Thursday, December 30, 2010

Halloween 2010

This was first year we have purchased costumes and really got into Halloween. And let me tell you, the kids LOVED it. We went with a superhero theme, and the streets were a little bit safer with these four out that night. They were beyond adorable and we have gotten a ton of use out of their costumes. We had a Halloween party for my CCM group, Trunk or Treat at Church, Boo at the Zoo, Trick or Treating, and now all of the costumes are now in our dress up baskets and are worn daily. I had to do a slide show because there were way to many good ones to now post! But this is my new all time favorite!

Monday, December 27, 2010

Freedom Run

Every year, Jake's company participates in the "Freedom Run". It's a benefit run for Police Officers and Firefighters. It get bigger every year, and the kids and I always have a good time going to watch.

Our first Freedom Run - 2007

Alot has changed in three years!

There were some very kind firefighters who let the kids play inside their truck

Cheering on all the runners

Here come Daddy!

After the big race

Our New Favorite Park

This past summer, our city opened a brand new park. We drove by it everyday on the way to the pool to see if it was ready, and when it finally was, we decided t was well worth the wait. It is great! It has the soft, squishy ground, the zero entry ramps, and no one is EVER there. Not sure why, but we sure aren't complaining. We went almost everyday this summer and after school while the weather was nice. Here's some pics from our new favorite play spot.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Friday Night Football

Back in September, when the kids and I were up in OK, my parents and I took them to a football game at my old high school. They LOVE football and started yelling "Go Jenks Trojans" as soon as we pulled into the parking lot.

Hudson refused to be in the group picture, typical

The more cooperative three

Headed to the stadium with Pops

The big kids watching the band before the game

Ella and my mom

Charlie and my Poppa

Carter, Huddy, Ella

Best Buds!

Hudson and Charlie, where to begin with these two. Two peas in a pod, hot mess, disaster, the two that will be the death of me. Yeah that sounds like a good start. Let me start off by saying God knew what he was doing by giving three totally different kids when I had the triplets, because had I had two Hudson's (ahem, Charlie) I don't know that I would have survived. Correction, I would have survived but I would have been a total crazy person! These two love each other so much, and it is SCARY how much alike they are. Charlie got Hudson's personality, athleticism and ability to not listen to a word I say, with Carter's smarts and sneakiness. Deadly combination! But there are a few rare moments where these two sit down for more than two seconds, and luckily I was able to capture a few. They both LOVE to have their heads and back rubbed. So almost everyday, one of them will bring their pillow pet and Ella's play scissors over to the couch and try to talk someone into "cutting" their hair. On this particular day, they decided to take turns and help each other out.

Big E's Tantrums: Frame by frame

Anyone who has ever just "met" Ella always talks about how pleasant and great she is. How grown up she seems, and how rough she must have being the only girl. But for those of us who really know her, know there is a bit of a dramatic dark side to little miss. She also holds her own with the boys, trust me! Here is the proof. These pictures are from this summer in the car. We were on our way to the park, and she was obviously told something she didn't want to hear!