"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, September 24, 2012

This sweet girl is also a diva! We were in the men's section at Target and I turned around and she's trying on high heels in women's shoes! It was a ruckus trying to get this girl out of the shoe section. She literally tromped all around wearing those high heels and did a fabulous job even with the strings attached! She picked out the shoe color too! She's too much! Love my sweet girl! She's so full of personality!

Sunday, September 16, 2012

One of our last family summer vacations of 2012 was to my favorite city in SC...Charleston! This trip was family funfilled for sure! We had many manys! I love spending time with my family in this historical beautiful city!
This little love bug is sweet on her daddy!

After a picnic lunch, (and feeding squirrels and having a very close encounter with a hawk...conversation for another day), and running around the park at the battery, this little girl stopped long enough so I could capture the happiness!

Loving my sweet girl!

So sassy and sweet!

One of our Charleston adventures was to the Children's Museum where C played and played and played! We had the best time playing with her and seeing how many of those golf balls we could get into the many different places! 

Painting with water! Who knew that this could be so much fun!

Gardening...she has a green thumb just like her daddy!


Artist at work!

Creating a masterpiece for our fridge!

And everybody says, "Cheeze" at the SC Aquarium!

Baby shark, nah, nah, nah, nah, nah!
(Big C, that was for you)!

So dramatic!

She's so brave! Her momma doesn't do snakes...of any kind!

Love her...and the daddy!

Frog makes a great picture prop and a friend!
Charles Towne Landing was fun and HOT!
A day at the IOP with many small Leviner children...fun!

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Back in July we celebrated C's friend, Hannah, turning 7! Hannah has been C's favorite big girl friend since the day she started Ms. Leah's! C loved Hannah's horse birthday party and the fact that it was a swim party too! C was not afraid to even jump off the diving board for the first time either! So glad that this girl is not a scaredy girl like her momma!

My two sweet loves!

Ready, Set,...


She did it again and again and again!

Her sweet friends Joel and Nathaniel!

Sweet Hannah and our sweet Caroline!
Two precious "big" girls!

Thursday, September 13, 2012

At the end of July C had a cousin day at the zoo! It was a lot of fun for all of the kiddos including their mommas! We did a lot of walking! We feed a lot of animals! The children participated in many zoo activities! It was a day worth spent! PS...it was not blazing hot either!
Silas, Caroline, Franklin, and Anna

Silas feeding a Lorikeet. He loved it!

Sweet girl feeding one of her momma's fav animals!
The giraffe!

Anna and Silas did the rope climb! This was fun to see!
These kiddos were so brave!

Getting a pony ride!

Anna and C feeding the goats!

Franklin! He's so funny in C's stroller!

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

 This week began week three of dance for Miss C! I took dance as a child for years and enjoyed it. I loved each year getting new dance shoes and dance clothes, wearing costumes, and participating in parades and recitials (getting to wear big girl makeup for the recitals was also a plus). C has talked about being a "dancer girl" for what seems like forever and I couldn't wait to enroll her in a dance studio. After finding the right studio for our family I was ready for the frills and twirls to begin! I love watching Caroline each week in her adorable pink leotard, tights, and slippers as she tries her best to listen to Miss Kathryn and imitate dance movements like plie and porte de bras. Caroline is really a good listener (ahem...the best in her class) and she tries her heart out at paying attention, doing her job, practicing and learning! She amazes me at how hard she really tries each technique and how well she listens (when all the cute pies are running around C is still standing in her circle in first position while Miss K rounds up the friends).
Initially we wanted C to take a tap/ballet combo class but the studio didn't offer it because Kathryn felt like it was cheating the girls that didn't like the one but the other and vice versa and they would have to go through 30 minutes of the one they didn't enjoy so that made sense. We might add tap next year but we were not disappointed after her explanation of why she no longer offers the tap/ballet combo. C is happy with ballet and "we are all good" with that! Who knows she may not want to take dance next year or she may! She's talked about being a gymnastics girl too ever since going to a gymnastics birthday party over a year ago (this girl doesn't forget anything...like her momma)!
So you can imagine the excitement around my house today when a special package comes in the mail addressed to C from Big C! I secretly knew what it was but couldn't wait for her to open her gift! When she opened it she pulled out a very special pair of shoes. They were black and shiny with ribbons as ties. They had special "tap" soles! Big C got her a pair of tap shoes...AHHH (happy dance)! C didn't know what they were for (to my surprise) and I didn't tell her right away; instead I put them on her and told her that she would figure out her special shoes once we walked into the kitchen. Too bad for me that my video camera was dead but I had my camera ready! I went into the kitchen first to get a great first picture of her in those fancy shoes for Big C and I got.....
this! She loved them! Look at that
extended arm! It was like she knew exactly
what to do (who needs a class when you can
wear the special shoes at play and tap on
the kitchen floor, ha)!
She loved them so much that she...

tapped and tapped and tapped!
I think she put some ballet moves
in there too (using the counter
as a barre)!

Thank you Big C for my special shoes!
I love them!

Sunday, September 09, 2012

Since this summer C's been doing a lot of this with her "friends"! We have read so many books to her that she now knows the stories and can "read" them to her friends! For the record...her version is always the best!

Monday, September 03, 2012

Yesterday was LBC's 3rd annual Tailgate Sunday! We had a blast getting to wear our favorite team colors and eating a BBQ lunch on the grounds with our SS class! The service before lunch was absolutely awesome! So happy to be apart of this church family! We missed several of our SS families and I didn't get a picture of all the families from our SS class that did come.
The Leviners

The Longs- Amy, Lee, and Bowers

The Glovers-  Cameron, Lauren, Taylor, and Austin

The Butlers- Jeff, Anita, Daniel, and Meredith

The Warrens- Matt, Holly, Livi, Brooks, and Landon