Thursday, July 23, 2015

Catching Up Some More

Seems like I keep getting behind on what we have been doing on a daily basis all summer.  These catch up posts seem to work to catch everything I miss.  So here is what we have been up to the past week...

Saturday Kate went to her buddy Cooper's birthday party at the local country club.  She was so excited to get to see all her friends from school and swim with them.  I thought it was funny because growing up I always wanted to go to that country club pool and I finally got invited with my 5 year old!  
 Saturday afternoon we went with Ashley and Kaylee to go see the Huntsville Community Chorus production of Aladdin Jr.  It was such a fun show and perfect for little ones to watch.  It fed into Kate's acting bug and she can't wait to get to be in a musical.  Our friend Lilly Baker was in the show so Kate was so excited to see her after it was over to give her a hug.
 Sunday we took the kids along with Evan and Addy to see Home at the dollar theater.  It is the last time we will see the McClures before school starts.  Booo!!  Sad!  Hate that summer is so close to being over.  It was a cute movie and great to get to spend some time with friends to wrap out the summer.  We have laughed that I think these kids have spent more time at each other's houses than their own over the summer.  There have been lots of sleepovers and late nights hanging out.  So thankful for special neighbors.
 Monday night we had some really special guests over for dinner.  Our friends the Phillips.  We have been friends with Jeana and Derek for like 20 years.  When Matt and I were teenagers and dating we spent many of nights over at their house hanging out and playing with their kids.  Well their kids are now 18 and 15 and they came over to hang out and play with our kids.  Talk about full circle!  It was such a fun night.  Andrew is getting ready to head off to college at Auburn.  We are totally in denial that we are old enough for our ring bearer is going to college.  It was great to get caught up with them and enjoy a fun evening together.
 On Tuesday I decided to tackle the not fun job of school supply shopping.  It is never a fun experience but we made the best of it.  We were able to knock it all out at Walmart (except for 2 folders that we still have to find).  It was a different experience this year shopping with Kate.  She had opinions about what she wants on her folders and notebooks whereas Ben couldn't care less.  I guess I am no longer in denial that school starts in less than 2 weeks since we now have all our supplies.