Wednesday, August 20, 2008
After lunch at Mama Hawkins house ( our other sweet grandmother ) we headed to the commons to let the kids run around and let us stretch our legs. They had a great time looking at the fish in the Bass Pro Shop. Then it was on to the play ground where Karina played in the fountains and had the best time. I wish I knew how to put a video on here because we taped her running through the water and it is too funny. But here she is after. I took some dry clothes and after she was changed we headed to the outlets to shop and eat some yummy dinner.
Monday, August 11, 2008
We were blessed to have the use of a good friends pool for Karina's little party. Thank you Jim and Martha again and again! And I though it was so neat that I found these adorable flip flop floats to go with my theme of flip flops.This might have been the highlight of the kids' night though. Riding on this Jeep that Jim and Martha bought for their grandson was a blast for the kids. Ethan seemed to be the registered driver and was happy to take his cousin and friend for a ride for a small fee. J/K
Here is Karina showing her daddy how old she is. She has it down when you ask her how old she is, but needs a little help when showing you with her fingers. :)
This is the next day when we actually opened her toys and put them together. She can't get enough of them. Oh and here is a peek at our new couch and ottomans.
Thank you again Gigi and Uncle Danny for her precious little stroller! It will be used more then you know!
Thought I'd throw in a picture of my new pillows too. They are just the old pillows covered with new fabric that I love. The one with the D was something I did at a girls craft night my sweet friend Heather had. Thanks again Heather!!
This is one of Karina's birthday presents from mommy and daddy. We knew she would love this new big girl comfy chair and use it a lot. We also bought her the cutest Veggie Tales movie that is entertaining to mommy too. :)
And last but not least here is her big girl bed all decked out with her tropical decor. I was so excited to find the sheets that have little flip flops all over them. And I really had fun painting a beach picture for over the top bunk. These were Jeff's bunk beds growing up that he and his brother used and I love knowing that we will get use out of them too.Can you tell she is so excited about being such a big girl?
***We love you sweet Karina***
These two little ladies just kill me. I still praise the Lord for allowing them to be so close in age!
This is my little lady swimming all by herself. I am so proud!
I had to include some of these wonderful flowers. I couldn't stop taking pictures of them with that view in the back ground. :)
This is another day at our beautiful beach. We have been quite a bit this summer. We haven't been this month, but it is nice to just fill the pool in the back yard too.
The girls and the goats.
Karina and Ethan checking out the giraffe. They actually got the chance to feed him too.
Karina giving little Savannah a ride.
Back at the entrance and ready to go get some lunch we though we'd get one last shot with the birds.
I will put more pictures up of her room soon so you can see her bed all made up. I just haven't gotten to that yet. :)
Here is the birthday girl with her bracelets I made as her gift and the sign I put together for her party.
We all had a great time. Karina really got into the wobble heads that were set out to decorate the tables.
We were also blessed with a visit from some sweet friends that live far away this summer. The kids really enjoyed playing in the pool and we all had a really nice lunch under the shade trees over in our side yard.
Our fun group relaxing in the shade. Kristi thank you again for wanting to spend some time with us. We really enjoyed it!!