The inaugural Gloves for Grace event was planned for Saturday, May 20, at Elmwood Park High School near Chicago, and the girls and I had the chance to head north to meet the team and head coach, Dylan Mack, who has become part of our family over the past few years.
|Hanging out with the Vosses on Pizza Friday.|
|Grace was all smiles when she got to meet the Elmwood Park Tigers.|
|Grace got her picture taken with the whole team!|
|Grace loves her new autographed softball.|
It was the beginning of May, and Dylan's wife, Malory, emailed to ask me about the event they were planning. She said not to worry if we couldn't come and that they would take lots of photos. As luck would have it, that was probably the only weekend in May that I didn't have anything to cover. Kyle on the other hand had regional softball and baseball championships to cover, and didn't get to join us.
So, the girls and I made it an adventure with Grandma and Grandpa Galer. We headed north to Lombard on Friday after Grace was finished with physical therapy. Charlotte slept nearly the entire three-hour drive north and Grace watched Moana on her DVD player. We met up with Emily's mom and dad for pizza Friday, and then headed back to the hotel.
|Mommy and Grace checking out her new ball and reading all the names.|
|The Voss and Galer families together to #beatINAD.|
|Grace Lou with the Voss grandkis (Zoe, Arlie, Lincoln and Mila)|
Since the game got rained out, we enjoyed lunch with Emily's family before heading home, but we definitely missed having Johnny and Emily there with us to celebrate.
|Although the game got rained out, the home run derby was played on Monday!|
|Snapshots from the home run derby.|
|The team helped to load the pitching machine.|
|Coach Dylan takes a swing in the home run derby.|
|Little fans make a big difference too!|
|Zoe helped out with the home run derby too!|