Good Bye Summer- Welcome Fall!

(well, I thought I clicked 'POST' at the end of August-- eek! I didn't!)

We had a wonderful summer filled with lots of family, friends and FUN! 
If you follow along with our Tennison Tribe on Facebook/ Instagram- you know what we had been up too! But, I wanted to update our family journal, this blog, too! 

In May...
-Michael went on a bear hunt- and brought one home! EEK! 
-The girls enjoyed their last month of dance practice (until their dance recital in June!)
Cousin, Raylyn, celebrated her 3rd birthday! 
Daddy built a new table for our back porch! 

And he got a fun new toy to drive around in! 

In June...

-In June the twins enjoyed their first Vacation Bible School! 
-The twins had their first dance recital! 

Saying Good Bye to Nanny! 

-Nanny (my grandmother), Mom and Dad, Lynley, Mel, Raylyn and the twins went to see Finding Dory! (which was precious)

-I traveled to my yearly girls trip with friends! This year we went to Austin and had a wonderful time. 

In July...
We started off July at the Fox Families Lake home- the 4th weekend was perfect and we had a blast! (with no air upstairs- fun memory!)

-we started swim lessons and they rocked swimming!

-We finished the summer off with our annual family beach trip- which was too much fun!

swim, swim, swim

In August...
-Ally Ann got her
tubes! Sweet baby girl! She has been ear infection FREE for two months! 

We were on the GO all summer and this sweet baby just trucked along with us! 

-We enjoyed a fun pool day at the Knights Pool 
-My girl friends and I celebrated my 3-2 birthday with massages!
-Soccer practice started for the twins and so far- they are ROCKING soccer! (while playing a little 'ring around the rosy' in the middle of the field! 

We are excited or Fall weather! 
WELCOME OCTOBER- and all things pumpkin. 

And welcome preschool for the big girls! They are loving their new school- which makes this mommas heart SO happy. 


Ballet Slipper to Soccer Cleats!

The twins had a great time learning how to dance this year! As most of you know, these girls are attached to this Mommas legs. EVERY. WHERE. WE. GO! So, pushing them to try something new was good for them, and great for me! :)

We started them in a summer class last summer and then had them in ballet/ tap weekly classes during the year. We sure love these little dancers! 

A year in review... where did our ballet slippers take us??  
Take a look at all the places our little slippers were brought along. 

-to and from Market Street- beep beep

-lots of fun in the back yard 

-dance with friends!!

-the trucked along for Halloween 

-they brunched and baby picked: American Doll FUN!  
(do you see the tutu under Hadleys dress??)

 -they danced with friends in downtown McKinney

- they listened to storys from LaLa

-and they celebrated Thanksgiving, too  

-they were worn on many backyard lunches

-they came along on playdates with friends, too! 

Christmas performance 

-One day Ally Ann! One day you too can try dance! 

We're trading in....slippers for soccer cleats! 

What's next for the Tennison tribe? 
Hadley and Layton have showed interest in soccer when we go to the park to play. (there are TONS of teams that have their soccer practice in our neighborhood park!)  We have signed them up for a Fall league and can't wait for them to explore soccer!  September 10th (their first game) can't come soon enough for these girls! 

Our ballet slippers grew a lot with us this year! I sure love these little ballerinas.  And, yes, I know wearing ballet slippers besides the dance studio is frowned upon in the eyes of professional dancers, yet, these two LOVE them so much. 

So, until we are considered pros.... these slippers are on the GO!