Monday, April 22, 2013

My boy is six!

It's amazing how I often think time is crawling and then a kid has a birthday and I realize, time is flying! Can you believe I have a 6 year old? Sweetest, easiest, loving, talented, smart...ok ok you get the picture, amazing boy. Six years ago I was celebrating Easter, barely able to breathe and completely clueless how my world was going to change the next day. 5am came early. I remember still trying to debate with Ted on his name on the way to the hospital. 12 longs hour in labor. My nurses said they wouldn't leave me until they met him. 7:01pm Carter arrived. It was rough on both of us but It was worth every second and every pain.

Carter is such a joy to me and anyone he is around. I'm so happy to be his momma and can't wait to see what plans God has for his life. Being the only boy with 4 sisters I pray he has a sweet and sensitive side for his one day wife as well as having a stern back bone for sticking to his morals!

Carter had a wonderful 6th birthday party. First party where I invited ALL of his classmates. Yes all 28 plus his 2 teachers. 20 kids came, about 10 parents stuck around and 17 family and friends. Thank goodness for my large amazing back yard. With Carter's love for hunting it only seem fitting to have a hunting/camo party. Most kids(boys) were in camo and ready to hunt. Hunting license were available, target practice and of course a deer and boar. Boys will be boys and eventually they were shooting each other with the nerf bow and guns. Overall, Carter said it was a "totally awesome" party. Happy momma. Taking a break until the 8th birthday now...

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Catching my Breath...not really!

Things are in full force here at the DuBose house. Spring is always very busy with my job. Lots of traveling and planning for over 300 teachers to be trained this load...and kids! (Including my hubby ;).

But onto what's going on with the kids-

Xan performed in Hairspray as Penny. She did amazing. I'm so proud of her confidence on stage and we all know how talented she is. (Not the best video but you can hear her!)

Carter is playing coaches pitch this season. He is loving it. Ted and Carter practice for an hour every evening which I love. I love to see them bonding. He has a great arm and getting good a catching.

Lily is learning her dance number for her recital. Very curious to see 3 years on stage dancing. I also, finally!, had Lily's 3 year old pictures taken. So in love with how they turned out!!!

Claudia is one step away from getting her back hand spring!! She can finally do it beautifully on the trampoline. Now, working on strength and confidence to do it on any ground! AC Flora High school cheerleading try outs start on April 15th!

Harriet is on Claudia's heels with her back hand spring!! She has the form just needs the confidence to pull it off by herself.

Easter was absolutely perfect! Fun filled Saturday with our DuBose gang in Camden. I'm in love with little HG! He is absolutely perfect. Sunday included church with Haha and Poppop, then to Pudn's for the last big egg hunt and ended our day with all my family at my moms. Special treat this year---girls got to be with us all day!!

So, nothing has change. Life is still in the fast lane here but no complaints. Lots of family time, lots of blessings!