Sunday, June 26, 2011

Boating Fun

Dear Sophia,

How about lunch on the boat today?

 A sea gull says hello to us!

 Your Dad is a cutie!!

 How about another apple slice?

Or maybe just a big smile because we are together having fun..relaxing!

 And being silly!!!!!!!

Your Dad loves time on the boat with his girls!


Friday, June 24, 2011

A Very Fun Day

Dear Sophia,

Sweetie Pie..Thank you for being my photography assistant today for the Mad Tea Party! 

But at least you were paid is some yummy tea cakes!!

Thank you for reading Jonah and The Whale to me while I cleaned up!!

We had so much fun today! I will post our "Tea under a Tree" and Playdate with Emily tomorrow! 

I love you so much!

Love, Mom

Friday, June 17, 2011

Sweet Thoughts

Dear Sophia,

I thought it was so nice of you to draw Aimee this card for her Graduation Party....

You did such a nice job and thought of it all on your own.

You are kind and have a big heart. Never change that!


Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Time well spent

Dear Sophia,

Last night we sat on the living room floor and sipped herbal tea and played this game in our jammies. 

I loved every second of it.  I love that you are not too old to do these things with me.

The best part was when we were done and you sat in my lap and I held and rocked you. 

I love you dearly.

Love, Mom


Sunday, June 12, 2011

Funny Story from Nana Jan

Dear Sophia,

I know you love funny memories and are in bed but Nana just told me one that I never want to forget to tell you.....
When Nana Jan was little her mom, Nana Marcy would always go to the "dime store" and buy two pairs of underpants for Nana Jan to give her friends at birthday their PRESENT!!...Nana Marcy would say... "Everyone needs underpants".

Now that is funny.  Nana Jan would be so embarrassed to give underwear as birthday party gifts!!



Dear Sophia

I just wanted to include some pictures I have taken on a few or your play dates with Gracie.

We were going to go the gardens in St Cloud be rain detoured us to the craft store. I think these vases turned out wonderful.

I love doing crafts with you and I am so grateful that you still like to do them with me!
I love you so much

Love, Mom

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Dear Sophia,

Summer is off to a great start. I went out and bought some fun decorations to celebrate your first week off of school at the dollar store and surprised you:
 Breakfast is better with milk from a Hawaiian Tiki Shot Glass  FOR SURE!
 And I personally like to eat my breakfast with a pink flamingo!

 Doesn't juice taste better from a pineapple cup?
 Having Nana here this week is FUN.  You guys spent so much time painting your Monet Marshmallows

 Two of my FAVORITE people lucky I am...
I love you, Sophia. We are very very lucky.

Love, Mom

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Summer Fun

Dear Sophia,

Wow, Day TWO into summer and what FUN you are having!!!

Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeee Right into your little pool we talked Dad into at Walmart...along with the dodge ball game, giant volleyball net and ball and bean bag toss...oh ya and two sassy water guns!

What fun we had hitting the balloons around the yard with those big water noodles!

Nana got here today, what FUN!!  Dennys was fun tonight but you were a bit disappointed that Denny the Dinosaur didn't make an early appearance.

I love you!!!

Love, Mom

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Quiet and Peaceful

Dear Sophia,

I snapped this picture of you today..remember??  You were in the living room reading your quiet and peaceful.

Thanks for going to Lynns Cake and Candy with me today - I had fun!

Also...we did have a great time on the boat today playing games but boy oh boy was that water cold!

Love you sweetie pie!


Friday, June 3, 2011

Last Day of School

 Dear Sophia,

Happy Last Day of First Grade!!

This is the email we received from Mrs Rerick today...

Dear First Grade Parents,
It's so hard to believe your first graders will be leaving this first grade classroom!  Another milestone and accomplishment under their belts!
They will be coming home today with a Summer Folder.  You will find some of their most precious work and practice sheets to keep their reading polished!  Their report card will also be included in the folder. 
Thank you from the bottom of my heart for the opportunity to work and learn with your children.  They are a bright group of learners with an abundance of love and enthusiasm.   They are kind to each other and very supportive.  It has been such a pleasure to watch them grow and learn.  What a joy to see the wonder and awe with which they look at their days! Their hugs and smiles have brightened my days.
Thank you for all the support you have given to them with their school work this year and for all the support you have always shown me.  You are wonderful parents and I truly appreciate you.   
May God bless you and your families with a fabulous summer!
Shelly Rerick

What an amazing teacher you had this year. 

You have done so well at SACS this year. Your reading, math and social skills are amazing. You have a big heart, Sophia and always know that the most important thing is to be kind to others and look out for those who need our extra love and support. 

How about a little Panera on the last day of school....

 I'll take that is as YES...


Can't wait to make our "Summer Bucket List" this weekend......

Love Mom

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Piano Recital

Dear Sophia,

Today you had your piano did beyond amazing.   The recital was at Guardian Angels dining room so all the little old grey hairs were there to cheer you on!  Tana also took the time to come and watch you play, that was so nice of her.

It is not easy to get up in front of all those people and play the piano at your age.

The songs you played were not easy either yet you executed them with grace and style!

Could your Dad and I be any more proud?  At this moment, no.


Songs played were Ode to Joy and The Juggler. 

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Dear Sophia, 

I love this picture you painted at school. You are so talented and smart. I am excited this is your final few days of first grade but part of me does not want time to march on.  You have done such amazing things this year. We are proud of you always.

Love Mom.