Lilypie - Third Birthday

Friday, March 27, 2015

Easter Party

Fulton had his Easter party and egg hunt at school 
yesterday and it was such a fun day. 

I love this sweet picture. He was so excited to give Ms. Juliette a little 
Easter happy and watched closely as she read the card. 

For Fulton's first year in preschool, he has had an amazing teacher. I am so thankful for Juliette and her frienship as well. She is very special to us. 

Juliette and I took our classes outside for a little Easter egg hunt. 
They were all lined up and ready to go. 

And Fulton was off. He didn't play around. He was on a mission 
to collect as many eggs as he could. Don't worry we divided them evently 
between the kids at the end. 

After our egg hunt Fulton had his class Easter party. They had Chick-fil-A
 kids meals and were content. 

KK even came to his party and helped celebrate with him. 

He was having too much fun with his friends, but I made him stop for a 
second to take a picture with me. 

And the day was complete when we got to spend some time with our best buddy Laylee. These two can just pick up right where they left off. Fun day at school!!

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Spring Musical

Fulton had his very first Spring Musical performance last night. 

The theme was "What I Want To Be When I Grow Up." When we first started talking to Fulton about this he immediately said--worker man. That's what he wanted to be and hasn't veered from it since. So worker man it was and he sure was a cute one. 

Here he is walking on stage so proud!

And this is a little grainy, but notice how all the other kids are standing still and ready to sing. Well, Futlon spotted his cheering section and cannot resist giving them a little love. 

And after 3 cute little songs they sang, it was time to exit the stage and watch the others perform. He did a great job. He has improved so much since his first performance for the preschool 
choir at Christmas  :)

After the musical we went down to his room to see the art show. This is some of his art work from the last couple of weeks. His clwon face (which kind of looks a little sad), stained glass window, flower handprints, firetruck and his free art. Let's talk about the free art... we gave the kids white paper and free reign on the paint to create a masterpiece and then tell us what it was. He named his "Water and Flowers." It was beautiful!!

Worker Man with Baseball Man. 

Of course our family came to support and cheer him on. He loved every minute of that!

So proud of our sweet boy. What a fun night!

Kiki's Birthday

It's Kiki's Birthday Week!!

Sister's birthday isn't until tomorrow but we started celebrating Sunday. 

Of course she had help blowing out the candles. I made her a strawberry
 shortcake cake for her birthday. 

Mom made a yummy dinner and we enjoyed celebrating Keri!!

And there were gifts too! She got this super cute"Happy Everything" plate that you can attach different themed ceramic pieces onto. I really want one now too!

These two had a little too much fun with the balloons!

Happy Birthday Sister!! We love you so much!!

Sweet Times

We have had some fun days lately and I want to remember them.  

Last Monday we met some friends from our small group at the zoo. The kids had the 
best time. And the weather was so nice. I think the animals were enjoying the weather 
too because they were out in full force. 

This little guy is proud of his muscles. 

And we celebrated St. Patrick's Day in style and made sure to wear our green. 

Later that afternoon we went to the softball game at Daddy's school and 
made a quick stop at Sonic on the way home. 
It was half priced milkshakes and we couldn't resist. 

Wednesday morning we enjoyed story time at the library and then 
had lunch on the back porch. It was just too nice not to. 

We had a sweet night at church Wednesday night. Let's just talk about Wednesday nights for a minute. Up until this past Fall, we weren't big Wednesday night church goers. We made a decision last year to commit to this as a family and we have grown so much through this time. I grew up going to church on Wednesday nights and I want Fulton to do that as well. Anytime he can be immersed in the Word is a great night. We get to enjoy fellowship and dinner with sweet friends and then we took the kids out to the playground before Bible study started. Chloe and Fulton had the best time together. 

Thursday night we had to run to the mall for something and decided to just eat dinner there. This guy traded his toy in for an ice cream cone. Our sugar intake this week  has been off the charts, but they have included sweet memories. 

