Thursday, August 28, 2014

Backing Up

August was so busy that I didn't have much time to write.  There's so much left to document!  Now that the big kids are back in school, and loving it, I'm going to attempt to bring my blog up to date!

So, I'm going back to the end of the first week of August.  We had a fun, busy day!

First up, was our Thursday playdate.  This week, we had it at our friend's pool. Swimming, sun, picnic food, and good friends for hours.  It was a great afternoon!

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That evening, Jocie and her family came to our house to celebrate Lily and Liam's Birthdays.  They were going to the beach the week of their party, so Jocie wanted to do something special.  I made dinner, and she brought cookie cake, balloons, and gifts.  It was so sweet of them!

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We had a great day with great friends!

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

The First Day

Well, it happened.  Summer came to an end, and the school year arrived!  I swear, this was the fastest summer EVER!

We were sad to see it end, but it was time to go back.  Dylan and Lexie were so excited this morning!  A new year is ahead of them, and it's going to be a great one!

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These two are growing up too fast!  They are very close, and even though they bicker, they love each other very much.  They have been together from the very FIRST day of school!

Dylan's First Day of  Pre-K

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Dylan's First Day of Kindergarten

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Lexie's First Day of Pre-K and Dylan's First Day of 1st Grade

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Lexie's First Day of Kindergarten and Dylan's First Day of 2nd Grade

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Lexie's First Day of 1st Grade and Dylan's First Day of 3rd Grade

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2nd Grade and 4th Grade, here they come!!!

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Friday, August 22, 2014

Parties with the Besties

Two weeks ago, we had the best time celebrating the birthdays of some of our favorite kids!

First up was Lily's 4th Birthday Party!

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Her beautiful mama, Steph, did a great job with the party!  (In case you're wondering, that IS another Steph with another Lily.  The similarities go on and on!) The strawberry theme was so cute, the food was delicious, we were surrounded by some of our closest friends, and we all had a great time!

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The following day, we celebrated Tyler's 7th Birthday!

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Jocie is the friend I've had the longest (Almost 22 years!!! Whoa!) and I love her and her family like my own family. Lexie and Tyler were born just months apart, grew up together, and attended their first year of school together.  The party was held at a nearby bowling alley, and the kids had such a fun afternoon!

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We had a great weekend as a family AND with our wonderful friends!