My favorite picture. She's really enjoying that cone!
So nothing really exciting to report. Gabby and I are watching a tiny baby named Kit on my days off for a month and so I am trying to take advantage of every moment Gabby and I are alone so she has fun and doesn't feel neglected. Today we had to run a few errands before the baby came over and Gabby some how decided she needed ice cream and for some reason I caved. I guess because it's rainy and I didn't have any other great fun ideas. We sat on the porch and watched the rain and ate ice cream. Apparently this made for an awesome morning for Gabrielle. A mini ice cream cone was the best investment I've made in a long time! I will never forget watching the rain and giggling with Gabby for an hour on the front porch.
I love this sweet girl!
Praise the ice cream!
It's not good unless the proof is on your face.
Gabby thinks the self timer on our camera in awesome.
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!
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.
One evening while eating dinner at Texas Roadhouse (our
usual on Friday nights so we can see Daddy for an hour while he’s working)
Gabby saw Olympic swimmers on the television and said I want to do that. Michael and I have been wanting Gabby to become
less fearful of the water and a stronger swimmer so we immediately agreed that
becoming a swimmer was a great idea. Two
weeks later I had all of the information needed and we were signed up for the
neighborhood swim team. Little did I
know how intense summer swim team would be!
To be allowed on the team you must be capable of swimming
across the entire 25 meter pool, there is no time limit and you are allowed to
hold on to the rope as much as you need.
Gabby made it across the pool in about 2 minutes, 20 seconds with a lot
of encouragement from the coaches and a lot of holding onto the ropes and
taking breaks. I must add that the
evaluation was in April and it was cold, but she never even mentioned the
temperature of the water the…