Friday, July 14, 2017

Off to Middle School

At the beginning of June, my handsome nephew promoted to middle school. I still can't believe it!

My Sis and her BF Roman had a beautiful luncheon to celebrate, and it was a perfect day.

I mean, look how handsome he is!

My Sis and Gar. Such a proud Mama!

Gigi and Opa were there too! 
(Sorry Opa, wasn't able to snap your pic.)

Here he is getting his promotion certificate. Garin received all A's this year and was honored with the presidents award. So proud of him!

Ell was struggling this day from a double ear infection and strep, but was a trooper and determined to celebrate her cousin. It helped to have all her grandparents around to cheer her up!

My Dad and Deb flew down of course! We were all very excited to have them here. 

Gracie(my sister's boyfriends daughter) also promoted. Aren't they just so adorable!

Gar Bear,

I was so excited the day I became your Auntie, and you've made me so proud every single day since. Keep believing in your dreams, working hard, and being the amazing young man you are. I love you so much buddy!!

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Thursday, June 29, 2017

Father's Day 2017

Happy Father's Day to the silliest, most loving, and attentive Dad I know. Being a Dada was definitely a job meant for you! I love watching you two together, whether you're wrestling, practicing soccer, or quietly playing "Big Brother" in her room, you always make time to bond with your favorite girl. Ell adores you, and we're so lucky you're ours. 

We love you!

Last Year// 5 Years Old

Four Years Old!

Three Years Old!

  Two Years Old!

1 Year Old ( Jose's 1st Father's Day!)

I love looking back at all of these photos. Such a fun tradition I hope to continue for years to come!

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That's a Wrap Kinder!

Mrs. Slone,

You taught our girl all year, with patience, kindness, and love. She learned how to read and write! She discovered a deep joy for mathematics and feel deeper in love with science. You gave her choice, and time to discover new things. She learned the importance of kindness, and what it means to be a great friend. This class will always hold a special place in our hearts. We love you Mrs. Slone, and are so grateful for the role you've played in Ella's life. Her educational journey has only just begun, and we can't wait to see what lies ahead for our girl.

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Christmas 2016

We had a magical christmas season. Here are some of our favorite moments . . . . . . . 

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Student of the Month

Ella Catherine was honored with Student of the Month in March, and we couldn't be more proud! 

Ella works so hard each day, and it gives me so much joy to see her succeed in school, and with her peers. Kindergarten is no joke, and she continues to learn and grow every day!

Here she is with Mrs. Slone. I adore this picture of them!

Every student is recognized at Flag Salute, then parents are invited into class and her award is presented in front of her class. It was so very special for Jose and I to see.

Jose came too of course, and she was so excited!

Of course we never snapped a pic together, so here we are, on Insta stories!

We are so proud of you sweet girl!
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