Tuesday, September 29, 2015

soccer season

Soccer season started here a few weeks ago.  After a very difficult decisions between fall baseball and soccer, we finally signed Will up for soccer.  So far he has like it, but not loved it.  We still have quite a while left though so we'll see how it goes.  He's played 3 games so far and they have not won any.  Josh says our team is too polite.  They practiced "being aggressive" at practice last night so maybe they will win Saturday.

After his first game

I think this was his tough face

How great is this picture?  I love it!!

Friday, September 18, 2015

Labor Day Zoo day

By Labor Day we were all very ready for a break from school. We slept in a little and then went to the zoo with Vickie, Matt, Avery, Ansley, and Addy. It was a great day!

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Valleydale Color War

Josh planned a color war for the students for their back to school bash.  Of course my kids had to be there too.  The plan was for them to watch but that didn't last too long for Will.  Luckily he stayed mostly clean, which is way more than I can say for Josh and all of the students.  They were completely covered but all had the best time!  It was definitely entertaining to watch.

The beginning:  Clean and just watching the chaos

Then he "accidentally" got a little bit of green paint on him

A minute later I turn around and he is having a color fight with another student and has blue paint all over him as well.  

At least he didn't look like Josh...

About a 100 teenagers covered in paint after having the time of their lives

Monday, August 17, 2015

First Day of School 2015

It's official.  I have a 1st grader and a 3rd grader!  This year was definitely much easier than last year. It's so  nice to already know so much about the school and the wonderful people there.  Isabel didn't get the teacher she originally wanted but she is happy with her teacher now and super excited that two of her close school friends are in the class with her.  Will did get the teacher he wanted who goes to our church.  She is wonderful!  However he didn't have anyone from his kindergarten class in his new class.  This worried him for about a minute and then he was fine.  I think it will be a great year for both of them!


Isabel has been begging to get her hair cut for a while but I love her beautiful hair so I kept putting her off. I finally gave in and let her get it cut. She was right. It looks so cute and she's loves it!!

Friday, August 7, 2015

Beach trip 2015 part 2

The first night of our trip I realized that the battery in my camera was close to dying and I didn't bring my charger! Devastating! That meant I was pretty limited in my picture taking with my real camera and used my phone a lot. Plus there is that whole not wanting sand or water in your good camera thing. So anyway, here are the phone pictures from our trip:

        Eating seafood is my favorite!

      My beautiful baby girl is growing up!

    After a crazy summer it was so nice to       
          spend time with Josh!

Another night spent playing at the beach

          Will sure loves his daddy!

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Beach Trip 2015

We have all looked forward to our beach trip all summer.  We didn't get to go to the beach last year, so we were all more than ready to go this year.  Because our summer was crazy busy, it flew by and finally it was time to head to Destin.  My mom and Josh's mom came again with us this year and we all had a great time.  The beach truly is my happy place and I'm glad my kids love it too.

We got there Thursday afternoon and headed straight for the beach.  We only had an hour or so before it started raining but we made the most of it.

There was a time she hated the sand but now she loves it (well, until it got in her swimsuit)

This kid went straight to the ocean without hesitation! He was ready to fight some waves!

Loving it!

Isabel was a little more hesitant when it came to the ocean.  She was good with her feet in the water but that was about it for a while.

The next morning Isabel and Will were up bright and early and begging to go to the pool.  Most days we spent a couple of hours at the pool and then ate lunch and headed for the beach.  

One of my favorite parts about being at the beach is eating seafood but of course I had to take some balcony pictures before we left.

After dinner each night, we headed back to the beach.  This first night the kids just kept on their regular clothes.  We didn't make that mistake again!

Isabel and Will and their Nana

I love my beautiful girl

Isabel and her Grams

This is Will NOT getting wet at the beach that night.

He was completely soaked and loved it! His daddy wasn't so dry either!

We got to see the beautiful "Blue Moon" that night.

After another fun day at the beach and pool, we went out for another yummy dinner (but took some more balcony pictures first of course)

Josh bought the kids a board to play with in the ocean but Will had to try it out in the pool first.

He and Isabel also pulled each other around the pool on it.

this kid is all boy...

and she is as girly as she can be!

Will loved riding the waves with his board until he filled his bathing suit with sand and decided maybe he would just play with it in the pool!

As always the bunkbeds are a highlight for these two.