Monday, April 3, 2017

March Tidbits

 
March was full of lots of birthdays and celebrations!  We celebrated great grandpa's 88th birthday, Lucy's 4th birthday, and friends this month!
 
It's become tradition now that each girl gets a tea party for their birthday with a theme of their choosing.  This year, Lucy picked out a jungle theme for her birthday tea party!
 

We had our tea complete with stuffed animals and rainforest sounds :).
 






 

 


 
The weather got nice for a few days this month and we enjoyed our first bike ride of the season together.  This time Aubrey got to ride her bicycle on her own instead of riding in the trailer!  It was a big deal! 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
First pair of Converse for Lucy!
 
 
Aubrey likes to draw daddy's name on his lunch extra special nowadays :).
 

 
The girls decided to have their own tea shop one day.  Aubrey wrote out the menu and they pretended for a while with their little shop.
 

 
Daddy decided to make their shop look a little more realistic, so he made them a tea shop out of an old box, painted it, and put lights on it!  The shop is still up and in the corner of our family room ready to greet customers daily :).
 
 
Oh, the sleeping positions we find Lucy in!
 


We had crazy hair day at Awana this month!
 
 
 
And last, but certainly not least, our month ended with a little accident.  Brandon was playing with Aubrey and they were chasing each other around the house.  He slammed his foot on a door jam and down he went (while Aubrey was still trying to chase him with the blow up hammer!).  He ended up breaking his toe and is down for a couple of weeks in this boot, but he's on the mend!
 


March 2017 is in the books!


Lucy's Trike-a-thon!

A few weeks back Lucy was a part of her preschool's trike-a-thon.
 
This girl loves to ride that tricycle! She rides it almost everyday to pick up Aubrey from school and she's gotten quite fast and agile with it!
 
In the allotted time, Lucy completed 28 laps!
 


 
 
Here she is in action!
 
 
 
Daddy got to be a part of this special morning with her.  She was so proud of her medal that she wore it for days on end even after the event :)
 

 
Preschool days sure are fun and this is girl is enjoying those days more and more!


Celebrating Lucy's 4th Birthday

 
We celebrated Lucy turning four a few weeks back.  We were supposed to have some family and close friends celebrate with us at a park, but the weather didn't cooperate with us that day, so we had to change the location last minute to Nana and Papa's house.  Thank goodness they were willing to host because it was cold, windy and rainy that day, which would have made celebrating a little bit harder.
 
 


 Lucy wanted a Tinkerbell birthday, so we had some details where Tink made her appearance in :).



Lucy was all smiles that day and she was so excited!














 
The morning of Lucy's birthday, Brandon, Lucy and I took a walk to Starbucks and got her a special birthday hot chocolate.  The girl loves her sweets!
 

 
When Aubrey came home from school that day we had a girls spa afternoon!  The time was complete with a foot soak, painting finger nails, and a banana yogurt parfait treat.




 
The girls enjoyed this fun time of pampering!







 
That evening we celebrated with making pizzas and having family come over for cake after dinner.
 
At the birthday girl's request, mommy made a mint-chocolate cake.  This girl won't eat peanut butter, but she LOVES mint and chocolate!







Oh, the many faces of our Lucy girl :).






 
This quote I just loved and it totally sums up our little girl:
"She was one of the rare ones, so effortlessly herself, and the world loved her for it." ~ Atticus
 
Lucy is so effortlessly herself in so many ways and she's not afraid to show her bold spirit :).
 
 
You're officially 'fur' now sweet girl!  Happy Birthday Lucy!  We hope you felt the love that others have for you!  Thank you to all the family and friends who helped out and made our little girl feel so special and so very loved!