Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Laura Ingell's Wilder Heart of the Prairie

One surprise I had for Lauren's ninth birthday is that I took her on a special outing just the two of us. We went to see the AD Players put on their production of Laura Ingell's Wilder Heart of the Prairie. It was a treat to have time just with my oldest.

I think Lauren enjoyed the garden almost as much as the play. She is a girl who loves nature. We are enjoying the beautiful spring days!!!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Nine Years Old

Our sweet Lauren had a birthday earlier this month. She is nine years old now! Annagrace helped me prepare these cupcakes for her.

Lauren's Daddy crowned her as Queen of the Day!

One of Lauren's gifts was a story from Vision Forum about a girl aboard the Titanic named Nan Harper. She also received the Nan Harper dress for her doll.

This is a cute armoire from Target. Lauren can store her doll clothes and shoes inside. Such a sweet picture of Lauren and Gabriel together.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Congratulations Gabriel!

Well, I am a super duper proud Mama of my little man. Gabriel began Kung Fu lessons in January and has worked really hard making great progress the last couple of months. Last Monday he took an examination and passed all the skills evaluations for advancing to a gold belt level. He was super happy. He immediately wanted to call his Daddy and tell him about it.

Here he is being congratulated by one of his teachers. You can see the red stripe of tape on his white belt. That shows that he has passed his evaluation. When the school holds another graduation night he will be awarded his new gold belt.

Gabriel has developed a lot of physical strength and stamina through his Kung Fu lessons. It is good for him to have this outlet as something just for him. He is surrounded with sisters and all their feminine interests. Kung Fu has been good for him, and he is happy to have skills to protect his sisters should the need ever arrive. I am so happy to see him accomplish this first step. :)