The Ivie Family Blog

The Ivie Family Blog

Friday, June 23, 2017

REK VIP style at Levitt

Thanks to BOSHA we got to go see Robert Earl Keen at the Levitt Pavillion. We got VIP passes that included all you can eat BBQ, alcohol and we got front row reserved seats!  It was a great time with good friends.

Camp Thurman 2017

The girls had another fantastic week at Camp Thurman.  Ryan's 4th time and Emma's 3rd time.  I think this was their best year yet.  Emma had a bunch of friends in her group, Ryan had none.  I was a little bit nervous because Ryan usually knows at least one friend, so when I left her on the first day sitting alone I was worried about her.  I picked them up the first day and they were all smiles and giggles.  Ryan told me she made 3 new friends and that she loves her counselor.  The rest of the week went just as well as the first day.  We love Camp Thurman!  I have already signed the girls up for next year.
My campers on the first day.

Ryan's 4th year at Camp Thurman

Emma's 3rd year at Camp Thurman

Ryan's group

Ryan with her counselors: Cake Pop and Knick Knack

Look at her focus on archery!

Zip line!

Emma's group

Emma with her counselors: Magenta and Fawn

Emma shooting an arrow

No fear Emma said she got a tiny bit scared on the zip line.

Last day of camp.  Emma looks tired!


Polly has decided that she only wants to wear her swimsuit.  Every day.  And night.  She calls it her "suit" and demands to put it back on after her bath every night.  Cracks me up!
Breakfast with a  friend at the Deller's in her "suit".

Taking a nap at Mamaw's in a big girl bed!  Also, in her "suit".

Waking up after nap. So pretty.

At Starbucks with Mamaw in her "suit"

After her first week of swim lessons.
 Wet "suit" off, but she earned a sucker!

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Father's Day 2017

Chris had to work on Father's Day so the girls and I invited Pa (and Mamaw) to HF to enjoy the day.  The girls loved having their grandparents there and showing Pa all the rides.  They had dared him to ride the Torpedo, but he lucked out and it was closed for maintenance.  I guess that means we will have to bring him back again!  Happy Father's Day, Dad!

Pa with his girls!

Monday, June 12, 2017

Mad Mike's

After a fun but hot day at HF, followed by more swimming and burgers at the Elks, we decided we needed some good ice cream to end our fun day..

Hawaiian Falls!

We got season passes this year and we plan to spend a lot of time here!  We also got a bunch of buddy passes so Beth and the boys joined us for a fun day.  The kids have done every ride except the Torpedo.  I have a feeling they will get the guts to do it before the summer is over.
We took this same picture last summer.  They have all grown a lot!

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Summer Fun with Friends

Love this group of kids- they have so much fun together and we have a blast with their parents!

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Night Away

Chris and I got to get away for a night to attend the 25th anniversary of the Texas TASK force. We drove down to College Station for the night and had a great time at the dinner and slept like babies at the hotel!  Thank you to Gran for staying overnight with our girls.
We stopped at George's for lunch and a beer.

I am so proud of Chris for being a part of the TASK force.

Friday, June 9, 2017

End of Year Mom's Party

I planned a "mom's happy hour" for end of school kindergarten moms.  It started at Blue Mesa and turned into a late night with lots of laughs, dancing and singing by the canal.  I love this group of mom friends that I have made.  I foresee a lot of fun with them!

Legacy Sports Camps

First week of summer Ryan attended Legacy volleyball camp and Emma attended Legacy basketball camp.  Ryan's camp was in the morning so she had to wake up at 6:30 a.m. every day to be ready.  Surprisingly, she got up easy for me and was excited every day.  It definitely helped that she had 3 friends who also went and we had a fun carpool arranged.  Ryan loved volleyball and her team got first place in the tournament on the last day.  She was so stoked.
Emma loved her camp too and chose to go early every day to eat lunch, even though she didn't have a crew of friends like Ryan did. She is so brave!

So proud of her first place ribbon!

Emma enjoyed hr camp and is excited for her basketball season to
start in a few weeks.

My little dribbler, Emma!

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Manchesthair Takes 3rd Place!

Indoor volleyball with crew has been so fun!  We just completed our second season and got 3rd place!
We are getting better and better and are excited to start our third season together.

Burn Camp Check-in 2017

Chris did not go to Burn Camp this year, but I still ran the check in. It is always so good to see the kids and we will miss going out to visitors day this year.

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Polly Pockets Getting Popcicles

Polly was a show stopper in Tom Thumb.  She insisted on bringing her own shopping cart and putting her Popsicles in it.