"I consider my life worth nothing to me, if only I may finish the race and complete the task the Lord Jesus has given me - the task of testifying to the gospel of God's grace." Acts 20:24

To Tell of His Grace

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Beach Week!!!

We had a great week at the Beach! It was so nice to get away and relax and spend time with family.

The kids enjoyed the warm spa after getting wet in the cold ocean
Even the little ones got in and "swam" around :) 

The house we stayed at had bikes we could ride....Dave, Tera, Brod and I rode to pick up dinner one night. We had so much fun! 
One of the highlights was going to the Boardwalk.....we sure got our money's worth by going on most of the rides over and over :)))
Sissy even got Nana to go in the big roller coaster!
Here are Dave and Tera at the end of the ride....it was our favorite! 
Kaylee had a BLAST! She went on every ride that she was tall enough for ~ even the Log Ride ;) This helicopter was her FAVORITE! She laughed and giggles the whole time she was in it :)
Anna was her BUDDY all week ~ they had so much fun together! Anna is so sweet and helpful with Kaylee and Kaylee just LOVES her to pieces! 
Hold on girls!
Silly boys on the roller coasters
And the girls :)
Uncle Dave and Anna :)
The dads took the kids paddle boarding

Alese even came for a visit! Kaylee started off the week with not wanting to touch the sand at all (she hasn't wanted to the last few times we've taken her to the beach). But as soon as she saw the big kids running from the waves, she couldn't resist! By the end of the week, we couldn't keep her out of the water! 

So much fun!

Monday, June 9, 2014

It's Summer!!!

Wa-Hoo!!! We are super excited that our summer vacation officially started today! We started celebrating Friday :)

Sissy had some friends up to the cabin this weekend 
Kaylee even rode on the tube (She was so excited!) 
We were out on the water a lot :)

We had a super fun time! Although we did loose an iPhone in the lake and one of the girls chipped her tooth :(. But overall we had a blast! 

Kaylee started swim lessons a couple of weeks ago :)
She LOVES every minute of her time with Teacher Amy!!!
And she works SO hard! 
I'm really proud of her ~ she was pretty worried at first. I told her that she will swim with Teacher Amy and Mommy will sit in the chairs and watch. We went one day to watch some of the other kids at swim class so she could see what I was talking about. 

This is the first time that she has separated from me and gone to someone that she had just met ~ so that was another hurdle for her to overcome. And she was so BRAVE! She kept looking back and asking Teacher Amy for me....but Amy is SO awesome with her ~ she just distracted her and showed her toys in the pool or fun things around her yard. 

So at her 2nd lesson, she was excited and ready to go.....except she decided she would really rather not put her face under the water. She kept telling me, "No thank you under wa-wa" over and over. I told her that I would talk to Teacher Amy about that ;). Amy explained to Kaylee that she needed to learn to swim so she would need to go under the water. Again, she just got this look of determination on her face and did just what Teacher Amy said! I could see fear and worry creep up every so often, and then it was almost like you could see her set her mind to do what she was being asked to do and she would go full force! 

Now she can't wait to get in that pool and swim all around! Sooo proud of her!!

We also went and watched Rachel and Anna's play that they were in a few weeks back....they did an amazing job!!!

Yay for summer!