Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Fall Happenings

Kevin put lights on the playhouse! They love it!
Making pumpkin pie for Thanksgiving.



Audrey in her pilgrim outfit for the CCS Thanksgiving Feast


Tatum blowing out her candles at her Pump it Up party.



Hudson with his backpack on his first day of preschool!

Yes...it's been a long time since we've posted! There has been a lot going on the past month - Tatum's birthday, the Thanksgiving Feast at Audrey's school, and Hudson started preschool! Yes, I caved - but with #4 coming in May, I thought it would be good for me to have some time for doctor appointments, naps, etc! We both cried on his first day, but it's getting better. He loves his teachers and has now started singing songs he's learned in music class and chapel. He loves it when he sees Tatum at school - he yells at her from across the room!

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Halloween







Here are some pics from Halloween. Audrey was a Fairy, Tatum was Word Girl (from the new PBS series) and Hudson was Bob the Builder. Hudson totally got into going to the neighbors' houses this year. We had a blast! I think we're set for candy until at least Valentine's Day! Enjoy the pictures. Thanks to Shara for making the Fairy and Word Girl Costumes! It'd be pretty sad if I had to make them!

Thursday, September 18, 2008

The little man is 2!





It's hard to believe that Hudson is 2! It truly seems like yesterday that he was born. What a blessing he has been to us. Lately he's been so funny - he tells knock, knock jokes because his sisters love telling them. He can only get it half out - but it's funny anyway! His big thing is to say "Hunny do!!" As in "Hudson do!" He loves to boss the girls around and tell Tatum no and go! And he's already a big snitch - he tells on Tatum mostly (Tatum hit me...Tatum touch hat). Can you tell they have a dynamic relationship??? He had a great Nemo party with friends and family. It was a wonderful celebration.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Big Summer






It's been a big summer with the Fort Worth Foxes. We went to California, Audrey lost a tooth AND got a "big girl" haircut, we hosted a big birthday bash and helped Caitlin get settled in at TCU. We are looking forward to this school year as Audrey starts first grade and Tatum starts in the "4 year old" class (well, she's almost 4!). Hud will stay home with me - I'm not ready to let that stinker go. He'll be a big 2-year-old next month! Here are some photos from the summer, in random order!

Saturday, August 9, 2008

The Land of the Lost and a Lost Tooth

You know it's 107 outside when you hit the public library and come out with an assortment of books and a DVD of Disc 1 of the entire first season of "Land of the Lost..." Yes, there are THREE discs in the series and there are 17 episodes in the first season. As I have yet to find season 2 - I'm guessing Marshall, Will and Holly are either still trapped in that other dimension or Enik (the intelligent Sleestak) helped them through a portal with those colorful crystals. If that's true, then Holly is now "Ronny" - remember when her older self comes back to visit?? I have to admit, I LOVED that show when I was a kid - when the Kroftt Superstars show came on, I wished it was The Land of the Lost instead of the Bugaloos!!! But watching as an adult is an entirely different story!! It is so lame! And the stories are crazy and the props are terrible. But, everytime it was on, I would find myself drifting to a chair and sitting down to watch a few episodes! You know your a kid of the 70s if these Land of the Lost characters/props sound familiar: Chaka, Ta and Sa; Grumpy; Big Alice; Dopey; Sleestaks; pylons; Saresataka; Enik; S'Latch. There's so much more, but it's already taking up too much brain space, must stop remembering! I'll end my discussion of LOL with the theme song, which the girls now know and love (and love the show!):

Marshall, Will and Holly
On a routine expedition
When the greatest earthquake ever known
High on the rapids, struck their tiny raft (AHHHHHHH!!!!)
Plunged them down, a thousand feet below (really, only 1,000 feet??)
To the land of the lost
To the land of the lost

I apologize now for putting that song in your head...on to the Land of the Lost Tooth...Audrey lost her first tooth! It was a bloody, painful, experience that was all forgotten once said tooth was removed and the promise of the Tooth Fairy was remembered...she was so excited! It's a bottom tooth - I think she's the only girl in her kindergarden class who hadn't lost a tooth by the end of the year...She's such a big girl! The next post will be about her big Hawaiin luau birthday party. I think we're way in over our heads!! I'll post pictures next time. And by then, Caitlin will be here and getting settled in at TCU!! Woo hoo!!

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

We had a friend over last night - the "other" Audrey, one of our Audrey's sweet friends. They had both been at MusiCamp all day so I figured they'd be so tired they'd fall asleep quickly that night. Wrong! They giggled until after 11:00 - and they were up early this morning. We had to fix hair for "crazy hair day!"

Anyway...this video is from their production of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz...with some creative license taken...(note the background music!) They all had such a great time!
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Saturday, July 5, 2008

I love a parade...







Hope everyone had a great 4th of July celebration! The girls and Kevin partipated in a parade in our neighborhood - they had such fun! Hudson and I met them at a corner and cheered them on as they went by. We decorated Audrey's bike and helmet with red, white and blue streamers and Kevin put an American flag in the bike trailer, along with Tatum! It was fun! The rest of the day was lazy, lazy as we just hung around the house and the girls played in their little pool in the backyard. We went to Alan and Kerri's that night and ate dinner, swam and got to visit with great friends and family. Tatum has discovered arm floaties and didn't want anyone to touch her in the pool - "I can do it myself!" Audrey has yet to discover that it's not so bad to put your face in the water and I discovered that Hudson will jump off the side of the pool to me and I can take him under for a few seconds. He alternately laughs and cries, but he seemed to enjoy it! Later we had a great view of the fireworks! :) It was a great day.