Monday, June 29, 2009

Happy Birthday Alex!

#1 turned the big #8 this month....I just can't believe it...Every year I say, "Wow he's already 1,2,3,4,5,6,7....and now 8!!!"...that just seems so BIG! Time sure does fly!!!!

Happy Birthday big boy! We love you Alex!

Not Me! Monday! Swimming (and Dancing) in a speedo...

Welcome to Not Me! Monday! This blog carnival was created by MckMama. You can head over to her blog to read what she and everyone else have not been doing this week.

The two big boys have not joined a swim team this summer. They are not having a really great time and are not becoming awesome swimmers! My favorite part is not their cute little butts in the speedos....and their favorite part is not getting ribbons! Nick didn't win two first place ribbons and two second place ribbons and Alex didn't win a first, second, and third place ribbon! We are not thinking of adding a trophy room onto our house! :)

I also did not catch Nick dancing like a goofball in his speedo during his first meet!!!!!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Wordless Wednesday

I'm never really least on wordless wednesday.

Here is my smiley Nick in his baseball uniform....A baseball uniform is pretty much all my boys wear these days.....always in a baseball uniform going from one game to the next....but oh how cute their little butts are in those baseball pants.......

and I thought I might not mention---(but of course, I will) how many times I have washed and dried and washed and dried and washed and dried each of their uniforms....And if you remember this post, you'll know that the uniforms just get thrown in with the rest of the wash (regardless of color).....
Don't tell my mom :), but I've even gotten to the point that I no longer take the belt out of the pants....(which I have to say is VERY LOUD in the dryer)......But if you have boys and have ever tried to get those belts (which are ALWAYS too big for the beltloops) onto a wiggly boys waist you totally understand!
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Monday, June 8, 2009

Summer Field Trip #1 Tanks, Guns, and Firetrucks

One of my very favorite things about summer is exploring the city we live in.... I drag the boys to museums of all kinds...from children's museums to natural history museums, as well as the zoo, hiking trails, fishing holes, beaches, local farms, and anything else I can find.

Because of the fact we have lived in 4 different cities and 3 different states in the last 7 years, there has been a lot of new "stuff" to see and experience. This is our first real summer back in our "hometown" and I figured we should explore here just like we did when we moved to those other cities....So every week the boys and I are going to take a field trip to someplace new..(or not so new)....and learn something about our great state...

Our first field trip was to the 45th Infantry Museum and The Firefighter's Museum. The 3 big boys were completely enthralled by the 45th Infantry Museum. Of course they loved all the tanks and planes and the guns and weapons, but they were even more interested in the history! It was so much fun to see the interest they took in all of it....The museum director was so excited about their exctiment that he gave them a little private tour and let them hold one of the guns that is normally kept behind glass.

After leaving the 45th Infantry Museum we went down the street to the Firefighters Museum. They took an audio tour and really like learning about the history of firefighting ....and of course they loved looking at all the old firetrucks and firesuits.

These boys never cease to amaze me....There is nothing more exciting than watching your children in action learning about their world.

Here are a few pics of our first adventure.....we can't wait to see where our internet city guide will take us this week!


Audio tour

***Notice the sign he is sitting next to*** ☺☺

Friday, June 5, 2009

100 days

My sidebar countdown with the spinning and twirling baby says it will be 100 days until I meet my little girl. (I'm hoping it will be a few less days, but nonetheless, it feels like it's getting close).....Yet still so far away. I'm nervous, anxious, and excited. I just can't wait for her to be here and to be safe in my arms. I read about and pray for so many other women in the blogosphere who have sick or dying children and sometimes I can't believe how blessed I am to have 4 healthy, smart, beautiful, wonderful sons and a daughter on the way. Praise be to God!

So since this is a big day....the downhill slide towards meeting our little girl/little sister....I thought I would let y'all know the name we have decided upon for our little princess.....
Katherine Elizabeth
We think it fits well with the boys names, and as my best friend will look beautiful on a wedding invitation!...☺
So praises for a healthy pregnancy, healthy baby, and for my ever growing belly....that is starting to move when she kicks!.....and if you have a moment I would covet your prayers for a continued healthy pregnancy and baby!
Happy 100 days to go baby Kate!

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Wordless Wednesday

I can't help but imagine what these boys will look like 10 years from now....
Will they even fit together on the couch?
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Monday, June 1, 2009

We are the Champions, my friend......

And we'll keep on fighting, to the end
We are the champions,
We are the champions,
No time for losers, cause we are the champions..........
Of the World Moore, OK 5 and under t-ball tournament.

Our little midget guy and his teammates won their first tournament this past weekend....Nathan played left field, stopped lots of balls, and even threw out a kid at second base. He got a couple of doubles and hit pretty well......we are so proud of him....he slept with his trophy last night and has been polishing it all day with a wet cute!

click on the photos to enlarge....

Nathan is the short one....third from the left.☺. To be fair, he is the youngest on the team by up to a year and a half......