Our family is made up of 4 and a crazy dog!!!I am so excited to be a mom of 2 boys Major and Legend. We love hanging out together and doing anything that consist of being....TOGETHER!!! We're "Stoked" lol to share just a little bit of our blessings with you...enjoy!
Andy, Tia, Major and Legend Stokes
This is a sad time of year for us....our 2nd football season this year has come to an end:( This is Andy's 3rd year coaching the Dixie Freshman football team and he & we love every minute of it! I say we too because the kids and I go to most of the practices and the games to cheer our dad and the team on and just to hangout as a family! Its funny because every year its like we adopt 25 new freshman boys in our hearts and its always sad when its over and to watch these boys grow up and move on. Im so glad he has something besides work that he is involved in and he truly loves doing. I love to see him happy , so if that means football all year long... then dang it thats what it is:) Andy really does have a talent as a coach and getting his kids to believe...he loves his kids and they love him. Go Dixie!!!
Last night when we got home from Kalamity's performance Major had one more surprise Birthday gift from Grandma and Pops!!! Majors 1st 4 wheeler, he was sooo excited and of course very serious about it!!! He's soo excited to be just like Pops now. He got right to work on it too, fixing it and makin sure everything was running perfect!!! Thankyou Grandma and Pops!
Major already pickin up the ladies:)
Side profile...yes he's a messy boy...Andy said it's his birthday
so he didnt have to have his face wiped or anything else
Wow its crazy how fast time flies....Happy 2nd Birthday to our Big Man Thomas Major!!! He is such a joy in our life and keeps us busy!!! He has such a goofy personality and is such a good protective older brother....Major Mommy loves you soooo much!!!!
Major i love it when you:
-tell me you love me
-kiss me on the cheek
- squeeze my cheeks and say "cheeks"
- hold my hand
-remind us to pray
- hug my head to your head
-do your signs
-read your books
-make all your silly animal faces
-cuddle and kiss your brother when he's sad
-laugh when someone farts:)
- wanna play with Pops
-do your 3 pt. stance
-play football with the boys
-laugh at yourself
- run from my pretend spider friend
-talk loud in public
-want your dad at night
and the list goes on.....
Thankyou Major for blessing our lives and being a part of our family.
Let me just start out saying im the luckiest girl ever to have such a great family on my side and my husbands side. I wouldn't beable to have my crazy active lifestyle without them and my amazing husband of course. So thankyou to my awesome family for all the love , support and babysitting! So 3 months ago I had a baby and 3 months later i ran my 3rd marathon!!! Im not gonna lie this year i struggled I didnt get the training i had last year due to the extra 30lbs I was carrying :) and Im not a natural athlete by all means I NEED THE TRAINING...LOL! This year the marathon was the hottest its been since 15yrs ago....I was parched:) But it was such a great and humbling experience...It was amazing to me to see the 7,400 runners with the same goal in mind....to finish!!! Let me just say my husband is my #1 support I mean what other husband takes his wife running and is her water stations at 3:00 in the morning with the kids or finds her a ticket to run (thankyou Flint) , gets her goody baskets before and after the run, babysits the kids before work in the mornings so she can run or dance???..... Mine!!! Yes he is amazing and I love him so much Im also sooo grateful for my health and strength and the body that I have to do the things I love and to enjoy my family!!!!
Andy and I
Walking out the door at 3:45am to catch the bus to the marathon! My Majo waitin for his mama!!! I think Legend is in the seat too!
Here's some pictures of Majors surgery day! Poor little guy was so happy going to the hospital and then very disappointed when he realized where we were and what was going on...all he wanted was Dad:) Once the nurses gave him the "rootbeer" he just calmed right on down and was a little loopy..ha!!! I of course was a bawl baby , when the Dr. came to take him back to the surgery room , I of course shed a few tears...I honeslty don't know how mom's who have real struggles with their kids do it and stay so stronge. Unfortunatley 6 days later after Majors tonsilectomy we had to take him to the E.R. because he woke up from a nap bleeding pretty bad out of his mouth.... ah it was scary! Poor Maj was bleeding from an artery that his scab fell off too early, so he had to have surgery again:( The Dr. said it was a bad bleed but he finally got it to stop and recartarized it. Maj had to stay the night in the hospital and again after surgery all he wanted was "DaD." I am so lucky to have a husband so involved with his kids...Now we're hopin it's smooth sailin from here on out with this tonsil stuff.
Maj flopped on the bed feelin good.
His surgery day bear from Grandma Irene Maj and Dad after the Rootbeer:)
This week is a pretty eventful week for our Cec So Sweet and Maj!!! Cec (my niece) had surgery just yesterday on her knee. We thought she had torn her ACL in a soccer game but come to find out during surgery she had fractured her bone instead, which is still bad but a quicker recovery than the ACL. Our little Maj has been suffering from Sleep Apnea :( which we didn't know until we took him to the Dr. for a bad cough and come to find out his little tonsils aren't so little. We just thought he had wierd sleeping habits. Come to find out the poor kid isn't sleeping much at all bacause he can't breathe very well. So tommorrow he is getting his tonsils and andnoids out! So these two are always buddies but now they'll be little cuddle buddies:) They'll need the company!!!
Major showin off his muscles while using his drill