Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Beach 09

We took our annual beach trip to Destin this year during peak season. We usually go in August or September, but since I'm pregnant...we decided that an earlier trip would work best! Aunt Jenny joined the trip this year, it was nice to have her back on the big family trip. Grace made a ton of friends at the pool, swam like a fish, attempted diving and had plenty of Grandma time. Alex got over his fear of the deep end, swam like a fish in his "life saver," vest, and had plenty of Pop time! It was a fun trip for Keith and me because the kids were pretty self sufficient. However, they stayed in Gram and Pop's room and woke up at 6:30 every morning. We had a great time hanging out at the pool, going out to eat and enjoying a fresh fish fry. Keith and Paw Paw went deep sea fishing and caught a bunch of fish! Paw Paw cooked it up for us that night-so yummy!

Alex and the Diving Board

At the beginning of the summer, Alex didn't even want to swim. He was fine in waist deep water, but any deeper and it was a no go. Daddy broke that pretty quickly at the beach. Now this boy thinks he's a fish! A couple of weeks ago, he jumped off the diving board for the first time. He was so proud of himself! He cheerfully expressed to me that he wanted Daddy to see him and he wanted me to take his picture! So, I had to bring my camera along and capture his first season of diving! Way to go Alex!

Bowling on Aya's B-Day

Happy b-day Aya!

Daddy teaching Grace...

The bowling, gutter ball dance!

We celebrated Aunt Aya's birthday with dinner and a night of bowling! This was the first bowling experience for the kids! They loved it. Grace was a bit of a perfectionist and ended up pouting b/c she didn't bowl a strike. She recovered quickly and had so much fun! Mommy had the hot hand for some strange reason that night. Alex had a blast too. He did try and run down the lane one time, scary but he was fine! Good times had by all.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Photo Booth Pictures

Hey friends!  I know I haven't been blogging lately!  I've been slammed with editing deadlines, so when I'm on my computer, I'm usually working!  I'll catch you all up soon!  We shot a HUGE wedding this weekend.  Saturday alone, we shot for over 13 hours.  This wedding showcased the best of the best vendors, great for video!!!  I was so excited to hear that they were going to have an old-fashioned photo booth at their reception!  Of course, Keith and I had to take a few pics!!! Great souvie!!  Enjoy the hilarious pics!

Friday, July 10, 2009

Cheer Camp 09

Grace tried out the pom poms for the first time this summer!  She attended Cedar Springs Cheer Camp all week long, and LOVED it!  I have fond childhood memories of cheer camp, and thought Grace might like to cheer.  Each girl got a cute t-shirt, but Grace would only wear her HSM cheerleading outfit.  So, it was a little big, but she sure looked cute!  On Friday, the girls had a little performance for us.  It was so precious!  Grace had us cracking up with her, "Ready, okay!"  After the big dance, the kids celebrated with ice cream!  Go unicorns!