We had our last day of swim lessons and it was a special treat to have dad come watch. Gracie and Tyler have done great this summer. Gracie is a little fish and an excellent swimmer. Tyler is slowly overcoming his fear of the water and has made tremendous progress. After we got home from swim lessons, Tyler wanted to watch the video I had been taking at the pool. During this time I was baking the cake for Gracie's party. Marty informed Gracie (mostly mocking) that mom spent almost a month making the cake for her first birthday. Gracie asked if she could see the cake, so Marty started looking through tapes and found the one of her very first birthday party. We had a great time going back and reminiscing. We also watched the day she was born and several other important moments of her wonderful little life. We are so blessed to have her sweet little spirit in our lives and love her so very much. Sometimes she can be a handful with her strong will and spirited personality, but we still love her anyway!
We had a Camp Rock party on Saturday with nine of her little girl friends. They were absolutely hysterical! I had made a stage for them to perform songs from the Camp Rock "Final Jam." But before the performing began we had to make them into rock stars. We had make-up, body glitter, nail polish, pink hair and lip stick, what more could you need. The girls had a great time and so did I. We finished up the party festivities with the Sandgren family Sunday afternoon with a small family dinner. I have to say, I'm pretty worn out after all of this. We finally took down the streamers and balloons today.
Gracie, I hope you had a great birthday. I love you so much!
Gracie & her new doll, Kit.
They now go everywhere together.
Ever since the movie came out, Gracie has talked about
wanting to have a Camp Rock birthday party. I made VIP
concert passes for the invitations. Gracie wore hers for days.
I had a hard time coming up with the cake for
the Camp Rock theme. The electric guitar seemed to work.
It ended up being a lot easier than I was expecting.
All the girls after getting on their "rock star" make-up.
Rubee, Gracie & Rebecca rockin out!
Lizzy, Cameron & Rebecca
Cameron wins for best rocker!
She rocked so hard until she gave herself a massive headache.
Bella & Gracie
All the girls with their gifts.
Gracie loved all the presents, especially the make-up!
YIKES!! 6 going on 16!
Getting ready for cake.
Gracie, her new Webkins & her cake.
She almost had them out in one blow.
Gracie & Lexi.
Still rockin' on after the party ended.
Gracie couldn't wait to put on her new nightie.
She was so excited to match all the other girls in the neighborhood.
Now we can throw away her ratty Cinderella nightgown!
Dinner with the cousins.
Tyler, Brody, Austin, Faith & Gracie
Thanks for Kit's dress and her dog "Grace".
That was the first thing she said after opening the doll.
"Aren't there clothes for her to change into?"