Sunday, August 21, 2016

1st grade and other happenings

Summer's over... 
First grade started last week! You read that right 1st grade. There may have been a few tears shed, but not by Lia mind you.  
First grade in our district means all day. After six years of being with her Oma and Opa ( at least 1/2 the day) Lia will spend all day at school. She's asked a few times if school is always long?! 
Oh yes Lia it is ... for the next 12 years!! Needless to say this will be an adjustment - for us ALL. 
Lia did great. We are so blessed to have a special teacher this year. She is wonderful. And posts lots of pictures throughout the day. (That helps this mama breathe a little easier)
Here are a few of the first few days. 
And the kids came up with what they would like their teacher to be like this year! Adorable!! 
In other news ....
Look who lost her two front teeth! 
We just love this toothless smile and little lisp. 
We are off to enjoy this beautiful day. 
We plan to read and relax. 
And maybe nap on the porch. 

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Memory making for sure

Let's see where did we leave off?! 
June marked the end of school and a beach vacation. 
And July is just plain ol' summer time fun 
We've been busy ... 
Catching fireflies 

Having couch slumber parties 

Eating ice cream (lots of ice cream) 

4th of Julying  

Scooter riding 

Movie watching 

Game playing 

Softball watching 

Sunflower growing 

Swimming - so much swimming 


And just having some plain ol' fun 

Oh ya and we can't forget getting Willa- the best doll ever! 
Who by the way goes every where with us! 

It's been a great summer!! 
This is a memory making July for sure. 

Friday, July 1, 2016

Summer beach trip

Our beach trip in pictures ... 

I can't let the June get away from us without writing about our trip to the beach! 

Back to Sanibel Island we went. 
It's like our home away from home after 20+ years of going there. In fact Lia calls it her "third home" - our house is #1, Oma and Opas is #2 and Sanibel is #3!! 

So... Here's our beach trip.. In pictures 

Our 4am departure came way too early .. 

... But a quick 2 hour flight and we are on vacation- at the beach- in the sand and sun!! 
Playing in the sand and swimming all day leads to napping for a certain little girl. 
The week was filled with food, fun, ice cream and swimming! 
Lots of swimming 
Did I mention ice cream ??? 
We had a few shell hunting adventures on the beach. Lia found lots of treasures! 

It was a relaxing vacation! We will cherish the memories we made and talk about the beach for weeks to come. 

We had a great time 

And can't wait to go back next summer