Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Sometimes I don't realize how grown up he's getting until I'm going through photos of him.

Today is one of those days.
I know he's mine and all,
but I think he's pretty beautiful.
And since he really doesn't look much like me at all,
I think it's okay to say that. :)

50's Day

Today was 50's Day at the boys' school...just a fun Spirit Day. They got to dress in 50's gear, chew gum (cool, huh?) and have a hot dog and root beer float lunch outside. I had fun getting to grease their hair back...

...and wisely decided against rolling packs of cigarettes in their shirt sleeves. ;)
And because Hunter was a little jealous of the attention his brothers were getting, and because he never passes up the opportunity for a photo, I took this one. :)

Here is Hud with his teacher...have I mentioned that we are big fans of her?
Well, we are. :)

Here is Harrison at the lunch. I'm so thankful I get to be a stay-at-home (mostly) mom who gets to be a part of all of this stuff. Fun, fun! :)

Friday, September 25, 2009

AND because my posts lately have been more heavily-themed around my tiniest H.... is my middle man with his Elmo Gun (I'm choosing to chalk this creation up to the fact that he is all boy, and NOT let the gun part get to me)...

...and my oldest H with his first piece of art that came home from school so far this year.
Do you know how much my heart swells when they get creative, and are so excited to show me what they've made, b/c they know I totally get how awesome it feels?
Oh, I've mentioned that before, you say?
Hmm...guess I forgot. ;)
Because I haven't blogged in awhile....

...and because he's so dang cute.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Girls Night (or day, really)

Back in June my dear friend, Kecia, called and asked if I wanted to go with her to watch Mercy Me in concert before the Rangers play that night. She wasn't sure of the date at the time, but I assured her that I would be there whenever it happened.
I NEVER pass up the chance to see my favorite Christian band play before my favorite baseball team plays. A-M-A-Z-I-N-G.

In this photo below, the lead singer of Mercy Me (Bart Millard) prayed for Ranger's player (our favorite Ranger, btw) Josh Hamilton. Josh has a pretty incredible testimony,
and it was great hearing his story again.
They sound as good or better live as they do was a great concert,
an unbelievable worship experience.

We got to have a pic taken with the lead singer! How cool is that?

This is our view of the ws fun sitting right behind the pitchers, and to make an awesome night even better, the Rangers beat those stinkin' Angels. :)

Wednesday, September 9, 2009


...this kid really needs to learn how to relax. ;)

Monday, September 7, 2009

Labor Day Fun

This afternoon we had some new friends (who have quickly become good friends) over for Labor Day, and we had a blast. :) Swimming, playing hard, yummy dinner, and a build-your-own-sundae kind of dessert.
Doesn't get much better than that, huh?
It is so easy and fun to be together...the kids play GREAT, watch out for each other, and don't want to leave each other, and we grown ups actually get to have real adult conversations with minimal interruptions. Happiness for all, right? I think so. :)
These two (who are just about 6 months apart) have quickly become good buddies.
Isn't it funny how something like crawling into bed together to watch a movie is so cute when they're 2 and 3, but will be so NOT cute when they are 12 and 13? Interesting. :)

Sunday, September 6, 2009

3 Brides for 3 Brothers... least, that's what we're hoping for. Someday. VERY far away someday. Definitely not something I want to think about yet, but someday, it would be fantastic. This weekend I picked the big boys up early from school and we headed a few hours away to visit one of my very best friends and her 3 little girls, who are stair-steps in age to my 3 little boys (hence the whole brides and brothers thing)...Amanda and I secretly hope they will all pair up, fall in love, and get married someday, as we would make the best in-laws and have so much fun being grandmas together. Someday. Not today. Enough about that.
Harrison and Annalise are 10 months apart, and have been close their entire lives. They are always able to pick right back up where they left off, just like their moms. :) I love that.

Here is the oldest one with the tiniest one...that Ella is so dang cute!

Sweet sisters...

Hud and Mia...and really, could they be any cuter? I don't think so. ;)

I've only gotten to see this one about 4 times in her first year, but we've definitely bonded. :)
Sweet baby girl.
There are very few pics of Amanda and me (we're usually too busy taking pics of the kiddos), so I was glad we stopped to get this one.

We had the best time (even though it took me all weekend to get used to the fact that Hunter stayed home w/ Daddy for their own weekend of fun), and it went by very quickly. Amanda and I scrapbooked, watched movies, made some SUPER cute shirts (that I'll post pics of later) while the kiddos played so very peacefully.
It was greatness.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

First Day for the Tiny Man

Two-year-old preschooler in the house... out world, here he comes. :)

A New Friend

One day last week I went to pick the boys up from school, and when I got to Hud's class, he walked out towards me, BIG sad tears streaming down his face. When I asked him what was wrong, he told me that a girl in his class picked his kitty out of the birthday box today. His super sweet teacher explained to me that he had been eyeing that cat since the first day of school, but that another student had chosen it b/c today was her birthday. She said he had broken her heart too, and that she was going to do whatever she could to find one for him by his birthday. Have I mentioned how much I LOVE his teacher? A bunch. :)
So later that day I was telling my mom and my sister about Hud's sad story, and we agreed that adjusting to going to kindergarten all day was a tough job, and if a new stuffed kitten would bring a smile, then we would find him one. And so the search began...I think I got about 20 phone calls that day between the two of them. :) Aunt Reagan came to the rescue, with this sweet gray kitten that Hud has named Super Kitty. The two are inseparable. All is well again in our house, thanks to a thoughtful aunt and a stuffed kitten. Whew. ;)