Monday, September 3, 2012

Fairest of the Fair

Luci has a Maisy Mouse book where Maisy and her friends go to the fair. We read it all the time and Luci has been asking since Christmas to go to the fair. That is a problem since the fair usually comes the last week of August...that is a LONG time to wait when you are 3...4! To replicate the activities in the book we have eaten cotton candy, made many trips to Boingo Bounce for jumping in bouncy castles, and ridden the carousel at the zoo. None of it quenched Luci's desire for the fair!!! Thankfully the end of August arrived and so did the fair!!!

We went Saturday afternoon and as soon as Luci spotted the ferris wheel rising in the distance her eyes began to sparkle and she yelled "There it is!!!"

We bought our tickets and headed straight for the ferris wheel. Luci barely met the height requirement but Jason wasn't about to take no for an answer so they got their ride. She was absolutely DELIGHTED!

We also rode the teacups (a dizzying experience for Momma), the carousel, and a dragon roller coaster.

We also had to eat a funnel cake and cover ourselves with powdered sugar! Deliciousness!!!

We checked out all the livestock and found that the goats and calves enjoyed the leftover powdered sugar from the funnel cakes as much as we did!

If you have followed our blog very much or checked out my pictures on Facebook you can't help but notice the absolute joy on Luci's face on every occasion! I adore experiencing new things through her eyes and I think we could all take a few lessons on happiness from this child! No wonder Jesus loved being around is so easy to see the goodness in everything!

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Sunday, August 26, 2012

Picture post: Down at the farm

Luci and I spent the weekend at the farm with Grandma and Grandpa while Jason spent the weekend at a conference in Virginia. We had a nice relaxing time and Luci experienced playing with kittens for the first time. Enjoy the pictures!

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Saturday, July 21, 2012

The simple things in life... the way Luci refers to jello as "jellop"!!!! Some things I just never want to forget!

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Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Four!!! Can you believe it?!?!?!

Two out of three in this house celebrated being another year older...well I celebrated them too! It is hard to believe my baby turned 4 years old Monday and that Jason is right in the middle of the thirties! Each year I think it can't possibly get any better but each year it does!

Luci as a three year old was fun and I am sure four will be even better! She wouldn't even acknowledge she was three until about a week ago. Up until that point when asked how old she was she would reply "I'm gonna be this many at my birthday!" (holding up 4 fingers). About a week ago she told me she didn't want to be four; she just wanted to stay little. Even now, with all the birthday excitement she won't tell people she is four...she will only hold up her fingers.

A few other Luci antedotes...
*She loves her stuffed animals (still)! Her favorite has changed longer does Awkie the Elephant go everywhere with us; we now have Winter the Dolphin with us at all times. (the inspiration for the name came from the movie Dolphin Tale.)

*She has become a complete girlie girl...wants princess everything, "dollies" galore, wears only dresses and nightgowns, begs for a pink room, and twirls around the room like a ballerina. I don't know where this came from but she sure is fun!!!

*She loves to read, draw, paint, and play outside.

*She is incredibly bashful and will tell me ahead of time (when going somewhere new) "I going to be a little bit shy."

*Around family she is a complete ham and wild as can be!

*Has begun asking questions about babies and where they come from since this is front and central in her mind with the anticipated arrival of a new cousin. Most of the questions are funny but some are questions I'm not quite prepared for. The funniest one from the other day was "How Aunt Sherri gonna eat if she's got a baby in her tummy?"

*She loves to sing and her versions of songs are hilarious!
"You are my sunshine. Only my sunshine. You make me happy...skies are grey. You never know dear how I much you...please don't take my sunshine away. (dramatic, drawn out finish) Please don't!". (Ta-da arms)

*She is a very loving girl who enjoys being close and spending time with those she loves. She has the sweetest heart and when she thanks you it is sincere and heartfelt. She LOVES her people and worries about them when they aren't around...asking where they are right now and when she will see them again.

I simply do not see how it is possible to love this girl any more...but I will tomorrow and more again the next day and the next...

Thank you Jesus for blessing our family in so many ways!!!

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Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Wordless Wednesday

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Saturday, June 23, 2012

Saturday morning

We love living in Fayetteville! The pace of life, the people, the places...Saturday mornings are especially enjoyable! There are so many great local breakfast joints. We began this morning at Penguin Ed's. Below Luci is posing with Home Frie, Penguin Ed's latest addition to their collection.

Then we headed to the Farmer's that place! Happy Saturday all!

Smelling the flowers...
Until she noticed the bumblebee!

Every kid needs a bubble machine!