Thursday, December 22, 2011

Family and Newborn Pictures

Graduation/New Job

I don't have any pictures of our recent graduate but Garon did finish up his bachelors in business December 2011.  He has accepted a job with USA Truck in Van Buren, AR as a Fleet Manager.  At this moment he is working two jobs because he couldn't leave Fleet HQ at the moment or else we would have had to go a while without a paycheck because USA Truck pays only once a month.  He is also holding onto Fleet HQ because after the first of the year there are going to be possible positions within Wingfoot with relocation that he may enjoy a little more.  We are kind of in limbo at the moment and not for sure what the future will bring.  We are so grateful that opportunities are opening up for our family.  He won't be home much since he is working about 75 hours a week but I know this is only for a short time.

Congratulations Garon!! We are so proud of you and all you have accomplished.

Christmas Cookies

We spent a Sunday evening together decorating Christmas cookies.  This was the only day Garon was going to have off of work for 7 days so we took advantage of his time home by doing some family activities.  Jillian had a great time! She had a huge sugar rush, even bigger melt down, and then she slept like the amazing kid that she is.  We absolutely love our little family and the many fun times we have together.

Jillian's Masterpiece

Wyatt looks so amused to be here

Oh the Little Ones

Life is never boring in the Tidwell home.  We always have something to do and someone is willing to put on a little show.  Some shows are comical, some dramatic, and we often have some that are a little mix of both.  Our Jilly Bug is growing up so quickly.  Her list of activities include but are not limited to:
*Climbing on furniutre
*Kissing her little brother
*Trying new things
*Watching Barney (it is a new favorite for her
I'm not such a fan but if it makes her happy we will do it)
*Playing in cars (see previous blog)
*Running around
*Picking fights with her cousins
*Sleeping in her own big bed
*Saying words such as:
Thank You
There you go
Mom, momma, etc. over and over again
Uh hu
Cheese (for the camera)
I am sure there are more but this is all I can think of at the moment.

Jillian really enjoys being without clothing.  

 The story with the next couple of pictures goes something like this:
Mommy was busy feeding Wyatt on the couch one morning and Jillian decided she absolutely had to have a banana right that moment. Mom heard chairs moving around in the kitchen and a little bit of grunting then silence.  Wyatt now has a full belly and Mom goes into the kitchen to see what is going on and this is what she sees.  Jillian has climbed onto the table, got a banana in hand and is successfully getting it open with her teeth.

Papa with Jillian (1), Addyson (1), and Grant (2) doing a little playing on the piano.
 We often will go visit Garon on his lunch break and this was one of those days.  He usually ends up going back to work with food or drink somewhere on his clothing after our visit.
 Jillian has a few nights where she just wants to cuddle and sometimes I am okay with that.  This particular night I don't think she was feeling too well (she recently has had 4 molars cut through all at once) and she passed out with legs crossed, arms up, and hanging out with mom.

Here are some pictures of the little man to show he isn't neglected.  He enjoys hanging out in his swing, bouncy chair, being held, and favorite place to fall asleep is in his bed.

 This one is really dark but she is giving him kisses, again...

Little Grease Monkey

Jillian absolutely loves cars.  Well, she loves big cars.  You know, the ones people drive.  She could spend hours inside just playing.  When Mommy's car needed new brake pads this was right up her alley.  She very much enjoyed playing with Daddy's "toys" and getting all dirty because she was able to play with the car.  She is so stinking cute and full of personality.  Here are a few pictures from the infamous event.

I can do it Dad, just watch!

Needless to say I was in dire need of new brake pads, there was no pad left on the old ones.