Thursday, July 7, 2011

End of "summer break"

The past week has been spent enjoying our last week on "summer break", even though we school year-round, we've were still able to take a few weeks off.

To recap the past week-

Last Thursday and Friday we spent at Myrtle Beach, enjoying the sun, sand, waves and of course a trip to Margaritaville (we LOVE that place and rarely make a trip to MB without eating there!) The girls also received money in the mail from Nana and Granddaddy and were able to make their own teddy bears at Build-A-Bear workshop!

I was on call Saturday-Monday, but we were still able to have a wonderful Fourth of July weekend! We attended our town's annual Independence Day celebration and saw an awesome fireworks show on Saturday evening.

Sunday kicked off Superheroes unit for our kids program at church and the all the kids dressed up like superheroes. Adorable. Shaylie and Nevaeh designed their own costumes and with the help of their Great Grandma Jean, the designs came to life! Super Shaylie and Super Nevaeh were on patrol.

Monday was spent at my in-laws house for a cook-out. Ate way toooo much food..but enjoyed every single bite of it! :)

Bright and early Tuesday morning we left for a mini-vacation to Water Country USA and Busch Gardens. We met up with some friends from Greenville at Water Country and had a great time. Shaylie and Nevaeh love playing with Annagrace, Madalyn and Layla. We definitely need to make plans to hang out more often.
Nevaeh, Shaylie and Madalyn

Being silly with Daddy!

Nevaeh is our little daredevil. She loves rides. The faster the better. Shaylie not so much. We went to a water park at Myrtle Beach about a month ago and the child did not ride ANYTHING. She wouldn't even ride the carousel at Broadway at the Beach, so we didn't have high expectations for this trip. As usual though, children are unpredictable. She rode almost every ride she was tall enough to ride at Water Country...and guess what?! She loved it. We were in shock. Busch Gardens was a little bit of a different story. She rode the kiddie rides, but wouldn't brave the Grover roller coaster (also a child's ride). But hey- we were happy just to have her ride anything! We convinced her to ride Escape from Pompeii, not the best idea. She hated it and even asked me to "throw her out of the boat" at one point. LOL. When the ride ended, she made me promise her that she would never have go on that ride again.

We've had an awesome week and are now gearing up for first grade which starts next Monday. I'm not sure who is more excited the girls or me!


  1. Love the photos! I didn't even take my camera to Water Country--glad you took some! :)

  2. I have a cute one of Layla too. I'll have to send it to you!

  3. The super hero costumes are so cute!! Looks like a blast!