Thursday, July 16, 2015

Barracudas 2015

The boys participated in the summer swim team with the Barracudas again this year. 
We were only in town for the July meet.
They did such a great job!
(I didn't take my good camera, so I didn't get many good pictures.)

Showing off their ribbons.....
Rhett won two firsts and a second place.
Thad brought home a first, second, and third place ribbon.

Here's a little video of Rhett winning first in the free style.

....and a clip of Thad dominating in the butterfly.
So proud of these little swimmers. 
Here they are showing their "Swimmer of the Day" awards they earned during practices.

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Miss Firecracker

Every year Mooreland has a Little Miss Firecracker Pageant around the 4th of July. Hollace has been wanting to do it for several years, but it just hasn't worked out.  She finally got to do it this year, and she had so much fun. She had to go stay in OK the week before the 4th for a rehearsal, then we went back on the 2nd for the pageant.  She was so excited and pretty nervous, but she did SUCH a great job. We were all so proud of her!

They came down the aisles doing a little dance number to Blue Suede Shoes.

 During the introductions, they had to tell their favorite part of the the 4th of July. She said hers was coming to Oklahoma!:)
 The Casual Wear portion in her "patriotic wear"

 For the talent portion she sang "Part of Your Wolrd", from the Little Mermaid. This is the part she was most nervous about, of course. I was nervous for her!, but she did a FABULOUS job. I was so proud of her!

 She did a TERRIFIC job at modeling her "party wear" too!!
She is a natural!:)

 She looked SOOO BEAUTIFUL -if I do say so myself!!!:)

 Thanks SO much to Grammy and Papa, Nana and Papa, and Aunt Juana for all you did to help her prepare, and practice, and get her dress, and get to Mooreland for the reheasal, and get great pictures, etc, etc!  We couldn't have done it without you!!

Thursday, July 9, 2015

July 4th!!

We spent another 4th of July in Oklahoma. Here are a few pictures from the fun at the Mooreland picnic.
The kids did the turtle races, but didn't have too much success.

The boys waited in a long line to see the clown and get a balloon hat. I think Nana may have wanted one more than they did!

Before heading out, the kids made a quick dip in the pool.
That evening at Grammy and Papa's we watched the fireworks, and did a few small ones of our own. I never get very good pictures of the Sparklers, but they always enjoy it!

Of course, the best part was spending time with family!:)

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Tennis in Little Rock

In April my tennis team was all set to go to the Mid-Season tournament in Little Rock. Due to expected storms that weekend, they cancelled the tournament!
We were all looking forward to the weekend away, good food, and shopping (oh and tennis too). 
SO we decided to go ahead and make the trip anyway!
I love these girls and we had such a great time!
Before it was cancelled we had bought tickets to go see a tennis exhibition with some retired professional players including John McEnroe and Andy Roddick. 

 In June we went to the State Tournament in Little Rock.  A few of our teammates couldn't come so we went with only 6 player (with one more coming in for one match). This meant that we had to forfeit a court for each match. We knew we wouldn't have much of a chance to do well with a forfeit, but we decided to go for the fun and experience anyway. 
We did much better than we had expected and actually won a match, and "tied" the other 3, winning 2 courts and losing 2 courts. (Officially losing with our forfeited court, but we like to call it a "tie") :)

 We had a GREAT time and played some fun tennis.
I won my singles match, and won 2 of my 3 doubles matches, including an epic comeback match with Laura Keep!:)

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Another School Year Comes to an End

Another school year has come and gone. 
The kids had the usual end of year award ceremonies and parties. 
Rhett was the boy chosen for the Leadership award in his class!
He also got an award for AR points! Way to go Rhett!!
 He wanted a picture with a couple of buddies from his class:)

Hollace got awards for highest grades in Literacy, Science, Math and Principal's Honor Roll!
I think this picture is actually from a previous ceremony, but look how she is taller than her 5th grade teacher..

They don't do awards for Kindergarten, but they got to have a little Fun Day outside with inflatables.

I came one last time to eat with the kids at lunch, the last week of school. 
They love for me to come eat with them. Well- maybe they just like the fast food I bring;)
I'm so thankful that I'm able to come to all their awards ceremonies and parties, and just come to eat with them now and then!

 Here is Hollace on her last full day at Elementary School. 
I can't believe she will be at the Middle School next year!

(Side Note: That day after school we met Brent at the post office to get passports for our Summer vacation to Mexico! We can't wait!)

 The kiddos on their last day of school. It was a half day and lots of people skip it, but it was the Fun Day for the 5th graders and Hollace didn't want to miss it, so they all went. 
 This year, Thad graduated from the preschool area at church to the BIG KIDS side!
 On Sunday, they brought them in together from the children's area, introduced them and presented them with an Adventure Bible.
Just as they were calling Thad's name, a little girl came in late and came up front and joined them near the stage. All the children's workers were trying to communicate with the one reading the names, to give them her name, since she wasn't on the list. In the confusion, they missed handing Thad his Bible. It was heartbreaking watching him look around and look at the other kids' bibles, wondering why he didn't get one. It was all I could do to not stand up and yell for them to give him a bible!
Once they were back in the Children's area, they realized what had happened and got him his Bible. All was good again!
They are growing up so fast. 
It seems that this school year just started. 
Now it's over and another will be starting before we know it!