Sunday day 8 with Winter

Grace again up way before the sun to take Winter for a chilly and long walk. Here are a few pics on the walk back from breakfast. About 3 miles total.
…and this evening a lot of snuggling on the couch.

Winter is doing great, this evening she walked to the back door to let us know it was potty time. Then outside to do her business. She’s doing awesome and reciprocating all the goodness we’re giving her.

St Patrick’s Day

Grace and mom really out-did themselves. First they built a leprechaun trap …and baited it Guiness beer. Then this morning a great St Patrick’s Day outfit.
Happy ST Patrick’s Day everyone!

S.T.E.M. Night Van Gorder

Van Gorder put on an exhibition of art work from all classrooms as well as live projects. Add a book fair to the mix and it made for a great evening at Van Gorder Elementary.
Grace and Dad were two of the first people there! Uhhh, and by a long ways were the last ones out the door, more than a full evening.
Saw many teachers and friends, including Mrs. Kattelman, Mrs. Axley, and Mrs. Evers. Bought some 2nd Grade art work created by Grace Austin and also bought three great books at the book fair. …Last ones out the door and when Grace got home she started to read one of her books.

Great Family Weekend …Tahoe

Great weekend mini-vacation road-trip in our local area. Saturday morning up to Lake Tahoe with lots of fun. Then some exploring including Kirkwood meadows. Then dropped down into Minden where we stayed at CVI and Grace did lots of swimming Saturday night and Sunday morning. Then more good food and a detour through Virginia City. Back home Sunday evening, a great weekend. Pictures Below, Video Coming Soon
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Video of various things, the 2nd half is primarily many short random snippets.
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Mini Vacation -Tahoe

Early celebration of Grace’s birthday we headed out for local fun. Many more pics and video later, -but here is a sneak peak. Grace and Zoey in the snow over Lake Tahoe.

…more later, what a fun trip!! (Minden NV for the night)

Awesome Hair by Dad ..day4

For the 4th Day in a row, Dad and Grace were up very early getting ready for the day and out of the house by 6:30am. Grace is leading, getting up by herself, dressing herself and even making her own lunch. Today was day three of treating ourselves to Starbucks on the way to before-school-program.

Monday Morning

Mondays are a big day, but last night Grace asked Dad to wake her up early so that there would be time to do something fun before school. Well a compromise was reached and woke up Grace at 6am (instead of 6:15’ish) to allow time for a stop at Starbucks on the way to the before school program.
OH, and the Grace’s patented Dad-Pony-Tail is a big hit. Grace is such a great person.