Monday, October 26, 2009

Go Owls! Hoot, Hoot!

Last Sunday we ventured into the city for one of B's and my former student athlete's soccer game. This girl is AMAZING!! Not only at soccer, but she is attending RICE with a scholarship...enough said...she's smart ta' boot! We LOVE to go see her play. I like to pretend that I taught her anything about soccer when she played for me and B likes to pretend that he AP-ed her into a fine young woman! We also love hanging out with her parents! They have (almost) successfully raised 3 kids, 2girls and a boy(he is still in HS). We admire them because they still seem to still be truly in love after 3 kiddos! And, their kids are awesome!!!

At any rate, we brought a picnic lunch and ate PBJ's on a bench outside the stadium before the game!

Hopey's mom took some great pictures! Here is Hopey, #18! She had an AMAZING assist to help the owls to a 2-0 victory!! She really contributes...

OH, and there were some pictures of our little ones also!!! AM is too cute for her own good. I think we are just going to lock her in her room when she turns 7... unless she is good at soccer.

On this sunny Sunday, I gave Mr. C some of the 3-D glasses we got at the movie theater...he went with it!!

AC was tired, but she made it through the first half! There is no way that C could have made it this long when he was her age!! She is such an angel. All children should be 3rd children... not that we should get rid of the first two, but the 3rd is pretty easy going. Did that make sense? :)

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Tracy Stoesser Photography


So last year, C got sent to the Principal's office at school. By "principal", I mean the woman that takes our monthly tuition check and deposits it. As you can imagine, when B and I found out about this, we were beside ourselves. Our SON...the son of an Assistant in so much trouble that he had to be removed from class. I had visions of little C being marched down a long dark hall with horrible punishments at the end. I just knew he was going to get kicked out. Especially after all the biting incidents when he was in Mother's Day Out. B and I went in to get the full story the following morning. It turned out that C and a fellow classmate were fighting over a toy, a dinosaur if I am not mistaken. Their fighting had gone on in the morning and resulted in some pushing...of they went to the office.

When C told us about it, he said, "Ryan Stoesser, this. Ryan Stoesser, that." I remember thinking that this Ryan Stoesser kid must be some kid of bully to be picking on my little angel. I, of course, came to my senses and knew that C was probably the one at fault as he was going through a possessive phase. The incident left a huge mark on my heart though and later that year, when Ryan Stoesser's family was at the same birthday party, I remember being uncomfortable...The looming elephant at the party...

I met his mom and she was wonderful. We both recalled the day our son got sent to the principal. She said that she too was worried about her son being expelled. She was great! We have since become friends and Ryan Stoesser and C are playing on the same soccer team this season. Tracy Stoesser is team mom:) He will always be Ryan Stoesser to us...not just Ryan. C calls Tracy "Ryan Stoesser's Mom". They are GREAT!!

She has started her own photography company and I wanted to give her a pinch of press! I can't wait to have her take some pictures of our family and my new little AC!! So check out her website and blog at I put a link up at the top also!! Feel free to tell me what you think. I hope to have a photo shoot outside the first week of November!!!

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Pumpkin Patch 2009

Love that our family has this tradition of going to the Pumpkin Patch together! I must say that it is pretty tough trying to get these 3 to EVEN LOOK at the camera at the same time, let alone smile :) BUT, it sure is fun trying!!

We met some friends there, so we were able to get a family shot also...same dilemma though:)

Here is AC..she's a mummy!!
We tried again for a kid picture...

Friday, October 16, 2009

They are so different...

We love our little AM so much. No only because she may be the cutest girl on Earth, but also because she is so special, unique, and different than her older brother. He is relatively neat and likes things "just so". Whereas, AM is not particular and just kinda goes with whatever.

C likes to know exactly what the day has in store for him. I don't blame him with his schedule being different EVERYDAY. He likes to know where he is going, who is picking him up, what he is having for lunch, can he sleep with mommy and daddy tonight, etc...

AM, on the other hand, just kinda shows up where I take her and is excited to be there. It may be her age, but her main concern as of late is merely if she can wear a dress and if she can wear her flip-flops or her princess shoes. She is a princess you see. If she is dancing, she is a Dancing Princess. If she is lifting something, she is a Strong Princess, etc... its adorable :)

This video demonstrates their differences, God Bless 'Em!!

Friday, October 9, 2009

And now she is 5 months old...

It seriously seems like yesterday that I posted about AC being 4 months old. She has definitely changed in the last month. She constantly rolls over now. She loves her siblings, mainly because they are trying to make her laugh.

AC's hair is getting longer and I have to brush it after baths now or else it looks CRAZY! Still seems like she is teething, even to the point that she has gotten up a couple nights in the middle of the night :(

She has developed quite a bald spot in the back of her head...I am not sure how because she has slept on her tummy for as long as I can remember.
Look at these girls. They are so cute!! They both have beautiful blue eyes. B and I were talking about how different they look, but when they are can tell they are sisters, right?
B and I were also discussing how stoic AC is sometimes. I love it.
This is a picture of AM wearing the same "little sister" shirt from their great aunt and uncle in Indiana:) She is just 4 months here, but I couldn't wait to take their picture in these super cute shirts!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Game Time!

I took a few more pictures this week at C's game! Here he is with coach while he is playing goalie!!

Pops had to watch AC on one of my many trips with AM to the potty!!

Oh? What is this? This is just a random picture of me babywearing my baby girl. I love her!

Okay so this is a video of my angel AM! She ran out to B saying, "I'm a PUMA! I'm a PUMA!" So cute, but not just yet! Back to the sideline with you AM said Daddy!!

Saturday, October 3, 2009

So, we have been sick.

So, we have been sick. That is putting it lightly. When we considered having a 3rd child, it didn't seem like a big deal. Even the lack of sleep with getting up with the 2 other little ones was OK. UNTIL, we all were sick, that's when things get tough:) AM had a fever first last Thursday night, but was fine the next day. I started feeling poorly Thurs night and made AM and I go in for DR apt...nothing. I ended up missing work on Fri and having a fever all weekend with a sinus infection. C felt poorly on Mon and missed school, AC had a rash and fever on Tues and B missed work Wed-Fri due to a fever and headache. So..................................

these were a few of our drugs, but if you are considering have more that 2 kids....just remember that when you get sick, EVERYONE gets sick and its tough. I don't recommend it!!!! I think that we will remember this week for as long as we live. I can't imagine if B and I had to take off EVERY TIME the kiddos weren't feeling well!! We had a time juggling the sick kiddos and trying to get everyone to the dr, all while keeping the work missing to a minimum...sure hope we don't have to do it again soon.