Let's see if I can count down the months.....
At the end of March we did the Miss. Emerald City pageant... Ryleigh enjoyed it ... but thats about all I can say about that! :) We had a lot of fun at the St. Patricks Day festival even though those Thugs ended up fighting. Ryleigh will still tell you about those "bad boys" who the police came and got!
April was Spring break, and we went to Myrtle Beach... We had a LOT OF FUN staying at the Dunes resort. They had an indoor water park. We also had a pretty nice balcony. We are already discussing going back next year. We went to a Cirque Show and Ryleigh did not enjoy it at first... but towards the end she did..... (and Its now October and she still talks about it). She also liked Senor Frogs..... yall know I couldnt visit a town with one of those with out going! :)
May was the winding down of school.... This year has FLOWN By...... Summer School is starting up for me.... BOO....:( but so do the Downtown First Friday Concerts.... We anticipated these to be a lot of fun, and we were right! By the end of the summer, we only missed .... One (i think). We enjoyed hanging out with friends and just playing around. Ryleigh's performance for her school was a lot of fun. (INSERT PICS). She is not excited about not going to school during the summer, and wants to know when she gets to go back!
The Dance recital is HERE!!! We had a lot of fun watching ryleigh perform for her Dance Recital. The theme was 80's Prom.... She danced to I just called to say I love you. (INSERT VIDEO).
JulyDue to the oil spill in the gulf, we changed our reservations to Fernandina Beach and Amelia Island.... We love the gulf but this quiet little town had lots todo!
Ryleigh also liked showing off her swimming skills (INSERT VIDEO). We went on a carriage ride, and loved going to the Jacksonville Zoo. Ryleighs spots ended up coming back so we went home early, but Ryleigh was okay with it... she missed her Brinkley!
She is really enjoying the Wizard of Oz movie and already requested to be Dorothy for Halloween.
We ended the month with me starting a NEW JOB!! as a Media Specialist at the middle and high schools :) very excited about this. and celebrating Stephanie turning 30 by a weekend at Lake Oconee with friends who are family!August
August boy! the summer flew by!
August was spent pretty much getting used to going back to school. We surprised JB with a 30th birthday party at Amanda's aunt Nitas house. That was fun! We did a hawaiian theme and Ryleigh even dressed for the part!
We went here and there but nothing too exciting! Ryleigh started school in Mid August, and LOVES LOVES LOVES her teacher Ms. Shellene. She helped her in the mornings last year and when I got the phone call saying Shellene was her teacher, I am not sure who was more excited :) I taught Shellene's youngest daughter at Trinity. INSERT SCHOOL PIC
September started out with a Birthday party over Labor day weekend .... and a 5K walk for the Promise of Hope the next weekend! JB and I walked (Ryleigh rode in her stroller and was "exhausted" after the race) :)
JB was out of town a lot of the month of September with training for work. One activity he missed was Donuts with Dad at Ryleigh's school. So Jeff came and filled in for the day. Momma and Jeff came and spent the night, then Jeff went to school with Ryleigh. They ended up even being in the paper! Ryleigh was excited cause she said she was the 'only one with a Pop there'.
October has been a busy month..... JB and I went to Savannah with some friends to celebrate their 30th Birthday! I think we are going back for New Year's! We all had a lot of fun! We started Nutcracker Practice. Ryleigh is really enjoying dancing with the BIG girls. She has practice twice a weekend every other weekend. So it is really time consuming but OH SO worth it to see the light in her eyes when she gets home and shows us what she has learned. She is also having to R~U~S~H to Sunday night church activities after nutcracker. She is exhausted by the time Monday gets here, and SO ARE WE!
She went to the Benton House Nursing home - which we had to discuss is not a place where Nurses live -- and sang with her choir a few of the songs they are learning.... I am hoping to attach the video.
At the fall festival at her school she won a Blue's Clue's pumpkin that Miss Kim's class made this year.
We went to visit Nanny and Bobo over Fall Break.... Coye, Colton, Ashton, Brynn, and Ryleigh had a tea party with nanny and they enjoyed pumpkin cookies.
Friday we went and took family pics with Vance at the hospital.... I will see if i can post a few.
She was Dorothy for Halloween, we went downtown to the merchants and trick or treated and then came back to our neighborhood and had supper with The Hesters and Bennett's before heading out to trick or treat again. Ryleigh did not want to go to church Sunday night to trick or treat because she said " I HAVE ENOUGH CANDY!"... me being the best parent ever... did not make her :)
I will try to attach the pictures and video tonight.