Franklin Five

Let us not love with words or tongue but with actions and in truth. 1 John 3:18

Sunday, October 29, 2006

keeping warm

A few days this past week, it has been very cool outside. When I went outside to play, Mommy put on my new coat and hat. Now, whenever Mommy says we're going to go outside, I touch my head to remind her to put on my hat. She said it's not always cold enough to wear my hat, but I like to have it on. Don't I look cute? I'm thankful God made fall with the beautiful leaves that change colors. I'm also thankful for hats to keep me warm and pumpkins to say hello to. What a wonderful world God made.

Bathtime Bubbles!

I love when Daddy gives me a bath because he lets me have bubbles. Bubbles is one of my favorite words to say. Whenever Mommy or Daddy start to run the bath water, I open the cabinet, get out the bottle of bubbles, and bring it over to them. A bath without bubbles is just a bath, but a bath with bubbles is world of fun!

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Baby Tucker

My good friends, Emma and Gretchen, have a new addition to their family-Tucker Daniel. Mommy, Daddy, and I are so excited for them and can't wait to meet Tucker. I'm so happy to have a boy to play with. Tucker and I will have fun helping our daddies work on their cars.

Welcome to the world, Baby Tucker. You are blessed to have a wonderful family who will show you lots of love.

Monday, October 23, 2006

A visit from friends

Uncle Joe and Auntie Marie were one of the first friends to welcome me into the world in Michigan. Now we live far away but we still have fun when we see each other. Now that they have Madison, I have someone to play with.
Maddie and Graham dressed up for church
I really liked to give Maddie hugs and kisses. I also liked playing with her on the play gym or in the bouncy seat. Mommy told me to be gentle, and I really tried although sometimes, I think I may have bounced Maddie a little too much in the bouncy seat. I liked sitting in it myself too even though I am way too big for it.
I love you, Auntie Marie! Thanks for coming to visit. We will miss you all and look forward to our next visit together.

Happy Fall, Y'all!

This weekend, some good friends from Michigan came to visit. We have had several visitors over the past few months, and we are very thankful they make the drive to come see us. It's been so much fun. This time, Uncle Joe and Auntie Marie came. They brought someone I had never met before-baby Madison. Let me tell you, I had a great time with Maddie! She was still in Auntie Marie's tummy when we left Michigan, but now she is four months old. Here are some pictures from a pumpkin farm we visited on Saturday.
Mommy holding Maddie-sometimes I got a little jealous when Mommy would hold her, but then I would help by bringing her a pacifier or her blanket.
Mommy and I in the corn maze
They had one of my favorite things-tractors!
Mommy, me, Maddie, and Auntie Marie
At the farm, there was so much to do. Here I am practicing my balancing skills on some hay.

Monday, October 16, 2006

More of the Arkansas Adventure

Jonathan, Mommy, and I
All six of us on a hiking excursion
Good buddies!
Bathtime is so fun!!

Camping in Arkansas

This weekend, Mommy and Daddy took me to Arkansas to see some very good friends. My parents met Jeff and Amy while Daddy was in grad school long before I came along. Now, Amy and Jeff live 8 or 9 hours from us and have a little boy named Jonathan who is just 5 months older than me. We had not seen them since I was 6 months old, so we had a lot of catching up to do. We stayed with them in a cabin and spent time hiking in the state park. I really liked riding on Daddy's back, exploring the great outdoors, and playing with Jonathan in the cabin. Mommy and Daddy liked seeing their old friends. There might be more pictures of this weekend to come.

A Trip for Two

Last week, Mommy and Daddy did something they haven't done since I was born. They went on a trip without me. Don't worry...I was in good hands with my grandma, Perpy. While I was having fun with Perpy and the pumpkins she brought, Mommy and Daddy were in Chattanooga enjoying a little getaway. What did they want to get away from? Anyway, I was very glad to see them when they got back.

Sunday, October 08, 2006

Pumpkins in Tennessee

Mommy, Daddy, and Perpy took me to a pumpkin patch on Saturday. TN doesn't have cider mills like Michigan does but this was almost as fun. I picked out some pumpkins, walked through a hay maze, pet a kitty, examined gourds, decorated a pumpkin, and played with seeds and dried corn. I can't wait to go again next year.

Saturday, October 07, 2006

More Fun with Pumpkins

The nice lady at the pumpkin farm said I could decorate a tiny pumpkin using markers. Well, I decided it would be more fun to taste the markers than to color with them.
So many choices!
on top of the hay
discovering gords
Hello, little kitty!