Sunday, August 5, 2018

History Fair!

5th grader get to put on a history fair every year.  They choose a famous historical person, research them, make a backboard, and dress like them.  Then the parents come and walk around and they talk to us like they are that person.  It really is pretty neat and the kids really get into it!  Here is Gracie with Emma, Lily, and Meryn.

Gracie decided to do Susan B. Anthony.  She worked with Grandma and her scrapbook skills to make her board and come up with a costume.

Here is Grandma meeting Susan.

I walked around and talked to some of her friends.  

Lily was George Washington.

Meryn was Daniel Boone.

Jackie was Phillis Whetley.

Emmaline was Pocahontas.

Kate was Mary Todd Lincoln.

Gracie had a lot of visitors at her booth.

I'm not sure who Ellie was.

Allison was Abigail Adams.

Apparently these historical women were friends in real life.

It was so fun and interesting!  The kids had so much fun doing this!

Gracie's Choir Concert!

One of the things kids in 5th grade can do is choir.  Gracie would spend recess time practicing singing.  She did really well and was so excited.  Mr. Carlson is a great music teacher!
Her friends were in it too-Ellie, Jackie, and Sonya.

Quilt Show!

Gracie has been working hard with Grandma on making her own quilt for the quilt show.  She wanted a rainbow and ended up going with this Eric Carle theme.  It turned out really cute!

We walked around the quilt show and looked at all the quilts.  The kids picked out ones that they like that they want to make with Grandma.  We also found other quilts that Grandma made.

We also found Bub's Cubs quilt.

And Evie's princess one.

Grandma made this really cool one too.

We even found Gracie's Shopkins quilt!

And Grandma made this one for all of us to enjoy!

We are so lucky to have a grandma who is so talented!

Skating Party!

WE had a our first skating party for school.  My kids tried skating last year and LOVED it and we have gone a couple of times.  But they were so excited when they found out school was having one.  SpongeBob even made an appearance!

Valentine's Day!

The Valentine Fairy visited our house this year.  She left some goodies for the kids.

We also had a dance at school.  I caught my littles posing in the photo booth with some of their friends.  Here is Presley with Chase and Ethan.

Me and my Evie.

Evie and her friends being silly.

It's Evie with Piper, Noelle, and Charlotte.

Wolfie even made an appearance.  He is our school's mascot.

Colton even stopped by for some Valentine love from his girlfriend.


This past winter, we had lots of sonw.WE wetn sledding and the little ones thought that it would be fun to use the snow piled along the driveway to make some tunnels.  They were out there for hours digging to make more.  They kept adding to it and were pretty proud of themselves.  It turned out pretty cool.

Saturday, June 30, 2018

Happy 11th Birthday Gracie!

Tomorrow you turn 11!  How is that possible?  It seems like yesterday you were my little baby Gracie.  I'm so blessed to be right by your side as you grow and I wouldn't change anything about it!  Like I do every year, I wrote you a poem for your birthday.


Happy birthday Gracie Girl!
Another year has come and gone.
It's hard to believe you are 11
and I know this year will be so much fun!

You just finished 5th grade at Wesmere.
Ms. Klak was your teacher.
You learned and grew so much this year.
But getting straight A's was one of the best features.

For a history fair, you were Susan B. Anthony.
You sang and were part of the choir.
You went to outdoor ed. too
and if you didn't have fun, I'd say you were a liar

You bridged to Girl Scout Cadettes
and are headed off to middle school.
You are going to play the clarinet
But you are soon headed to band camp so you don't sound like a fool.

Your favorite color is still green
and you like to read your books.
You now even have to wear a bra and deodorant
and start taking care of your looks.

You love to watch your Disney shows
like Bunk'd, Jessie, and Stuck in the Middle with you.
But you also like your electronic things,
Like Roblox and you tube to name a few.

We painted your room green
and you got a new loft bed.
And you made a rainbow quilt with Grandma
so now you are comfy when you lay your head.

You still love your panda bears.
Maybe one day you'll be a vet.
But you also love to draw and write
so maybe you'll be an artist yet.

You have been blessed with so many friends,
Jackie, Lily, Kate, Meryn and many more.
These are some your closest friends
And you have fun with them galore.

You love to eat cheese-tacos, quasidillas, and mac.
Anything mint is your choice of ice cream.
But cookies are up there on your list
and you're also pretty much a chocolate queen.

I still can't believe you are turning 11!
My how the years have flown.
The next time you'll be at the same school with your bro and sis,
will be when you're a senior and fully grown.

I'm so lucky I get to be your mom,
and watch you grow into a fine young lady.
You amaze me everyday
because you're smart, talented, beautiful, and a little crazy.

May you have the best of birthdays.
But maybe slow down after this.
I don't know how you got to be this old.
Thinking of you as a baby-those are the days I sometimes miss.

So remember to stay just the way you are.
But maybe keep your room a little neater.
Happy Birthday to my Gracie Girl!
You make everyday a little sweeter!

Love, Mommy