I know that I've already shared with you that my baby "Graduated" from fifth grade and is on her way to middle school. But in my effort to clear my phone, and add storage, I came across this video. She wanted one of those "really cool flip phones with buttons!!!" SOLD!!! Kev and I couldn't be happier with her tastes in phones! It will buy us a little time anyway. Congrats on your first phone Grace, you only beat me by 10 years or so! I didn't have my own cell until I was in college and driving home from Lexington!! I can only imagine what kind of device they will be toting around by the time they graduate college!
At the beginning of the summer Jackson was still afraid to get his ears wet in the pool. Kevin had a horrible time prying his little hands off of his neck when trying to get him to swim independently in the pool. Well, he's really come a LONG way. Check him out, making it all the way across the pool
We don't get to have family game nights as often as we'd like. But, when we do, we make the most of it. This past game night we played Pictionary. Gracie refused to be on her brother's team because he doesn't "draw very well," she says. However, what she didn't realize is that his skills are still a little more fine-tuned than her Daddy's! He and I won, and seeing his victory dance was the best thing about game night, hands down!!
Reason number 4, 212 as to why summer is fun to a KID? Getting in a giant hamster ball and rolling around on the water. Why would anyone find this fun? They wouldn't, unless they were 11 and 6, I guess. Just another boring day rescued by Papaw.
Sometimes Sissy decides to take off and spend days at a time with friends over summer break. This summer Jax and I made a point of taking such opportunities to go on little dates all alone. Our favorite place to eat lunch on such dates? Sharkies! After one date, we purchased a construction set from our friend's yard sale. It was right up his alley, Jax LOVES to build things, and when they are big enough to climb into, it makes the building session that much more exciting!
The next summer mini-trip that was on Papaw's agenda was Holiday World in Santa Claus Indiana. We have visited the park before, and love it! Anyplace where you can visit Santa all year around is a place for me!! If you haven't been there before, they have a great collection of old wooden roller coasters.
I didn't take very many pictures while we were there. When Papaw is around, I let him do the honors. But, I couldn't resist this one. It's right in the heart of the Halloween section of Holiday World. Take a look at my two little ghost busters!
Before leaving we had to stop at the Christmas shop, OF COURSE!! Jax came home with a do-it-yourself Santa train. He painted and built it all by himself! Gracie opted for a collection of Cowboys and Indians. This proves how much she is enjoying reading Indian in the Cupboard. Finally, she and I agree on a book!!! It doesn't happen much!
I celebrated my second 27th birthday this July. (For those of you that aren't familiar with my "new math" I have one birthday every five years. Do not be mistaken, I collect gifts every year. I only age once every five. Therefore I have 3 more 27th birthdays to celebrate just in case you missed it.)
Unfortunately, Kevin just can't seem to comprehend this new mathematical system so he keeps having the cake folks print '29' on my cake. No worries, I took a knife and scraped off the extra icing to fix the typo.
It was a "blue themed" birthday. My parents managed to secure this Anthony Davis signed Kentucky art pieces, which is proudly hanging above the ornamental fireplace in our family room (I know I decorate like a man!) And I can't wait to add my UK Santa to my Christmas decor collection! Happy Birthday to me!
I live for my children. Everything I do is for them, because of them, and for their benefit. My husband is my soul mate, and my best friend. I am who and what I am because I have the most wonderful parents in the world. My proudest moment was when my little girl was saved at the age of five. Kentucky Basketball is the one thing that EVERYONE in my family agrees on. I spend most of my day hoping to inspire young children to become life-long readers and writers, and develop a love for literacy. My happiest day will be when my family and I go Home hand-in-hand.