Sunday, July 18, 2010

Athlete in the Making?

While I was never athletic as a child, I signed up Gretchen for a little soccer this summer just to see if she would like it.  We tried sports classes before when she was younger but she just didn't get it.  The rules, the drills, etc were kind of a pretext for being there and not the actual activity.  This summer she seems to be doing better with it.  She is dribbling and listening to the coach (Coach Jo is a saint!).  I don't know if it will last since we haven't seen a game yet but I'm hoping she enjoys it.  If not, there is always dance this fall....

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Gretchen's Fifth Birthday

Gretchenpalooza is officially over - it was a beautiful day to celebrate.  We had a wonderful turnout of family and friends both from church and school.  Gretchen was in her party dress for all of 45 minutes before changing into her bathing suit.  I scarely saw her the rest of the day.  We waited to open presents until the next day because some of our friends stayed quite awhile.  She was so tired but I think she had fun!

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Mom and Daughter Day

Gretchen's school has field trips in the summer that the parents chaperone.  On Gretchen's birthday, they went to Lovell's Restaurant since the theme of the week was space exploration (read here for more).  Afterwards most parents take their kids home if they chaperoned.  I decided to take my little bunny to Six Flags and spend the afternoon at the water park.  We were both exhausted so when Gretchen saw a photo booth on the way out, we stopped for some silly pictures!

Happy Birthday my beautiful girl!  Hope Gretchenpalooza is all you wanted it to be!

Monday, July 5, 2010

4th of July

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Gretchen was mysteriously attracted to fire and scared of it!  She wore these gloves but she did it plenty of times without...  I think she enjoyed the pop its more (those little sacks of gun powder you through on the ground).