Here are some pictures from the flooding around our town this week....it's a mess! Gonna take a long while to clean up and recover.....one fatality and lots of damage to homes, businesses, and roads...... Downtown Oklahoma City.... On a happier note.....#1 turned 9 on Sunday.....so proud of our big guy!
Miss Kate is 9 months old! She can crawl like a champ, pull up and cruise, and can climb stairs. She is thinking about letting go of one piece of furniture to take a step to another...but hasn't quite gotten there yet! She has two teeth on the bottom and two brand new teeth on the top. She is finally getting some hair and has the cutest little curls around her ears and one curl on the top of her head... She has the CHUNKIEST legs you've ever seen and I call her my "Chunky Monkey".. She loves to each cheerios, Gerber Graduates cheese puffs, carrot pieces and apple pieces. She HATES mushy baby food, but still thinks the bottle rocks! She says Hi, Bye, Dada, Bubba, Ala (Alex) Baba (bottle) and sometimes Mama. She also says woof to the dogs next door! She is absolutely crazy about her brothers and cracks up when they are around. At ball games, she is everyone's biggest fan......she claps like crazy when the parents start cheering. When we sing "I'm a little teapot" to her she tips over at the waist....it's so cute! She is also a great dancer....when she hears music she starts moving her head and shoulders to the beat.....it's really something to see!!! She loves to swing and go for walks in the stroller. She is funny, independent, sweet , and a little ornery.
This last week Alex went to OU Football Camp in Norman. It was a 3 day camp and the boys stayed overnight in the dorms. I have to say I was extremely nervous sending him to the camp. When we signed him up last November I obviously did not completely think through the whole, overnight in the dorms in a college town thing.....but he LOVE LOVE LOVED it!
He went with two of his buds from school. It was a great growing up experience for him....He had to set his alarm and wake up for breakfast and practice. He had to get himself to the cafeteria for breakfast, lunch, and dinner and be responsible for all his own "stuff".... He had to remember to lock his door when he left his dorm room (which was a little difficult since he had never really used a key before!!) He did an incredible job and I am so proud of him......
The OU coaches put on the camp every year for 3rd grade through 8th grade and then on another week for high school....I think it's really neat that all of the OU football coaches show up and teach the boys what they know. Alex got to meet Bob Stoops (and Bob's son was even on Alex's team)....plus he worked directly with Coach Gundy and Coach Veneables....he was a little starstruck!
I left y'all hanging on the whole broken arm thing....it was Nick. He decided to be superman and jump from the highest point of a swing....he can't fly (much to his dismay)...It wasn't too bad a break...He is just in the cast a few weeks. It's a water cast and he hasn't been shy about getting it wet! Swimming, boating, tubing, etc!
In other news.....my little brother Brett graduated from law school....so proud of him!
Kate has decided it is not cool that she has to eat mushy food while everyone else gets the good stuff....She is in complete refusal of all foods baby....But she'll eat the solid stuff all day....soooo...she is now eating her veggies (and fruit and cereal etc) whole...with two teeth...and she loves it!
We had a really fun memorial weekend....spent time with family, had a neighborhood bike parade and swim party, went boating and tubing, and ate crawfish for the first time.... It was fun and relaxing! Well....that's the news from here....hope y'all are having a great start to your summer....it's gonna be 100 degrees here on Saturday....so I know it's arrived in my neck of the woods!