Tuesday, July 12, 2016

This girl is 11!!

Layla turned 11 yesterday on July 11th.  It was a fun day doing all things Layla.
She (like me) has been celebrating her day for a week so far!

She chose cookie cake for her birthday cake this year!

She is just growing into such a smart little lady.  She loves to play guitar.  Every time she walks by the piano she plays a couple of songs.  She doesn't realize it, but she's constantly singing, especially in the shower.  She's still as loving as ever with animals and she's pretty loving towards her brother too.  They have their moments of fighting, but mostly they are buddies.

Her legs are getting so long!

Yesterday for her birthday we went to see The Secret Life of Pets.  It was so cute.  We all enjoyed it!

7-11 continued their free slurpee on 7-11 tradition, so we joined in on that fun.  She got a birthday cake flavored slurpee and it was pretty tasty!  After the movie and slurpee we came home to swim and then she chose Chic-fil-A for dinner.  It was a fun day and that is exactly what I want for the kids birthday days.  I love celebrating them!

Friday, July 8, 2016

cat watching

This silly group makes me giggle.

  The dogs love this front room in our house.  They love to gaze out the windows and heck, so do I!  I love having my morning coffee in my polka dot chair.  I get to see all kinds of wildlife even though we live in the city.  

I took this picture with my phone, in a hurry.  It is rare that I get all four in one place at the same time.  The dogs spotted a cat sitting in our shrubs.  Silly cat.  Goodness, the dogs were whining and barking and losing it over that cat.  The kids stopped what they were doing to find out what the fuss was and that is when they all decided to stare down the cat.  The neighborhood cat didn't mind and it just gazed back at them through the window.

Oh what a group these four are!  We are enjoying our summer that's for sure!

Monday, July 4, 2016

July 4, 2016

Our July 4th was pretty low key and that was just fine with us.  The good thing about being back in Waco is that we have lots of friends to keep us busy.  We have been taking advantage of Gary being off work and enjoying every minute and so it's been a super busy summer so far!

Today was all about us hanging out together and staying somewhat low key.

We bought sparklers and smoke bombs and just hung out here at the house since Gary starts his new job bright and early in the morning.  I'm so excited for him!

God is good and he has shown that since we made our move back home.  I'm so happy with our choice to move.  I'm excited to see what else God has in store for us.  I can just visualize the home I can't wait to purchase.  I don't mind renting for now because I know that in time we will find the right spot for our family and I'm hoping that includes a pool for these hot summer months.  We have three summer birthday celebrations in our family and a swimming pool would be amazing.  

I'm saying all that to say...I can't wait to look back at this blog in a couple of years to see where we are compared to where we have been!  I sure do enjoy this scrapbook of ours!