Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Gabriel's 1 month birthday!

After our big day in OKC

At the grocery store taking in the cool trucks!!

Dad was pretty excited about the trucks too!

Monster Truck Jam

OK Science Museum, of course Hunter found the self face painting station
and blue being his FAVORITE color, went a little crazy

View from the elevator
@ Sam Noble Museum


A few weeks ago we found out that the Monster Trucks were going to be at a grocery store to see and take pictures of, so we headed to Broken Arrow so the boys could check out the big trucks, the next day Michael won 2 tickets off the radio for the actual Monster Truck Rally so Hunter and him enjoyed an evening of boy fun together. We also went to Oklahoma City (OKC) to take in some museums with the kiddies a couple of weeks later. One was the Sam Noble Museum of Natural History (Dinosaurs) and the other was the Oklahoma Science Museum, both of which were VERY cool. Michael really wants to go back to the science museum by himself since the boys were running everywhere we didn't hardly get to take in all the exibits which were so varied from earth science, to astrology, one section all about drilling for oil, and tons of physics and the like. We were there for 3 hours and by the time the boys slowed down to where we could really take stuff in the place closed down!! It was dark by the time we left and took a small detour to Arcadia, Ok just NE of OKC to a place called Pops on Route 66. It's a 50's style gas station/soda shop and they have over 500 different types of soda pop. VERY COOL. They must have pretty good food too because it was standing room only with a huge waiting list at the soda shop.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Starting Out

Gabriel Michael Andrews

Okay, I've been keeping tabs on my cousins and their family blogs for the last year or so and now that I am sort of in the know and have a new baby with lots of family and friends that don't live nearby I wanted to be able to share the going-ons and new photos of all the boys on a more personal level than facebook or my space. Especially since most of my family isn't on either of those.

Two big THANKS go out to Cassy and Melissa for starting their blogs and letting me get to know their families since we don't get to see each other except at an occational wedding and/or funeral!!

Things have gone by so fast these last few months with.....Elections, Thanksgiving, a visit from my folks, Hunter's tonselectomy, Michael's mother coming to help w/the boys, Michael's surgery, having a baby, Christmas, along with a visit from my brother and his family, the New Year and now Tax returns!! And yes, the baby is already a month old!!! I have yet to even send out baby announcements and because of the plan to do so I didn't send Christmas or New Year's cards because of all that was going on. I have all the stuff to make such cute announcements (which I have to make even if he is 6 months old before I get them sent, because I hand made 40+ announcements for both Hunter's and Samuel's births) but with 3 boys home most of the day (Hunter is in school 1/2 a day) I can barely get my normal work around the house done let alone get some crafting done. I have a quilt top ready to be basted and quilted together, along with scrapbooking which I am SO behind on it's not even funny!! Then there is keeping up with taking photos both candid and posed. So what am I thinking starting a blog!!! I don't know but at least I will get some pictures out to family and friends since I'm not so good about that.

I hope all of you who read, enjoy this blog and keep tabs on the family so you can see the boys grow, because they are getting so big so very fast.