Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Amara's 4th Birthday!

This is how we found her with her breakfast in bed
she loved her Bubba and the special card he made her.
Amara has been waiting very patiently for years to be like her Bubba and have a personalized pillow. he got his at 4 and so did she.  She LOVED it!
We also got her some Dora stuff but what she was most anticipating was finding out what we were going to DO ( while they do get one or two smaller gifts from us, we put the emphasis on DOING something really special on their birthday).  mara's surprise....  go to Wrigley!!!!!

This girl was THRILLED!!!! ( and so were we)
We are here!  Isn't it pretty?
That's a happy Cubs fan!
So, when we got the tickets, I reached out to a sorority sister who works for the Cubs.  I had NO expectations at all.  Thought maybe she's get a token gift or something because it was her birthday.  Nothing fancy.  NOPE.  Andrea got us down on the field before the game for about 10 minutes of picture taking and simply soaking up the Cubs glory.  It was amazing!
Such a fun experience!
And Amara could barely stand it when she found out Aunt Anita was coming with us too!
Thanks Andrea!  We are so grateful!
The Dugout!
A Happy 4 year old in her '4' chair!
Our wonderful neighbors gave each child $10 to spend at the ballpark.  The kids loved shopping before the game and being very careful about their purchases.  Alaric chose a Cubs claw...
and Amara chose a Cubs bat!  Thanks Jack and June!
We had great seats!
Daddy Daughter moments!
Anita loved her time with Bubba and Sissy
And the COOLEST thing...Andrea put a birthday message on the message board for Amara!!!!!
Buy me some peanuts and cracker Jacks....DONE
Love these Fultons!
Mara found a lucky peanut with 3 nuts inside!
To end the night, we stopped off at the Mall foodcourt for dinner of her choice and carousel rides!

Not a bad 4th birthday!

Amara Christine is FOUR!!!

Amara Christine Fulton was born May 30, 2008 at 7:28 AM.  Our angel came into this world and changed our lives forever!
1st Birthday-May 2009
2nd Birthday- May 2010
3rd Birthday- May 2011
June 2011
July 2011
August 2011
September 2011
October 2011
November 2011
December 2011
January 2012
February 2012
March 2012
April 2012
Amara's 4th Birthday- May 2012
Happy Birthday, Mara!  We Love You More Than You'll Ever Know!

Monday, May 28, 2012

The Magical Birthday Tree

Our neighbor's 7th birthday is tomorrow and her mommy asked all the neighbors to serve as "fairies" tonight and decorate a tree in their yard so she'd wake up with a special surprise in the morning.

So tonight as soon as we got home, we blew up balloons, cut ribbons, made cards and headed over with flashlights to decorate....
We even clothespinned $7 to branches for the birthday girl
and made a donation to Stella's birthday service items for the Piatt County Animal Shelter in honor of the 5 year old little girl who died this month ( she was a huge cat lover)
What a fun way to celebrate your birthday!

Katie's Graduation Party

We traveled to Galesburg Sunday to attend the graduation party of Brian's cousin, Katie!
The kids LOVE their trampoline
As does Bri
Katie was overwhelmed by all the love of the day and gave a wonderful thankyou speech to our family after the main party was over.
The evening party was for family and close friends and resulted in a mean competition of Flippy Cup ( don't worry, Tyler was our coach only)
Things got serious!
A late night game of "thumper" and about a thousand laughs sent us home happy!
Today we played in the yard...and Mara got Brian "dunked"
There was some batting practice
And some relaxing too!
What a great weekend!