Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Spring Sports and Activities

Kylie's first go round with soccer and she loved it! She went from "skipping" on the basketball court to being pretty aggressive on the soccer field. 
 Isla, a friend from school, Kylie, and Callie
 Two on one and Kylie scores!!!!
Braden watches more of her game than she does theirs for sure!
Such a fun season and she's playing again this fall.
 The BRAVES - 
Coaches: Jody, David, Ryan, and Jason
Middle Row: Jonas, John, Maxwell, Colton, Cameron, Caden
Front Row: Gavin, Rowan, Reed, Hunter, Braden
Callie and Kylie are the Braves biggest fans!
 Actually, these two rarely even watch the game and just want to go to the concession stand for bubblegum and icees
 It's always fun playing against your best friend from school, Grayson.
 Braden up to bat. This is the last season of coach pitch 
so this upcoming fall will be a big change.
 This one right here gets more excited than anyone when he gets a good hit 
or someone makes a big play. 
 Gavin, Braden, Wade, and Cameron at Gavin's 8th birthday party! 
Hunter, Reed and Gavin
You got to do the "Dab"
 If you know Ryan, he is the first one to say "let's go get ice cream" after a game! 
Birthday Festivities for the month of April continue. 
Kylie and Callie went to the American girl cafe to eat lunch.
 The first pet is a fish. She can't get a dog YET so a fish will do for the time being.
Not sure why I thought it was a good idea to let the boys get a fish too
 Charley Rae turned 7 on April 5th! 
 These three have a special bond with each other. Don't get me wrong, there are plenty of normal brother/sister arguments but their conversations are the sweetest at times. 
Kylie got a watch that tracks her steps...I think she has worn it a total of 5 days. Oh well! 
A letter in Kylie's backpack to her friend Reins about her birthday party. Reins might be a boy that Kylie blushes at when the boys mention his name! 
 This is a letter that Braden wrote to himself from his favorite rabbit, Scruffy. This is the same rabbit he has had since his first Easter and he still sleeps with him every night. I thought this letter was so cute and innocent! 
 One benefit of our kids going to a school with kids not from our church is making awesome friendships in addition to those I already have at church.
 Erika, me, Mandy, and Cara went to dinner one night to celebrate birthdays. 

Monday, August 14, 2017

Birthday in Disney

We left on April 14 for a surprise trip to Disney! The kids kept trying to guess where we were going but truly did not know until they saw the Disneyworld sign. Even on the plane, we just told them that we were flying to Orlando to get in a car to head to another city.
 Right when we got to the Polynesian the kids wanted to swim. It is so nice to have some down time while at Disney instead of going 90 to nothing all of the time.
 We love to eat at Kona Cafe in the hotel because we love their desserts. My favorite is the chocolate lave cake, and the waitress even brought Ryan the dessert over from Ohana.
 The next morning Kylie woke up as a 7 year old!! She is a light in our family and definitely completes all of us. She is so kind and fun-loving. God gave us a true blessing by granting us the gift to raise her. 
 Now that the kids are older, we can park hop without it being super stressful. Most days we did one park in the morning then ended our days at Magic Kingdom. 
This was the kids first time to Epcot and they loved Soarin' and Fast Track. We ate at the Japanese hibachi restaurant for lunch per birthday girl's request.
These two are a mess! 
 Headed out for dinner to the Grand Floridian then on our way to Magic Kingdom.
 When did the kids get big enough to ride by themselves?!
Poor Kylie did NOT like Tower of Terror at all. I would have totally made her ride it again but the line was way too long. Until next time~
Killing time taking pictures waiting in line...
 I hope they never get to old to enjoy the parades! 
Splash Mountain is still one of their very favorites
 One perk of staying at the Polynesian is the constant access to Dole Whip
 It was another great trip full of memories. Thankful for each one!!