The Ivie Family Blog

The Ivie Family Blog

Monday, September 4, 2017

Emma parasailing!

I finally uploaded the pictures that we got from Emma's parasailing adventure!
She loved it, so did Chris.

Pretty Pollyanna

Popsicles with Mamaw

Wearing Tauri's Tri Delt bow!

Taking a big girl nap (with 3 pacis)

Sunday, September 3, 2017

DTS 7v7 Labor Day tournament

Emma played in her first 7v7 tournament with the Texans.  She is playing up a year AND this team played up a year! So, 6 year old Emma, played against teams 2+ years older than her.  The team did great and won 2 games on Saturday and then lost in the quarterfinals Sunday.  I loved watching them play but the logistics of getting to Plano for the 8:00 a.m. games and then back again for 3:30 p.m. games was rough since Chris is out of town (and Mamaw and Pa are also gone).  Thankfully, my awesome tribe of friends offered to help with Ryan and Polly and I was able to get Emma back and forth. Proud of this team!
Dallass Texans South U8 girls 7v7 team

My favorite soccer mom, Dawn!

Watching a game in between hers

Grabbing lunch in between games.
Dawn took some great action photos of Emma.  Love how hard she hustles!

Saturday, September 2, 2017

Nap Time

Polly is still adjusting to her big girl bed.  She likes for me to lay with her when she goes to sleep.  Today I joined her in a nap. Emma snuck in and took this picture with Ryan's phone!

Friday, September 1, 2017

I Love Fridays!

Now that Polly is in school I have free Fridays since I don't work on Fridays!  Yahoo!  It was definitely a nice break this Friday since Chris has been deployed for 8 days.  I went to the gym, did a little shopping, read my book (in bed!), took a nap and met Elise for a pedicure!  It was lovely.  And, Polly went to school happily and was happy at pick up.  We think Chris may be deployed for another week at least, so todays R&R was crucial for me!
We tried a new place and it was awesome!

Polly so proud of her craft!

Her teachers gave her a cute little braid.

Ryan said "in memory of Dad I am going to get on his exercise bike.
Take a picture of me and send to him!"

Emma wanted a picture sent to Daddy too.

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Polly's First Day of Preschool

Here she is with her own sign and very excited for her first day (she totally thought I was coming along.) She picked out a "pretty dress" with Mamaw and I came home from work to be able to drop her off.  (Have I mentioned how awesome my boss Corey is?!?!) She repeated "mommy play" the whole way there, and I could tell she got nervous when we were walking in and she said "hold you" so I would carry her in.  When we got to her classroom she lost it and tried to get a death grip on my scrubs.I pulled her of me and handed her over.  It was sad, but I have done this a time or two before so I knew she would do better if I left quickly. I got a bunch of texts throughout the day of her having fun and taking a great nap!  When I showed up to pick her up she didn't see me at first and I watched her giggling and doing ring around the rosy. She spotted me and immediately started crying! Nice try, sweet girl.  You can't fool me.  I have photographic evidence that you had a great day! I am very proud of her, and a little sad that Chris missed this big day for Polly!

Here are some pictures that the teachers text to me:

Sweetest little girl in the whole wide world!
I know she was happy to get her paci for nap time!

Napping friends

Monday, August 28, 2017

Missing Daddy

Emma made this for Chris at school.  He was in Corpus/Rockport area and now he is in Houston helping rescue the thousands of people who are affected by the flooding from Hurricane Harvey. The girls and I really miss him but are so proud of him.