Went up to Montana to spend time with family before moving across the country, spend time with friends, packed up all our belonging and left Provo. Joe's rocking parents helped us move and we DROVE 2 cars and a moving truck to TX (took 3 days because of all the stops so Kyra wouldn't totally freak out.) Crazy but we made it. Went to church the first time and found everyone super friendly and nice.
Well the first weekend or so in June we took our family to Galveston to check out a Sand Castle Contest. It was pretty sweet.
A few weeks after moving in my parents made it up to TX for a little visit as well, and they got Kyra addicted to bubbles.
For the fourth of July we went up to Dallas to celebrate Independence day with Joe's Aunt Chris and her family. We spend the fourth at a pool and saw fireworks as we drove back to his aunts house to put Kyra to bed.
In July we went to a couple of little kid birthday parties for kids around Kyra's age, took Kyra to her first swim lessons at the YMCA, and played in the pool and around the house alot. Joe and I did get the chance to leave Kyra with a friend and go to the temple in Houston one day as well. It was pretty nice leaving Kyra and spending a day together, and Kyra had a great time with her friends Brayden (3) and Maryann (7 months). We also started our house search toward the end of July, and Kyra started jumping off the pool stairs and actually swimming towards us.
We FOUND A HOUSE! So on Aug. 7th we celebrated our 4 year anniversary, Kyra's birthday, and we signed for a house. Joe and I went to dinner on our anniversary and had a friend watch Kyra. I did take Kyra out to buy some bubbles on her birthday, but we mostly celebrated on Sat the 10th. On Friday the 9th, we went out and bought Kyra her first pair of Cowboy boots for her birthday. On Saturday we had Kyra's birthday party. For her party we were going to have a swim party with some of her friends, but it was super cloudy so we moved inside and just let kids play, opened presents, and had a dinner and cake. Joe spent all day Saturday making a cake for Kyra and it turned out AMAZING! I gave him a fish theme and he went from there.
It has been a good summer so far. It is definitely hot in TX, but were were expecting worse so it hasn't been that bad. Kyra's hair has lightened up in the sun, and her vocabulary is growing in leaps and bounds. She can now communicate with us and can repeat just about anything. And with access to a pool to swim in, she is learning how to swim and is becoming more competent. She floats and swims over to us, and improves every time we go to the pool. She can't keep her head above the water yet, but she is getting there.