First day of Little Flower

How exciting. Mom and Dad both there to send off Grace on her new adventure at Little Flower. We’re all so excited and have such great feelings that Grace is going to rock 3rd grade. Big thanks to family and friends who have been sending great wishes and encouragement.
click on the image below to view the album. No doubt many stories to come in the days, weeks and months ahead. WAY TO GO GRACE, WE’RE ALL SO PROUD OF YOU!!

Click the image above to view album.

Great weekend

Another blockbuster weekend as we prepare for the first day of 3rd grade Monday. Dad took Friday off to spend quality time with Grace and we never let up through the weekend.
-Friday morning breakfast at Pegs downtown
-Then an amazing adventure tubing down the Truckee River (wow!!!)
-Then and ice cream social at Grace’s new School. Note the pictures of a new friend!!
-And note the picture of Grace’s new teacher. His name is Mr. Bexon and he’s new from Philadelphia
-Then downtown Reno for fancy show (note the fancy dress) Show was Cirque De Noir
-Then late-night dinner (Cheeseburger with grilled onion)
-Saturday
-Breakfast at the Gold and Silver Diner
-Swimming,
-Arcade at Circus Circus Circus.
-Movie
-Grace/Dad caricature portrait
Then mom joined us and we all went to dinner and late night river walk.
*Spent the night in a tiny hotel room downtown. Cozy to say the least and Grace is a bed hog.
-Then swimming, then fun at Boomtown, then shopping with dad (some cool new boots!) then dinner at Murrietas with friends from AZ and southern CA.
-Finally home to shower and try on uniform for school tomorrow.
Wow, what a weekend!!! (and we didn’t mention a few things)

Last Day


Today: Grace’s last day at Van Gorder Elementary. We’ve made a change that feels like the right thing to do. Grace will start Little Flower Elementary this year.
Big hugs to everyone at Van Gorder. Teachers, Administration and all the staff. And all the great Red Hawks who have shared great and fun friendships with Grace. We hope those friendships will continue.

Kids University at UNR

Grace made the good choice to sign up for another course at Kids University. We’re glad she did, it should be great. Grace’s course this week: “Fundamentals of Acting”

Arriving at UNR this morning:

New Hair

Went to hair appointment at Hair Mania II (Dad’s hair place). But first stopped by “Unbeweavable” beauty supply for some blue hair.
Goal was to get hair clean from the 2+ weeks of braids from Oakland, then trim as necessary and do a new hair style to Grace’s specifications.
They did a great job, and said only a few rodents, 2 birds and one skunk ran out of Grace’s hair when they washed three times. All were surprised how long Grace wanted the blue hair …but all agreed it’s her hair.

Here are the pictures: