All the vacationing and fun of the summer had to come to an end at some point in time. 3 days after we got back from California school started.
Peyton's first day of 8th grade
Hailey's first day of 4th grade
Lexi's first day of Kindergarten
Addison just didn't want to be left out.
Alexis was so excited to start school. She wasn't nervous at all and has loved every minute of it. There were no tears shed only smiles.
We had our annual back to school candlelight dinner. Such a fun tradition (although I forgot to buy sparkling cider and the girls were not very happy about that!).
Peyton celebrated her 13th birthday in August. I can't believe I am the mother of a teenager. Time goes by so fast. She enjoyed her crepes with strawberries and whipped cream for breakfast. Then she got to open her presents before she went to school.
That night she had a little birthday party with 10 of her friends. They came over and played games and ate snacks and treats. They had a great time.
We also bought a house in August. We are actually building a house but we were able to get approved for the loan and pick out all of the design stuff over the past few weeks. We won't actually close on the house until March 31st and won't move in to it until school gets out in May but we are so excited. We have never purchased a house before so this is a huge step in our lives. The girls are excited to have a house of our own but also a little nervous because they will be changing schools and school districts. Hopefully they will love it. Here they are in front of our nice dirt lot. I can't wait to see the progress of the house over the next 7 months.