S: 2010 Putnam Family Photo Album - The addition of Tate Robert Putnam
3: Morgan hamming around the house in 2010! She loves watching movies, reading playing with her stuffed animals, painting her nails, computing, playing with Preston at the Choo-Choo dinner, going to Curious George Live and playing with Callista!
4: Happy Valentine's Day! | Morgan & Mommy making treat bags for school | Morgan got a Curious George movie, book and candy for V-day | Wow, that tiger has a little girl nose...that ain't right!!!! Morgan loves napping with her stuffed animals and blankets on the couch during nap time.
5: Mo and her itsy bitsy, teeny weeny pig tails! Happy 32nd Birthday Daddy! Do you like my shades?
6: Easter 2010 Morgan wasn't scared of the Easter Bunny and sat on his lap for 5 minutes. She said, "he is soft." We spent Easter at Grandma and Grandpa Peirce's farm and had an Easter Egg Hunt. It was VERY cold!
8: Morgan enjoys "reading" books. She is quite the story teller. | No more pull-ups! I am potty trained! Morgan wore dresses in April & within a couple of weeks it was all potty time.
9: Spring break at Key Lime Cove in Gurnee, Illinois with the Lane clan and Prestons Birthday at the Choo-Choo Diner
11: Payton's First Communion
12: May 2010 Vacation to Clear Water and Tampa Florida We (including baby Tate in the womb) went to Busch Gardens and SeaWorld. We tried the beach but Mo didn't like the sand. She really liked the pool and Elmo's world at Busch Gardens.
14: Hanging with my homie Ryan and life lessons from my Grandpa's! | Playtime with my BFF Callista
18: Happy 32nd Birthday Mommy!
19: Brownies? YUMM!
20: We stayed at home for the 4th with the baby on the way!
21: Morgan's favorite past-times: playing on the IPAD and eating ice cream from the ice cream truck. | Banjo, Maggie & Brandan paid a visit. Mo loves chasing Banjo. | Look at the Candy apple I made at School!
22: Tate Robert Putnam 7/21/10, 9:21 am 7lbs 10 oz Tate was a scheduled C-section. At 37 weeks, July 19th, Dr. Yockey did an amnio to see if his lungs were developed. We found out that night that the results said they were not and we would have to wait another week to schedule a C-section. Mommy was VERY disappointed as she was very uncomfortable. At 7 am on July 21st, Aunt Kristen got ahold of us. She was an emergency contact and the hospital called her to say that they had been trying to get ahold of us that they found out the lab results were read incorrectly and that Tate's lungs were fine and we were scheduled for a 7:30 am C-section. Mommy rushed to the hospital to be preped while Daddy got Morgan ready and off to school and met Mommy at the hospital. By 9:00 am mommy was in surgery and Tate was born at 9:21! Tate was lodged pretty good in Mommy's rib cage and it took the Dr.'s and nurses a lot of pushing to get him out. Mommy thought she was going in to cardiac arrest! When they got him out they kept saying how big he was. Mommy thought they were going to say he was 10 lbs but he ended up being much smaller (but nonetheless big for 37 weeks). Mommy and Daddy were very thankful that Tate was a healthy little boy with 10 fingers and 10 toes! So precious.
24: At 5:30 pm Morgan met Tate for the first time. She was very curious and got to touch him and feed him a bottle. She picked out an elephant and giraffe which she gave to him. | Morgan went home with Aunt Kristen and spent the night at her house while daddy, mommy and Tate stayed at the hospital.
25: On July 22, G'ma & G'pa Peirce met Tate for the first time. They picked Morgan up at Aunt Kristen's and brought her with. They took care of Morgan at our home until we were discharged from the hospital. They were a HUGE help! Morgan enjoyed playing in the room and didn't want to go home without mom and dad when it was time. G'ma and G'pa learned how to bribe her with M&M's. Uncle Chad visited for the first time. Below is a picture of Dr. Yockey who delivered both Morgan and Tate. She is a Hawkeye fan!
26: On July 24, 2010 G'ma and G'pa Hunter met Tate for the first time. Grandma couldn't get enough of him. He was so dapper in his coming home outfit. Tate also got a hearing test which he passed with flying colors. He looked so silly all hooked up. He didn't seem to mind at all.
27: Going Home!!!!
28: Birth Announcement | First Day at Home
29: All of the G'ma's and G'pa's greeted Tate on his first day home, July 24th. Tate also got to meet his cousin Ryan for the first time! It was a beautiful sunny July day.
30: Tate Robert Putnam
33: Left: Prince Tate and all of his flowers, Tate hangin with Big Sister Mo, napping, Tate and his first walk in the neighborhood, Tate with Grandma Peirce and cousins Amanda and Trent | Above: Morgan and Callista at Pizza in the Park in Addison, Illinois and at Ralph's World at the Morton Arboretum
34: Yes, there is a bear on Tate's butt! Grandma Peirce came up to help the third week after Tate was born after Rob went back to work. We didn't want her to go home but Grandpa insisted.... Cousins: Garrett, Trent, Amanda, Tate, Payton, Morgan and Preston. New Cubs fan. Morgan shopping with Tate. Morgan and Preston playing around.
