Sophia is doing Joy School this year. She goes once a week on Wednesday's from 10-12. We have a group of five moms, and we rotate teaching. She was a little nervous for the first day, until she realized that she recognized my friend's house. I am glad that she will be able to together with kids her own age and learn/play. It seems like she usually finds herself in situations where she is both the youngest and only girl.
The weekend after arriving in Texas we had Jonny's sixth birthday party. He told me last year, that he was done with birthdays and wanted to remain five years old forever. As the time grew close to becoming six, he changed his mind. The thought of having a lego birthday party thrilled him, and he decided it was worth getting older. It has been a summer long on intense lego play, and was a perfect theme for him.
Here is a copy of the invitations we mailed out. He created the number six, put on his best shirt and did his hair for the picture lol.
I searched pinterest for decorating ideas and found these cute little lego crayon molds. They were fun to make, but I am not sure they were worth the effort...
Oly made this number six. (Did I mention that Oly is just as obsessed with legos??)
Guess the number of Lego game...
The set up..
Sugar cookies (trying to resemble lego blocks)
We had fruit, Veggies and pizza. I go the easy route.
Jonny's cake and cupcakes.
Jonny was at his cousins house, while we got ready for the party. When he arrived, there were already quite a few people waiting for him. He walked in wide eyed, gave me a hug and told me "You're the best." He is at such a sweet age.
Blowing out his candles.
Jonny's aunts and uncles.
We gave the kids little lego car sets to put together...
After they were together we had a couple of races.
Oly made this cute lego man cutout. I managed to get most of the kids to pose for a pic.
Oly's mom had a lego piñata made for the party. It turned out awesome.
The piñata is always the funnest party of the party.
Jonny had a great time. His smile makes all of the preparation and planning worth it.
After two tremendously long day of driving, we finally arrived late Saturday night in Corpus Christi. I am always so exhausted after driving halfway across the country, cleaning and unpacking. I am still not all the way unpacked and feeling pretty exhausted. Jonny and Sophia were awesome on the road trip, which made the whole thing much more tolerable. As we were getting ready to drive away from our little townhouse, I realized that I have never taken a picture of it. We have spent the last two summers in this little apartment complex, and I wanted to remember what it looked like....
I realize that in two days, I need to have packed, cleaned and ready to go. I have gotten my suitcase out, and thought about all of the million things that have to be done before we leave. You know that feeling like there is just to much to do, and you don't know where to start. Well, I am feeling that today and procrastinating the inevitable. You would think I would be an expert by now in the art of moving....
Instead of starting, I am drinking my soda, checking pointless social media, listening to Jonny play with our dog downstairs and letting Sophia take a little nap. I am going to miss the beauty of Virginia, the new friends we made in our short time here and the many adventures we have had this summer. I am also very excited to go back to our own house, yard and Texas lifestyle.
Wish me luck. The drive never gets shorter or less insane.
Oly wanted to make sure to fit rock climbing into our schedule before we head back to Texas. He worked extra hours during the week in order to get off early today. We were hoping to beat the rock climbing crowds at Great Falls National Park. It turned out that we didn't beat them, and still had to wait our turn to climb. It was a really long day, but we all came home tired and happy.
Sophia is in love with creeping crawling things. She is always on the hunt for roll pollys, grasshopper and anything she can get her little hands on. This poor little lizard crossed her path, and met its unfortunate demise. After holding it for about ten minutes, the little guy decided to rest... (aka die.)
While Oly climbed, Jonny entertained himself by breaking rocks. The usual.
Sophia loves to boss around Maui, or as she calls her 'Maua.'
Jonny really wanted to climb this time. Oly harnessed him and up he went. He climbed all the way to the top and was fearless.
He had to cross the rock face to this little crack, in order to climb to the top. After his climb, I tried the same course, and I couldn't believe how scary it actually was!
In this picture he is yelling at Sophia to look at him. He wanted her to see how brave he was.
At the beginning of the summer, I signed Sophia up for ballet classes. The class was once a week for 45 minutes and was in the shopping center right next to our townhouse. It was perfect, because we could walk together to class. She loved her class and dancing with other little girls her age. I can't believe yesterday was her last dance class. Where has the summer gone?
They are pretty strict about not letting parents in the room during class time. I managed to sneak this picture from the doorway.