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Happy Father's Day!

Father's Day was a relaxing day.  Michael has been working extremely hard building things at the escape room.  We decided to spend the day with his best friend.  It was a fun and relaxing day enjoying the kids and cooking burgers.  I think these pictures depict our day:







I think Gabby knows that she is so blessed to have such a loving, caring, involved fun Daddy.  I know that I am lucky to have such an amazing partner sharing this crazy life of parenting and making memories.  We love you Michael and we both feel so blessed for the ways you choose to so your love.  You make our lives amazing.  Love you.
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A Good Friday!

There was no school on Good Friday so we made the most of this family day.  Since Daddy had to work in the evening we took advantage and woke up early and went to the park.  Gabby decided she wanted to try to learn to ride her bike without training wheels. I am excited to say it was a quick success! We started off by having her try on the hard grass and she got the hang of it in no time.  The entire time we practiced she only fell twice and they were skilled falls.

Once her confidence built, she wanted to try riding on the concrete because we explained a smooth surface is much easier.  She instantly was able to do it, but still needed help with starting off.  Before I even finished the sentence of saying that once she could push of on her own we would buy her a new bike, she did it with no encouragement needed! She was so proud so we sat on a bench and cheered her on.  It was so exciting seeing her be a natural on a bike. I think it was also a confidence booster, which is always a pl…

Tooth Fairy Time!

"All it took was a pizza Lunchable!"

Those were the first words Gabby excitedly told Mommy and Daddy when she got off of the bus after school today while proudly showing us her tooth necklace.  Gabby finally lost her first tooth today!  She has been waiting for about two years for this day.  Her adult teeth were actually already halfway through and she was supposed to go to the dentist for help with her teeth.
She is so excited for the tooth fairy to come tonight and take her tooth.  Luckily Grandma made her a Tooth Fairy pillow years ago that has been patiently hanging on her closet door handle waiting for the day it would be needed. I only wonder what does a tooth fairy bring these days? I guess only time will tell. Hopefully the other tooth that needs to be pulled will follow suit and fall out soon as well.
An added bonus to wiggly teeth in our home is that Daddy HATES seeing a tooth move or even the mention of a wiggly tooth.  Gabby enjoys torturing Daddy with this know…

100 Days of Reading

Gabby has been working extremely hard to improve her reading skills this year, which has really been a struggle for her.  So we worked extra at least 4 days a week doing reading lessons.  She decided she wanted to earn a trip to Great Wolf Lodge for completing the program.  We were so excited the morning of our trip because she had finished all of the intensive and challenging reading lessons and was officially able to read at a 2nd grad reading level.  However, things didn't go quite as planned.  Michael woke up that morning extremely sick to his stomach and was not able to join us to all of our dismay.



We had previously looked into inviting Emma and Brody since they live close by but it was going to double our cost to invite them and they were going to have to miss a day of school so Gabby and I invited Nanny and Corbin to join us.  Even though they were in the middle of a move and taking care of Grandma who just had surgery, they literally dropped everything and packed in 10 …

Rock Star Party

Gabby's party was everything she imagined it.  The 22 girls enjoyed getting their hair and make up done.  Then they all put on their head set microphone and then headed onto stage and enjoyed performing their favorite songs.  The girls seemed to really like the party that Gabby planned.  After cake and gifts the girls went back to the stage for an encore (or 5).  A few of the moms at the party even attempted to escape from one of our escape rooms.  Gabby seemed to love having the run of Escape Artist and showing off the rooms to all of her friends.  It is amazing how many people love and care for Gabby.  We are so grateful for all of the friends and fun that was had at her party!  













Happy 7th St. Gabby's Day!

On Gabby's actual birthday we had a perfect day celebrating just the three of us.  Gabby is officially 7!! Can you believe it? How does time go by so fast? She is such a bright and loving girl.  She is kind, compassionate, and passionate in all things dear to her heart.  There have never been two parents prouder than us.

So to celebrate we woke up early and took her to Cracker Barrel to enjoy her favorite pancakes.  I think she liked playing checkers with Daddy and choosing a candy there more than she enjoyed the actual breakfast.  Directly after breakfast we allowed her to choose her fun for the day from a bunch of options.  Gabby chose bowling by cheering, clapping her hands, and jumping up in down with excitement.  We arrived the very moment they opened. And as if we planned it our neighbors arrived at the same time! So we all bowled together which made her celebration like a mini party.  The kids endured an hour of bowling (they were all done after one game).  Gabby was actua…