Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Round here

Tucker and Dan have found their new go-to for Dude Days: the golf course

Some of our dearest friends in the world were in Navarre celebrating their 10th wedding anniversary, and they so graciously took one night of their vacation to have dinner with us!!  What a treat!


Tucker says it's "blurry" when it's foggy outside.
It's my favorite, and I will hurt anyone who tries to correct him.

Audio books are becoming an obsession.
He woke up late one morning, and was eating breakfast by himself at the table - 
I came out from getting dressed to find him listening to Adventures in Odyssey as he ate.

Pepper sleeps in the funniest positions!

Sprinklers and water balloons with neighbors

My sister-in-love Ranae was in town for her brother's high school graduation,
and so sweetly took a day to come spend with us!
I am so thankful my brother married someone we all love!

Friday nights are wild for Team Davis this time of year.

Tucker finished his second t-ball season.
We were all very proud of the progress he made!

Getting a trophy came in a close second to the sno ball.

Love these two cuties!!

He knows that when he or his daddy put a baseball cap on backwards, I turn into a puddle of mush.  We were walking in the mall, and he said "Look, mom!  You love it when I'm cute like this."

Lana shenanigans in Target!  She makes me laugh so much!

My mother-in-law gifted me some beautiful hibiscus plants, 
and they are growing like crazy!  I love these pretty flowers.

We spent Memorial Day weekend with Dan's brother and family.
They live on 10 acres - perfect for cousin fun!!
It rained off and on all weekend, so the kids had a huge Nerf war.

We jumped in the pool between thunderstorms,
and Tucker showed off his ever-improving swimming skills.

Fun times on the Davis Farm.

planting watermelons and sunflowers

These 2 buddies are as thick as thieves,
and have been since they were tiny.
They play so well together, and choose each other's company over anyone else's when they are together.  I hope they are always this close.

Friday is our last day of school and then summer officially begins!!
We can't wait!

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Battle of the Books

This was Lana's first year to compete in Battle of the Books, and it was awesome!  Her team took home a second place win over all the other 3rd grade teams in the county!

3rd, 4th, and 5th grade teams from Lipscomb
These kids read 10-13 books during this school year, and practiced for hours after school each week with Mrs. Dorsett, their librarian and coach, to get ready for this competition.  

waiting on the competition to start

Parents weren't allowed inside the competition.
For 2.5 hours, teams were asked questions about the books that they read.

Awards time!

Second place!

One girl is missing from their team in this picture -
I hope these sweet girls do this together every year!

Lana couldn't wait to find her beloved librarian and Battle coach afterwards.

 We are so thankful for Mrs. Dorsett and the hours upon hours she puts in to this so that our children can have this experience.

Just another reason we love our school!

Friday, May 15, 2015

Big time swimming progress!

At the hotel this past weekend,
Tucker showed off his made swimming skills:
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It made such a difference to be in the pool with him everyday!
I wish we had a local or neighborhood pool here,
but because it's Florida,
lots of people have pools in their backyards,
so community pools aren't really a thing.
I think if I could get him in a pool every day,
or at least a few times a week,
he could really take off!

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Kindergarten registration for Tucker!

Today was kindergarten registration day for the littlest of Team Davis!

He was coming out of his skin, he was so excited!

We started in the library with a story time,
read by one of the kindergarten teachers.

He liked Ms. Robinson's choice of Skippyjon Jones!

There are quite a few teacher's children starting K-5 this year -
should be interesting!

Mrs. Sanders, our principal, introduced herself and took us on a tour of the school.

She had a sweet gift for each of the children.

so big, standing in line with Daddy.

I think she was talking about the playground, hahaha!

They even got to take a quick ride on the bus!

We wanted to ride with him, but he insisted on going alone.

And, that, my friends, is how T-bone feels about registering for kindergarten!

Oh, this little treasure of ours.

He's going to set the world on fire.
He's going to fight the good fight of the faith.
He's going to be joy and sunshine and loud noises wherever he goes.
He's not going to be completely mine anymore....
but that's ok.  He never really was anyway.
Trusting the Lord all the more as I send this baby of mine off to school.