Thursday, July 14, 2016

Cheer camp

Isabel's summer started with cheer camp that was taught by her favorite person, Mrs. Smith. She loved very day of it and learned a cute new cheer and dance. 

Saturday, July 2, 2016

School's out for summer

And just like that, another year of school was finished. The last days of school were pretty bittersweet for Isabel because she will go to the intermediate school next year. They did a lot of special things for the 3rd grade graduates!

       Isabel and friends being silly at their      
                 end of the year party

The 3rd graders had a graduation walk the last week of school. They walked down every hallway in their school which were lined by the other students. It was a sweet moment and so fun for Isabel and her friends. 

The last time Isabel and Will will go to the same school until 6th and 8th grade. 

        Last day of school 2016

We celebrated with icees in our roo cups

Bring on summer!

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Desoto Caverns field trip

The 3rd grade took a field trip to Desoto Caverns at the end of the year and I got to chaperone. It was a cool place with so many fun things to do. I love getting to go with Isabel to school events like that!

          Sweet friends in a cave

    Isabel looking for gold and other jewels

                  Selfies with my girl

        The kids loved this huge maze!

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Mother's Day 2016

I felt very loved this Mother's Day! First of all, Will and the other 1st graders had a Mother's Day tea that was so special. The kids sang songs, read poems they wrote about their moms and even served us snacks and lemonade! 

On Mother's Day weekend Isabel, Grams and I got pedicures and then Josh and the kids helped me pick out some pictures to hang in our house. Sunday we went to church and had lunch with Nana. Then we played outside all afternoon and Josh grilled hamburgers. It was a great day!

Sunday, May 29, 2016


This was a tough baseball season for Will. They did not win a single game. They came close a couple of times and tied one game but no wins. Thankfully this didn't seem to bother the boys too much but we felt bad that they never got to enjoy a win. 

After the season was over the playoffs started. Because his team was the worst, they had to play the best team so we were all dreading it. However Will's team won!!! They played so well and were winning by a lot the whole game. I loved seeing that huge smile on his face after the win! 

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Field Day 2016

Field day is always one of my favorite days. Partly because it means summer is close but also because I get to watch Isabel and Will interact with their friends and teachers in an environment I don't usually get to see them in. 

This year the weather was perfect and the kids had a blast. Each year Isabel worries beforehand thinking she won't like the games but every year she has fun. Because it's their last field day at OMES the 3rd grade makes class tie dyed shirts to wear that adds to the fun!

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Family trip to Bryant Denny

Over spring break we took a trip to Tuscaloosa to tour Bryant Denny Stadium.  It was so much fun!  We got to see the locker room, the president's sky box, media rooms, the field and so much more!  Will thought every second of it was amazing and Isabel liked it but wanted to know where all the cheerleaders were!

the locker room!

Will was super excited to find Derrick Henry's locker

He found Amari Cooper too!

touching Bear Bryant's nose like the players do before every game

Will loved seeing the tunnel to the field

Getting to go on the field was definitely a highlight for all of us

Isabel was excited to see where her favorite teacher, Mrs. Smith, cheered while in college

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Happy Easter 2016

Easter Sunday is always a special day celebrating the resurrection of Jesus and spending time with family.  As the kids get older, they understand more and more of this day and I love the conversations that we get to have with them.

These two are growing up way too fast