Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Happy Birthday Sis!

February is packed with a lot of very special birthdays for even more special people!

Claire, my sister-n-law, turns a year older today and I can't imagine how my life would be without her. She knows everything about me and I dare she knows more about me that Mr. Randolph. She doesn't judge me and she loves me for who I am.

I want to wish her a very Happy Birthday. I love you dearly!

Claire has brought so much joy to my life and that is not counting my beautiful nephew, Lil Buck, or my most gorgeous niece, Cheyenne. These two little ones are my life. They are blessed to have a stay at home mom that devotes her entire life to them. Claire is a very young mother but I can honestly say that she knows more about being a great mommy then most mothers my age. I can't imagine how it would be to be so young with two children under the age of three.

Claire is about to start school and I couldn't be more proud of her and all of her accomplishments. I am amazed at how she balances her home life especially since she is a single mother 2 weeks out of a month. Her hubby, my little bro, works offshore is a great support system for her and a great father for his children. I am not sure how I would ever be able to take care of two babies without Mr. Randolph home everyday. This just comes to show you how strong of a person she is.

My mom only gave me a stinky little brother so when he married Claire I was beside myself with happiness. I would love to tell you that we never fight but that is not the case. We are true sisters in the sense that we argue quite often but it never diminishes our relationship. We have so much in common and I thank God everyday for bringing her into my life.

Claire I want you to know that The Randolph's love you so much and hope that you have a very special birthday!

Claire and me!

Me, my mom, and Claire

Claire, me and my little bro.


Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Spud Muffin!

Oh my little love bug you stole my heart! Your first Valentines! You see that little birth mark on your nose. I miss it soo much!

Oh yes you has fistes! You stole everyones heart as Potato.

Unfortunately I couldn't stop time an you kept growing and I thank God for this most adorable picture. I love that belly those little feet. I still can't believe that you use to wear a size 2 shoe!

Ah yes and you still suck your thumb. I tried to get you stop sucking it back then and well you have proven to be a stuborn baby. I assume you will stop when you are ready.

Did I mention how much of a ham you are? I love you and your sweet cheeks. So sad that you have lost all of your baby fats.

Look how small that shirt is on you  just one year later.

Tater Man!
Love my  Spud Muffin. Thanks to his Auntie Kristen for finding this perfect shirt!

Tuesday, February 7, 2012


When you can't find Tater Man....he has gone into nija mode. Can you see him?

Monday, February 6, 2012

Tater and Onions

Our weekend was very uneventful since I was sick as a dog. Yuck! Tater Man and I have had a bad cold for the past week or two. I don't like to be trapped inside the house for a day much less the whole weekend. This cold kicked me while I was down and I was a fixture to either the couch or our bed for the entire weekend.

Tater felt much better on Sunday and kept yelling, "Mommy I am EXCITED!" I wanted to beat him with my pillow. LOL. Yes I was so happy he was feeling better but mommy was not so I called for back up to rescue me from the now well Tater.

Mr. Randolph was my savior for most of the weekend. He made all of the runs to the grocery store for medicine and food. He took care of whatever errands need be done only to feel like crap today. I am sad to say that he is sick as of today. Ugh.

I am guessing at one point during the weekend I was on a medicine high and was able to play with the Tater Man. I hope you enjoy the video!


Friday, February 3, 2012

Birthday Girl!

Today is a very special day! It’s my mother’s birthday and since I am a very smart girl there will be no age or year of her birth in this post. I am going to say that she was only a young girl of 16 when she had me and I am still in my twenties. I always loved having a mom that was not ancient growing-up. It was always nice bragging that my mom is nearly 15 years younger than my friend’s mothers were.

Its really blurry but this is my mom and me!

My mom and me! Look at that head of hair.
I can’t imagine what it must have been like having a fat, screaming baby at sixteen and worse a sassy four year old girl at twenty. I know it could not have been easy and I have heard stories of my parents struggle but without the struggle you can’t fully appreciate when you succeed.
Any ways I want to write this post for Tater Man’s memories and mine.

Last weekend we celebrated Maw’s birthday with a nice big out door cookout. It was amazing to say the least and you ate until you almost popped. We had deer back-strap (wrapped in bacon), fresh cracklins, fresh wild pork (straight out of the woods). You know your Pap and Uncle Buck are crazy hunters and we only eat wild meats. It’s the only way to go! I don’t remember the rest of the food because I loaded up on the cracklins.

It was freezing outside and more than likely why I have been sick this week. Ugh! Doesn’t matter though because I got to love on my beautiful niece Cheyenne and nephew lil’ Buck. When the party moved inside Tater and Lil Buck decided to be boys and have some rough play. The boys are in no way the same size since Tater towers over most. Thankfully all of the hooping and hollering was from Tater being fake knocked out or something silly. My brother and I have some strong little men and I am sure there will be many more play and not so play fights in their future. They are boys after all!

After all the bellies were fully and the adults started to moan my sister and I about freaked out because we were ready for her to open gifts. Tater got her some photo mats for her photography displays along with a new purse. Mr. Randolph and I gave her a couple of bottles of white wine.

Mr.’s mom was very gracious and gave my mom one of her paintings of a swamp scene. I am not sure who was more excited my mom or my dad. Then my niece and nephew got her a new fancy coffeepot.

After the gifts there was cake and more moaning. Lil Buck made the mistake of leaving his cake unattended and the Tater Man helped himself to it! Cake is not safe around my Randolph men. Unfortunately my hubby had to work late and missed the shindig but I made sure to get what I could on video.

We love you Maw, Momma! Happy Birthday!

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