Wow! It's hard to believe that Katie turned 5 years old on Oct. 4th. I love having fall parties for Katie and thinking of a cute fall craft to do but this year she chose to have a rainbow party. So I went with it. Here's some pictures of her fun day.
We made a rainbow using tissue paper...this craft ended up being too hard for 3-5 year olds but it was neat to watch them all work hard to do it!
We took a few days off while the weather is so nice, and the leaves are so pretty, to go to Monteagle, TN. We stayed with the Wilbur family at the Monteagle Sunday School Assembly, which is just perfect place to relax. It is such a beautiful place! We also drove to Chattanooga one day to visit the aquarium, since the kids had never been. What a great place Chattanooga is. So much to do! The only complaint we had was not being able to stay longer. We took so many pictures. I've posted just a few below. I may try to do another post later.
We had such a good time. We are so glad the Wilburs invited us!
I couldn't believe we got them to all sit still long enough to take this picture. It turned out so good. I'm glad we tried it.
Sophia came up with a really fun painting project for the kids to do. They had a great time painting their fall leaves and bookmarks. Rosalyn and Katie enjoyed every minute with their very good friend, Eleanor!
Here's a pictures of the girls as they walked to the bottom of "Morgan's Steep" to look out on the valley below. They are so cute!
We stayed at the "Happy Castle." It looks happy, doesn't it?
The kids and I went home to MS a few weeks back to see friends in Jackson and family in Mt. Olive and Laurel. It was a fun trip with lots of great memories. One of the things we did with my family was visit Mitchell Farms. It's a great place for kids to just enjoy the outdoors and life on the farm. They especially enjoyed the "corn pool." Here's a few pictures from our adventures there.
This has been a big year for our little Katie. Not only did she start soccer this year; she also started preschool! She is attending Mustard Seed Preschool at Christ Community Church in Franklin. She's doing so well and really enjoying her teachers and new friends. It has been such a warm and loving environment for her to grow in Christ and in knowledge of the world. Here's a picture of her on the morning of her first day. (I think the backpack is as big as she is!)
This is Katie's first year of soccer, and she's having a really great time. She's watched Rosalyn play for two years, so she was really prepared, knew just what to expect, and jumped right into action. She's scored in just about every game!