Sunday, October 28, 2007

"The Billy"

Tyler is in the 1st grade this year. His class put on a play called "The Enchanted Pumpkin Patch". We love Tyler's teacher this year (we loved last years also). She is very dramatic and creative. When we had our teacher conference with her she told us she wanted Tyler to be the lead in the play. Tyler has been beside himself about this play. For a few weeks he kept telling us he was "the Billy", which was so funny. He was cast as Billy the real boy. Finally, he would just say Billy. The Principal, other teachers, and parents were all invited to come. They had this sign outside the door, programs they handed out, the play, and then a cast party. Tyler couldn't wait for the cast party. All of this in 1st grade. I had to put this on the blog. We were very proud of him and he did a wonderful job. This is the crew we brought plus myself. Sam was really into it, can't you tell?
Mrs. Stout and Tyler Tyler "the Billy" and Vivian "the Wicked Fairy"
The Enchanted Pumpkins

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Longhorns Style

Yes, this is how my baby sucks his fingers. The boys love it, because it looks like Gray is doing "Hook em Horns" for the University of Texas Longhorns. Oh Yeah, and Sam wanted a picture with Gray. (Can you tell Sam is wearing a new shirt? Every picture I have put on this post is him wearing this shirt.)

Mama Don and Pajamas

My Mom loves to buy all her Grandsons pajamas. She had bought the youngest 4 pj's, but hadn't bought any for the older boys yet. Mom and Dad were here visiting this past weekend. (We had a great time by the way!) Mom found Ty and Blake twin pack Spiderman pj's. One pair is black Spidey and the other is red Spidey. I am not huge "character" clothing person for my boys. The rule is they can where character pj's and character undies. They, on the other hand, love it. It was just recently that they stopped asking/begging for "character" shoes as we passed them at Target. The boys love these pajamas. Here is the problem: THEY GO CRAZY when they wear them. They start shooting webs, running around the house, and wrestling each other to the floor. So what is more important? Their unadulterated happiness or my sanity?????

I am so Outnumbered

"Where's my hat, Mom?"

Sam is in a baseball hat phase! For a boy who didn't talk until he was almost two, he talks all the time. This is one of his favorite sentences.

Their Faces Say it All

Tyler= serious, calculating, methodical
Blake= fun, crazy, just go for it

Light Sabers

If you have boys you will probably understand this. My boys love light sabers. They think they are the best thing since sliced bread (why sliced bread, I have never known a time without sliced bread). How about the best thing since TIVO. We, no lie, own at least 6 light sabers and they still ask for more. Ok, here is Blake with his blue balloon light saber at the DTS Fall Fest!! Can't you see the joy in his eyes about his lightsaber? (It busted about 5 minutes later and back in line we were for another one.)

Monday, October 08, 2007

The Pumpkin Patch

It was a great Friday afternoon and we took the boys to the pumpkin patch! Rules of the Pumpkin Patch: 1. Don't pick up the pumpkins (the boys probably picked up/dropped/rolled at least 10 pumpkins-Stressful) 2. Don't sit on the pumpkins (Sam must not understand the difference between a stool and a pumpkin) 3. Don't allow children on the carts/wagons (It is a wagon and they are boys, what can I say)
So, we cut the pumpkin patch short, but stayed long enough to run through hay maze a few hundred times, take some pictures, pick out a huge orange pumpkin and three tiny ones, and look at these cool peanut pumpkins below. Weekends with the Self's!!!

All the Boys!!

We have to do something about Sam and his "say cheese" smile!!

What in the World

Here is my sweet baby, I mean BABY, but let me just tell you the things he is doing. He just turned 4 months last week. Not only does he grab onto the bar on his bouncy, pull him self up and look over, but he also gets on all fours rocking back and forth like he is going to crawl (Video coming soon). Now if this was my first born I would be so excited and honestly would think he was brilliant, but seriously I don't know if I can handle it. Say a quick prayer for me if you think about it. Deep breath in, Deep breath out!!

So you think you can Dance???

I don't know how many of you watch this show, but I totally got into it this summer with Mom and Dad. (If you know my parents you are probably shocked that they love this show). Anyway, they always have "b boys or b girls" on that are amazing at Break dancing. This is Blake trying his hand at it. Jeremy is barely holding his foot.
*Don't ask me why it looks like Sam is getting hit in the head with a light saber. Random!!

Jeremy and Mini Me

Horsing Around with LaneyBird

This is Laney, Tyler's sweet friend. They are only about 2 weeks a part in age. As you can tell, they get along great! I couldn't resist putting these on the blog.

The Crimson Tide

Ok, so I sort of have influenced or brain washed, whatever you want to call it, the boys into being Alabama fans. They sure are cute in their crimson and white!!

*Almost all these items were purchased by Papa. Surprise, Surprise!!