audrey got the super student award for her class. we knew she would get it soon, since she's such a great student and very helpful to her teachers.
what will we do with all this super student-ness coming from our kiddos?!
miles received the super student award in his class for the first week of school. his teacher (who also had him last year) is so impressed with the progress he made over the summer. this boy is doing well with his colors, shapes and numbers. we are so proud of our super cute, getting smarter every day boy.
can my audrey really be 8? no way!
our little girl turned 8 this week. she is such a great big sister, always ready to help. she is also loving to read and as her mom and dad who love to read we are really enjoying that. we are thankful to God for all He has done for our audrey and that He will always be with her.
our families celebrated audrey with a frozen/dog themed party for her 8th. she wanted strawberry cake balls with blue icing and they turned out awesome, i used a from scratch strawberry cake recipe from pinterest and blue candy melts.
i love that she was so excited about getting books
jake and i celebrated our 13th anniversary this year. wow, we've been married a long time, but its been good and im thankful for such a great husband. to celebrate we did some touristy stuff - rode the tre (public transportation, but we think its fun because we never get to do it) to reunion tower.
we had dinner at marianos mexican restaurant (it was great) and dessert at the cheesecake factory.
thanks mom and dad and joel for watching our crazy children so we could enjoy the day together.
i wasnt as prepared for keeping the kids busy this summer but it turned out i didnt need to be.
we kept plenty busy with library and other reading logs, swimming lessons for audrey, walks with pepper potts (and getting her used to walking with a stroller, she is still working on that one), art camp and vbs for audrey, free slurpee day, cow appreciation day at chick fil a (we got free breakfast and dinner this year), a new train set for miles, pretending to be dinosaurs (miles is loving dinosaurs right now), road trip to waco to visit friends, their new baby and a childrens museum, marvel day at barnes and noble (audrey dressed as invisible woman, she pretty much came up with the costume herself), swimming at my sister-in-law's apartment pool, and "camping" in the backyard (i just set up the tent one day and they played out there, there was no sleeping in our backyard since it is hot in texas in the summer).
swimming lessons, she loved the diving board
thomas train track
on our road trip
dinosaur exhibit at the childrens museum, mayborn on baylor campus (if you have never been there you should go, its FUN!)
forecasting the weather while miles ran around like a wild man because he could see himself on tv
we had a wonderful time celebrating miles birthday. he turned 4 in june.
we are so thankful for his development and progress that he has made this year, especially verbally as he is saying more words all the time. we are also so thankful that miles has been so healthy. we know that God has his hand on our miles and is making him into just the little guy that he wants him to be.
for miles' party we did a car theme this year. audrey helped me make the car dessert. it was peanut butter bars with a candy bar attached on top with peanut butter, starlight mints for wheels and racing stripes with fruit by the foot. it was alot of fun to make and eat, although miles didnt eat his.
miles really wanted to drive his car dessert but ended up enjoying his ritz crackers instead.