We celebrated Ellie's birthday with a little party at home. Our friends the Opielskis, Steve and Mary Bennett, and Ma-Mas and Pa-Pa all came over to help celebrate. The kids all played, enjoyed cake and opened presents. Ellie had a blast! She liked it being her birthday!
Tuesday, December 27, 2016
Ellie is three! This little baby, er big girl, is just growing up way too fast. Ellie is spunky and a real sweetie pie! We love listening to her little tales and watching her try to hang in there with the big kids (she mostly does). She loves playing with her big brother and sister and her "Brynlee Friend" from down the street. She likes Peppa Pig, Poppy the Troll and Minions. She can say just about anything and has no problem giving her opinion. Ellie goes to preschool three days a week and LOVES her teachers. If something doesn't go her way at home, she says, "I need to tell my teacher!" It seems unreal that we have such a big girl on our hands but here we are. We can't wait to see what the next year holds for her!
Monday, October 31, 2016
Happy Halloween 2016!!
|The Scarecrow, Pinkalicious, and one uncooperative Peppa Pig. |
Cooper and Penny are old pros at this Halloween thing by now! They had a ton of fun visiting some friends, eating out, then hitting up a nearby neighborhood for some trick-or-treating!
|Peppa Pig needed some prompting to get into the spirit of Halloween.|
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
|Cooper was surprised and thrilled to see this at school when he was dropped off in the morning.|
|The first of the party pics...Cupcakes!|
|Boys have important things to discuss.|
|After swimming and cake, Cooper took his friends on a tour which included showing them the chicken coop and playing on the playground.|
|More Angry Birds!|
Sunday, August 28, 2016
Yesterday we were happy to celebrate Penny's sixth birthday! We enjoyed a visit from Nonnie and a swim party to help make Penny feel special on her day. Ma-Mas, Pa-Pa, our family of five, and five of Penny's friends came over to swim, make princess crowns, eat cupcakes and open gifts. It was so much fun and Penny was so happy!
Such a fun day! After the party we all relaxed but we weren't done! After dinner Penny got to open more presents from Mom and Dad and all the kids played with the new toys until bedtime.
|She's ready! Here she is making her "princess face."|
|Our swimming princess.|
|Penny and friends make their own crowns!|
|Group shot of all the princesses!|
|Group shot...plus one photo bomber.|
|I think she had fun.|
|Blow out the candles and make a wish!|
|Girls just keep on having fun!|
Monday, August 22, 2016
We tried our best to make the most of our last month of summer, cramming in every fun thing we could think of. We spent our time both at and away from home. Penny took a dance class, giving Mom some extra time with Ellie and Cooper. We went to the movies and saw "Pete's Dragon." We enjoyed visits from both the Bateys and the Caskeys. We visited the Frio River, Corpus Christi, Port Aransas and Fredericksburg. We were treated to an afternoon at the JW Marriott on our very last day before school started. Overall we have had a great summer, but we are ready to get back to school!
|Penny is ready for her dance class! |
Ellie is happy to be wearing a headband like her big sister!
|Ellie and Delite enjoy some pool time during the Batey's visit.|
|Cooper LOVES to jump off the pool waterfall at Ma-mas and Pa-Pa's house!|
|Cooper enjoys some reflective time at the beach.|
|Girls' Day in Fredericksburg! Of course we had to visit Dooley's!|
Monday, August 1, 2016
Just a few of our activities during the heart of summer. We hope to fit in some more fun before we (sniff) go back to school in three weeks.
|Fireworks on the Fourth!|
|Canyon Lake with friends.|
|Canyon Lake with friends (again).|
|Five Mile Dam Park with friends.|
|Movies! We saw "The Secret Life of Pets."|
|Hanging around at the "duck park."|
Friday, June 24, 2016
|Just a few days in...bowling birthday party!|
|Bowling Alley game room.|
|So far, LOTS of time in the pool. We swim almost every evening which has helped us find our rhythm to enjoy peaceful (mostly) days at home.|
|Bumming around Boerne.|
|Our friends the Eggers visited and we hit up Boerne Market Days. Here is my shout-out for Ellie...this little one is a trooper! She manages all the running around, the heat, and the loose schedule with ease.|
|Cooper and Penny did a round of swim lessons. Penny got over her fear of the diving board!|
|THIS girl earned a "girl only" shopping/lunch date with Mom. We hit Penny's favorite spots... TJ Max, Target, and Chick-Fil-A. (Love her!!!)|
|Cooper performs in a skit at the Cibolo Nature Center. Both Coop and Penny attended day camp for a week and had a blast!|
Thursday, June 2, 2016
FINALLY! The last day of school is here! Cooper had a great year in first grade, and Penny did awesome in kindergarten! Both of them grew a lot, learned A LOT, and changed a little. Bring on summer, second grade and first grade!
|First Day of School, August 24, 2015|
|Last Day of School, June 2, 2016.|