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.

Friday, August 25, 2017

I Love My Co-workers!

Alaina came to town for a visit so we planned a fun happy hour and dinner to all get together. At the time we did not know that Chris would be deployed, but I had a babysitter lined up so I took advantage of the break and went.  We had a lot of fun playing games at America Gardens.
BOSHA crew

Dr. Pond and I remain undefeated at corn hole

So happy to have Dominique as our PT aide! She fits right in!

Polly's First Fielder Meet The Teacher

Thursday evening I attended the Parent Orientation for Polly's preschool at Fielder.  Earlier in the day Chris had gotten deployed to Corpus Christi for Hurricane Harvey, so he did not get to go.  I found out at the orientation that Polly will be in the Little Lamb class!   Both Ryan and Emma were Little Lambs when they were two years old at Fielder.  Ryan and Emma both had Ms. Nelda and Ms. Erica.  This time Polly will have new teachers: Ms. Aubrey and Ms. Haley.  I got to meet them and learn about their classroom Thursday night, and Friday morning I got to swing by with Polly so she could meet them and see the classroom.  Mamaw came with us. She was pretty timid and literally kept her hand on me the entire time.  She wanted to make sure that I did not leave (kind of like she does at bedtime now in the big bed when I lay with her....sigh).  She did like the area with the baby dolls and the kitchen.  She LOVED the slide and the playscape.  I am excited (and nervous) for her and for me.  She starts preschool next week.  She will go two days a week. I know she will make sweet friends and learn a lot! It sure is hard to believe that my last baby is starting preschool already!