Sunday, October 16, 2011

With a cluck, cluck here...

Last week, Lily Grace's Kindergarten class took their first field trip.  They visited a large farm about 30 minutes away.  They got to see and do so many things.  They got to feed several animals, milk a goat, go on a  hayride, ride a pony, take a train ride, take part in the turtle races and visit the pumpkin patch.  We also enjoyed a picnic lunch outside before returning to school.  
Matt and I went along and I have to say, it is still pretty surreal to be the parents of a Kindergartner.  We are having so much fun and just cherish and adore sharing in all of these new experiences with Lily Grace.  What a blessing!

Fall Festival and a Cool Cat

 You really had to be there to appreciate the frighted look on her face as she came down this slide at the Fall Festival.

 Two silly girls having a great time

 Lily Grace's favorite game at the festival was this toilet paper toss.  Funny!

 These girls LOVED the funnel cake.  

With one of her teachers at church

A few weekends ago our church held it's annual Fall Festival.  Lily Grace was so excited about going.  To add to her excitement, she was going with her friend Claire and then, just when she thought things couldn't get any better, her name was drawn to bring home the class mascot for the weekend.  The huge smile and excitement on her face when I picked her up from school was priceless.  
We had a great time at the festival and loved having Cool Cat for the weekend.  Cool Cat went everywhere with us, from the Fall Festival to church and everywhere in between. We even took Cool Cat to Build-A-Bear for some new pajamas.  
What an exciting weekend!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Special Visit

A couple of weekends ago, (yes, I'm a little behind with the blogging.) our cousin Jessica and her boyfriend Cody came to visit.  Lily Grace was beside herself with excitement.  She loves and adores her cousin Jessica.  
Jessica and Cody went out of their way to make Lily Grace feel special during their visit.  They visited her at school where Jessica read to her class and then returned later in the day to have lunch with her.  
After school, Lily Grace was all too excited to take Jessica and Cody to one of her favorite places, a quaint little cupcake shop.  (They have the best chocolate icing!!)
The three of them spent countless hours playing and Cody even taught Lily Grace to draw stars.  
Thank so much Jessica and Cody for visiting and for being so giving of yourselves to Lily Grace during your visit.  You made her feel so special and loved.  And she loves you right back!!