May 2011--December 2011
Grace and Debbie went on bike tour on the Virginia Capital Trail, which runs between Richmond and Jamestown. They stopped for
lunch at the Charles City Tavern
Grace and her American Girl Doll with matching dresses.
Grace was in fine spirits on the morning of the first day of third grade at Short Pump Elementary School. September 6, 2011.
Grace and Lee joined the Indian Princesses Program in 2011. Run by the YMCA, Indian Princesses fosters better relationships between
fathers and daughters. We were inducted into the Dogues Tribe during the fall longhouse, held at Westview-on-the-James camp, in November
2011. Below, several of the girls work on a sign prior to the competition between tribes. We enjoyed the weekend very much, camping
in the outdoors with other fathers and daughters.
Grace celebrated her 9th birthday on December 15, 2011. At left are the birthday cupcakes as made by Aunt Patty Parker in Roanoke.
Below are scenes from Grace's party at Build-a-Bear Workshop (with friends Shirley, Cristina, and Clara), and back home, playing "Just
Dance 3" on the Wii.