Tuesday, August 21, 2012

A Week With Grammy and Grandaddy (part 1)

We didn't get to take a vacation this year so the girls and I decided to load up and visit Grammy and Grandaddy for a week while Corey stayed home to get some work done.  I wanted this week to be full of fun and exciting things for the girls.  So Grammy took off from work and we planned several surprises for Audrey and Addison.
One of the most important and exciting things that was top priority on the list was to spend some time in the pool.  We spent several days and nights in the pool.
I think these two girls became little fish!

Audrey used to be so timid and scared in the water, but she was so brave and worked hard trying to learn to swim without her swimmies on.

Addison had a blast and swam all over the pool! I was amazed at how well she did in the water.

Audrey finally got brave enough to jump off of the diving board.

Once she discovered how much fun that was, she jumped again and again and again and again.  All of the adults were exhausted from "catching" her.

Everyday that we had a free moment, we spent it in the pool.  It was so much fun to see the pure joy it brought to Audrey and Addison.
On the days that we spent at the pool, we usually enjoyed a picnic lunch and sometimes even grilled out and had dinner outside. 
We tried to visit with Nana daily and spend time with her at the nursing home.  We took her for a walk outside one evening.  Another day we took her out to eat at Cracker Barrel.  She had a great time and we enjoyed getting to visit with her.
This is 4 generations in this photo.  I'm very blessed that I have photos like this.  It is wonderful that my children get to know and love their grandmother and great-grandmother.

Can you tell they love their Nana?? 
Uncle Keith also joined us on our Cracker Barrel outing.  Here is Nana with 2 of her grandchildren and her great-grandchildren. 

Monday, August 13, 2012

Happy Feet

Addison is so excited!  She will be taking dance this year just like big sister.  We went to the dance studio for their open house and bought Addison her very own ballet and tap shoes along with a precious purple sparkly leotard that she picked out all on her own.
The girls can't wait for dance classes to begin!

Miss Tessa helps Addison try on her tap shoes.