Thursday, June 6, 2019

Signing Day

It's official!  Allie signed onto her new team, Patriot Rays.  Allie and her new team celebrated at the first annual Military Ball with green and blue snack, treats and goodies.  The athletes walked the blue carpet, signed their team agreements and then danced the night away.  Looking forward to a gRAYt season.  Let's go RAYS!

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Field Day

Field day was SOOOOO much fun this year!  A few water games, giant bubbles, rolling tires and snow cones too!  The end of the school year is awesome!

Monday, June 3, 2019

A Patroit

The much anticipated day has arrived!  Allie has been asking NON-STOP if I found out which RAYS team she made.  Moments after I received the email, I wrapped it up for her to open.  She squealed.  She screamed.  She was THRILLED to be on a level 1 junior team this season.  Allie Rae will be a Patriot Ray for the 2019-2020 cheer season.

Sunday, May 19, 2019

Camp Ohiyesa

The tradition of Girl Scout camping continues for a third year.  This year we tried out a new camp.  The girls sang around the campfire and roasted s'mores, canoed, braved a giant swing, learned about ecology in the forest, earned their Global Action badge, and cared for some farm animals.  I love experiencing camp with my Allie girl but NEVER sleep well on the first night.  We come home exhausted, but with our hearts full.


Saturday, May 11, 2019

Allie's First Holy Communion

Allie's first holy communion was small, quaint and lovely.  She was as beautiful as ever in her white dress.  Aunt Kat took her shopping and Allie picked out the pouffiest dress she could find!  She wore a crown of flowers and veil from Nana.  Around her neck hung her silver cross from her baptism.  In her ears were new diamond hoop earring she's been asking to own (just like mine).  She carried Nana's rosary and Auntie Ellen's purse from their first holy communions.  She was a beauty.

Uncle Mark & Aunt Kat....Godparents

Leading up to Allie's first communion, she painted a special goblet in class.  Her and I made her pew sign in white and pink to hang at the end of her pew row.  Allie and her communion crew sang a song at the end of mass.

We all celebrated after mass with some pasta and a simple, but beautiful, pink rose-topped cake (buttercream frosting and white cake...Allie's choices).

God Bless my little girl and may Jesus forever be a part of your life, your decisions, and your future.

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Cookie Celebration

765 boxes of Girl Scout cookies sold by my little brownie.  Allie's goal was only 600.  When she reached it and cookie season wasn't over, she then changed it to 750.  The party bus to the cookie celebration definitely played a part in her motivation.

What a fun way to celebrate my 40th birthday...on a PARTY BUS!  I was surrounded by some of my favorite people (big and small).  The girls had a BLAST singing and dancing...and celebrating with Dairy Queen ice cream on the ride home.  All the girls sat at their own table at the cookie dinner and were recognized for their efforts and accomplishments with a trophy.

Some of Allie's favorite cookie rewards were her sleeping bag and umbrella.  She always loves her new stuffy and charm to add to her growing Girl Scout charm bracelet.  Allie's biggest achievements are worn on vest as patches and badges to remind her of the journeys she took this scout year.