Sunday, August 28, 2016

Penny's Sixth Birthday!

 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!
The spread...we are ready for this princess swim party to start!
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 one photo bomber.
I think she had fun.
Blow out the candles and make a wish!
Girls just keep on having fun!
 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.

Monday, August 22, 2016

And That's a Wrap!

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.
River Girls!
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.
The Do-Seum!
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."