Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Happy Birthday, Amelia!

This week, Amelia turned three years old. I can hardly believe I have a child that old...time really does fly! I've come to the conclusion, though, that in the future I need to associate Halloween with Amelia's birthday, because by the time it's over, her birthday is only two weeks away! This led to me being a slacker this year, losing track of time and forgetting to plan a party in advance. Unfortunately for her, Thanksgiving is the week after her birthday, so we can't really do a party the week after, so if she has a party this year, it'll be in December. Yikes! I haven't made a cake for her yet, but I will...that way I won't feel so bad. Fortunately, she's still so small, she doesn't really get the concept of timing, so I'm sure a birthday celebration at any time of the year will be fine with her. :-) Below are some pictures from our birthday celebration (we had some friends out with us to Red Robin) and various presents. Not pictured are a set of instruments (triangle, bells, and tambourine) which she loves, from the Parkers, several cards, and a couple of movies (Cinderella from the Hortons and a princess movie from Mom and Dad). She had quite the haul!

Amelia with Cranky, from Aunt Abby
the new Thomas umbrella (from Mom and Dad)
The bicycle (from Grandma and Grandpa)
Strawberry Shortcake (from Uncle Kent, Aunt Cara, Derek and Austin)
Matching outfits for Amelia and Bitty Baby (from Nana and Pops)
everyone at Red Robin sings to Amelia
a Snow White dress (fromthe Perrys)
the Dora big sister house (from Matt and Jessica)
having a tea party (from Mom and Dad)

Amelia and her tri-colored friend...

Here's a short photo slideshow documenting Amelia and Fletcher's relationship to this point. We've got some great pictures over the last 3 years, so we thought it would be good to put them together in some way...enjoy! (it's about 6 minutes long and has music)

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Trunk-or-Treat and Halloween

Our church's annual Trunk-or-Treat party was Sunday night, and this year our Life Group decided to go dressed as Star Wars characters. It was pretty cool...we had Star Wars music playing, and Yoda had fog coming out from him! Amelia really had fun at Trunk-or-Treat, especially when we found the other little princesses.

Our Life Group

Bryan as Darth Maul and our friend Matt as Chewbacca

Me as Padme Amidala right after she's had Luke and Leia (the two dolls)

Amy Jo as a Jedi and Lance as Yoda (our preacher and his wife!)

Amelia as Cinderella

Jasmine, Snow White, Cinderella, and Aurora (Sleeping Beauty)

Amelia with her friend Caleb, dressed as Mike Hart (Go Blue!)

Amelia poses with her Cinderella doll

Amelia ventures down our sidewalk to trick-or-treat (Daddy was right behind her!)