Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Swimming Lessons 2015

Hadley took swimming lessons for the first time this year.  She was so brave and had absolutely no fear of the water.  By the end she was swimming like a little fish.  She also taught herself how to do a back flip underwater.  So glad she loves the water!
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 Cooper took one day of swimming lessons and his instructor thought he did so well there was really no reason to continue.  We also did one day of diving lessons!  We still have a little work to do in that department, but he is such a great swimmer!

 


Houston/Lake Jackson weekend

Last Friday we headed to Houston to go watch and Astros game.  None of us had ever been to Minute Maid park so it was a new adventure for all of us. We did have to scrounge around in our closets for orange clothes though!  HA!  I must admit I am a fan of the air conditioned baseball game! It was so nice!
Watching batting practice!

The guy next to us caught a home run ball and gave it to Cooper!  He was thrilled.  He has been to two professional baseball games and has two home run balls.  I would say that is a pretty good record!

 Both kids had a great time.  We went 2 hours early for batting practice and stayed until the 8th inning.  Neither kid ever asked to leave.

 We stayed in the hotel right across the street.  We made it back just in time to watch the after game fireworks from our hotel window.  It was a perfect night!
 The next morning we headed to Lake Jackson for some summer fun with the Schwertners.  We spent the morning relaxing in the pool while Kate was at her dance class. 

 Then we packed up and headed to the beach.  The weather was beautiful and we all had so much fun!
Cute cousins

 
Silly poses with their ring pops

We ended the day with an amazing seafood feast prepared by Scott!  It was delicious! Thanks so much for having us Schwertners.  Can't wait to come back soon!

Summer Fun!

Our summer so far has consisted of...
Aggie baseball
 Working and playing at the land


A LOT of rain...and splashing in puddles of course!

Sunny days at the pool!
Snowcones
 and trips to the children's museum

WE LOVE SUMMER!!!



Kanakuk Kampout

During the first week in June, Cooper attended the Kanakuk Kampout day camp here in College Station.  He got to do so many fun activities like zip lining, climbing rock walls, water slides, dodge ball, archery, and so many more.  He had wonderful counselors and got to experience it all with several of his good friends.  I am so impressed with all he learned about God and faith.  He came home with lots of great questions.  We were able to have some great discussions with him.

During camp each day one boy and one girl were chosen for the Bumblebee award.  Cooper earned this award one day and was super excited.  His counselor told me it was the highest award they give out at camp.  It is for having a good attitude and always doing his best.  So proud of this sweet boy.
 On the last day each camper was given an award and a character quality.  Cooper was awarded with the 110% Award and the Loyal Listener quality.

He can't wait to go back next year!

Monday, June 15, 2015

End of School and Pre-K Graduation

Cooper finished up his last year of Pre-School with a lot of fun activities. 
His teacher was so sweet to let him celebrate his birthday early so he could do all the fun special school birthday activities.  He took donuts with icing and sprinkles for his class!
 
Hadley and I joined his class for their end of school party.  We brought pizza and popsicles to help them celebrate!




 
 Ready for his last day of school!
Coop and his buddy Weston
 Getting ready to graduate!


 Cooper and his teacher Mrs. Kristen
 



 We are so glad that several of Cooper's classmates will be going to the same elementary school with him next year.  It will be nice to have some familiar faces!

 So proud of our soon to be Kindergartener!
 

Ballet 2015

Our little ballerina had a great first year of dance!  She was such a good listener and did a great job following her teacher's instructions.  We love that her studio is a Christian based studio where they dance to Christian music and learn bible verses and Christian principles along with dance.  She was super excited and brave for her recital day. She showed her stuff and didn't miss a beat! Way to go Hadley!  

Dress rehearsal pics (We weren't allowed to take pictures during the actual performance.) Hadley is the second one from the left. 

Coloring before the real recital!
She was so proud of her flowers and insisted on carrying them all herself!

She loved having everyone here to watch her performance.  Thanks for coming everybody!