Thursday, October 30, 2008

Missing their brother

Bryson has been gone the last 2 days. I went upstairs a minute ago to check on the boys and they were both asleep together in Bry's bed...they must be missing their brother.

Even Jingles our kitty is sleeping in the bed

Sweet Surprise

Dustin has now been gone 9 out of the 12 days. Today during my last class before lunchtime another teacher brought in a huge package to my room. I couldn't imagine what is was. When she brought it closer I realized it was an Edible Arrangement. Dustin had written a very sweet card and double checked yesterday to see when my lunch break was, because he needed to know when to deliver it since it needs to stay refrigerated. Here I thought he was wanting to know when he could call me. lol It is my 1st ever Edible Arrangement, and was completely not expected. It was so thoughtful, and really brightened my day.

Cute Story: I only have the older 2 kids right now as the younger 2 are at my parents' house. We needed to run errands after school, but I had to stop by the house for a second. I went in and grabbed a few skewers for the boys. Their eyes lit up, we are a huge fruit eating family. I told them Daddy was missing us and sent it to us. Brayden said "hmmm, that was DELICIOUS! Let's call Daddy and tell him to send us more". I thought that was so cute.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Crazy kids!

I put pjs on them and tucked them in last night. When I went back in to check on them they had each put an old costume on over their pjs and fallen a sleep. I never heard a peep out of them, so I have no idea how they managed to do this without me hearing them.
Bryson as Batman
Brayden as a pirate, notice his red and striped pj shirt underneath?
Brandt the pirate as well

Brandt's trip to Dewberry Farms

Brandt's class went to Dewberry farm yesterday. My mom went with his class and took Bryson again. Some good friends came to my rescue and watched the baby so he didn't have to go back out in the cold.
Love this picture!
Love Brandt's expression! Checking out baby chicks
"I am king of the world"! Playing on top of the hay piles
Playing on the fort
Measuring himself to the tractor wheel

Riding the corn train

Monday, October 27, 2008

Dewberry Farm Field Trip

Brayden's class had a field trip to Dewberry Farms today (down near Waller, TX). With our babysitter out on maternity leave I took the younger 2 boys with us. Yesterday we had great weather, but today it was miserably cold and windy. The wind took your breathe away and Brennan hated it. Dewberry farms is a really neat place though, and has a lot of cool things for the kids to do.
Going on a hayride
Each child was allowed to go in the field and pick their very own pumpkin to take home. Little tidbit I learned today: these are full grown, adult pumpkins. They are just miniature ones.
Brennan was in a long sleeve/long pants romper with feet. He then had on Brayden's school hoodie (it covered his whole body), his blanket, and then a friend of Brayden's blanket. After we put on her red blanket, he settle down and took his bottle and went to sleep.
Getting face to face with a goose. Hate the piece of trash in the picture, but the wind was blowing so hard that it was blowing empty wrappers around.
Checking out the horse
Always being adventurous. Bryson going down head first.
Brayden driving a pedal cart around the track
Going for a ride in the corn train

Sunday, October 26, 2008

More festival fun

So after all the fun last night we ventured out to our church's fall festival tonight. Brandt didn't want to dress up the same as last night so we got out our old costumes and dress up clothes and the boys each picked what they wanted to be. Since it was over 80 degrees I was glad they didn't want to put on their fleece bee costumes today.
Brennan went as an Aggie fan. Real cheesy, but it was too hot for a regular costume and the boys insisted he dress up too.
Our very own Dash!
Buzz Lightyear
A wonderful vet! Notice the animals, he carried them around all night treating them.
Brennan has figured out how to play Peek-a-boo! He will pull the shade visor down on his carrier and just laugh.
Waiting patiently in line
Brayden playing Putt Putt
Bryson throwing bean bags. He actually threw all 3 through the holes and left handed nonetheless!
Brandt pumpkin bowling
The boys riding in the caboose of the train

I think everyone was worn out by this point and ready to go home. We have all been up since before 6:30 this morning since we picked up my parents at the airport in Houston early this morning. Not to mention they had a hard time going to sleep last night after all the excitement (and sugar) so they were up way past their normal bedtime.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Hallelujah Festival

Our school had a Hallelujah festival tonight. We are actually going to be bees for Halloween, but around 2 this afternoon Brandt decided he wanted to dress up like a scarecrow tonight. Of course, his brothers soon decided they wanted to be scarecrows too, so off to Michaels we went to get raffia.
Brotherly love, scarecrow style!
The littlest scarecrow of them all. He was starting to get hungry and letting me know. After his bottle, he was perfect tonight!
I love how Brennan is just staring at Brandt. They all really do love each other and get along remarkably well.
A high school student was dressed like a clown and making balloon animals. Brayden decided he wanted to try so he had the kid blow a balloon up for him to try.
Bry decided his was a blue light saber
The boys even talked me into dressing up!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Let the countdown begin...

This morning at 5:30 we put Dustin on a plane for Rhode Island. He will be gone for 12 days! He is going for training and a conference, and I hope he learns a lot while he is there. We will miss him, but hope he has a great time while he is there. With my babysitter out of commission, my inlaws are watching the younger 2 the rest of this week in Austin, we drove and met them last night. They will be back on Friday afternoon. My parents are in Hawaii right now (my Dad has a business trip there and my mom tagged along). We drove my mom to the Houston airport last Sunday and the boys and I will go pick them up Sunday morning in Houston. Monday I will take the boys on an all day field trip with Brayden's class. Then Tuesday my mom will take them on an all day field trip with Brandt's class. Afterwards she will take them to her house to finish out that week. Since that Friday is Halloween and Dustin will still be gone, when we get done at school we are going to drive down there and do Halloween with my parents. Then Saturday will be my sister's baby shower, and then finally Sunday afternoon we will go pick him up at the airport. Let the countdown begin!

Monday, October 20, 2008

Fun day at the park

October 6th-10th our school had a Fall Break (like Spring Break). We had no set plans and it was so nice not to wake up to an alarm. One day we met our awesome babysitter and her son at the park. God truly blessed us with her and I literally could not think of anyone better to watch our boys than her. She loves the Lord, and she loves my boys and they love her. She is delivering her 2nd child tomorrow by repeat c-section if you could keep her in your prayers.
Brennan's 1st time in the swing at the park. He actually seemed to enjoy it.
Brandt has learned how to swing himself now, and was very excited to show off his new skill.
Brayden was really good about swinging Bryson.
Bryson decided he wanted down, and this picture cracks me up. He looks so sad. lol

How cute is he?

Brennan will be 6 months old on Wednesday. It is amazing how quickly time is flying. He has the absolute best personality, and I am totally in love with him. Poor baby has his 1st ear infection and has a serious diaper rash from the antibiotics, but he is still sweet as can be.

I love his eyes in the picture!