Friday, January 30, 2009

Charlie's 2 month check-up

Charlie and I headed to the doctor Tuesday for his 2 month check-up. Pedi said he is beautiful and just perfect. Not that I didn't already know that, but some professional reassurance is always nice. He is weighing in at eleven pounds, and measuring twenty two and a half inches long. It is a little smaller than I thought but he is normal on the chart so I guess that's all that matters. He is eating every four hours like clockwork. At night, he sleeps from about nine until anywhere between 3:00-5:00am. He is a super happy baby and could not be any easier. He lets the kids just love on him, and by love, I mean poke and man handle. He loves sitting in his Bumbo, and rather enjoys his play mat. All in all, two months down and easier than I ever thought it would be!

Every month, we are going to take Charlie's picture with a bear. We did this with the triplets and it really shows how much they grow each month. So just for fun, I'm putting up the triplets pics and their measurements when they were the same age as Charlie. Enjoy!

Charlie at 2 months - 11 pounds 22 1/2 inches

Hudson at 2 months - 7.5 pounds 19 inches

Ella at 2 months - 7.13 pounds 20 inches

Carter at 2 months - 5.13 pounds (still had his colostomy) 19.5 inches

Monday, January 26, 2009

Love / Hate Relationship

The kids have had a bit of a love / hate relationship lately. Hate is a bit of a strong word, we'll say strong dislike, but you'll see what I mean. One minute, everything is peace, love, fluff and rainbows, and the next minute it is total bedlam. Here is a little sneak peek at what happens about four hundred and seventy two times a day. By the way, the knot on Huddy's head is where he fell out of his chair at the food court on Sunday. Quite a lovely knot with a chunk of skin missing!
Disclaimer: No babies were hurt in the taking of these pictures, at least not too bad!

Brotherly and sisterly love

Two seconds later, apparently Ella squeezed Huddy's neck to hard

Then Carter decided he needed to get in on the action too.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Look Who's Talkin' Now!

Charlie is that's who. After the kids go to sleep, Charlie gets to have some alone time with Jake and I. We hang out, watch our shows, and relax. The Big Man loves his playmat that Santa brought him for Christmas, and loves to talk to it. Here is a little video of cuteness.

He has also started to smile at me. Whenever it's just me and him, which is not alot. He just grins and talks to me. He is such a happy baby and I'm a sucker for those smiles!

My Little Buckaroos!

Yesterday was "Western Day" at the kids' school. So we dressed up in our Cowboy/Cowgirl best and couldn;t have looked cuter! Here are my "Little Buckaroos"!



OK, tomorrow I will have a post just for Charlie with video and pics, I promise. We're off to the park, it's gonna be eghty degrees today!

Monday, January 19, 2009

It's like training Circus Monkeys!

So everyone knows one of the best things about having kids is training them to do stupid/funny things. Whether it be a funny phrase a stupid trick, or in our case dancing. I love, love, love, dancing and so do the kids. We dance everyday and when there is the inevitable daily meltdown, you can always turn on the IPOD, break it down, and all seems to be right with the world again. I have a play list of all the kids favorite dance songs and they play pretty much all day! So here is a video of my well trained little dancing circus monkeys. Be sure and turn up the volume!(Please excuse my voice, I've been known to be a tad loud!)

There were a few moves in our repetoire that didn't make the cut this time, such as "Kickers", "The Wave", "The Sprinkler", and "The Running Man", but don't worry I'll be sure to get them on video soon!

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Fun at the Park

It was a nice day on Sunday, so Jake and I decided to take the kids to the park. We found a new little one pretty close to our house and it is perfect so we have become frequent customers! The kids love it and it definitely gives us a little break from the playroom and the house. Here's some pics from our day at the park. There were too many cute ones so I decided to put them in a slideshow. Enjoy, and come back tomorrow for Charlie's very own post!

Friday, January 9, 2009

BOOmer

Surely I must be dreaming. Surely we did not go for it fourth and goal. Of course we didn't run Chris Brown up the middle after he had just been stopped the play before, with Gresham on the field no less. We absolutely did not, not turn two interceptions into any points. Surely we didn't get a field goal blocked. We certainly didn't let Percy Harvin, with a bum ankle run all over us in the second half.

Oh wait, I was just informed that wasn't a dream. That it did in fact all happen! Aw, crap, I can't believe we lost another big game. Oh well, maybe in four or five years, we can go back and blow another one. It sucks that as dissapointing as the game was, I'm already counting down 'til kickoff next season. It's a sick obsession I tell you! Sick!

Charlie was all primed and ready for the game!

Then decided, that it wasn't worth all the effort, especially to watch them lose!

