Maddie had her first Ballet class Saturday. My mom has been looking forward to this for months....I'm serious months! She is taking ballet in Edmond with a good family friend who happens to run the best studio ever! I had high hopes for Maddie to be a natural, since she is so petite, and has potential to be so tall. Well....those hopes were crashed in about the first 30 seconds of class. But she got better as class went on. She really enjoyed it, so I'm excited for her to get to do something this year. She's watched Cooper play soccer and basketball for a couple of years, so right now it's her turn. Plus she looks so adorable in her ballet stuff! This weekend I finally also got to use the words my mom said she's been waiting to hear..."I don't know, I wasn't aloud to take dance..." Cause my parents are all for Maddie taking ballet and they were generous enough to buy her wardrobe. So now, I just have to get her to Edmond every Saturday for class, but I think if she likes it enough, she'll at least be learning from the best around!

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!

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