Monday, August 17, 2009

All Dressed Up & Nowhere To Go

A few weeks ago, we had some very rainy days. It doesn't rain here often, so when it does, it is quite the phenomenon for the kids. They stand at the window and watch, listen for the thunder and love to sit on the porch and listen and watch the raindrops. But after the third day of being stuck in the house watching the rain, we decided to bust out the dress-up clothes they got for Christmas and spice up our rain watching. The kids had a blast dressing up. Ella was a princess, of course, Carter was an Army-man and Huddy was a Sheriff, or Cowboy as he calls it. Here's some pics from our rainy day dress up time!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Visit to the Firehouse

When we were up in OK a couple of weekends ago, we took the kids to the fire station to see the firetrucks. When I was little, my Dad was a fireman, so my brother and I were there all the time. I was so excited to see how they would react. They love seeing them on the road and in books, so I knew they would love. And I was right. They ran all over the place. They "drove" the trucks and worked the sirens and lights. Here's some pics from our morning at the fire station.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Saint Louis '09

About a month ago, my parents took Jake, myself, my brother Arin and his girlfriend Savannah to see the Cardinals play. NO KIDS!!! It was our first childless trip since the Triplets were born. We had been away a few nights, one night at a time. This time we were gone from Thursday night, until Sunday afternoon. We dropped the kids off at Jake's parent's house Thursday and got everyone settled in. We left to head to my parent's after they fell asleep. Jake's family kind of shuffled everyone around in order to help out. They played at the farm, played with horses, chickens, goats, pigs. They had a blast! Thanks Brad and Brynn, Willie and Crissy, and Granna and Poppa for taking care of the crew. We had a great time and never had to worry about the kids! So we left Friday morning for Saint Louis. The road trip was great. We got to our hotel checked in and it was time to get ready for the game. The weather was crazy. The highs were in the low seventies which is a good thirty five degrees cooler than we are used to this time of year. The game Friday night was great. Pujols hit two home runs, and the Cardinals won! Saturday we got up and headed to The Arch. We rode to the top in the tiniest little boxes you've ever seen. That sucker is REALLY HIGH! The people on the ground, literally looked like ants. After that, we went to see the new "Harry Potter". It's kind of a family tradition to always go see it together. After the movie, we headed back to the hotel to get ready for the game. We headed down to Union Station before the game to walk around and eat some dinner. We rode the tram back to the Stadium to head to our seats. The Cardinals didn't win Saturday, but our seats were great and we had a blast! We headed back to OK Sunday and were excited to see the kiddos. We headed back to TX Monday morning. Ella stayed with my parent's for a few days by herself and had a great time. Here's some pics from our trip. I already took most of them off our computer, so these are just of Jake and me. Sorry Mom and Dad and Arin and Savannah!

Jake and I in front of The Arch before the game.

Everything was still set up from the All-Star game from a couple days before

Jake found a sign from his beloved Texas Rangers

Jake and I before the game Friday night, yes I froze to death!

Before the game Saturday. Yes Jake is wearing a jacket and I'm wearing long sleeves. It was COLD!!!

Rally caps on, too bad it didn't help!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Charlie is 8 months old!

Holy Moly, I can't believe Charlie baby is 8 months old! Where has all the time gone? He is doing awesome. He has started sleeping better and is quite a mover and a shaker. He crawls everywhere, and he is super fast. He also pulls up on EVERYTHING!!! We've taken a couple of tumbles, but he is none worse for the wear. He is finally taking better naps and back to sleeping through the night again, thank goodness! He has six teeth now, it was a rough couple of weeks. I would guess he weighs about twenty pounds now. He is not eating baby food anymore. He eats pretty much everything we eat, with a few exceptions, and he is still eating his bottles during the day. He is in 9 month clothes which are way snug. He's got some 12 month stuff in the closet, but it's all fall and winter. And with it being over 100 degrees outside everyday, I don't think that would work so well. He wants to be a big soooooo bad. He follows his brothers and sister around and tries to do everything they do. He holds his own with the older three and is one tough little boy. Here are Charlie's pics with his bear along with the triplet's for comparison.

Charlie 7 months

Charlie 8 months

Hudson 8 months

Ella 8 months

Carter 8 months