Blake got his first ever trophy in a karate tournament in October. And not just any old trophy, but 1st place. To say I was proud would be putting it lightly. I was bursting for him. And was thrilled with himself. He is too good.
We went wake boarding and such with Thad & Kim on Whiskeytown Lake. It was a first of many water sport activities for all of the kids and they had so much fun. Gary & I just liked watching them bouncing around on the tube.:)
Here is Arabella for the 2012 Jamboree representing U-Prep. Her Pee Wee team went on to the playoffs where they made it to the second round. It was exciting for the players, the cheerleaders and the parents.
I cannot keep this doll's name straight. At first she was Lucy. Then Liv started calling her Elizabeth. The she came to me last week calling her Liv. I said, "I thought her name was Lucy Elizabeth. Now is it Lucy Elizabeth Liv?" She looked at me very seriously and said, "she has lots of names." Stay tuned to what is added by next week.
Arabella took this photo in a rare quiet moment for Blake. He looks so sweet and thoughtful. Of course, I had to get a hold of it. It's framed upstairs actually. I think my big girl might have an eye for photography. I look forward to watching her talent.
Liv had more than one birthday party because that's just how she rolls. This was the first of those celebrations at All Fired Up, the ceramic store. She and her friends finished painting and promptly began doing each others hair. I wondered why I didn't plan a beauty salon party instead. Happy Birthday, Super Dooper Cooper. You are one of a kind!
This is Liv...all glittered and pinked up preparing for her fifth birthday party. After several changes and photos, she settled on the outfit below. It was a very important decision for an almost 5 year old cutie.