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

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Daddy/Daugher Dance!

Daddy/Daughter Dance time! This will be Gracie's last dance here at Wesmere.  It was kind of sad but she looked beautiful anyways!

This was year 6 with dancing with daddy!

She looks so grown up!

Evie was excited too. Anything to dress up!

Look at that sassy diva!

My pretty girl!

The girls and their Daddy!

My beautiful girls!

This year's theme was Chinese New Year!

I didn't help out this year.  So I made sure Chuck sent some pictures.

The girls were surprised to see a Chinese dragon come through!

They had fun dancing though with their friends.

And of course being goofy in the photo booth.

Looks like it was a good time!

Pinewood Derby!

This year as part of Cub Scouts, Presley entered his 2nd Pinewood Derby.  It's a contest where the boys make cars out of wood and race them.  It's pretty neat and is always a good time.  They even have a section for siblings to enter too so this year Gracie decided she wanted to do it too.

Grandpa always comes to cheer us on!

Presley was really hoping to win this year!

There were lots of cars!

This year Presley entered "The Eracer".  Get it?  Last year he had a pencil.

Gracie made the "Panda Express."  She loves her pandas!

They waited patiently to watch their cars race. Each scout got to race their car 4 times, once on each track.

Here they are setting up the cars.

Gracie won a race!

Presley came in 3rd!

But then he won a race too!

Gracie won an award for hers!

Presley didn't but he was  good sport about it.

I think both of them had a good time and they are already plotting their plans for next year!