Happy Monday friends!! We had a fun weekend that started out Friday afternoon doing some shopping. We always go shopping with Nana for Mallory's Easter dress so we decided Friday we would continue the tradition. I wish I could say it was all wonderful but Mallory was not having any of it. Whining, tears, you name it but we did find a dress and enjoyed being with Nana and Papa. We also got some new shoes for her because her feet are growing rapidly. This picture accurately sums up the evening.
All that ended her calling Nana and Papa to apologize for how she acted and she went to bed early. I'm just happy we all survived and got an Easter dress.
Saturday morning, we rested to gear up for our busy afternoon. Mallory was invited to two birthday parties and we had a housewarming party to go to. We were ready for the celebrations. Our first party was to celebrate Abby's first birthday!
I can't believe it's been one year since Lane and Lizzie adopted Abby. She is such a blessing and we are so glad we got to celebrate with her. Abby also goes to same daycare as Mallory so she always likes to tell me if she saw her that day.
Lizzie had a photo booth set up so we had to get a picture of these cuties, Mallory, Katie and Liesl
Our next party was just down the road. Mallory's friend Hayden from school turned 4 and had a construction themed birthday party. The decorations were so cute.
Hayden asked Mallory to help him open his presents and Mallory was thrilled to be right there and help!
Hayden's dad works at the same place that Brian and I do so it's just funny how small of a world it is. Such a fun time.
Our last stop was our co-workers/friends Jonathan and Rachel's house. They recently bought a house and had a housewarming party. And a chocolate fountain. My fave.
Sunday morning, we went to church and heard an amazing sermon on Prayer from our Pastor. Definitely convicting and I learned that I need to be more passionate and pleading when I pray. God wants to hear our prayers and it is mentioned time and time again in the bible. I also had a great conversation about it with my 9th grade girls that I teach. It was something we all needed to hear and something I know I will be working on in my walk with Christ.
As we left church, we asked Mallory what she learned and Sunday School and she said "Jesus is Alive!" She then started singing a song they learned. So thankful for the teachers that put in their time to share the love of Christ to His children!
After her show was over, we used the flash cards that we got from our sweet friend, Jennifer, and worked on her letters. So fun seeing her learning!
Sunday evening, Brian made pizza rolls. Those are his and Mallory's favorite things to eat. Mallory likes to be nearby and watch as he fixes them...and to eat the pepperonis - ha! This picture is so funny because she's eating the pepperonis and Brian's looking at her saying "Don't eat them all!"
Now, we are at Monday again and that's a wrap!