Ella Brooke is BLOOMING...and Carter is too!

Thank you so much for your continued prayers and support! Trust in the Lord...

Monday, November 26, 2012

Carter's Birthday

Carter's actual birthday was on Monday, Nov. 26th!
We started the morning with a special breakfast.
We forgot that the local donut store was closed on Mondays, so we headed to Panera.

My boy at breakfast.
He asked if he could have an iced sugar cookies, and since it was his birthday we said YES!

Carter at his classroom party!
His teacher made him a birthday crown and he got to wear a birthday sticker!

Mommy and Daddy came with brownies to share!

Ready to eat his brownie with Daddy

Mrs. Osbourn and Carter!

As I was leaving I noticed his artwork and writing in the hallway.
That evening we celebrated with a few friends at the house.
Carter requested pizza for dinner.
A picture of the boys...

and a picture of the girls! 
The boys building with LEGOs!

Carter asked for cupcakes!
Blowing out the candles.

Brody brought these adorable and yummy LEGO cookies!

The kids with their goodie bags.

After our friends left, he opened a few gifts from Mommy and Daddy.
We got him the Lego police set he really wanted.
Mommy with the birthday boy!

Daddy and the birthday boy!

We hope you had a wonderful birthday, Carter!
We love you so much! Happy 6th Birthday!

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Carter is SIX!

The morning started at Druber's Donut Shop in Newton!
Aunt Stacy ordered a special donut for the birthday boy!
It looks delicious!

Caden with his donut!

Ella was excited!

(We had to change the date of the initial party so the invite is wrong).
The birthday boy!

Yummy cake!


Lego gift bags

Lego man decor

Lego backdrop decor

Our family!

And then Carter and Ella sat on the front porch waiting for the guests to arrive...
Thanks to pappy and Guh Guh for hosting the party!
Grandma Deb and Grandpa Ranny with the grand kids.

Jay and Aunt Jennifer playing the guessing game.

Carter got LOTS of Lego sets!

Blowing out the candles!

Ella loved the cake!

Friday, November 23, 2012

Thanksgiving Day

Our Thanksgiving dinner (at lunch time) was in Concordia, KS celebrating with Ryan's parents and his Grandma Gwen. Gwen and her siblings put on a feast each year! It was delicious!
 Carter and Ella with Grandma Deb
Don't they look cute and matching in their fall/Thanksgiving colors?
YUMMY food!

Our family with Grandma Gwen, Grandpa Randy and Grandma Deb
Ella is very attached to her pink cowboy boots! She wants to wear them everyday.
Then we headed to Newton to celebrate with my family!
We made it just in time for yummy pie!
Carter and Jay as Pilgrims and Ella the Indian.

So much fun!
We are truly blessed and have so much to be thankful for!!

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Grandparent's Day at HTCS!

My parents and Papa were able to come up for Grandparent's Day at school!
The day started with Mass, a special brunch for the grandparents and then a program in the classroom. It was extra special since Carter's Great Grandpa was able to come, too!
Pappy, Carter and Guh Guh
Papa, Pappy and Carter waiting for Mass to begin
Guh Guh and Carter

Pappy and Carter in his classroom
Carter and his classmates put on a little program with singing and actions to a few songs!
I was not able to come and watch since I was "hosting" in my classroom, but my parents and Papa said he did a great job! It was a special day!

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Daddy's Birthday!

We love our Daddy! We loved celebrating his special day with a visit from 
Grandma Deb and Grandpa Randy, BBQ for lunch and cake!

Grandma Deb brought a yummy cake!

Happy Birthday, Daddy!!

Happy Birthday Charlotte!

Charlotte turned ONE on Nov. 17th! She celebrated with a ladybug party.
She is the daughter of my best friend from Newton and she also goes to daycare with Ella.
Ella ready for the party!
Grandma Deb sent this adorable cheetah print skirt with the sweater-SO CUTE!

Me and my girl!

The birthday girl with her mommy and grandma! 
Miss Charlotte loved the cake!