Mom came for a visit.
All the way from Tennessee.
A much needed trip for us all.
It's no fun not having mom around full time.
She's one of those mom's you don't mind living just down the street.
Maybe one day God will allow us to all live somewhere together.
But for now, we make do and praise Him for where He has each of us and that we are allowed to get together when we can.
Day 1: Sunday
Gracie's 1st ever Dance Recital.
Theme: Little Red Riding Hood
OH my gosh I was so proud.
She was the girl who never stopped smiling, remembered her entire dance, went the correct way even when everyone else went the wrong way and kept looking at the audience. What a little performer. And, the best thing is that their teacher choreographs appropriate dances for them. Not inappropriate moves like I sadly tend to see all the time at recitals. They got to be childlike. Brilliant.
|And, she does it with confidence. |
My little performer.
After the show mom and Loren brought her flowers.
|Mrs. Sara, whom we will miss very much next year.|
To celebrate, Grace chose to go to Sugar Thai for dinner.
Mom's first time at a Thai restaurant.
One of my favorite foods: Phad Thai
Family Game night is a big thing in our household.
We've actually had game night every single night before bed for two months straight now.
Night one of mom's visit (well, night two...the first night she arrived at 11pm. Not the right timing for game night) we taught her how to play Apples to Apples. Can I just say that we laughed a whole heck of a lot. Laugher is hands down my favorite thing.
|Walking to school|
|Stopping to smell the flowers....always|
|In front of Gracie's class|
Man, that girly is always dragging her jackets on the ground.
|While waiting for the graduation to start we ran home|
and decorated. Thank you Dollar Tree! $3 and voila
Kindergarten 2012 Graduation.
|They sang two songs which had dance moves to go along with them|
|Graduation hats made out of construction paper. |
|Walking up to get her certificate|
|Mrs. Foley, her Kindergarten teacher|
|The entire class|
|Her teacher is incredible and put together some amazing|
memorabilia for us to bring home.
Totally speaking my love language
|Never a dull moment. She's been trying to "get" me since she was 4 months old.|
Some things never change.
Next up a picnic at Olmstead State Park
I did take some photos of the two of them.
But they are a secret still.
Sorry to make you wait, Mom.
|Grandma brought Grace the coolest lady bug Frisbee.|
|We were hot and tired. A perfect way to cool down.|
|Awww Jake. Right before we took him to the vet to find out that he'd have to be put down the following day.|
|Saying her goodbyes|
Day 3: Tuesday
Mom getting her 1st ever pedicure.
And by golly she liked it!
Ok, she LOVED it!
After school and lunch we went to the Kittitas County Museum
And, to the library
And, to D&M to try a...oh no....I can't remember the name of it.
Italian Soda?? What ever it was it was good. Thanks for the treat mom.
And, a final goodbye to Jake.
Appropriately in the background is the movie Where The Wild Things Are.
We love and miss you Jake but know now that you are not in pain anymore and can see with your beautiful big blue eyes. You were the best cat Jake and Loren will continue to sing ridiculous songs with your name in it.
|Bailey must have been tired|
|A glorious lunch treated by my mom and a round or two of Uno to pass the time while we waited for our Crepes|
|Yea, this is our family at it's best|
After a long day of walking and shopping and eating we rested
|we rested while Grace danced and blew bubbles|
And, for some reason Blogger will not let me upload any other pictures today. Odd. Hmmm....
Will finish up another day.
What a great StayCation for us and Vacation for my mom.
Every time I think about it I will have fond memories to keep me going until our next visit.