Archive for the 'Kylie' Category

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Daddy-Daughter Dance

Today was a great day because today was the Daddy / Daughter Dance at Kylie’s school! I think I may have been looking forward to this more than Kylie, but only because I realize the significance of these events. I know it won’t be too long before she will not want to go to these types of events with me, so I cherish all the moments that I can get. Unlike past years, this year I actually had a suit that would fit properly, so instead of just dress pants and a nice shirt, I went all out. Considering I knew I was going to be able to wear my suit, I even pre-ordered a matching wrist-corsage and boutonniere for us! Some pictures of them can be seen in the gallery. It was a great night and I had a lot of fun watching Kylie interact with all of her friends. While we didn’t actually dance together because she was more interested in running around with her friends, it was still an excellent evening. I truly love watching my daughter have fun, seeing her smile and hearing her laughter are the highlights of my days! I love you Kylie. Thank you for spending a great evening with me!  

Christmas Choir

Tonight was Kylie’s Christmas Choir concert at school for her fourth grade class. The kids all did a great job and it was very enjoyable to see them all up on stage doing all the motions that went along with their songs. I’m a big proponent of the arts in schools, so I really enjoy watching  her participate in these events, and seeing that she genuinely enjoys them herself, also makes me happy. I am hopefully that, as the years go on, she will continue to participate in and enjoy the arts in various forms.

Halloween Party

Kylie had her school Halloween party tonight, and I had the pleasure of going with her and watching all the fun. I still very much enjoy watching Kylie run and play with her friends and tonight was no different, with the exception of the costumes. Kylie dressed up as a Zombie Hunter, although originally she was supposed to be a failed Zombie Hunter, in other words a Zombie Hunter Zombie, but decided the makeup for that might not be school friendly. She looked great either way. The event was a lot of fun, and I had a good time watching Kylie having such a good time. A couple pictures of her outfit can be found in the gallery.

Beginning Fourth Grade

Today starts the beginning of another school year adventure, as it’s Kylie’s first day of 4th grade. As usual she is excited to be going back, mainly to see all of her friends again. We are certain she will continue with the good progress she made last year and will build new skills and confidences in her academics. She’s looking forward to continuing with science the most, and hopefully the math continues to stay on track as well. This year will provide me with another chance to participate in the WatchDOGS program, which was really fun last year. I am hoping to be able to participate again, but like many things, only time will tell. As always we are excited to take this journey with Kylie and cannot wait to see how she grows this year.  

Happy 9th Birthday, Kylie!

Another year has sped past and my little girl continues to grow. Despite a promise made to me many years ago that you would not, you have aged and grown once more. You would tell me that this is my fault because I keep feeding you vegetables, but in reality you’re the one who likes to eat frozen peas! This year has been a busy one for you, with some major life changes thrown in, but you have handled them with grace and a little complaining. 🙂 You began and completed third grade and made some great improvements during the school year, I even got to come spend a day with you! We got to spend a day at the museum and another day learning about birds of prey. The two biggest changes in your life this year, however, were the changes to your family. You managed to gain new parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins with both Mommy and Daddy getting married this year! You played a major part in both weddings and we are all very thankful, and proud, to have you as our daughter. We all look forward to watching you grow and develop into a beautiful young lady, and we can’t wait to see what the next year holds in store for you. Happy Birthday Kylie, we love you very much!

On to Fourth Grade

Today was Kylie’s last day of 3rd grade. I can’t believe how fast the school year went. Kylie has had a great academic year that has seen some much-needed improvement in her math skills. She came a long way during the year it that subject and is now pretty much back on track. We couldn’t be more happy with this particular turn around. All of her other subjects remained strong throughout the year. I was also able to take part in the WatchDOGS program this year, and that was an interesting day. Hopefully I will get to participate again next year, but we will have to wait and see what my availability is with work. Hard to believe she is going to fourth grade already!

Another Year of Ballet

Today was Kylie’s ballet recital, and I know I may be just a tad bit biased but she was awesome! It’s so cool to see all her hard work come together in the full routine. The change over the last four (almost 5) years is astounding. She has grown and learned so much, and her love of this art form continues to grow along with her. As is our tradition the recital was followed with ice cream down at Stroh’s.

A Night of Song

Kylie had a school choir concert tonight, and she did great! Kylie really enjoys singing and watching her have so much fun is very enjoyable for me. The concert lasted for about an hour and all the kids did a really good job. Watching Kylie grow and improve at the things she enjoys makes me very proud and I hope she continues to follow her heart and dreams. I know we will all support her along the way. I do wish my Mom was able to stay one more night though, so she could have witnessed this event as well. Obviously with us being so far away she doesn’t have the opportunity to see things like this for a number of her grand-kids. We do try to send her videos when we can, but it’s not the same as seeing it live.

Mom’s Last Full Day

Seeing as today is the last full day that Mom will be in town, I decided to keep Kylie home from school so she could spend the day with Nana. We went out to Little Daddy’s with Tracey and the girls (Julian couldn’t make it) for lunch and then took the kids to play at Bishop Park. The weather started to get bad so we decided to cut the park and visit short and go to the mall so I could pick Mom up some headphones for her new Kindle Fire, and we get stuck in shelter due to a tornado warning! I had never had that happen before and it was an interesting experience that I don’t really want to repeat. Luckily we weren’t in there too long and were able to go get what we came for. Kylie was a little upset when it was time for her to go back to Tiffany’s house, but seeing as Mom needs to be at the airport early to make sure she gets through all the checkpoints for her flight, I can’t justify keeping Kylie out of school again.  Afterwards we went back home to relax and spend the few last hours with Mom before she heads back to NY in the morning.

Husband and Wife

I am very happy to announce that today was a great success! It took a log time to happen, and many (including myself!) never thought it would happen, but today Melissa and I are finally husband and wife.  The weather was beautiful (though a little windy) and Melissa was even more beautiful! The ceremony went off without a hitch and I was blessed to have my beautiful daughter, Kylie, participate in the ceremony. Additionally, my mother was able to come out from NY to join us for this celebration, and that means more to me than I can express. It was a small personal ceremony and we are very grateful that we were able to have the ceremony on the campus of the university where we met. Afterward everyone went over to Tower Inn to celebrate with us. The ceremony and reception were small and lovely, just like we wanted. While we both would have loved to invite more people to be with us today, we ultimately choose to keep it small and personal both for financial reasons and because planning anything larger was really causing us emotional stress. We are very happy with how everything turned out, and thank everyone for their participation, gifts, thoughts, time and well wishes! Photos from the day can be found here