Kent and I have been married for 11 years. Kent just started his own custom cabinet business, truly custom. I am teaching Learning Disabilities at the local High School. Abbey, our oldest, is in third grade. Gracie, our middle child, is in first grade and Lily, our youngest, is in Kinder Club.
Gracie turned 6 on Thursday and we had her party on Saturday. She decided to have a horse theme party and go to Grandpa Charlie's to ride horses. She had Beau, Lucy, Abbey, Lily, Michaela and Reagan go ride horses and then she had Reagan and Michaela stay all night. They had a great time riding horses at Grandpa Charlie's with Aunt Taylor as his assistant. They did a great job with the kids. Gracie got to choose the horse she wanted to ride from Grandpa Charlie's website a few days prior to the party. So, that was exciting! Thank you Grandpa Charlie and Aunt Taylor! Then, we came home and had cake and gifts! That was fun too! Then, we grilled hamburgers and hot dogs for dinner. The girls had another friend in Kindergarten who was having a pool party that evening so we went swimming until about 9:00. Then, they came home; showered; watched a movie and went to sleep watching "High School Musical I,II, and III." What a night!! Happy 6th Birthday, Gracie! We love you!!!!
We went to Nana and Dave's house on Saturday night to celebrate Father's Day with Dave. Kent grilled chicken, steaks and shrimp kabobs. Everything was wonderful. The girls enjoyed their watermelon and their game of "Noodle-Tag." They also gave a cup stacking presentation for all the dad's on Father's Day. It was pretty cute! They presented it for Dave and Kent on Saturday night and for my dad and Grandpa Allan at noon on Sunday and then for Grandpa Bill on Sunday evening. As you can tell, we had a very busy Father's Day weekend!
Kent helping Gracie with her book and Lily helping with dinner.
Kent helping Gracie with her work.
More of the same.
After the water gun fight, the girls went in to get their pjs on and work in their books I got them. I found books for them to work in so they keep their brains working over the summer. They started working in their books while I was making dinner but they soon decided that they would rather help cook than work in their books. Kent and I made Smothered Chicken, Potato Casserole and Steamed Broccoli with the girls' help. It was a nice evening.
We went out to eat after church on Sunday with CF and Nicole and the kids. When we left the restaurant I told the girls that I wanted to go to buy something fun to do. Gracie yelled from the backseat, " Yeah, FUN STUFF ... SUMMER!!!!!!!" So, the girls picked out water guns to stay entertained Sunday afternoon since it was so too cold for the pool.
Abbey made this butterfly at Summer School today. I asked her what she wanted me to do with it. She told me just to throw it away. Maybe I am rubbing off on her. Before throwing it away, I at least took a picture of it. The big girls were invited to Susan's house to play American Girl Dolls with Sara tonight. They had fun playing in Susan's tree house with their new dolls and with Sara. So, Lily and I went to the carnival so Lily could ride a few rides. She had fun and is ready for tomorrow night where she can ride as many rides as she wants.
We get 1/2 a beef every year and we were almost out of meat since it's been almost a year. Kent went to pick up our meat this afternoon so we now have a freezer full of beef. We don't have anything planned for tonight and the weather isn't very conducive to being outside so I told the girls that I would make them whatever they wanted for dinner. Gracie said that she wanted Ramen Noodles. Lily agreed! I told them that wasn't very fun. Lily told me that I should just put it in a FANCY bowl. Evidently a fancy bowl makes things FUN!!