Thursday, June 28, 2018


Our June has been jam packed so I thought I would just do a little recap to highlight all the fun we've been having this month.

Lots of baseball for Jackson! He's playing on 2 different teams this Summer.

A lot of Summer Camps!! Jackson went to an Art Camp at the Magic House, then did a few different camps through our school district and then this week he is at Jr. Astronaut Camp at the Science Center! Avery did a Prince and Princess Camp at The Little Gym and they've both had so much fun and have been so brave! Neither of them have had any problems going to these camps where they've neither one known a single person. I'm so proud of them both! Jackson is also doing an evening Soccer Camp this week. He has several friends at this camp with him so that makes it all that much more fun!

We had some fun at Sky Zone one day when it was really hot outside.

Lots of swimming in the pool of course and Jackson can officially swim without his puddle jumper. He's been learning how to swim since last Summer. Just spending time practicing his doggy paddle in the pool whenever he got the chance. Then just this week we talked him in to trying to swim across the whole pool because we thought he could do it and he did!!! We are so very proud of him.

Avery's Dance Recital has been a huge highlight from this month and she did SO good.

Avery with her 3 teachers.

The Dad's did a special dance to "Men In Black" which was so very cool!!

And the finale was GREAT!!

We also went to Hermann, MO for a little day trip for my Mother-In-Law's 60th Birthday. It was such a fun day!

Jake and I went on a Float Trip/Camping Trip last weekend with some parents from Jackson's school. SO much fun!

And last Sunday we had a little 40th Anniversary party for my parents after church which was such a fun surprise for them. ♥

So those are the highlights from our busy June!! It's been a great one with only a few days left in the month!

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Let's Play Ball!

In early June, Avery had the last game of her first season of T-Ball, so I brought my camera along. She got her first medal and was so excited. Jackson had a game right after Avery's so I took a few pictures of his game too! They play for the same league so it was a whole morning of baseball and it was so much fun!

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Avery's First Dance Recital

Avery's first Dance Recital is tonight and we're SO excited!! I've been looking forward to this day ever since they told me I was having a girl!! She had her rehearsal yesterday afternoon and she did SO good!! She loved being on stage, which surprised me because I thought she would be scared and shy but she wasn't at all. In fact, she said she wished she could dance the whole time instead of just the one song. Ha! (Let's hope she has that same attitude tonight!) She loved it and also loved watching all the other dancers perform while we waited.

Here are the professional recital pictures they took a few weeks ago and a few I took yesterday from their rehearsal. I'm so proud of her!!

And here's just a little clip from rehearsal yesterday! So cute!!

Monday, June 18, 2018

West Palm Beach Vacation: Day 5

Day 5 of our vacation was Wednesday. We had a lazy day at the beach and it was wonderful. My Dad and Jake golfed in the morning and we had planned to go parasailing that afternoon, but they wouldn't take us up because the winds were too strong, so we rescheduled for the next morning. I didn't take a lot of pictures on this particular day, but did take a few with my phone.

After spending the day at the beach, we had dinner on the patio at Two Drunken Goats. I had the Flying Fish Tacos and they were really good! It was a great way to end a great day at the beach!

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

West Palm Beach Vacation: Day 4

Day 4 of our vacation was spent at Lion Country Safari. I first heard about it from Katie Bower's blog, Bower Power. She and her family went there while on vacation earlier this year and it looked like so much fun. You can check out her blog post about it here.

We got up and drove there Tuesday morning. It was about an hour away from where we were staying. It was such a fun place to visit and I can't say enough great things about it. If you have kids, I highly recommend a visit here. They even have coupons on their website if you're looking for a discount.

We started our visit with the drive-thru safari which was SO very cool. I took an over-abundance of pictures so I apologize in advance. #sorrynotsorry There were so many different kinds of animals and it was so cool to see them close up. They were all free and walking around, sometimes right in front of your vehicle. All but the lions of course. ;-)

This park is so beautiful. It's like an oasis for these animals!

Zebra Crossing!

This little guy had a lot to say! Ha.

Giraffe Crossing!

After the drive-thru safari, we parked our cars and entered the park where we ate lunch, saw some more animals, rode a few little rides, fed the giraffes (my very favorite part), fed tropical birds and splashed around on the slides and splash pad.

My parents and nieces came along with us and all had such a great time!!

The kids loved the little rides.

We also fed some fish and Jake and my Dad played a short round of mini golf with the kids.

After golf, we fed the cutest little tropical birds which was so much fun.

The birds would fly all around and land right on your arm or even your head. Avery wasn't too sure whether she liked this or not. Ha.

Jackson thought it was pretty cool though.

After that, we walked around and saw a few more animals before making our way up to feed the giraffes!

Feeding the giraffes was the highlight for me. When I saw that you could do that here, I was sold on going for sure. I've wanted to feed a giraffe for a while now and it was so cool!! They're amazing animals and it was the coolest thing to be so close to them.

After feeding the giraffes, we headed over to the water slides, splash pad and Fun Slide. This is what the kids had been looking forward to the most and they had a great time!!

That evening, we had dinner at "The Islander Grill and Tiki Bar" which was inside the "Palm Beach Shores Resort and Vacation Villas." We sat outside by the pool and it was very nice. The food was good, but I wouldn't say it was amazing. It was a nice atmosphere though and we enjoyed our evening there.

It was a great day at the Lion Country Safari and a nice evening at the Islander Grill. It was probably my favorite day of our vacation!