Best Day Ever

OK so that was Grace's words not mine. You know the whole "this is the best day ever".

Ear piercing at the Cascade Mall.

 Followed by cake and ice cream. SO excited to blow out her 5 candles.
 OK here I go blowing my candles out.
 But my brother Emmit blew the candles out first. He was also excited.
 Emmit upset because he got told NO!
 OK Grace is happy again. We sang the song start to finish and she got to blow them out. Again. Emmit still upset.

 Happy again with ice cream.

Best day ever for sure.
Happy Day Grace.

Happy 5th Birthday

Happy Birthday
Grace Anne

Today you turn 5 years old.
It was just like yesterday I tell you.
You are loved by many, but you are loved most by your mom,dad and brother.

We wish you a very Happy Birthday and hope that all your birthday wishes come true.

At 5 years old you amaze me by how kind you are to others.
That Grace is most important and I know that is something you will keep with you forever.
At 5 years old you give the best hugs ever and I like that you know when a person is needing of one.

I am unsure where you place on the charts or what percentage you are.
It doesn't matter to us, because we think you are pretty much perfect the way you are.

The day you were born Grace Anne was the day that changed everything for your dad and I in the most splendifious way.

We will love you always and forever.

To the moon and back sweet cheeks.


Ice Skating

While I was skiing with my dad, this crew got to go to the ice skating.
Fun was had by all and with the double blade skates for the kids.
Both Josh and Papa were hockey players so they were naturals.
Papa and Indira did the couples skate. Would have loved to see that.
Emmit wasn't so sure.
Auntie Morgan was there to give a helping hand.
Grace LOVED it and by the smile of my mom I think she loved it as well.

The Man Can Ski

Dad, you truly are your best version of yourself when you are on the hill.
Your smile spreads for miles and your spirit and love for the hill instantly becomes contagious.
I more then enjoyed my day on the hill with you. From start to finish it was a perfect day of skiing.

Thank you dad for a priceless gift this holiday season, by spending the time with you on the hill.

You can ski.


Oh It Was Jolly

Christmas Eve At Grandma & Grandpa with the cousins. Priceless. Thanks to Grandma D all 5 of them were in matching holiday outfits, that they thought was cool.
 Carly and Grace = double trouble.

 I think Jackson's face pretty much sums it up.
 Twas the night before x mas...
 Christmas Morning at Home
 Yeah, Emmit Santa really did buy you a drum kit.
 Grace is very excited about her new gift from Santa.

 I am one lucky mom. Look what I got for x mas from the kids.
 Thank you GREAT GRANDMA GRACE for the guitars.

 Christmas dinner with the Sleepers.
 Which means there was a lot of this going on.

Hope you all had a wonderful x mas. I think most of us would agree that the best part was being with my family and friends over this long holiday weekend.