Friday, March 31, 2017

Eight is Great

                                           Yesterday, Rebecca turned eight years old!!

She has been counting down the days to her birthday since February!
Finally the day arrived. We started the day with birthday donuts.
We let her open a few gifts and then off to school.
I stopped by school at lunch time and brought cookies for all the kids.

After school we played for awhile and then went for a birthday dinner.
Rebecca wanted Macaroni Grill, so we met up with my parents.
We came back home to open more gifts and have cake and ice cream.
Raphael brought these candles from Panama that are pretty much
little fireworks. Amazing and a little scary too :)

This year, for a "friends" party, we went with "less is more".
Rebecca's first friend at Sage School was Anna and they have been
fast friends.
Last Friday, we took Anna for lunch at Chick-fil-A and then went to a nail salon.
The girls got manicures and I got a pedicure. It was fun to watch and listen to them
chat away and interact with each other.  Thankful that Rebecca has a good friend like Anna.

Hard to believe that Rebecca is eight years old. Time really does fly by. 
We are so proud of her and love her sweet spirit.

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Life Lately

Well, it is the middle of March, so guess I better update the blog :).   We have been up to life as usual....

Rebecca's school celebrated Dr. Seuss Day.
Everyone got to dress up in something related to him.
We went with a basic Cat in the Hat.

Most Friday mornings, Rachel and I go to the Waffle House.
She has her waffle and bacon and we chat, then off to school!
March weather has been crazy... warm and then super cold.
But on a nice day we all went for a walk in the woods.
The girls and I have been talking about Lent.
I am doing a Bible study from She Reads Truth and I order this game
to teach the girls about Lent.
I love my dentist! I had an appointment and finally got to meet
the puppies! They are brother and sister and spend their days
at the office.
Rebecca was able to participate in AWANA Games this year! Her team did great
and the Sparks won first place!! So proud of her!
We had a rainy night and the girls wanted to go out and play in the rain,
so we did.
Game night.
We have Luck Charms on St. Patrick's Day.
We had a busy Friday...
Muffins with Mom
Lunch and a St. Patty's Day mint milkshake.
And we had to go see Beauty and the Beast.

Finally, this... The lady who has designed my blog, sent me all the old blog designs that she
had made for me over the years. Can't believe the girls were ever that little.