Sunday, October 12, 2008

Has it REALLY been 3 weeks?!?!?!?!

Graycen's track out ends today and tomorrow morning will find us back in the carpool line. I have so enjoyed this time and am sad to see it go. I haven't been very good about posting during her track out, so I thought I would post a pictorial catch-up of some things we have been up to during this time. ENJOY!!

This is how we greeted Graycen in the carpool line on her last day of school!

Graycen loves to cook and bake, so we made this recipe out of her Alaskan cookbook that her Grandparents brought her from Alaska.

While it was baking, Graycen and I sat down for some tea.

This was Graycen's first-ever cup of tea. I am looking forward to many more "tea times" with this sweet face!

We made "Happy Fall!" cards and gave them out everywhere we went where someone was helping us (or NOT helping us, for that matter.) The kids had a great time giving these sweet, hand-made cards to people.

We were all sick for this last week of track-out, but it was good to be home and just rest.

We spent some time cleaning out Graycen's things from track 1 and I wanted to share this picture of what I found.

Never underestimate the power of even the smallest gestures you do to remind your children of how much you love them. When I was cleaning out her MOUND of things from school, she had EVERY SINGLE note that I had ever put into her lunchbox or backpack! She said that she liked to keep them in her desk, so that she could read them and feel like she was with me. (sniff, sniff) I have to admit that I was thinking I would cut back this time around, so that I didn't embarrass her. Now, I know that she has room for MORE!


1 comment:

Jarrod, Dawn, Trevor and Mackenzie said...

Awwww!! I love the notes and the fact that she kept them all!!! You really do so much to make them feel special and I love to read about it!!!!