Monday, July 1, 2019

Happy 12th Birthday Gracie!

You’re 12!

Another year has come and gone
You are already 12 years old
You are one more year to being a teenager
You’re getting older, wiser, and bold

It still seems like yesterday you were my little baby girl
You came on your own time
When I finally got to meet you, I looked in your blue eyes
And knew that you would forever be mine

The years have flown by and now you are here
Ready to start 7th grade
You had a great first year in middle school
I’m so proud of the effort you gave

You joined cross country and track
And did a lot of running
You helped out with the spring musical too
Alice in Wonderland was quite stunning

You also joined the cooking club
And learned to make all kinds of things
You keep a binder of all your recipes
But pizza casserole and mac and cheese bites are your favorite things

You had great teachers
And made good grades
You even got to go to Medievel Times
And watch the jousting charades

You still love Girl Scouts and I’m still your leader
We do all kinds of fun things
This year our troop hosted a cupcake wars
You love all the fun our troop brings

This summer you went to Girl Scout camp too
You attended a cooking one
You camped out in a tent
And had fun in the sun

Some things have stayed the same though
Your favorite color is still green
Your favorite animal is still pandas
And you still think Evie and Presley can be mean

I can’t believe how fast time goes
How the years really do fly
I wish time would slow down
I often watch old home movies and sigh

I’m so proud of everything you’ve accomplished
And your effort to try something new
I will always be your biggest supporter
Because no one else is like you

I want you to always go for your goals
Set your sights high and reach for your dreams
Know that you can be do anything you want
Because I know you are going to do great things

So Happy Birthday to my Gracie Girl
May 12 be your best year yet
Stay just the way you are
And continue to have fun and you are set

Love, Mommy

Saturday, December 29, 2018

Christmas Day!

Santa was very good to us this year!  In fact, he barely had his gifts delivered when the kids were waking us up at 4:30!  

Evie awoke to find a doll school and new doll!

Gracie was excited about her new panda things and the Fit bit!

Presley was excited about his new pitching net!

They couldn't wait to see what Santa left in their stockings!

Millie and Hazel also had some things in their stockings!

Daddy even found some new Cubs pants in his stocking!

After some coffee and breakfast, it was time for presents!

Presley got a new Chess Club shirt!

The girls also got Girl Scout shirts!

Gracie was excited to get the Disney Meme game!

Presley got a shark tail to wrap up in like the girls each a mermaid and ice cream cone.

Evie was happy to see she had an Aurora picture for her room!

Grace got some new boots that she asked for!

Presley got a Connect 4 game where you have to bounce balls into it.

Gracie also wanted this crayon melter.

Evie got a hover board for her doll! It works by remote!

Presley got an upgraded laser tag game!

Evie got new boots too!

She got some sparkly black ones too with heels!  

And also a new princess sign!

Gracie got lots of new shirts since she is quickly outgrowing the ones she has.  A lot of them were panda ones too!

Millie was enjoying all the wrapping paper.

Evie wore her new boots to Grandma and Grandpa's with her jammies.

We went to Grandma and Grandpa's to have muffies and fruit pizza.  The kids must have been good because Santa stopped there too!

Santa also left them these carts for their rooms!

Amy bought them the Disney Haunted Mansion Life game!

Amy handed out her presents and Evie got a wedding Barbie set!

Bub got some new Avengers dolls too!

Gracie got a pandicorn yarn craft!

Evie got a Lovabella doll that she had been wanting.  Its does all kinds of things and the more you  interact with it, the more it learns to do!

Gracie got a panda onesie that she had been wanting!

We gave Grandpa a wooden baseball pinball game!

I made him this picture from Up with a picture from our trip.

The kids were excited to give our presents to Amy too.

I made her this New Kids sign.

I also am determined to have my sister and my mom have Disney gallery walls as they go a couple of times a year. I made these signs.  

I made this for my parents.

I also got a canvas with our pics from the trip on it.

And I made my parents and Amy a book about our trip!

There were still more presents after that!

Grace got her Nightmare Before Christmas figures.

Evie got a new Uma book!

Presley got a Cubs book!

Gracie was excited to get this Disney cookbook!

Daddy got a Cubs family sign. It will look great in the basement if we ever get it done!

Evie got a new princess purse!

Gracie got Jack Monopoly!

Presley got some monster trucks as he and Grandpa play with them at their house.

There was quite a pile of paper when we were done.  The kids always have fun playing in it.

Evie was amazed that the bag of paper was as tall as her!

And Gracie had to put on her panda onesie.  

It was a Merry Christmas indeed!