Kent and I have been married for 11 years. Kent just started his own custom cabinet business, truly custom. I am teaching Learning Disabilities at the local High School. Abbey, our oldest, is in third grade. Gracie, our middle child, is in first grade and Lily, our youngest, is in Kinder Club.
Lily had fun just wearing her goggles around. She wasn't interested in getting in.
Gracie, Brandon and Collin were the only ones brave enough to get in the pond to swim.
Swimming along beside the boat.
Gracie and her Barbie lifejacket.
Abbey had her noodle and her lifejacket and she STILL didn't jump in. She REALLY wanted to and tried several times but never quite took the plunge! We had a fun time taking a spin around the pond on the paddle boat and we had a bonfire after the kids all got some dry clothes on. We had hotdogs and S'mores. Nana brought down coffee for the adults and the kids had fun putting on a talent show for us. It was a really nice evening!
The girls have been wanting new American Girl dolls. So, their Dad explained to them about believing God for them. They were offered a job that earned them EXACTLY the amount of money they would need to pay for their dolls. Isn't God good!?! They worked one full day and one morning to earn their money. Abbey wanted Kit after seeing the movie and Gracie just thought the Elizabeth doll was cute. Lily wanted the Samantha doll after seeing the movie but they only offered her in the smaller size so she got two. Just thought I would share their new doll pictures and how good God is to our family!!
We had a softball game this weekend. Uncle Clint played 3rd, I played 1st base, Kent pitched and Dave played center-field. The girls whipped us! Lily is even hitting the ball without a tee now. We told Abbey that she is really going to surprise her coach at her game on Wednesday. We had a good time playing softball this weekend!
Gracie stretching before the big game starts Gracie playing 3rd base and talking to Michaela. Gracie ready for the ball! Playing 3rd base!
Gracie had her first t-ball game Wednesday night. She had fun and did a great job! She even knew which direction to run when she hit the ball. (A major accomplishment for most t-ball players). Kent took Abbey to her game in Bethany so he wasn't able to be there to help her coach. So, I had to help get the kids lined up to bat; get their helmets on; and do the score book. Therefore, the pictures aren't very good and there are non of her batting. We played the "Albany White" team and it was a tie! Imagine that!
Abbey and Gracie had "Twins Day" at school. They were to dress like their best friend from school. They amazingly picked each other to dress alike. So sweet! So, I decided to document the moment to prove that it does actually happen. Here they are dressed alike for "Twins Day". Lily is looking kinda grumpy in the picture of all three of them. I should have gotten her a shirt like theirs. I wasn't thinking!!!
Gracie had her Kindergarten play tonight at the elementary school. She was one of four fireflies. They all dressed in black leotards with skirts and wings. They all carried flashlights since they were fireflies! She did a great job and knew every word to every song! The performance was so cute!
Here is Gracie with some of the fireflies and an Army Ant
Abbey had her first father-daughter dance tonight. The dance was for girls and their dads. Here they are posing for me before the dance. They had a great time. Can't believe she's old enough for this stuff.
Abbey had her first softball game on Wednesday. It was strange because we are going from t-ball to softball this year and she is on an all girls team. She did a great job though. She had a couple hits and she was a great outfielder.