Friday, December 2, 2011

Happy Birthday Charlie!

I can not believe Charlie is three years old! I can still remember what I was wearing, what was on TV, the exact feeling in the pit of stomach, the moment I saw the positive pregnancy test. But I have to say three years later, I can not imagine our life without him. Their are so many things about Charlie at this age that I don't want to forget. The way he rolls his tongue when he talks. How he says "Huud-seein" instead of Hudson. I love that he is the PERFECT combination of his brothers, and I mean perfect. One second he looks and acts exactly Carter and then in the blink of an eye, it's like a smaller Hudson standing in front of me. He plays better by himself than any of his siblings. He is always in his own imaginary world, whether he is riding a buckin' horse, or hitting a home run for the Rangers. I love that he dominates Jake at night time, it's hilarious. He tells Jake when and where he can sleep, too funny! He believes with his whole heart he is the same age as the triplets. When you ask him how old he is, he says 5! I don't love, but want to remember, that he talks RIDICULOUSLY slow, not slow like he's trying to figure out what to say, slow like he has the thickest southern drawl ever. When he looks at food, he automatically says "Aaah (I) don't lack (like) it"(told you he had a drawl), even if it's favorite dinner. He plays so hard, it sometimes amazes me. He loves his lion and has to have him to sleep. He still has the BEST hair. His daddy HAS to watch him sleep every night. He absolutely loves babies and would have made an awesome big brother. To sum it up, Charlie is Charlie and one hot mess!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Toddler Beds

This is long overdue, but back in February, yes February, we finally moved the kids out of their toddler beds into big kid beds. The boys now share a room, and Miss Ell has a room all to her girly little self. Here's some pics of the last night in their little kids beds!





The next morning, we got to work. The kids were so excited and Jake and I were glad to be moving on from the toddler beds and redo their rooms. Little by little, and almost a year later, we are finally done! Next post, their finished rooms!

One last hoorah!

Our friends invited us out to the lake to send the summer out in style! The kids have never been to the lake, so we were excited to take them. We were able to ride wave runners, jump off the diving board on the dock, ride the tube across the cove, and jump off the roof of a dock. We had an absolute BLAST! The kids jumped off the diving board no less than 1,000 times. I thought they might be a little scared of the water being that you can't see anything, but it didn't phase them at all. We played for hours than had a great cookout and the kids were BEAT! Can't wait to take the kids back next summer!

Big E jumpin'!

The Big Timer takin' his turn

Carter did jump, I just didn't get any pictures of it, but he looks super cute in this one!
Huddy and I got tired of the regular jumping, so we decided to do some flips!







Hud and I rode the wave runner together. He just kept yelling "FASTER! FASTER!", and pushing my thumb down on the throttle, it was hilarious! The other three rode and enjoyed it too, they just enjoyed it much more slowly, ha!

This is our tube we took across the cove, it was a tedious balancing act with eight wiggly kids, but so fun!

This is the roof we were jumping off of. Huddy and Ella were the only two from our crew brave enough to try it! It was HIGH!




This is probably my favorite picture of the day. Let me explain. Poor E had a really tough time jumping off the high dive. She wanted to hold someones hand every time, and we couldn't get her to understand to let go when she got close to the water. She landed on her stomach more times than I can count and her legs were bright red, but she kept at it God love her. One particular time, she was jumping with our friend's daughter. They were holding hands, Ella jumped after Julia and went in head first holding Julia's hand, and landed with her cheek right on top of J's head. There was a lot of crying,and a pretty good shiner for E, but after a promise of some ice for their injuries, they seemed fine. Too bad we didn't have any way to give them ice, so this was the next best thing! Our friend Julie said "If that doesn't say I'm a Barron, I don't know what does!"

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Ten Year Reunion

Back in August, I had my ten year high school class reunion. And let me say, we had an absolute BLAST!!! I have SOOOOOOO many fun memories from high school, football games, showchoir, Nationals, too many to write! I was a little worried that I had built this whole thing up in my head to be way more fun than it was going to be, but it definitely did not disappoint! We had a little get together at a local bar on Friday night, toured the campus Saturday morning, a picnic Saturday afternoon, and the big party Saturday night. Everyone fell back into the same crowds with the same friends, but it was AWESOME! We danced and laughed for hours and I can't wait until 2021! Here's some pics from our fun weekend.

Jake and I Friday night

Some of the girls

Me and Ben, we've know eachother since we were ten years old!

My bestest friend, Gardner!

Best friend and college roommate, Shelley!

The kids in the weight room wathcing the football team practice

Checkin' out the therapy pool

At the aquatic center
The penguin, Tulsa has them all over, and this is the one at JHS

Picnic at the park

Feeding the ducks with Nathan, Amanda, and "New Carter"

The Lindsays (too bad there are about 15 other L's not in this pic, haha!)

Me and Gard and our awards. I won the award for "Most kids at one time", ha!

SHELLEY!

Jake and Me

Don't these husbands look pumped? We are a loud, probably annoying bunch at times!

Me and Ben

Best buds!

I hate that this picture is blurry, but I still love it, we had a blast dancing!

The 2am trek home! See you in 2021!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

First Day of School!

We had our first day of school today. All four kiddos are going to school three days a week, and I am teaching two. The big kids are in Pre-K this year! I can't believe they are so close to kindergarten! They really like their new class. Their favorite part of the first day was their "jobs". Ella's was cleaning the table after lunch, Hudson's was the attendance chart, and Carter's was book helper. They've been talking about all of the other jobs their friends had and which ones they are most excited about! I was a little worried about how Charlie would do. I have been his teacher for the past two years, so this is his very first time in a new class, but he did great! i let each of the kids pick their own backpacks and lunchbags this year which was a HUGE step for me. My only requirement was that their backpack and lunchbag had to match. Big shockeroo, the big kids each picked "their" color, and the same brand backpack and lunchbag. Charlie wanted the same kind, so he got stuck with the only one that was left, luckily he loved it. After a couple of battles in the Target aisle, we were all able to agree! Here's the typical first day of school pics!
Huddy

Eezer

Carter man

The Big Timer

Great group picture, ruined by Charlie, thanks dude!

And another, typical, ha!

I was trying to get them to look over their shoulder, but it was NOT happening. They kept leaning their faces on the wall, yelling CHEEEEEEEEEESE!

The big kids in front of their door, at this point they were done with pictures and were ready to play and learn!

Charlie in front of his door. "Look whooooooo's in twos!" Too cute!