Pinewood Derby

Dear Blake,

You had your first pinewood derby for Cub Scouts this weekend.  You made a car with Papa Mike that looked like El Toro Loco!  You did a great job making it.  We went to test it the day before, and then we went to the race.  You placed 4th in your age group.  We were all so happy that we could come watch.  

Love,

Mama

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Wisconsin Dells and New Years!

Dear Blake,

We went to Wisconsin Dell’s and stayed at the Hilton Garden Inn.  Papa and Gigi went too!  We went to Kalahari water park and also played games there.  You guys won a ton of tickets!  We ate at MooseJaw and Sprechers!  We had a great time!

This was the first year you stayed up until midnight for New Years!  We had fun watching a movie and playing games too!

Love,

Mama

Christmas

Dear Blake,

We had a great Christmas!  On Christmas Eve we went to TT and Uncle Colin’s house and Papa and Gigi were there.  We had dinner and opened presents and then played white elephant.  You got so many cool presents!  You said your favorite was the slitherio!

The next morning we woke up and Santa had come to our house!  You opened up presents and then went to church.  Then we had Dada’s side of the family over.  We ate dinner and opened more presents.  

You had such a great couple of days.  

Love,

Mama

Cubs scouts, Monster Jam, and Faith Formation!

Dear Blake,

You started cub scouts this year and are in the Tiger Den.  So far you have earned a belt loop and a patch.  We did a trick or treat event and a turkey shoot!  You love going!

We also went to monster jam again!  It was so cool going to the pit party and seeing the trucks up close.  You got souvenirs and even got to meet the truck drivers and get their autographs!  We got to see an awesome show!

You also started going to faith formation.  You like going too!  You go to your classroom and the adults stay in the gym to talk.  We have done some activities at church too like making an advent wreath.  We have had a busy couple of months!

Love,

Mama

1st grade

Dear Blake,

You are a 1st grader!  Today you had your walk through of your school and I couldn’t be there to take you.  I’m so sorry I couldn’t be there.  I really wanted to.  I had to work at my school and do my own parent walk through.  Gigi took you though and you had fun.  She sent me pictures of your teacher Mrs. McElroy and your classroom.  She seems nice!  You got to put away your supplies and see the gym and rhe lunchroom (where you get to sometimes buy ice cream!)  I can’t believe you will be in school all day.  I’m going to miss you all day.  I’m so glad we had all summer to be together and do fun things.  But I will miss you. 

I love you,

Mama

Vacation

Dear Blake,

We got to go on a great vacation to Jacksonville Beach to visit Aunt Christine and Uncle Bryan and then to Disney World!

You got to play on the beach and in the sand.  You got to go to Disney World we went to Magic Kingdom Epcot and Hollywood Studios and had to relaxing pool days.  We went to Mickey’s Backyard BBQ where you got to see Chip and Dale and Goofy and Mickey and Minnie and get their autographs.  You loved the Disney busses. Your favorite ride was the slinky dog roller coaster and the sevens dwarf mine train.  We had so much fun and I’m glad to have gone with all our family and see you so happy.

Love,

Mama

6 years old

Dear Blake,

Happy 6th birthday!  I can’t believe you are six years old time goes so fast.  It seems like just yesterday that we were in the hospital waiting for you to be born.  I’ll never forget when you were born and I just loved you so much.  I still love you just as much.  You are growing up so fast and you are into so many things like Mario and video games and playing with your friends.  In a couple of days you’re going to be done with kindergarten.  I’m just trying to do everything I can to remember all of these memories.  I love you so much!

 Love,

 Mama

Little Free Library

Dear Blake,

I finally got my dream of a Little Free Library!  I ordered it and then we put in the pole and then attached the top.  Then we had an opening celebration with ribbon cutting.  Since I’m a teacher, I read a story to the kids and we had refreshments.  I had book prizes and giveaways.  Then you helped me cut the ribbon.  People got to choose books!  We had lots of neighbors and friends come to help open It!  It was a great day!

Love,

Mama

New Cousin

Dear Blake,

You have a new cousin Abby born in February.  She got baptised on Sunday and Mama and Dada are her Godparents.  You got to go and see her get baptised and have a party after.  It was a great day for our family.  

Love,

Mama

Easter 2018

Dear Blake,

You guys had a great Easter!  The day before Easter we went to Lincoln Way to the annual bunny breakfast and egg hunt that they have every year. We got to eat breakfast, see the Easter Bunny, and do egg hunts.  Your favorite part was when you saw the Easter Bunny and afterward he gave you Mario Happy Meal toys which is something that you have been wanting.

On Easter we woke up and went downstairs and you guys found your eggs and your baskets from the Easter Bunny. You got a lot of monster trucks and different toys inside. Then we went to church with Papa and Gigi and then we went to T T and Uncle Colin’s house because they were hosting Easter. We ate lunch and then we got Easter baskets from Papa and Gigi!  We had a great Easter. 

Love,

 Mama