The Ivie Family Blog

The Ivie Family Blog

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Sunday baths

Nature Hike with Mamaw

Mamaw and Emma went on a two mile nature hike at River Legacy.
She scootered some.
The list of what they were hunting for.

She looks so old here.

Mamaw is the best! They make some great memories together.

Post hike swim to cool off.

Saturday, August 27, 2016


Noe that PJ can sport some precious pig tails I put her hair up a lot more.  Chris says she looks like Harry from Dumb and Dumber when I take them down. Ha!  It reminds me of when Ryan had the bowl haircut and looked like Lloyd!

Friday, August 26, 2016

4 inches gone!

I decided to get a substantial haircut.  I have had very long hair for a very long time.  I usually just get a trim twice a year, but I decided to change it up a bit.  I know it is still "long" but it feels so much shorter to me.  Now Ryan has the longest hair in the family!  She has always wanted to hold that title!

Lunch with my kindergartner

I got to have lunch with Emma and she requested that I bring her pho. We had a fun time eating together and I dropped off pho for Ryan too.  She prefers not to see us because it makes her sad, so I left hers on her lunch table before she got to the cafeteria.  Proud of both of my girls for making it through the first week, especially coming off a long vacation.  Emma decided she didn't want to go on Thursday, but Mamaw took her to the principal, Mrs. Schweig, to ask if she had to go and when she told her she did, she went on to class.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Overnight Toddler

All of a sudden Polly is less baby and more toddler. She is the cutest!

Monday, August 22, 2016

First Day of Second and Kinder

The even years......
2 kids in elementary! I can't believe it.  Emma was so ready and so excited.  The only concern she had was that someone might eat a banana near her.  She is still so repulsed by bananas. Ryan was excited for second grade and had high hopes for a better teacher.

Ready for second grade!
Ready to own kindergarten!
Grandpa brought donuts and words of wisdom!
Polly is all about Mamaw right now.

The even years.
So happy they will have each other at school.

Emma plans to become an engineer.

Ryan plans to be an artist and live in Paris.

Proud of our girls.
Emma and Eleanor outside Hill.

Ryan has Mrs. Barzyk and she got to choose her desk.
She chose to sit by Finn. :-)
Emma has Mrs. Hoelscher who we know and LOVE!

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Ryan's Special Date with UncUnc

For Ryan's birthday present Unc Unc got her a ticket to go see the musical The Sound of Music.  We made it back from Florida just in time for their special date.
He brought her a rose.
At the musical.

Destin Summer 2016

What a trip we had! 5 families all together in Destin! 10 adults and 11 kids.  Non stop action, for sure.  We enjoyed another fun week in Destin, Florida with some of our closest friends to wrap up summer 2016.  We had a beautiful 8 bedroom house on the beach and enjoyed a ton of beach volleyball, puzzling, crab hunting, swimming, boogie boarding, tanning, eating, drinking and laughing. Even though getting to and from can be a bit painful it is always worth it.  Here are the pictures to tell the story of our week.
My co-pilot caught a nap. He was on shift the night before we left.

We drove half way to Vicksburg, where we enjoyed free happy hour and pool.
Our only hiccup on the first leg was that Ryan got carsick an hour in and threw up.

Day 2- last leg to Destin, girls stretching their legs when we stopped to eat.
Poor Ryan went straight to her bunk bed when we got there.
She was not feeling well and we discovered later she was running a fever.
Pj checking out the deck.
our view
She finally felt good on second day!

Emma and Beckett wasted no time!

Polly wasn't to sure about the beach at first

Amanda was a big help with Polly

My surfer girl

My beach baby

My pretty girl.

Beckett and Emma slow dancing!

At a firemen's wedding.

Ryan came with us.
Kellie kept Emma and Polly for us.
At the wedding this little boy (also named Ryan) was crazy about our Ryan.

He asked her to dance.
It was so cute.
She was so giddy and shy.
Chris kicking off the glow stick dance party back at the house.

Skinny Minnie!

Emma is so much fun!
My guy.
Griff passed out after a heavy day of drinking!

Pouty pants.

We discovered Polly loves Doritos

Polly loved hanging with Griffin.

My biggest girl.

Walking into LuLu's
My pretty big girls.

The Hammonds
The Adolphs
The Dellers
The Tharps
The Ivies

Polly was done!

The men

The ladies

The Deller's successful jump picture.
Our failed!
But it does look like I just remembered school starts Monday!

Yay for back to school!

Looking so big!

Big girls got their hair braided.

Last toast on the last night.
Great friends, great trip!

The drive from Destin to Vicksburg was brutal.
Worst leg, hands down.
6 hours of hell.
Emma was in a great mood.....
See how much fun we were having!
Glad to be out of the car and at the hotel!

Last leg, crossing the mighty Mississippi.
Eating in Shreveport before we make it home.