We started off February with Joy's birthday...her 12th! She had her party at the gymnastics center. (I don't think I've mentioned it, but she's not taking dance this year, but gymnastics instead, as well as guitar). It was absolutely the easiest party we have ever had for her. I brought cupcakes, drinks and a tablecloth and just showed up! The kids had free run of the entire place and had a wonderful time! Not everyone that she invited could make it, so we only had a handful, but the ones that came really enjoyed themselves! Here's a few pics from her party:
|That's cupcakes in the shape of the #12 (in aqua blue...her favorite color)....|
Then next up was Luke's (3rd) birthday party. (Well my dad's was in between Joy's and Luke's). We just had a small family party here at home for him and it proved to be the right decision. He was so totally into his Thomas the Tank Engine table and trains, that I could hardly get a picture of him looking at the camera! He loved his Thomas cake too! Just having all the attention on him with the balloons and singing happy birthday made him beam! Here's a few pics from his party:
|Pop and Luke playing with the new Thomas table and trains...|
|He was totally into this train table and set!|
|Caught this very excited expression on camera!|
|Colt's dessert of choice was buttermilk pie|
|Blowing a kiss bye to Aunt Jo & Uncle Wayne|
|Mama & Daddy|
And between all of that, our homeschool support group held its annual geography fair. I bet you can't guess what country we did? :) Of course, we couldn't pass up the opportunity to share China! I wish we could visit every country we've done in the geography fair because it sure makes the country's culture come alive when you experience it! Joy & Luke both dressed in their Inner Mongolian native costumes. Joy, of course, did most of the presentation , but Luke did come up and say "Ni Hao" (hello). Here are some pics from the geography fair:
Other countries that were presented besides China were Russia, Brazil, Italy, France, Israel, Dominican Republic, Ghana, Madagascar, and Ireland. And they were all wonderful! It is definitely an event that we look forward to every year! We're already brainstorming on next year's!
Oh, and last weekend, we went to Alabama and celebrated my Grandma's 93rd birthday....yes, 93! :) I think she still looks beautiful!
Luke was a little overwhelmed when we walked into the church for the party with all the relatives coming to see him (for alot of them, it was the first time). It's times like this that we see insecurities arise again in him. He stuck to me like glue, hanging on to my shirt. Overall though, he did great!
|I love the look he's giving baby Grayson (that I'm holding)....|
|As you can see, he warmed up to everyone after awhile and even let go of me for a few minutes! :)|
|Joy, cousin Laci, and Luke|
Thanks for hanging with me and for coming back for visits (even though I've been absent). I appreciate each everyone of you and your time spent here!
Blessings to you! Have a great weekend! :)
~ Tammy ~