Friday, July 3, 2015

Our 11th Anniversary

Last year, we went all out for our 10th anniversary.  While a vacation to Jamaica is wonderful, it's not something we can do every year.  This year, we opted for something much more low key - a date night (sans kids) and with friends.  Dinner and a movie sounded perfect!

Ready for dinner!  We met Kayla and Andrew at Olive Garden for dinner.

After dinner, we went to see Pitch Perfect 2!

11 years!!

While it wasn't a huge celebration, it was a great way to spend our anniversary.  With two kids, sometimes a nice, uninterrupted dinner with friends is the best break!


Thursday, July 2, 2015

Wild Adventures

The first Friday after school got out, I had some plans that fell through.  Very last minute, I called Grammy and asked her to go to Wild Adventures with us.  She was more than willing to go, so we headed out for a fun day with the kids!

I feel like this Meerkat is my spirit animal.  ;)

My silly kids!

We made sure to go and see the tiger show this time!
Waiting in line...

Ready for the show!

Of course we made time for the safari train.  It's Cooper's favorite part!

After the safari train, we went to feed the giraffes!  I didn't realize it was so cheap - but it was only like $5 to feed them.  And I'm all about experiences for my kids!!

The kids love this ride.

We had a great time, and it was a fantastic way to kick off our summer!!


Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Cheer Camp

After school got out, I still had a few days of post-planning left.  During those days, they hosted a Little Hornet Cheer Camp at the highschool for young girls.  It's a 1 1/2 day clinic with the highschool cheerleaders where they learn a few cheers.  At first, LL said she didn't want to do it.  Then, she found out her best friend Madeline was going to do it, so she changed her mind.  ;)

She didn't love it the first day.  And she said she didn't want to go back the second day.  But she ended up going back and having fun.  At the end of the second day, they put on a little performance for the parents.

Ready for her performance!

They had all the age groups divided up, and each group learned their own cheer.  The 6 year old group learned "Fire It Up".  I was actually impressed with what LL did!  Here's a video of her age group's cheer.

The next cheer they did was with all of the girls.  Here's a video of "Hornets Rock The House".

The last thing they did was their group dance to "Shake It Off".  Let me just say - bless her.  Here's a video of the dance.

My cheerleading girl!

Even though she didn't completely love it (and says she does not want to do it again next year), I'm proud of my girl for finishing her commitment and trying something new!


Sunday, June 28, 2015

Last Day of Kindergarten!!

LL's last day of school this year was only a 1/2 day, so her class did their end of the year party the day before.  Thankfully, I was able to get away and go see her for her party!  The kids had an ice cream social (and ate their lunch in the classroom) and then Mrs. Allison had some presents for them - including a scrapbook for every child with pictures of them in all of their activities through the year!  It was awesome!

These girls had a great year together!

Lorelai and Mrs. Barbara (the second teacher in her class).

LL and Mrs. Allison

We officially made it to the last day of school!!!

Her last morning running off to the bus with her friend Kaya.  This is such a change from the girl at the beginning of the year that I had to hand off to the bus driver crying every morning.  She gained so much confidence this year!

Last twinsie picture for the year!

It was dark that morning before we left our house, so we did her last day of school pictures that afternoon.

She has grown so much this year!

Silly face break.  :)

Another silly face break.  :)

Love this one!

Comparison from the first day to the last day of kindergarten!!  My goodness!

Kindergarten is a WRAP!