This weekend was a lot of fun. We had the entire Brooks family together, which doesn't happen very often. Here is a recap of our last couple days.
Kennerley graduated. She gave the Valedictorian speech and can I say how awesome she was. I am SO not a public speaker and she made it look so easy. She was so calm and very poised. We are extremely proud of you Ken! Good luck with the next chapter.
After the graduation we went to the park for some very good Firehouse Subs. It was very relaxed and fun.
We had breakfast at the Brooks' home. We then played around,
took some family pictures,
and went to the park.
We went to the Ropers for dinner.
We were able to pick up the playset that the Ropers gave us.
We had to put the canopy over it because it is super hot, but the crazies love it!! Thanks guys.
What a fun weekend. I'm so grateful for family and laughter!
The twins have two good friends. One of them is moving to Japan for the next three years. Sad, but exciting as well. We had to have them over before she left for some fun. Of course there was a movie that was watched. Actually it is a Baby Einstein movie, so funny how into it they all were.
The rest of the time, they had fun playing whatever game they made up.
These girls are so cute. I think my girls have been extremely blessed to have them as friends.
We didn't have any plans and so after breakfast we decided to go to Town Center. It was kinda hot, but it was fun. We splurged and let the crazies ride the train. They loved it!
They also go to play at the playground for a bit. They even got Dan to go in the maze with them.
We did a little bit of shopping and I got a pic of our cute girls while we were waiting.
Can't leave the baby out.
Here is a card that Jo Jo made for us.
For dinner we were able to have our good friends watch all four crazies so we could go out to eat. It is always nice to have alone time. We went to the Cheesecake Factory. YUMMY! And of course I forgot to take a picture of Dan and I. I hate when I do that.
Oh-well, it was a great day and I am extremely blessed. These last 8 years have been awesome! I love you Dan. What fun we've had huh!?! Lets keep it up!
Today was very emotional for me. I always hear how sad the first day of Kindergarten is, but I am telling you that that was so not the case with me. Sure I was a little sad the first day, but I was more excited for them and for the break I was going to get even if I was driving a lot.
What I wasn't prepared for was today. The last day of Kindergarten. It really hit me after I dropped them off and was on my way home. They are no longer my little girls. They will be going to first grade next year--big kid school, full day school. I actually cried a little bit. This year has gone by so fast and I am so pleased with how they have excelled (they are now at a 2nd grade reading level).
Anyways, today they had a little graduation picnic. When we got there, the kids were all lined up ready to perform. The girls were so excited that Nana and Papa were here so they could go.
They sang us a few songs they learned and then Mrs. Erickson said a few things and we ate lunch.
Here are the girls with their favorite teacher, Mrs. Erickson.
She was an amazing teacher and I am very grateful the girls were able to be in her class.
Here is their teachers aid, Mrs. Godkin.
A few of their friends.
This year was a fantastic one and I'm hoping next year doesn't disappoint.
To celebrate, we went to Springs Preserve and saw the new exhibit of 'Envenomators'.
Good job with all your hard work twinners. You rocked Kindergarten!
We are so lucky to have Nana and Papa here with us for a few days. Papa is actually in California for some meetings, but will be back tonight.
We went to the Ethel M Chocolate Factory this afternoon. If you haven't been just know the factory isn't very impressive, but the cactus garden is pretty cool.
We then sent Dan off to work and we relaxed the rest of the night.