"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11

Monday, April 30, 2012

I found this idea on pinterest and I've been saving it for when Caroline turned three. I didn't follow the directions for the activity well because I was supposed to ask Caroline these 20 questions on her birthday but here we are, better late than never. The purpose of this activity is to ask your child these questions every year on his/her birthday. The changes to the answers will be fun to look at for years to come.
20 questions:
 1. What is your favorite color? Green 2. What is your favorite toy? Animal popper (her ball poppper)  3. What is your favorite fruit? Grapes  4. What is your favorite tv show? Mike the Knight  5. What is your favorite thing to eat for lunch? Blueberries  6. What is your favorite outfit? Polkadots  7. What is your favorite game? A Princess one (the only thing we could think of here is her princess dress up clothes)  8. What is your favorite snack? Veggies Tales (fruit snacks)  9. What is your favorite animal? Elephant  10. What is your favorite song? Itsy Bitsy Spider 11. What is your favorite book? My Peekaboo Fun  12. Who is your best friend? Mommy  13. What is your favorite cereal? Reeses's Puffs  14. What is your favorite thing to do outside? Rake and get in the sandbox  15. What is your favorite drink? Lemonade  16. What is your favorite holiday? Birthday (hoping that Jesus's birthday will one day be this question's answer)  17. What do you like to take to bed with you at night? Lambey, pink blanket  18. What is your favorite thing to eat for breakfast? Grits 19. What do you want for dinner on your birthday? Carrots (on her birthday she wanted tacos)  20. What do you want to be when you grow up? A princess
Sam and I had the best time asking Caroline these questions. We rolled laughing for most of them. She looked deep into thought for several of them and made the funniest of faces when "thinking". We couldn't help but ask her a few more of our own like: 1) What's your favorite movie? Rapunzel (Tangled) 2) What is your favorite item to take with you in the car? A blankie (we usually have an entourage of things like a baby doll and all her medical examining tools, a real but now fake camera, a purse full of jewels, her binoculars, sunglasses,  and stuffed rabbit) 3) Where is your favorite place to go? Publix 4) What is your most favorite thing to do with mommy and daddy? A puzzle 5) Do you like your name? I love my name. Why? It's important

Friday, April 27, 2012

Two Saturdays ago we celebrated our nephew, Franklin turning 5! His birthday was at a park! We had a lot of fun and saw some interesting things, as you'll soon see!

My two loves! Love them!

Franklin, the birthday boy as Ben 10!

The Leviner grandchildren! WOW, everyone's smiling!
Christian, Caroline, Franklin, Samantha, Silas, and Anna!

BIG wish!

A little bit of bubble fun!

Christian giving a bow and arrow lesson!

My sweet girl!

Granddaddy and Granny, loving my girl! Sweet!

My fav picture of the day! We attempted to slide down the
big hill on the cardboards! Attempted was the word!

Only two scoots...that was all it would do! Boo!

Even Caroline had a two scoot turn!

Jason...enough said!


Many small children! They spotted an alligator!

My fav pic of these two ever!

On the boardwalk, we saw many of these little guys!
His momma was lurching somewhere close!

They're quite a bunch!

Doing their best silly faces! Look at my sweet girl!

Thursday, April 26, 2012

More than a few weeks ago we headed to Levinerville (my in-law's property) for a day of play and work (C and I played, Sam worked, ha), and a family cookout! C had a great time playing with her big cousins and helping her Uncle Jason put limbs in the bucket of the tractor. I had a good time looking for places to take C's next photo session, and Sam had a good time driving the tractor!

C helping Uncle Jason!
This girl loves getting her hands dirty!

My girl practicing her balance skills!

Granny always knows how to have a good time with her
little loves! Here she is with Anna and Caroline,
while Anna takes them on a 
4-wheeler ride!

 Sam always finds fine fun!

Granny teaching Miss C how to ride a bike!

C and Granddaddy! This is one of C's favorite things to do!

Franklin's grandmother teaching him how to ride the fun bike!

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Our spring break was filled with fun busyness! Monday of spring break we went to visit our twin loves and took lots of pictures! Tuesday, we did fun stuff at home. Wednesday we went to Finlay Park for a playdate and picnic with Charlie, Anna Claire, Sarah Ann, and Reece. Thursday, we along with my sister's family went to Disney on Ice to see Toy Story 3! It was very entertaining! Caroline loved it, the twins loved it, Kaleb loved it, and the adults loved it! The show was very entertaining! I remember going to Disney on Ice shows as a kid and loved them! It was a fun afternoon/evening filled with good food, (we went to California Dreaming preshow) fun entertainment, and being with family!

Nataleigh and Uncle Sam!

Caroline, me, Kaleb, Nicholas, Melinda, and Nataleigh
all ready for the show!

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

The second party that we attended the day before Easter was for our sweet friend, Brycen! Brycen turned 5 and he had an art themed party! His mommy had his guests busy with bouncing in the bouce house, painting on canvases, hitting the pinata, face painting,and playing together! It was a lot of fun! Brycen's mom and my friend, Natasha is super talented in many ways and this was the perfect party for her sweet boy! We had a lot of fun celebrating with Brycen as he turned 5!

The cupcake art pallet!

Love this! Each guest got a monogrammed apron
to wear for painting on his/her canvas!

Braylie, Natasha and Brian's beautiful baby girl!

C is ready to paint!

The little artists did very well with this project!
It was so much fun to watch them paint and have
a good time!

My little artist!

The birthday boy with his friend Ella and her mommy, Vanessa!

Ta Da! It's beautiful Caroline!

Bouncing in the bounce house!

Brycen getting ready to hit the pinata!

It's Miss Caroline's turn!

Caroline had this rainbow painted on her face
 by Brycen's GiGi!

Monday, April 23, 2012

The Saturday before Easter was a busy day! We attened an egg hunt and two birthday parties! Our day was funfilled for sho'! The first birthday party that we went to was for Caroline's friend Reece! Reece turned 2, and his birthday theme was Toy Story and it was at a local beautiful park! Here'a little bit of the fun we had!

C loved swinging at the party...

and sliding; both are new to her! Until the day of the party
C hasn't had a love for slides nor swings! I was thrilled
that she enjoyed both!

 Here's sweet Reece blowing out his "2" candle!

The friends!

Sunday, April 22, 2012

In early March, we helped celebrate with Charlie and Anna Claire as they turned three! Their birthday party theme was a pirate and princess party! It was a blast complete with pony rides and a treasure hunt! I still can't believe that they along with Caroline are now three! I love these sweet babies and look forward to celebrating many more of their birthdays!

Giddy-up Charlie!

Sweet Anna Claire and all of her princess jewels!

The party decorations were adorable!

For the princesses!

For the pirates!

I love these things!

Anna Claire and Caroline in the sandbox!

Maddie's turn!

Princess Sarah Ann!

Caroline loved riding the pony!

Caroline treasure hunting!

This is Charlie at his 2nd birthday party! It's amazing how much
they have all grown since last year!

Miss Anna Claire at her 2nd birthday party!