Thursday, September 30, 2010

lazy morning at the beach!!

We woke up pretty early, every morning at the beach, thanks to Archer. One morning, everyone left but us, so we relaxed for a little while (or tried to).

You can see Charlie licking his gums here. He had a tooth that was just about to pop through.
Yes, he was 12 and a half months old before he cut his first tooth! So was Huett. Sam was almost 10 months old before he had any. It always freaks me out when I see a six month old with a mouth full of teeth because I've never had a child with teeth when they were little babies! Everyone tells me that it's good to teethe late, so I hope they're right!


Lazy, too!

This picture was taken after a long morning at the beach!
Paw Paw, Sam, and most importantly, Baby (Sam's stuffed elephant lovey).

Charlie was trying to wake Mikey up.
There wasn't much relaxation to be found on our beach trip, but we tried to get it where we could!
I know one day we'll probably have to beg the kids to take a trip to the beach with us, so we just enjoy it while we can!

Sunday, September 26, 2010

pretty beach pics

On our annual beach trip, we took some photos at dusk (with the help of my mother)!
Some turned out great, some notsomuch. I posted my faves on here for your viewing pleasure!

None of these were going too well...
Charlie was not a fan of the sand, just like his biggest brother.

The pictures I took unplanned seemed to turn out the best.

I adore this picture of Mikey and Archer!

Ava looks like a vampire who just stepped out into the sun (for all your Twilight fans, you know what I'm talking about).
She had a fine layer of sand covering her!

I love Archer Blaine so much!
He is going to be such a big (handsome, laid-back, lovable) boy one day!

Can I just tell you Sam has all the girls in his class excited about him, which has me a little worried!
His teacher said she is going to have to split him up from her daughter because they won't stop talking, and another little girl told her grandmother that when she grows up she wants to be a cheerleader, and she's going to cheer for Sam!

I am in love with this picture! He is such a beautiful child (even if I am a little partial).
It's easy for me to take such pretty pictures when I'm given such easy subjects!

I love this one and the next one!

My boys!

And me!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Charlie's first birthday!

This past weekend, we threw our baby boy his first birthday party!

It was at our new house, so we had to make signs to tell all of our friends and family how to get there!

Mikey was my assistant while hanging the signs!

The big boys thought that was really cool!

Party prep was really hectic because the painters finished about 24 hours before the party was going to start .

We pulled it together, though, just in time! Sweet Taiden came! Could she be any more roly poly?!?

I love it!

Briley makes another appearance at one of the Hill boy's birthday parties!

Taiden...again...I just couldn't resist!

Our theme was obviously Auburn football, so what is more appropriate than a tiger bounce house!

I climbed in it with Charlie so he could try it out. He wasn't really sure about it because there were lots of his brothers' friends jumping in there, but he managed to crawl himself out!

Love him!! He is so handsome!

Get me Maw Maw!

Sweet pic! Notice how Charlie's sucking his top lip in.

He keeps making that funny face lately. It cracks me up!


Cousins at play!

Dee-wicious birthday cake (as Huett and Sam would say)

Once again, Olexa's in Mountain Brook!

Mikey and my dad had a top priority the day of the Mikey a new big screen so all the guys could watch the game during the party! Success!

Don't worry, they didn't stay all holed up in there the entire party.

Just when Auburn went into overtime, but came out with a WIN!!

It's cake time!

Let the fun begin!

Singing Happy Birthday!


Mommy want a taste?

His brothers were there to help him out!

And he wanted to feed them, too.

Slowly but surely, until...

Mikey gave him his first drink of Dr. Pepper. Obviously he is just like his daddy and brothers. He loved it and screamed everytime Mikey took it away from him. That was pretty much the end of the cake.

Five minutes later, it was time for presents, and all Charlie wanted was a bottle, so his bro's helped him open his presents.

His favorite present was a Toy Story riding thing that he can sit on and be pushed around, and his fat belly looked so cute on it!I mean, who knew a baby's belly could get so big ?!?
So sweet!
He had a great party, even if it was two weeks late!!
Happy first birthday Charlie!