 29, 2008
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Jacob was so brave. He just waited patiently for Dr. Rosen to come in to begin making the cast!
He honestly did'nt even make a noise. He just layed there and watched...he was very amused! You're Awesome Bubba!
Good job Bubba...you're so tough!
Now the crying begins. As soon as Jacob heard the word "crutches" he just cried. We can't find crutches for his size so this is what he will have to use for the next little while. He has a crutch/walker training appointment tomorrow morning with another Dr. Larson. He really did'nt want me to take this picture of him but I made him anyway and that is why he has his sad face on. I felt bad because as soon as I took this picture he fell on the ground...crap, sorry! We love you Jacob and are so proud of you!
Posted by Tolman Family at 8:57 PM
Yesterday Rhys came over to visit Jacob. He was so excited to see him! I loved hearing them laugh while playing. You cheered him up and made him feel so much better Rhys! :)
These two can seriously play for hours, they always get along. I wanted to share a quick little story about them, one I won't forget: So awhile back the boys had a disagreement at our house about something. I could hear them just storming up the stairs mumbling things to one another. At the same time they both take a couch and start watching Spongebob. I can see how mad they are and their little faces were just furious looking. I asked Rhys if he wanted to go home and at the same time they both angrily yelled to me "NO" but still would'nt speak to each other for about 20 minutes. As soon as the show was over they both got up, ran down stairs and began playing for a couple more hours. It was so funny!
Posted by Tolman Family at 8:15 PM
Monday, August 25, 2008
After Madi's nerves settled down from yesterday, she woke up feeling rested and ready for a fun day at school! Yay! I figured we should start the day off with some protein and O.J! Madi found the O.J. in juice boxes at the store and got really excited about trying them. I've always been a sucker for buying things like that...cause it's not like I don't have a whole freezer full of O.J....but whatever!
Madi was'nt really in the mood for pictures at this point...she started feeling nervous again.
Strike a pose! So it took a while for Madi to decide which outfit to wear on her 1st day. She went through her closet so many times and I can't even tell you how many conversations we had about that and her putting her new school clothes away. She was torn between two outfits but sometime between me boiling corn and then throwing a load in the washer her decision was made...Whew!!! Good choice Madi...so adorable! :)
Posted by Tolman Family at 12:20 PM
Here we have Brooke, Madi, Erika, Emily, Sohie and Megan! So I'm laughing at the picture because of where Madi's hand is resting...she was trying to keep Emily in the picture because Emily just wanted to play with her dog and we moms kept telling the girls to hurry and look at the camera. Silly girls!
We are so excited to have Malik at our school this year. So fun! I love this picture of him more than his mom does...he always makes this silly smiley face when he is overly excited. It's just a Malik thing that you just have to get used to...like Madi has!
Last Friday I took Madi over to the school to meet her new teacher and to see her new classroom. I have a pretty good feeling that we will like Mrs. Winn. (Mrs. Winn is the one with the dark hair) Hopefully she will be a "Winner" for Madi...ha, ha, get it, get it! :)
So as she was walking in the school I could feel the tears coming but I held them back for the sake of her seeing me. I did'nt want to upset her plus she hates it when I feel sad. I'm sure someday she'll understand that feeling!
Hey Madi...it's me, say CHEESE! Yes, I chased her down the hall! She was a little mortified, but smiled anyway....thanks for making me feel better...love you!
Posted by Tolman Family at 11:12 AM
Saturday, August 23, 2008
On Thursday Jacob was jumping on his friends trampoline when he double bounced and broke his Tibia! He did'nt even fall off the dang thing. Nothing is worse to me than seeing my child in pain like that...it just broke my heart. At first Ty and I kind of thought it was just a sprain because we were able to touch it a little and he started stretching it out after a while. It was hardly swollen plus he would sometimes laugh when he said it hurt. Feeling nervous I called the nurse and she said to watch it and give it about 24 hours or so. About 6:20, Friday morning I went in our room to check on him and just by looking at him I knew that it had to be broken. He was so sore and I could see it in his eyes that this was way more than a sprain. We went in and had X-rays taken and finally it was confirmed that he broke his leg!
So I have to call on Monday to make an appointment for him to get his cast on. Hopefully that appointment will be on Monday! This is all my little boy can do or wants to do for the next couple of days before we cast it. But even with the cast we've been told to stay off it...we'll see how long that will last. Sorry buddy...we love you and think you are more brave than ALL the transformers!
Jacob is really enjoying the attention he has been getting...or should I say the gifts he has been receiving! I loved the look on his face when I brought him his favorite ice-cream to eat in the living room! So cute. I'm happy to see him smile and I love to hear him laugh...thanks meds...we heart you!
