Monday, June 19, 2017

Father's Day

This past weekend we celebrated Matt.  I could go on and on about the kind of amazing father that he is, but the truth is, there are no words.  
Lily Grace worked all week on a special surprise for him.  He had no more walked in the door after his flight landed at 8:30 when Gracie jumped in his arms with excitement.  She had set up a 7 hole putt putt throughout the house.  At each hole, he received a special coupon.  At hole 6 he received money in an envelope for the driving range, Gracie's treat from her own money.  At hole 7 he was surprised with a few gifts from us both.  
We cooked him a couple of special meals over the weekend and tried to make Matt feel as special as he makes us feel each and every day.  
We are blessed!  
Saint Joseph, please pray for Matt as a father and the head of our house.  
Thank you God, for the loving, faith filled man who I have the honor of parenting with and Gracie gets to call, daddy!

Matt tried to introduce Gracie to the original Star Wars movie a couple of weeks ago.  She didn't really care for it and he gave her a hard time about it.  She thought it would be funny to poke at him a bit with a Star Wars gift bag.  
Putting away throughout the house
He was so touched that Gracie gave him money from her own savings to go to the driving range.  She even gave him a breakdown of how many balls he could get for his money.  Too cute!
I tagged along to the range with them. Gracie marched right in the pro-shop to proudly pay for them.  I didn't hit with them this time.  I simply sat in the cart and enjoyed the show.  My. heart could have burst.  I am so blessed. They are too cute and I happen to get them at the same moment.  
Happy Father's Day!

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Teeing up on the Driving Range

Gracie is midway through golf camp and is loving every minute of it.  She thinks Coach Gary is the best.  She can't wait to get out there each morning.  I must admit, he is pretty funny and really good with the kids. Today was swing practice out on the driving range.  
Tomorrow is chipping followed by short game practice on Friday.  And yes, she has looked absolutely adorable every day!

Monday, June 12, 2017

Hitting the Greens

A beautiful start to a week of golf camp.  

Friday, June 2, 2017

First Day of Summer Break

The first day of summer break ended up falling on National Donut Day.  Gracie Cakes was up and feeling better so of course, we celebrated at our favorite donut shop.  
Molly on the other hand definitely wasn't celebrating.  She had surgery to repair her torn ACL.  She is in a lot of pain, confused and stuck wearing the cone of shame.  She has a long recovery ahead, but with tons of love and attention, we know she'll be back to her antics in no time.  
A yummy start to summer break

On her way home after ACL surgery 

The effects of anestethia lasted for quite a while after she got home.

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Last Day of 5th Grade

Today was the last day of school!  Gracie walked out of 5th grade with several academic awards of excellence and was once again the overall AR point winner for her grade.  
She finishes 5th grade with her all A's record in tact and with high honors.  
Gracie, daddy and I are so proud of all that you have accomplished this school year.  You have worked so very hard and we can't wait to see all that you do in Middle School!  We love you!
All smiles before heading out to her last day of 5th grade.  It was also a dress down day, even better!

Molly completely tore her ACL.  She has to have surgery tomorrow.  However, that didn't keep her from hobbling out to get her last day pic with Gracie Cakes.

Unfortunately the end of the day brought a 102 temp and chills to Gracie and continued leg pain for Molly.  So both our girls are down but toughing it out together.