I am doing it again….lumping multiple things into one post. Why do I stink so bad at blogging? Uggghh! Anyway…here goes!
My baby girl turned THREE on Nov. 19th!! She was also sick on top of it. So we had a family party planned but canceled it so we wouldn’t share her sickness with others. We had a quiet little party just the 5 of us. We had a good time celebrating the blessing of Clara! The girl LOVES Smoothie King (she calls it Smoothie Came) and asked for a smoothie along with the vegan cookies they sell. How bad are we…we had no candles so a baking/cookie stick did the trick. She was in heaven with her smoothie and cookie!
I am including the pics of Clara opening up her gifts from Meemaw and Pawpaw (out of order) b/c she opened them on Thanksgiving but it is still part of her birthday.
Meemaw also picked out the sweetest book called The Little Teacup that Talked. It made me cry! She also included a book Little Girls Bible Storybook for Mothers and Daughters.
I cannot believe my girl is THREE!! Life flies by so fast! She is smart, funny, thoughtful, stubborn, and beautiful! She loves to do her schoolwork and will ask to do it. She was getting her hair trimmed the other day and while sitting in the chair she asked to do schoolwork when we got home. ;) She got her first professional hair trim on Tuesday. She was not too thrilled with the experience but was thrilled when Sirmunia did her nails after we finished. She loved it!
Saturday, the 20th, Clay and Cullen headed out to Houston for Cullen’s purity weekend. It came up so fast. Clay did a great job of planning it. He got VIP tickets to the Toby Mac concert. They got to go backstage and do Q&A session with the bands, and a tour of the center. I gave Cullen my camera and had high hopes for lots of pics……these were all I got!!
If you want to know more about purity weekends here is a peak of Christian’s purity weekend post here. I go into more detail of the lessons used to teach how important it is for our children to stay pure for their future spouses. Cullen is much more quiet and reserved about sharing about his weekend. I pray that he protects his heart and chooses his friends wisely. I pray that he will choose a spouse that is Godly. Cullen said he had a lot of fun but getting anything else from him is like pulling teeth. =(
We also enjoyed a great Thanksgiving. Taffy (Clay’s Mom) had a kid table set up to have a drawing contest for being thankful. They had fun. Then we all played Farkle! We had a BLAST!! We then went to my Mom and Dad’s and enjoyed dinner with my Matt, Candy, Mom, Dad, GG, Jerry, and his daughter, Melissa, and her 2 girls age 3 and 4 months. There is so much to be thankful for! We are so blessed!
Here she is eating a tomato at the boys flag football game. We had bought them at the farmer’s market before the father/son game. She got hungry and asked if she could eat one of the tomatoes…she ate it just like an apple but ended up sucking all the seeds right out of it!!