Posted by Tolman Family at 2:54 PM
Thursday, August 14, 2008
I thinks it's fun when I take a picture of my kids, unsure if I'll like it, so I save it anyway, then I really look at the picture to find that I love it! I can totally see their own personalities in these pictures.
Madi is my mellow, "whatever you ask me to do, I'll do it" child. Always remembers to use her manners. She wants people to be happy and sees the good in people. She is very sweet and kind.
Jacob is sometimes shy and very timid. He does'nt like to be looked at. He gets very uncomfortable if someone smiles at him or says something cute about him or tells of something he did that was funny. He is very sweet and gentle. He can turn boring into fun...just in a matter of minutes.
Owen is very mischievious...always ready for a good joke! He refuses to walk...he runs! He is flattered by attention! He knows how much I love and adore his hugs and kisses and is fully aware of how to butter me up when he gets caught! He is such a sweet boy!
It's fun and sometimes challenging at times, but all in all...I'm so proud to be their Mother.
Posted by Tolman Family at 7:32 PM
I'm so happy that you can't see all the craziness of this day in this picture! This place was packed like Disneyland in July! Hopefully next time there will be enough room for your big toes to touch the water...sorry kids!
It was pretty bright outside...thanks Madi and Jacob for trying to look happy! Owen,...honestly Dude?
We love waterfalls... so pretty! Owen was done by this point of the afternoon...can you tell? I realize you can't expect too much from a 3 year old, but for the love...just look at the camera!
Dubbers loves his cousin Cole and I love it when he calls him "Colipop"...so cute!
Thanks kids for being so good to us moms/grandma's and humoring us through the pictures. We love our cousins and always have so much fun with them wherever we are or however big the crowd is. Thanks for the fun memory...let's have more!
Posted by Tolman Family at 6:22 PM
Such cute kids...what more do I need to say!
I love this picture...they really do love each other and enjoy being together. I love listening to them laugh and talk. What mother does'nt love that! One of my many wishes for my kids is that they will always get along with each other and respect one another... ALWAYS!
Whoops!!!...we missed taking a picture of "Blackie" from the last time we were there. Everyone say hello...and yes, there is a bunny in there!
Lexi holding Owen, Madi, Halle, Carson, Sami holding Jorie, Malik, Easton, Jacob, Kenzie, Rhys and Avery! Thank you for a FUN day at the Farm...(so sorry about the Bee sting in the eyes, Avery and Rhys...OUCH!!!) We love your friendship!
Posted by Tolman Family at 5:45 PM
Saturday, August 9, 2008
I LOVE it when Dubbers puckers his lips...his kisses are just delicious!
This is how he spends his day...being silly and adorable! I love his laugh...except for the one laugh he has that follows with Madi or Jacob's cry...which 95% of the time Owen is responsible for!
Owen's famous "Cheeser!" The kid honestly enjoys watching me painfully take his picture!
"Ok, I'll open my eyes." Thank you rice crispy treats...you helped me make a memory!
I love my Owie...he makes me SO HAPPY all the time. He is our family clown and we just laugh at all the funny things he does. Our favorite silly moment of Owen is when he does the "Spider Monkey" crawl. We laugh so hard because he does it so well. Sometimes while we are driving Owen will shout "my friend lives there" as he is pointing to a house that we have never been to. Huh? We have no idea why he says that! Silly boy! He is absolutely precious to me and I love everything about him. I'm Honored to be his Mamma!
Posted by Tolman Family at 7:38 PM
Saturday, August 2, 2008
Madi and I went to see the Kit Kittredge movie last night with our friends Becky and Sami. The movie was so cute. This is Madi's kind of movie. We've already decided which doll resembles her the most...Ruthie!
We love Ruthie! We were reading about her and it said she was loyal. Madi is very loyal to her family and friends. We can't wait to get her book and of course...her!
Posted by Tolman Family at 2:20 PM
So we have this new Grocery Store around the corner from our house called "Sunflower Market." We new we LOVED this place when Madison found a brand of Ice-Cream with her name on it...hello! Finding Hershey's Syrup to go with it was a "double bonus!" Fun just follows Madi...I love this girl!
Posted by Tolman Family at 12:53 PM
My friend Jamie and her son Colton invited us over for a playdate. The boys had a blast sliding down the slide and of course splashing each other. Silly boys! They played for at least 4 hours without a single shout or tear....proud mothers we were! Thanks for the fun...all 3 times!
Posted by Tolman Family at 12:37 PM