35: Tate's room decorated in a green jungle theme. Tate's first bath which he wasn't very fond of!
36: The Putnams and Bradys went to the Addison circus. Mo and Callista got to ride a Camel and an Elephant and feed the goats. It was VERY hot that day. Morgan jammin on her guitar and posing as a bear with the mask she made at school.
38: Morgan Lilly turns...
41: On Tuesday, August 31, 2010 Morgan turned 3. Mommy, Daddy, Morgan and baby Tate went to the Lincoln Park zoo and then went to the Choo-Choo diner in Glen Ellyn for dinner. Morgan took Curious George cupcakes to school on September 1, 2010 and shared them with her teachers, Ms. Tonya and Ms. Julianna and her friends. On September 4, 2010 we had a big Curious George birthday party at Grandma and Grandpa Peirce's house. Grandma and mommy made Morgan a chocolate elephant cake. Morgan got lots of cool gifts including a bike from mom and dad, stuffed bullseye from Tate and elephants.
42: On September 4, 2010 Tate was baptized at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Williamsburg, Iowa (the same church mommy and daddy where married in). Godparents are Uncle Doug and Aunt Melinda Peirce. We celebrated with cake, ice cream and pizza at the Pizza Haus in town.
45: L | Left: Miscellaneous fun from our weekend of September 4, 2010 in Williamsburg for Morgan's birthday and Tate's baptism. This page: Morgan 3 years, Tate 2 monthss
46: In late September, Grandma Hunter came for a long weekend with her grandkids. Mommy & daddy went on a date! Grandma brought Morgan a bee pillow pet. Morgan told Grandma that the bee needed a friend. Sucker Grandma then sent Morgan a ladybug pillow pet. | Clopping around in moms shoes....
47: First time in the high chair. | Morgan on the IPAD. | Napping while dad multi-tasks. | Animals required at nap time. | Sorry Tate but you will always be known as our Tator Tot! | Wrapped around dads finger! | Froggy friend for the bath. Keeps me warm and hides my birthday suit! | Chillin with cousins after a festival in St. Charles.
48: Tate - 3 Months
49: Go Hawks!
50: Goebberts Pumpkin Farm in Barrington, IL
51: Carving Pumpkins
52: Tate in a pumpkin - 3 months
53: Tate was a puppy! | Morgan was "Rex" from Toy Story | Butt of Rex!
54: Grandma turned 65! Preston & Morgan celebrated with her. | Seriously mom! Enough with the hats! | Wait a minute! Am I in a gumball machine?
55: Morgan got cowgirl boots! | Tate plays in his gym.. | Tate plays in his boppies! | Yes, you are cool! | Sunday brunch - pancakes and strawberry crepes! | First time eating cereal at 4 months!
56: Morgan & Tate 3 years and 4 months
57: CIRCUS | Daddy, Morgan, Callista and Dave go to the Ringling Bros & Barnum Bailey Circus. Morgan brings home a new friend.. a white tiger & her baby!
58: Morgan had Thanksgiving at school. Mommy & daddy came and ate lunch and pie with her. Morgan learned that she LOVES pumpkin pie! | Mom & dad are smitten over Mo's minimalistic pig tails! | Why can't I have pumpkin pie grandma? | We went to Grandma and Grandpa Hunter's for Thanksgiving. Morgan and Tate had fun with their cousins. Ryan had a black eye from a "run in" with his cousins!
59: Tate meets Marcia Clark!
60: First Snow in December of 2010
61: Mo- Animals, animals and... a dinosaur rock Tate- My two front teeth or something to nibble on | Tate meets Santa for this first time. Rudolph appears on our door step right after we get back from Grandma and Grandpa Hunter's from Thanksgiving. He stays until after Christmas before returning to the North Pole.
62: Tate - 4 Months
63: 2010 Putnam Christmas Card
64: Pictures with the Christmas Tree
65: Morgan w/ her reindeer ears at Christmas program at School and Tate and Morgan waiting to go to the Christmas program. | Tate wrapped up in a present! | Playing one Saturday morning.
66: Christmas at Grandma & Grandpa Peirce's House | Anticipation..... | Justin Beiber sighting | Morgan got a tent made by Uncle Doug & Aunt Melinda
67: Just before the accident | On December 23, 2010, Mommy stayed home with Morgan and Tate to spend the day playing. Morgan came running in to the front living room, tripped on the rug and went head first in to the corner of the coffee table. She split her eyebrow open and mommy rushed her to the emergency room where she got 5 stitches. Tate went next door to the neighbors. Morgan will have a permanent scar in her right eyebrow. She was a trooper through it. Scared mom to death!
68: Cookies for Santa | The stockings were full! | The tree was REALLY full!
69: We spent Christmas day at home playing w/ our new toys from Santa. Tate got a lion and radio and fell asleep with his cat in the hat. Morgan got a dinosaur rock, zoo and new polar bear shoes. Tate wasn't feeling well and had a fever. | Merry Christmas
70: Playing around the house during Christmas | Morgan and Callista dressed up in their princess outfits they got for Christmas | Ssssssss!
71: We spent Christmas Eve with Grandma & Grandpa Hunter and Ryan. Morgan got guns from grandpa.