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Christmas '08

So here is a rundown of all of our Christmas festivities. This is way long, but I want to remember everything

Tuesday 12/23 -
Leave our house in Texas at 7:30am
Due to the freezing fog and low temperatures, drive 50 mph for over 300 miles.
Takes us 7 1/2 hours to make a 4 hour trip, thank God for portable DVD players
Finally arrive and the rest of the day goes smoothly
Kids sleep well that night

Wednesday 12/24 -
Kids wake up at 5:00am
Won't eat breakfast, overall kind of cranky
Play all morning
Eat lunch and load up to head south
Drive an hour south of Tulsa to see Jake's grandfather for Christmas
Spend a little time with family, then head back to my parents
Get ready for Christmas Eve service
The kids were awesome during church, not gonna lie, I was shocked!
Head home for baths and bed
The boys stay up to put together Christmas gifts, the girls finish all the cooking


Thursday 12/25 -
Kids wake up early again and we open presents
Huddy has a fever and is overall super whiny
Ella and Carter play well and Hudson pulls at his ear all morning
Eat some breakfast
Jake heads to Walgreens for some Tylenol and Benadryl and ear cleaner
This is gross, but clean out the biggest nastiest ball of gunk out Huddy's ear
After lunch, we drive an hour north to see Jake's parent
The Stauffer's, family friends, were there and Dr. Stauffer looks at Huddy's ear
Ear infection, so we get a prescription
Pharmacy is closed so we have to get it tomorrow
Head back to my parents and the rest of the day goes pretty smooth.



Friday 12/26 -
Good night's sleep for everyone
Huddy starts his medicine and all seems to be well
The boys watch the kids while my Mom, me, and my brother's girlfriend, go see the "Twighligh" movie. (OK, my newest obbsesion, I'm on the third book.)
Movie was awesome and will seriously make you want your husband to be a sexy vampire!
Jake informs me that he is in fact part vampire so not to worry
The kids have a good day and a good night


Saturday 12/27 -
Just hang out at my parents and play with the kids new toys
My dad's side of the family comes over for dinner and family time
Jake heads back to TX, he has to work next week
Kids sleep well and everything is going well



Sunday 12/28 -
Church with my parents and a day of watchin' football
Carter and Ella are starting to act like they feel bad
Stay inside and play with the kids
Ella starts coughing horribly that night and none of them sleep very well

Monday 12/29 -
It was a nice day so we went to the park and let the kids run off some energy
Spend the rest of day hanging out and watching football
Another not great night, lot's of coughing and snot from Ella and Carter




Tuesday 12/30 -
The kids got Build a Bear gift cards for Christmas so we head to the mall
We shop a little while and then make our way to build our bears
Holy Moly, that place is a little overwhelming!
Bears or Dogs, Gigglers or Heartbeats, Soft or Firm, Cuddly or Floppy, Ahhh!!!
We went with the same bear in three different colors, with similar outifits
I don't know why I thought that would minimize fights, oh well.
Eat some lunch and load up to go pick up Jake's bday gift, yes I am a little late
Drive an hour south and pick it up, the kids sleep the whole way there and back
Good afternoon and evening, but more coughing and snot that night




Wednesday 12/31 -
Start to pack up ALL of our stuff, and there was alot I tell you
The kids are super cranky and ask to take a morning nap
They slept for almost three hours and woke up looking a little rough
Should have known the rest of the week was not going to go well
Pack some more, and get ready to go to Jake's parents
Drive an hour north and arrive to spend time with all the aunts, uncles and cousins
The kids play their little tails off, open presents and crash
They slept great, they were exhausted

Thursday 1/1 -
Happy New Year!
The kids slept unti 7:30am
Ate brunch with the family
Played Wii and hung out
Watched the Rose Bowl and the kids took a too shourt nap
The evening steadily went downhill.
We put the kids down at 7:30pm and followed shortly behind them ourselves
Then, the night from hell started
Carter cried, no screamed, literally all night, falling asleep now and then for minutes at a time. Not our best showing I must admit!

Friday 1/2 -
Load up both cars and head back south to TX
The kids slept almost the whole way and then went to bed early and slept great
They didn't wake up until almost 8:00am
Carter has gunk pouring out his ear and him and Ella have way high fevers.
Charlie starts coughing horribly, so we head to after hours care
Of course they are closed, we've never been before
Head to urgent care and we get in fairly quickly
Verdict, viral upper respiratory infections for Carter, Ella and Charlie.
Breathing treatments for the older ones, poor Charlie can't take anything

Saturday 1/3 -
Lots of whining, high fevers, and lots of Tylenol and Motrin
Long nap and a pretty good night's sleep

Yesterday, I spent trying to get back in the groove of things. Get the massive amounts of laundry and ironging done, all of our stuff put away, etc. I'm proud to say you can now see all of the floors in my house and all of laundry is done.

We went back to the doctor this morning for Charlie Brown. Little dude still can't breathe and sounds like he is hacking up a lung. Mr. Brown has an ear infection. So we made it an entire year with the triplets with no ear infection and little Chuck is only five weeks old and already has his first. But seriously, what do you expect with three two year olds around him all the time. Doc said it was caused by his chest cold. I feel so bad for him, but he is starting antibiotics so hopefully he'll feel better soon!
Charlie looks about like the rest of us feel!

Monday, January 5, 2009

And We're Back

So, after nine hundred miles, a combined twenty hours in the car, too many toys and presents to count, fun times with all our family, a couple of melt downs, one car for just luggage and gifts, three hundred and seventy two loads of laundry, three ear infections, three viral upper respiratory infections, four bottle of tylenol, three bottles of Benadryl, and two weeks of fevers, we finally made it home!

We had a great time in OK, but are very happy to be home. I have a ton of pictures, two hundred and sixteen to be exact, and videos to post, but haven't had time to go through them yet. I promise some for tomorrow, so come back and check it out. Happy New Year!