Friday we went back to the zoo with some sweet friends from Fulton's class at school. Twice in one week, this was a first. They had the absolute best time together. Elijah, Olivia, Anna Laura, Caroline, Sydney and Fulton. 

Sydney and Fulton had a little date in the wagon. 

We had planned to just stay about an hour or two and ended up there for half the day because the kids were having such a great time. He has sure grown to love these buddies and I have enjoyed getting to know their moms as well. 

We spent the weekend visiting some family and playing outside. Sweet memories!

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Beautiful Day

We've been watching the weather all week anticipating Sunday's beautiful weather. 

We met up with the family at a sweet little park tucked in the woods beside a neat little creek. 
Fulton is ready to practice his t-ball skills. 

And then we moved to football. 

I enjoyed catching up with my mom and sister and just 
enjoying this beautiful day with family. 

We are just so eager for warmer weather and the chance to get outside. 

The guys grilled up some hotdogs and we enjoyed a nice picnic dinner. What a sweet afternoon with special memories made. 

Life Lately

I just realized two weeks has gone by and 
I need to catch up on what's been going on.

Nothing too exciting, but we are just enjoying this season of life. 

Fulton got this remote control Jeep for Christmas from Mema and Papa and literally broke it within the first five minutes. We brought it home and it sat in the garage for the last two months. We were cleaning out last weekend and found it. Matt was able to put it back together and get it working again (yay for a hubby that can and will attempt to fix anything). Fulton couldn't have been happier. I caught these two enjoying a moment together. 

And when it comes to enjoying moments together, 
these two are pretty much inseperable at school. He loves his buddy Elijah.  

That same day, Fulton snuck over to my room to give me a quick kiss--yes he really does that and it makes my heart smile. And I said--let's take a quick picture. He loves having me right next door. I will miss it when he moves up to a new class next year. 

Two weeks ago we had our big missions week at church called World Reach. This year I was on the planning committee and was coordinator for host homes. I enjoyed having a part in this huge week and learning the behind the scenes planning. We got a picture of some of the kids in our small group sporting their snazzy World Reach shirts. Chloe, Fulton, Luke and Anna Claire. 

That Friday Fulton and I went to a few consignment sales where he picked out this saxophone of which he kept calling a trumpet all day. 

That night we participated in Feeding Children Everywhere. Our church was able to pack 111,000 meals that will be shipped to North Korea. 

 Loved serving along side these sweet ladies. It just really makes you stop and think that we have anything we could possibly want to eat at our fingertips and these precious lives are desperately waiting on these meals to arrive to curve their hunger. We take so much for granted. 

Saturday Bob and Larry were in town and we got to meet them. Fulton was super shy and gave a silly little grin, but he thought it was pretty cool. 

We enjoyed a great fellowship with our class Saturday night where we were able to hear from a particular missionary and how we can be a part of their mission work. 

Monday Fulton and I braved the drizzle and dreary day and headed to the baseball game at Matt's school. He asked a million gazillon questions about the game and was ready to put a helmet on and get on the field. Sweet boy loves some sports right now. 

We enjoyed some libray time on Wednesday and Fulton quickly made 
himself comfortable in the fiction section. 

We got to church a little early Wednesday night and he is into this thing where he wants to pretend to drive. I cannot even think about my little buddy driving one day. Sniff sniff. 

Friday night our sweet boy had a spend the night party at KK and Pops house. Earlier that day we were talking about it and he said--you can just drop me off Mommy. As in--you don't need to come in, just open the door and let me out. He thinks he is such a big boy. I tell him all the time that he is my baby and he will quickly remind me that he is  "a big boy."

Friday night Matt and I enjoyed a date night and then met up with Mom and Dad to show Fulton the Vulcan. It's been quite sometime since I have been to this and we thought Fulton would enjoy it. 

It was pretty cloudy and overcast, but the views were still beautiful. 

And as we left church today, Matt said--let's go eat Chinese. Fulton replied with--I don't want to eat at Happy China. He changed his mind pretty quick and loved some wonton soup, eggroll, and sesame chicken. He is now a lover of all things Chinese food related.