Thursday, August 29, 2013

First Day of School!!

Halleluia!!! School has started! I love summer and the lazy mornings, but man oh man by mid-August it's time for structure and school.   This year they were ready.  No tears, no fighting, fresh uniforms, new backpacks, lunches packed...ready!  Ally is in first grade and Ryan is in 4th.  They seemed really old to me this morning.
Rushing to get a picture...they were ready but I'm still no morning person.
backpack shot....or lineup
 Brady LOVES taking the kids to school....and yes this Bubba got a haircut (way too short!)
 Racing in
 Our annual Honey picture. So thankful for her!   
 First grade cousins in the same class again=epicness (according to Ally)
 The wonderful Mrs. Lindsey, we're thrilled to have her this year!
 caught ya smilin' dude
 Moms I adore. It is amazing to all be in the same town and school.  I LOVE them!
 2013 Hospitality Committee and Bffs
Lila and Honey
 and my sweet mess(es)
Here's to another great year!

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Baby got back...pack

 I mean have you ever seen such cuteness??  The teeniest, tiniest backpack ever!!

His "teething"grin
 Ready for Mommy's Day Out.  Preciousness

Monday, August 26, 2013

My beautiful daughter and her dysfunctional teeth

A few weeks ago (seems to be the opening line of every post lately), Ally had to have two baby teeth pulled.  She unfortunately has her mother's mouth---I mean teeth!  She doesn't have my sassy mouth, my son was blessed with that one.  Oh how my mom smiles at Ryan's constant talking back and arguing minutia.  He is as stubborn as me and his poor mouth gets him in such trouble. sigh. Back to Ally.  Poor sweet angel is going to have dental and orthodontic work for years, and it's begun.  We love our pediatric dentist and are very thankful that she was feeling no pain on the day of the extractions...but I must be honest it's SO odd to see your six year old heavily medicated :).  It's a trip.  We arrived an hour early got the good drugs and watched some of Enchanted.  Then she laid on the table, had laughing gas and those baby teeth were goners.  She doesn't have a few permanent teeth so the roots were still attached and oh my, I hadn't seen a tooth with a root was HUGE!! Ally has shown everyone those teeth and she's so proud of them.  So as of toady she has one front permanent tooth, which makes for interesting speech and eating.  She could have zero teeth and would still have the best smile.  I love watching her figure stuff out and then proudly smile when she's got it.  Ally you are a joy giver, laugh maker and amazing young girl.  You make each day brighter.

Her new toy for bravery

And...she learned how to braid this summer! She's so proud
Love that girl to pieces.  

Friday, August 23, 2013

BU Basketball camp

Ryan's favorite camp of the summer was finally here! He LOVES BU basketball camp and has done it every summer since he was 4.  A lot has changes since he was 4 :).  The camp it from 9-1 each day and they run a lot! The most anticipated event is the final scrimmages, and I was happy to be there when it all went down.

My tall guy getting ready to play in the finals....he's wanted to win this since first grade!

 BFF Jake
 Pep talk from dad
 Cheer squad

 YES! his dream came true, Ryan's team W-O-N!! 
 Awards and shirts passed out by Coach Drew
 inside he's expolding with happiness :)))
 Awesome job Bud!
Mark and I always enjoy how competitive Ryan is at everything, and the leader he is out there on the court.  He's gonna make a great coach someday!

Friday, August 9, 2013

Lost Pines--my favorite.

Ahhhh, Lost Pines.  I'm not exactly why I adore this place so much but I do.  I love the spa, the smores, the lazy river and the pool side beverages...I love it ALL.  I feel so relaxed and always enjoy not cleaning up messes for a few days.  Everything at this resort caters to families.  And this year the trip it came at the perfect time!! Every other summer we take a Purdy family vacation, and this year it was to my favorite Texas Resort.

Having a 15month old that still naps and doesn't walk yet was a tad challenging but so is life right now.  We arrived and headed straight to the pool.

 (and passed this Cowboy on the way)
as long as we kept the snacks coming this guy was happy
 a little pool basketball
 and some splash pad fun with sissy

 sadly this event completely tore up Brady's feet :(

a family that snacks together, stays together

 Ryan actually asked to take a out cause the sky is probably fallin'

 a quick phone game, and then inside to our room.  
 This is Brady's "get out" face/cry/scream/whine.  The boy doesn't like to be in a stroller anymore
 But sweet James Wright still loves his!
 First night there were some talented face painters so Ally, Lila and Caroline had to partake in the fun!
Ally wanted a garden

 so cool!
 Ride 'em cowgirl
 Sweet peas
 the next day the Smith crew joined the fun...a lot of watermelon was consumed
 big foot
 Cousin lovin'
 Sorry dad but had to include #9 and #10 grandchildren
 monkey see monkey do
 checkers while you wait for dinner
 sisters! My hair looks like a Christmas Tree, oh well on vacation right??!
 I mean SO cute
 Wood party of five
 Warren party of five
 glow in the dark golf
 crazy Purdys
 more swimming!  Ally on the slide
 Mark on the slide
 oops missed Ryan
 paint a cow piggy bank
 BU cow
 and rainbow cow
See you soon Lost Pines!