August 22, 2015

Summer 2015 Recap and Photo Dump

We have had a pretty awesome summer and while I've shared many of these on Instagram, but haven't blogged much. So sit back and enjoy a whirlwind trip through our summer!

Abby graduated from Kindergarten and said goodbye to her friends Brooke and Sawyer for the summer. They were table mates for the school year and formed a sweet friendship!

On the last day of school, we headed to La Cantera for the weekend and Abby fully embraced summer life. We are sure she'll redo this picture in college at Tech- Guns Up!

Our niece Kyleigh spent time with us in June and we visited the graffiti wall in downtown Austin one afternoon.

We have swam in more pools throughout Texas than I imagined we would- I think the count is 8! Abby went from not swimming on her own, to swimming in her vest, to swimming without her vest all over the place. We've conquered water slides, deep ends and more!

We've seen friends and celebrated their summer birthdays!

We went to Chicago and spent our allowance for months on American Girl goodies.

And, enjoyed the cool weather and played outside, walked all over the city, rode planes, trains, and buses, saw shows, visited museums, rode a boat and more!

 We studied countries of the world and made homemade popsicles!

We escaped the heat or the rain with indoor playgrounds hoping for an early bedtime!

We visited grandparents who let us drive golf carts and ride on boats! 

We've been bowling and played in the arcade!

We've done camp with Daddy and rode ponies and ziplined!

We spent the day on the lake and discovered scary things can be fun things and then rode the water slide over and over and over again!

We've seen baseball games and learned how to be a cheerleader for our team!

We took ballet camp and then ballet classes and learned how to plie and leap and point our toes!

We gained confidence in swimming and passed two swim tests!

We saw Michael our long time friend and had contests jumping in the pool with him!

We spent time with our cousins at VBS, swimming and eating snow cones!

We learned more about God and Daniel and the Bible at VBS and did it with the best of friends!

We prayed to accept Jesus and asked Him to be the leader of our life!

We decided 1st grade called for short hair!

We have played with Mia, chased her around the backyard, snuggled with her, fed her yummy treats, and given her lots of love!

We have visited local libraries and read lots of books through our school summer reading program. Abby actually went up a level in reading this summer!

We've had jammie days where we get dressed at 2 PM just to go get a snowcone and go swimming.

We've played outside in the yard, in the park, and in the sandbox.

We've jumped and leaped and tried to flip (unsuccessfully!) on trampolines!

We've crashed in hotels for short little weekend trips in hotels nearby!

Another day... another water slide!

We've ridden our bike around resorts and our neighborhood.

We've made memories with silly pictures with silly friends on late summer nights!

We've said goodbye to our favorite teacher at church and moved up to the Kids area leaving the sweet preschool hallway we've known for almost 3 years!

We've made playdates galore and spent hours chasing friends through tunnels, slides and stairways of the biggest playground we've ever seen!

And, we have served at our church and our school!

And now, we have met our 1st grade teacher and are ready to start the new school year which is a good thing because I am out of money, ideas, energy and sunscreen. 

Goodbye summer- you've been fun. Bring on the pumpkins, football and boots! I'm ready!

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