First Day of School 2014

School is back! Cooper started 1st Grade and Maddie started Pre-K today! I really debated not even taking Maddie to school cause Jeremy takes them and brings them home every day! (Perks of having a Dad that works next door!) But then I started to feel bad about not going on her 1st day, so we went. It went about like I expected, she was fine until I left, which she started crying and I left her in the loving arms of Mrs. Vap....which I was fine with because Cooper had Mrs. Vap, I know her well enough to know Maddie is in great hands, and the assistant teacher is great too. I'm sure she was fine as soon as Rise and Shine started! Then of course we got out the door to the car and Kellyn started throwing a fit cause she wanted to stay. She screamed the whole way home, until she finally came inside and settled down with Sofia the crazy morning. But I can't wait to hear all about their first day when they get home!!

'twas the night before school, and the bags and boards were ready!

We read a sweet Pre-K note....

and sprinkled glitter under our pillow for sweet dreams!

Then got up to eat breakfast, take pics, and head off to school!

So now it's just Kellyn, Drew, and me at home....hopefully I'll be able to get some work done during the day!!

Destin 2014

Well we made it to Destin and back, and the week went by all to fast! We invited a girl from Kiowa to join us this year. Callie is going into 9th grade and was so helpful for bathroom stops on the drive, carrying everything out to the beach and playing in the ocean with all the little dare devils.....cause truth be told, this is what I did while at the beach....

Except I only had one book, and was done fairly quickly so I just sat in the chair and held Drew....which is totally the life! We had a great time with all the cousins this year, even David and his family came for a few days!

On Monday morning my parents set up this treasure hunt, the beach was totally empty so we had it to ourselves, the kids loved it! It was fun to watch them read the map and it took them forever to dig the treasure out!

It was such a fun morning! Since the beach was empty cause it had just sprinkled a bit, we got this awesome pic of all the kids in year we'll add one more! (Not us particularly, but the Anderson's will have another girl!)

There might be a good family pic on my Dad's camera, so there might be a 2nd picture beach post coming your way....stay tuned! But at least I'm caught up on the happenings of the Summer before school starts next week!

Mom & Maddie date night!

While we were in Edmond Lyric was putting on The Little Mermaid! I waivered on buying tickets, but when I found out the princesses were in the lobby before hand it was perfect for her. She loved it all and kept saying "it's just you and me, no other kids!" So I'm so glad we got to do that! It was a great night topped off with some dessert after the musical!

4th of July!

Well we went back to Newkirk for about 4 days until we came back to Edmond to celebrate our 9th Anniversary and the 4th of July. We enjoyed a delicious dinner at the Paseo was amazing! Then just hung out in the 4th and enjoyed the fireworks at UCO on the 4th! Drew was a little trooper, my mom had some great little headphones on hand for him to see the fireworks. He fell asleep toward the end so it must have worked!

Weekend Visitor!

Levi came from Arkansas to go to Cage Camp with Cooper (& Jackson) and we brought him home to Newkirk with us for a couple of days! I think it was fun for Cooper to have a boy his age to play with instead of always playing with Maddie and Kellyn. Really the 4 older kids played together great! Jeremy took them to golf a little bit, we watched the premiere of Girl Meets World, had a Lego Movie Night, and I took them to the new splash pad! It was a great long weekend with him.

Swimming Lessons

Cooper and Maddie took swimming lessons with Logan Rosenbalm for 2 weeks in June while we camped out at my parents house. They did so well this year. You can really start to see them understand how to swim and do a lot of it on their own. This year Cooper especially overcame a lot of fear of the water. He is pretty confident, but still likes the comfort of his life jacket. Maddie has always been a little fish and not scared of much, so she did awesome jumping off the diving board and doing her torpedoes! I was so proud of them for what they learned this summer at lessons!

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