Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Fun in July

We had a great time watching the World Cup with Pop.
We love having buddies over to swim.  Libby, Eleanor, Abbey, Lilly, Rush and Gracie.
 We always have fun with the Donaho's.
The girls kept begging me to go to Party City.  So I made them put on silly headbands.
 Playing dress up with Liberty, Evan and Iz.
Hanging with Linda and Bill.
We ran in to some pirates right outside of the neighborhood one afternoon.
Shaving with Pop.
We woke up one morning in July and it was COLD!!!  We sat out on the patio and enjoyed the cool weather all morning.
But the biggest news of July was that my little brother went off and got married!!!  Finally we can officially say AUNT (or Tia) Caroline.

Sunday, July 6, 2014

4th of July

We spent the 4th of July at Callender Lake with Nana, Pa, Grams and Jordan.  It was a gorgeous weekend and we had fun participating in the community events.  First they have a parade around the neighborhood in golf carts and cars.  The girls got way too much candy!
Then that afternoon we participated in the boat parade.  The girls had a great time waving at everyone.  I think we all decided we need shirts like Jordan's for next year.
We usually have a great time setting off fireworks on the dock but this year we opted to go out on the lake and watch them.  We saw one of the most spectacular shows put on by a neighbor.
These girls love spending time with Grams!
Bathing Beauty.
Libby did NOT want go tubing, but after a little convincing she went super slow.  Gracie was a rock star!!!

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Ballet Recital

The girls had their big performance with the Dance Academy of Mansfield.  Gigi came over ahead of time and helped me with the girls hair and makeup. 
We weren't supposed to take photos so these aren't great.  Gracie performed a tap number "on a farm".  They gave the girls a prop of a bucket or carrot and I think it was very distracting. 
Libby surprised us all.  The girls started ballet halfway through the year and the one time the company allowed me to watch Libby she really wasn't that good.  By the time of the performance Libby had moved up to the front row and was one of the best girls in the class!
Gracie's ballet performance was beautiful.  
Nana was working at a home in Lake Worth so she was able to watch the show.  My parents and Linda and Bill also came to the show, but as I mentioned in a previous post I lost those photos.  
So proud of our ballerinas. 

Friday, June 20, 2014

Camp Thurman

Gracie went to her first day camp this summer in Arlington.  We have heard so many amazing things about Camp Thurman and she was able to be in the same group as many of her buddies.  In this pic you can see the twins, Ava and Alexa, Norah in blue and Iz in green.
It's a Christian based camp and they do all sorts of fun outdoor activities.
 She said her favorite activity was archery.
Libby can't wait to go next summer.

We carpooled with the Donaho's and Greise's.  I quickly learned to bring them something from Sonic because they were STARVING in the afternoon.