Monday, August 31, 2009

Cobb's Birthday Celebration Part II

Cobb had his party at ASI gymnastics near our house. The kids had a great time, and there was lots of laughter and activity! Cobb wanted his friends to wear costumes. His brother obliged

His sister wore Supergirl for a brief while. . .

And Mommy even wore the Flash mask for a little while. . .

He is the Flash character. Can you find him in this trampoline pic?

His brother and little cousin Jack were both batman. They had their own little batman battle, and it was so cute! On guard!

fake fall. . .

And dramatic roll over. . .

Here's the whole gang in the pit. . .

Blowing out his candles. . .

And satisfied success. . .

Happy B-day big boy! So glad you are six years old.

Cobb's Birthday Celebration Part I

Cobb had about a week of celebration for his 6th b-day. We started the day with donuts and then his Kindergarten ice cream social. For lunch we went to Gatti town with Aunt Kiki and Uncle Nick. So my kids had plenty of sugar and junk food. All Cobb's choice. We had a commitment that evening so the celebration was "on hold" til the next day.

SO. . . the next night, we had a slumber party for Cobb. His FIRST slumber party! He invited two friends, and they had a blast!

We just arrived at Chuckee Cheese!

yummy pizza. . .

collecting tickets!

At home we decorated cupcakes, sang happy birthday, then ate!

Lots of wrestling/sword fighting with Daddy!

Then we finished the night with a movie for the boys. Charly & Ridge had already gone to bed.

The next morning we had some Wii action. . .

And fort building. . .

It was a great first slumber party experience! Even Mommy & Daddy had fun!

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Trip to H-town

After Echo, the kids and I headed to Houston for a few days to visit my parents & sisters. Plus, I got to attend the wedding of one of my sister's dear friends. Anyway, we had a great time, and the kids just love seeing their cousins Abran & Jameson.
Ridge & Jameson at the pool:

All 5 kiddos waiting to get in the water!

Me and my two sisters (Caroline & Marlo)

An attempt to get a good pic of all the cousins:

And the best I got:

It was a blast. Can't wait til we get to hang again!

Echo (playing catch up)

I didn't do well blogging this summer. Even though Rob tried to pick up my slack, we left out a few great things so I'm going to play some catch up over the next few blogs. . .

The last weekend of July, Rob's company had his 2nd annual Echo Conference. I was able to help out during registration, and then attend 3 of the key note speakers. I unfortunately kept forgetting to take pictures, but if you want to read more about the conference or see some pics you can check out

I really enjoyed all of it, but my favorite moment was watching my hubby perform as Johnny! Yes, Johnny & Chachi performed a 90s medley. Here it is!

If you want to see it in better quality with a wider screen you can click on it, and watch on youtube. :)

Friday, August 28, 2009

Bedtime Convo with Ridge

Ridge: When I wake up, do I get to watch a show?
Me: Yes, but remember, don't get out of bed til the sun wakes up. If you wake up early, just lay still and quiet until you see the sun.
Ridge: When the sun wakes up, a lion is gonna come
Me: A lion?
Ridge: Yeah, a lion. And I'm gonna punch it!
Me: oh, you are going to punch it?
Ridge: Yeah. I'm gonna be a bad guy and punch the lion. (He makes a dramatic punching gesture)
Me: ok, but don't be a bad guy until the sun wakes up. Ok?
Ridge: The lion is BIG mommy. I gonna punch it! ok?
Me: Ok. I love you.
Ridge: I get to watch a show when I wake up?
Me: Sure Ridge. Sure. Goodnight!
Ridge: I punch it!

Don't ask me what all that means. I have NO idea.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Charly's First Soccer Practice!

Rob & I had no idea how she would do with soccer, but she was a champ! She was so excited to wear her new soccer shoes & soccer socks that she picked out. And she has bright, shiny silver shin guards underneath those socks! And of course, she has to have the pink ball. Here she is with her friend Bella. They had matching shoes! This was a huge hit!

Listening to her coach. . .

And learning to stop the ball. . .

She was really into it, and worked really hard. She turned sporty on me! But then, of course, my "girly girl" came back as soon as she was off the field. In the car on the way to church she asked, "Wait, am I wearing my soccer outfit to church?????"
I said, "yes, but I brought your flip flops so you could take your cleats off."
Horrified, she says, "Mom!! I don't want to wear this! Well, maybe the shirt, but not the shorts."
I reply, "I'm so sorry Charly, you don't have a choice. I don't have anything else."
Softly she says, "ok."

Sweet girl.

Mr. Independent

Here's Cobb walking to school this a.m. He started racing me. . .

And actually got pretty far ahead! He said he knew the way.

We got a picture with his wonderful teacher today. Here's Mrs. Bush!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

1st Day of School

Cobb had his first day of Kindergarten yesterday at Norton Elementary. What a big boy. He was excited, I was nervous. He "knew" all there was to know, I still had questions. He was brave & thrilled to be there, and I cried as we walked down the hall away from the classroom. Yes, I admit it. My little boy did MUCH better than I did. He had a great day. He told me that it's okay to miss him, and I told him I was excited for him.

We drove over to Stacey & Jeff's house to drop off Charly & Ridge. Then Rob, Cobb, and I made our way over to Norton. Here he is ready to go with his new backpack!

walking into school. . .

At his seat in the class. . .

Cobb with his class at the opening of the castle ceremony. . .

Picking him up was my favorite part of the day.

As we walked home, he told me all about school, what parts were funny, what was hard (lunch), and what song he learned in music. He was very chatty! I asked him if his teacher was fun. He said, "well, she's fun, but not very fun." This is probably good because it means she is fun, but maybe consistent in discipline as well. I like this. When we got home we had fresh baked cookies & milk to celebrate.

This morning he was up and ready to go for the 2nd day. He was excited to go back. And the walk to school took us only 10 minutes. The only problem was that I didn't bring my license so I couldn't walk him down to his class. Charly & Ridge were disappointed b/c they wanted to see Cobb's big Kindergarten class. So we sang, "Tomorrow, tomorrow, I love ya, tomorrow! Your only a day away!"

Gotta go pick up my big boy!!! So very proud of my Kinderman.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Our trip to Destin (part 3)

Here is a little video of our trip. This is the final post on our trip I promise!