We keep very busy with our three boys, yes three boys and have been married for over five years, wow don't we feel old! We Do! Costner our oldest is four, Brooks is two, and our last addition to the family Hudson is almost three months old, we are very blessed to have three wonderful boys.
Its that time of year again, time for Soccer!! This year we originally signed both the boys up to play, but we had to pull Costner out because his soccer practice was on a night that I went to school, and it just was going to be to crazy for us. Costner was great about it he said that was fine and he would play baseball in the spring!! So it's Brooks turn for Soccer this year. The team that he is on is with a lot of kids that he already plays with either at church or MOPS or at the gym so they have a lot of fun, and his coach is a friend of ours. Brooks doesn't have the game down yet, but he is having fun out there, and he is pretty fun to watch!
Brooks with his Coach Landon
Costner playing with Hudson, and Hudson with his camera to take pictures! Hudson in a big boy chair
Costner was so excited about his first day of school, he had a rough time going to sleep last night and woke up extra early this morning. A few of the kids that were in his Pre-k class are in his Kindergarten and we were so excited that he was able to keep his same teacher as last year, Mrs. Anderson, she moved up to teach Kindergarten!! When he got to his classroom and went to sit down at his spot he started to un-tuck his shirt, poor guy he rarely tucks his shirt in and never wears a belt, Oh well he will get used to it soon. Poor Brooks has been walking around the house all day saying were is my Brother, I want to go to school, he starts next Tuesday, so he is excited as well!
This past weekend the boys and I went to Galveston on Saturday for the day with five other family's. We all caravaneddown, we had three minivans, three trucks-suburban, and a TON of car seats!! The boys had a great time with all their friends, and the beach wasn't too bad, I did tell them on the way down that the water looked more like chocolate milk than the water in Florida, but they didn't seem to mind they had a blast!!
Costner and his friends looking for crabs, I think they found a few
Poor Brooks, he didn't want to go to the bathroom in the porter potty, (no restrooms since Ike) so he had a little accident, well big enough that his swim shorts didn't make the ride home! Hudson ended up passing out
The Girls!!! They all helped me out with all my stuff and my boys, and their husbands too!!
Costner and I, a little windblown
Boys and their snacks
Hudson and Mommy
Hudson and Melanie. Melanie is my friend who had a heart atack last October at 31 years old, she loves Hudson, she was holding him saying the two little miracles right here!!
We took the boys to Destin in July, they had such a blast!! Everything with us is last minute so when we decided on going on vacation it was on a Sunday and we booked a place and left two days later. We ended up staying for the fourth of July, but didn't realize that leaving the day after that there would be so much traffic! It was a long drive but the boys did pretty good considering there was some issues, but off course just adds to the memories!
Costner and Brooks loved the Beach
Brooks liked to throw the sand!Hudson and Clint they look just alike!
He loved to sit in the water spouts!! He would just laugh and try to get the water
No one likes to go to Walmart!
Brooks eating his cereal on the balcony. We stayed on the ninth floor, and there was a balcony door in the master room and the living room, I only opened the door the first part of the week when the boys were sleeping, and told them the doors were broken. But towards the end we let them go outside and eat and on the fourth of July they were able to stay outside and watch the fireworks. I just was being a little over protective!!
Hudson cruising the pool
We had such a great time, next year we are going to have to go back longer, the boys had so much fun!!
Above is the last night, Family night and fire work night! Costner loves fireworks.. (At a distance(that is another story)
Hudson and Grandpa, Hudson loves Grandpa, and the camera!!. Clint was out of town so my parents came with us to family night!
So since stupid facebook, I have been so behind on updating pictures. It's my goal in the next few days to update pictures of the boys through the summer.
So tonight's post is the week of Ark Kids Summer Camp, back in June. This year was my first year to volunteer for summer camp at church, I have always heard how much fun it was and that the kids had such a blast, and I have to say I had just as much fun as the kids. I was at the church from 8- almost 6, and the church had about 400 hundred kids from kindergarten to Fourth grade! For a week I was with twenty third grade girls from 8:30 to 5:00, wow!! Insane!! But they were so much fun, but I can see why God has blessed me with three boys!!! I had such a great time!! While I was helping out the boys were able to go to a camp as well, they were able to do most all of the same activities that the older kids got to do, and they had a blast! Though when the week was over, we were all exhausted!!! It was such a blessing to help out and to see kids lives changed!! It will definitely be a yearly thing for me, it was such an awesome experience!!!
I realized that I haven't been keeping up at all with our family blog... no excuse at all... well I could come up with a lot of them but still no excuse.
We just got back from Destin earlier this week, we took the boys there for about a week, and they loved it. They are totally beach bums, even Hudson he loved the waves and the water, and maybe the sand with his goldfish too... We had a great time and was a little disappointed to have to come home, I told Clint that we are going to have to make it a yearly trip there.
The day after we got back, Clint and Costner flew to Oregon to spend some time with Meme and Papa, I know that they are having a great time, and I am looking forward to them flying back tomorrow. Though, Brooks has been walking around the house going, were is my brother Costner, were is my Daddy... and he wont sleep upstairs in his room without his brother. So, Brooks has been sleeping in my bed, and he doesn't like to share the bed too much.
I will past pictures soon of out trip to Destin and the boys trip to Oregon. And will try to keep this updated.
It was just me and the boys this weekend, Clint is in Qatar for the next few weeks. Weekends are so much longer when he is out of town. Saturday the boys and I ended up spending late afternoon and early evening in College Station, we went to pick up Alyssum so that she could come home for the weekend. The boys had a great time, even though it was a short trip the boys had fun at the park and off course chickfila.
Sunday the boys and I and their Uncle Nathan went out to the high school football field so that they could run around and play soccer and football, and just get some energy out.
Costner is having a rough time at school this past week, he is so strong willed and hard headed, but I am working with him on making good choices, so I am hoping and praying that he is going to have an awesome week at school!