Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Cooper's 1st Day of KINDERGARTEN!!!

Can't believe that we are here...Kindergarten! 
Ready for Meet the Teacher
I failed to take any pictures at Meet the Teacher.  I was fighting back the tears the entire night, but Cooper was beyond happy and excited.  He insisted that we walk around the school a thousand times so he would be sure he would be able to find everything.  :)
Cooper was SO excited and ready for his first day of Kindergarten.  He wasn't nervous at all, and was SO brave.  He has a great teacher and I know he will have a great year.  He was most excited about eating in the cafeteria.  (Yes, on the first day!  I had to put my mommy instinct aside and applaud him for being independent, but I really wanted to pack his lunch on the first day.  Ha!)

Ready for the first day!
He had nothing but positive things to say when he got home.  He was all smiles and couldn't wait for day 2!  I on the other hand, may have driven by the school a couple of times to see if I could see him on the playground. ;) 

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

End of Summer

We finished up our last week of summer this past week.  The kids have loved taking their classes at Powersports again this summer.  Cooper did the superhero class and Hadley took gymnastics! 
 Every week they had a contest to save the "people" from the pit.  The "superheroes had to collect as many blocks as they could and make a pile.  The one with the most wins.  Cooper cracked me up because he is so competitive.  The last day he was carrying them in his mouth and kicking some to try to be able to get more. 

Hadley demonstrating for her class.
Sweet friends on the last day
 We also squeezed in one more trip to Port A!  The sand was so clean and nice this trip!  We had a lot of fun playing and building.  The favorite part of this trip was looking for crabs on the beach at night with flashlights.  The kids giggled and giggled as we chased them.  Such fun memories!

Dancing to the music while waiting for the fishing boats to come in.

 The kids and I went bowling one day back in College Station. We had such a fun time.

 Chad surprised Cooper and took him for a little father son trip to watch the Astros play the Rays (his 2 favorite teams).  He was beyond excited.  He was able to get 3 homerun balls during batting practice!
 Hadley and I stayed home and had some girl time.  We went to dinner, shopping, the park,  had breakfast at Starbucks, and went to her first dance class of the season!

 On Saturday, Chad and Cooper went to "Meet the Aggies".  Cooper was able to meet and get autographs from lots of Aggie players and even Coach Sumlin!
We are sad that summer is over, but are SO thankful for all the fun times we have had! Looking forward to fall!

Central Baptist Big Kid Celebration

Our church holds a special event for new Kindergarteners called the "Big Kid Celebration".  They have a little program that celebrates the end of their time in the Preschool ministry and the beginning of their time in the Children's ministry.  We are so thankful for this amazing church that has made College Station feel like home to us.  Cooper has learned so much in the Preschool ministry.  They work so hard to be sure that it is not just a babysitting time, but a place where the kids are learning scripture and biblical truths in fun ways.  The Children's ministry really focuses more in depth on what it means to have a relationship with Jesus.  I am so excited for all that Cooper will learn!
 They had tables full of school lunch type food and snacks.  Cooper thought it was great!  They also gave each kid a personalized lunch tote full of school goodies and a new Bible for beginning readers!

Such a fun event with so many sweet Kindergarten friends!

Monday, August 10, 2015

Meeting Baby Kyle

Cooper and Hadley have a new cousin, Kyle Martin Foster!  He is just a little bundle of pure sweetness.  We loved getting to go visit him, Courtney, and Kent in the hospital.  The kids and I fought over who was going to get to hold him next.  Cooper was so proud to be able to hold him on his own.  Hadley said he is definitely the sweetest one in our whole family.  :) Glad to add another boy to the mix!

Hadley, Cooper, and Kyle

Hadley and Cooper with big brother Jackson!

Congratulations Kent and Courtney!  He is perfect!

Sunday, August 9, 2015

More summer adventures

Just playing a little catch up from some of our summer fun...
Chad took the kids to see the new minion movie.  They loved it!
We spent a few days at the Woodlands Resort while Chad was in Houston for a business meeting.  We had a great time playing at the pools all day and watching the movies at the pool in the evening. 

watching the turtles

The circus came to College Station too!  The kids were amazed!
Cooper and his buddy Weston

our own little circus act. ;)
We also went school supply shopping.  Can't believe Kindergarten is about to happen!

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Abilene and a Visit from Mom Mom and PaPa

A couple of weeks ago, the kids and I made a super quick trip to Abilene for a little summer fun. 
 Grandmommy took us the library for a fun show with a ventriloquist. The kids thought it was so amazing.  They loved it!
 Of course, we had to take a trip to the zoo also.

Grandmommy, Cooper, and Hadley

feeding the fish
 While we were there we also squeezed in a trip to Mr. Gattis, the park, snowcones, and lots of playtime!  Thanks for all the fun Grandmommy and PaPa!
 The weekend before we also got to have a special visit from Mom Mom and PaPa Mart!  We loved getting to have them visit us!
Mom Mom even brought crafts!