Thursday, April 29, 2010

What's Happening?!

We have been very busy lately! But I have lots of great pictures I want to share with family far away, so I figured I better give an update!

A few weeks ago BooBoo had a birthday, so a few us decided to have a "Doctors appointment" and go watch Alice in Wonderland in 3D. We had a great time almost alone in a giant theatre at 10:30 in the morning! Sophie and I discovered a quiet room with a great view and sound where I could watch in peace while she drug everything from my purse all over and ate off the floor for all I know!(ok I know)

Nate lost his first tooth finally! This picture is right after, and you can see the tear still rolling down his cheek. He is really growing up, and he is the "Mickey Mouse Champion" in his 1st grade class.

This is the one that has really been consuming most of my time. Sometimes I love to watch her sleep because it just doesn't happen often enough. She only sleeps well if she's with me. She is still the highlight of every one's life around here and is doing some fun things!
I also love to check out those eyelashes! man did she get lucky.

Lucky for me, she has also discovered DORA! Loves to watch for short periods of time, which gives me moments to do what I need to do before she comes behind me to destroy everything in her path. She is on fire!
Zach had a good birthday. We officially have a teenager in the house who likes girls a lot, stinks a little, talks back, and still loves his mom most of the time.

He got another gun he's had his eye on, $ and clothes. He didn't want a party and said to save it until he turns 16! Funny kid and a great big brother and help to me. We love to try to find a few moments alone to go get at treat and have some peace as often as possible. I'm sure it's not always easy being the oldest around here! He takes good care of us though.

The boys were funny leaving for school this morning, and being the mean mom that I am, i made them stop for a quick snappy. They are growing up so fast and we are having a great time.

Rob has taken them fishing a couple times lately, but mostly we have just been playing aLOT of baseball and having a great time. I'll share some baseball pictures soon! Life is good.

Friday, April 9, 2010

Happy Birthday Zach!

So glad you made it to 13. Somedays I wasn't sure we would both survive this long! Thanks for being a good boy and a good big brother. It must be tough having so many little people looking up to you. Sorry you have so much resposiblilty, but man is it going to make you strong! You are a good honest person, a hard worker with a strong personality that is going to help you get far in life. We love you Zachary!

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Monday, November 2, 2009

Happy Halloween!

I sure hope she doesn't hate me for this!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Happy 4th Birthday Alexander!

Happy Birthday to my little buddy! I can't believe 4 years have gone by.

Alex is a great little boy. Everyone loves him around here. He is pretty gentle most of the time. In fact, he was never really mean until Sophia arrived. He has finally started to test us a little and he has gotten more aggressive on the big boys. He gets tired of everyone telling him what to do. he loves school, Sophie, Nate, Legos, puzzles, games, Little Einsteins, candy, cheeseburgers, chocolate and especially his mom. He is so good to me. I really love Big Al.

Friday, September 4, 2009

Sophia is 6 months old!

My sweet little crybaby is 6 months old today. It has been a very action packed half a year around here for sure. My life most definitely feels full. Nothing is missing.

This month, Sophie has started eating baby food in addition to all the bread, tortillas, rice, Cheerios and other things she has been gumming for awhile! She chews like she has a mouthful of teeth, but really she just cut her first bottom right tooth today. The next one is almost through. She really likes squash, sweet potatoes, peas and bananas and is not the biggest fan of rice cereal. I wonder how she feels about all the cute blue bibs I put her in? She gets very excited while she eats--crazy girl!

Sophie continues to be very temperamental. She is so smiley and happy and then watch out! She has been saying ma, ma-ma and is beginning to wave as she says, "HHHHIIIIIII!". Everyone around here adores her. She has started to reach out to be picked up and is scooting all over the floor. She gets up with her booty in the air and rocks back and forth. She is very loud and is singing all the time. She loves to play with toys and her little dolly. She has figured out how to turn the music on in her crib and pulled herself up on the side rail a couple days ago. She loves to hangout with Alexander and lights up when Jake comes near her. We love this baby and we are so grateful to have her!

Monday, August 24, 2009

1st day of School!

The summer flew by. School time again! Zach is starting at Rosedale Middle in 7th grade, Jake in 6th, Ben in 2nd, Nate is finally all day in 1st grade, and Big Al will be starting Pre-K after Labor Day.

Alex and Sophie were happy after everyone left. Big Daddy took everyone to school and walked the little guys to their classes. I went the Friday before to meet their teachers so I figured I was off the hook!

This is what they did most of the day. Lay in my bed and watch Preschool on TV. Man they're going to be smart!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Sophie is 5 months old today!

I can't believe it has been 5 months. Good thing this baby is cute, because she's not always easy. In fact she is very temperamental. She is starting to sit up pretty well, rolls all over and is scooting around. She loves to grab my hair on both sides and maul my face with slobbery, wet kisses. She loves watching her brothers play and loves hanging out with her dad. She squeals with delight so loud and is very ticklish. I love rocking her, dressing her, painting her toes, accessorizing her, and kissing her soft skin.
She loves to play with this little doll.
Her blue eyes are turning very dark, and I'm sure they'll be brown any day. Her hair is beginning to sprout all over, and I'm tempted to cut off the rest of the reddish mullet in the back. I get nothing accomplished these days. But man I love my new little buddy!

Friday, July 17, 2009

My Kids

I know Sophia is no longer a month old.
She finally stopped crying as soon as she hit 4 months.
I know I'm 3 months behind on updating.
But I did finally take them to get their picture taken today.
What an adventure!

Please say hi and tell me who you think she looks like. I'm still not sure?

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Sophie is a month old today!

I can't believe my cute baby girl is already 1 month old!

We have been having so much fun with her. She really adds something very special to our home and family. She has been giving me some cute smiles and has decided she really likes to be held all the time. Big Daddy has had to remind me more than once that I waited long enougth to get her that I should just hold her all the time!

I took her to the doctor on Thursday and in the last 3 weeks she has gained 3 pounds and grew 3 inches. She is now 8 pounds and 21 inches long. She is doing great and she sleeps well at night only waking up once or twice to eat. She is very loud though. She is often grunting and groaning when she's awake. She has the hugest dark eyes and I always poke them if I'm not careful! Also, I think I'm starting to like pink a little bit!

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Ben is Student of the Month!

Ben was finally the Student of the Month at school today! He has been waiting all year for this. The teacher said the nicest things about him:

Ben is a model student in first grade.

He is a terrific reader and loves to do AR.

He is quite a mathematician and is our "Mickey Math King".

His work is done with great effort and pride.

Because Ben is a good listener, he can always be found following directions and doing his job.

Ben is kind and helpful, so everyone loves Ben.

Nate took some great pictures during the assembly.

I was impressed and so happy at the great things his teacher had to say about Ben. So I was of course shocked when Rob was tucking him in and screamed my name. He met me in the hall and said, "OK don't laugh, but you have to check this out!" Then I go into the bedroom and Rob shows me above Benny's top bunk where he has a nice, large collection of BOOGERS! The perfect one, the one that was just honored today for his great ability to follow directions and be a model, has a slimy booger collection on the wall above his bed! When I asked him what? Why? He said to me, "What? It's the perfect place!"

I had to leave, first to get him the container of cleaning wipes, and then of course to laugh my butt-off! Sick-o that I love so much. At least he doesn't eat 'em!