Sunday, September 30, 2012

Usher Rafe

This morning the children led the entire worship service at church.  Rafe was an usher and did an excellent job.  I thought he looked SO handsome, even if he did disagree with me.  Great job, Rafe!!

A Magical Morning!

Saturday morning Stella Ross, her Daddy, and I had breakfast with the Princesses.  Stella Ross was a little shy at first, but quickly warmed up to have her picture made with her favorite princess, Snow White!  Chick Fil-A really made everyone feel like they were royalty.  All of the workers had on tuxedos and they even had a violinist play music while we dined.  This proved to me that another trip to Disney World is going to be in our near future!!!

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Go Rafe!!

Look who earned the game ball at his baseball game tonight!!  Way to go Rafe!  We are so proud of you.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Happy 8th Birthday Rafe!!

I cannot CANNOT believe I am writing about Rafe's 8th birthday.  Where have the last 8 years gone?  I am so proud of him and the young man he is becoming.  We have had a blast celebrating for the past month.  We decided to have his birthday party a month early so we wouldn't have to worry about the cooler fall temperatures.  (thank goodness!!)  Everyone had a blast swimming and sliding down the gigantic water slide.  

Tuesday was Rafe's actual birthday and he was greeted downstairs with doughnuts and magic tricks - two of his favorite things!!

Stella Ross, Gram and I had lunch with Rafe at school and took popsicles for his class to enjoy.  Stella Ross was SO excited to eat lunch with her big brother!

After eating dinner at Moe's (Rafe's choice) we celebrated some more with ice cream cake and presents from Gram and Pop.  I think their gift was his favorite one - a Kleenex box filled with money!!  How fun!

Happy birthday to one VERY SPECIAL boy.  We love you SO much!!

Story Time

These pictures were taken yesterday morning with my phone so they are a bit fuzzy, but too cute not to share.  Stella Ross LOVES to sit in the floor next to Bowser and read books after breakfast.  So sweet!

Weekend in Columbia

We took a trip to Columbia last weekend to kick-off what I like to call "birthday week" for Rafe.  On Saturday we went to EdVenture and to the USC football game and Sunday we went to Riverbanks Zoo.  It was a perfect weekend celebrating our favorite little 8 year old!!

Moving on up!

Here are some pictures of one happy 8 year old with his new go-kart.  Cory Rafe really wanted a bigger one and Daddy was able to make it happen!  Wonder which boy is the happiest??