Monday, June 20, 2016

School Fun

Derby Run Day
The kids do this for a fundraiser for the school where they run around the back loop for 30 minutes.
 Kylie's class getting ready to do some warm-up exercises before it starts. It was pretty cold but worked perfect since the kids got warmed up after a few laps. 
We were so proud of Kylie. Going into the run, Ryan and I didn't think she would run more than 9 laps. She tied for the most laps in her class with 13 laps!!
 Her sweet little class
 Reed doesn't start out the fastest but he has some stamina. He also tied for the most laps run in his class with Braden and Jett for a total of 15 laps!! 
 Field Day
The kids got beautiful weather for the field day the week before school let out.
 Have you tried to jump in a sack lately?!! It is way harder than it looks. I definitely captured some good falls of other kids. Thankfully they still allow kids to do these kids of things! 
 Reed was the last one up in his class beating the other class they were racing. I love Zach's face congratulating Reed! 
 Tug of War was all that they cared about. Their class made it to the semi-finals but got beat.
 It is crazy in the difference of mentality from kindergarten to 1st grade. The K class just went to have fun but the 1st wanted to win everything! 
Can you tell how hot it was?!!
 Then the week later, it was freezing! Ryan and I took the kids to the strawberry festival where we froze.  Don't waste your time going to this festival in downtown Franklin, The Nashville flea market is way better!  (Ryan might kill me for putting this pic because he doesn't like that he's not smiling:-)
The only cool thing there was learning about bees. 

Spring Activities

March and April little girls' birthdays were celebrated.  Instead of Kylie having a party this year, she took her cousins, my mom and Nanny to the American Girl Bistro. They each took one of their dolls to sit at the table with them and each girl and doll got a tiera to wear. Kylie and Charley turned 6 in April and Sawyer turned 3 in March.  
 Pure Joy! The cake was really good that they provide. 
 Kylie is growing up right before our eyes and she is such a joy to have in our family. She is almost always in a good mood and enjoys life. She is beautiful on the outside, but we tell her all of the time that that doesn't matter unless you are kind and beautiful on the inside where it matters! 
 Sawyer and Charley has a joint party at Goofballs with family and friends. 
 I don't even remember why Sawyer was pouting but it was too funny to not capture!
 Cousins is something that we never got to experience growing up since our parents are only children. Wow, did we miss out on a wonderful thing! I love that they get to see each other often and are such good friends. 
 To close out the month of April, some of us girls from church went to the beach for 5 days. It is one of my favorite trips of the year. We definitely enjoy only having to fix meals for ourselves, be responsible for no one else, and sit on the beach all day just talking, reading and eating! Thankful for good friends!