Wednesday, August 13, 2014

So long Summer!

Our crazy busy summer has finally come to an end. We did so many fun things...Allie Kate had mentioned lots of things she wanted to do and if Clayre could talk, I can't imagine what else we would have added to our "summer to-do list". We enjoyed our time away from our school schedule, but we are all looking forward to school starting in a few days!

Memorial weekend, Allie Kate went with her Nae Nae and Pop Pop to a family reunion in Missouri (This is where Grandma Ann and Papaw are from). Allie Kate got to see the old farm where Papaw's parents lived and tends to cattle. I can remember LOTS of Christmas Eve's in this old farm house. My great granny made the BEST mashed potatoes and apple pies. 

Early June, my sister and I took IKE middle school and high school to NCA cheer camp. Allie Kate could not understand why she was not in the routine or pictured in the paper with the "ikings"... I have no idea why she would think that :)

Allie Kate was the flower girl in a good family friends wedding. She thought this was AWESOME. She was mesmerized by the bride and danced the night away at the reception. She told me afterwards, 

"I just really really like weddings mom." -Allie Kate (age 4)
...I think daddy is in trouble!

We SAIL-ebrated Clayre's 1st birthday at Nae Nae and Pop Pop's house! What a precious joy she has been for us. She is the sweetest, most cuddly little thing and is ALWAYS smiling. Big sister, being held, ice cream, Duece Dog, and her grandparents are just a few of her favorite things.

The day after Clayre's party we went to Florida. We stayed at the Trachte's cottage in Rosemary. The town is pretty much PERFECT. It was a great week away with family, and Clay and I celebrated our 8th anniversary there!

We went to Great Wolf Lodge with Cooper and Emmy!

Both Allie Kate and Clayre went Tuesdays and Thursdays to play at Christa Bear's house...We LOVE Christa. She is wonderful to my girls and they are always so excited to go stay with her. This was a huge treat for AK. We usually are just dropping and picking up Clayre and she is always wanting to "stay and play."  Christa also invited the girls to Vacation Bible School. I don't have a picture to share, but Allie Kate was excited to go each day. Such a blessing! 

In July, Allie Kate went to Ms. Sherri's dance camp. She had a great time and loved dancing for all of us the last day! Thanks Ms. Sherri!

We played LOTS with of Allie Kate's most favorite things!

Tai brought down her boys right after Luke turned a year old. We had such a FUN day playing, taking pictures and laughing.

We celebrated the 4th of July with family.

We spent as much time as we could with Aunt Tay Tay. The girls are totally obsessed with her, but I can't really blame them...she's pretty awesome. She recently just started LAW SCHOOL in OKC. Good luck Aunt Tay Tay! We love you and hope to see you before Christmas break (hehe).

We helped babysit Duece Dog while my parents went to Greece :)

Allie Kate thought it would be a great idea to have a Daisy Duck party, so we invited over a few neighborhood friends. They swam, ate pizza and had Grandma Ann's chocolate cake! 

We celebrated Graham's 1st birthday in Norman!

In July, our "Clayre Bear" was 13 months!

Allie Kate has asked since about April to go ride horses. I think in her mind she thought she was going to climb on up and ride off into the sunset :) BUT she was just as thrilled having the nice lady lead her around the farm. We also invited Colston and they had a blast! Clayre absolutely LOVED the dogs. They were so good with her too! My girls would love nothing more than a new puppy...but this momma just doesn't have it in her yet....someday :)

We decided to take a large group pic with Gammaw and was a group effort and lots of photoshopping, but we got it done! Pictures are so important! Such a treasure...everyone should take a million!

Everyone knows that when school does football! We are ready! BOOMER SOONER!

Allie Kate is ready to start Pre-K with Ms. Tammy! We are looking forward to a great year!

Hope everyone had a great summer and has a great school year!!! 

The Andersons