Franklin Five

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

Thursday, December 21, 2006

Walking in a Winter Wonderland!

A few weeks ago, Daddy and Mommy took me to a special mall where they had lots of Christmas decorations. I had fun looking at all of the sights. Since then, we've all gotten sick at our house. First, Mommy and Daddy got a stomach bug and then I got a cold which turned into a ear infection. I think Mommy and Daddy might have gotten my cold. Hopefully, we'll be feeling better by Christmas.

Jesus is the Sweetest Gift of All!

Is this a cookie hanging on the tree? It looks like one, but it doesn't taste like one.

O Come Let Us Adore Him!

Thursday, December 07, 2006

A Blast from the Past

What do you think of my stylish attire? This was Daddy's suit when he was a little boy a long time ago. Perpy saved it and brought it to me. I really liked wearing it. I think my Daddy was one stylish little guy just like me. What do you think, Perpy? Do I look as cute as my Daddy did?

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Trolley Ride

My friend, Hiroto, and I rode the trolley with our mommies around the city of Franklin. The trolley picked us up at a hospital near our houses, took us through downtown, and dropped us off at the library. We were going to go to storytime but after my mommy saw how much energy I had, she opted for the park near the library. Hiroto and I had lots of fun chasing each other around the park. On the way home, I sat next to Hiroto and his mommy, and my mommy sat behind us. He is a good friend that I met in my neighborhood. He speaks Japanese and a little English. Maybe he can teach me some Japanese and I can teach him some English. I think I will start with the important words: tractor, puppy, and more. I miss my old friends from Michigan, but I'm glad I'm making new ones in Tennessee.

Saturday, December 02, 2006

A Thankful Heart

Thank you, God, for family, friends, lawn mowers, and cranberry ice. We had a full house this year as we celebrated Thanksgiving. There were many wonderful things to eat that day, but I decided cranberry ice was the best (and only thing to eat). The recipe came from my great great grandmother.

Perpy (I call her Du-Jee) and Daddy
Andrew, Mommy's cousin, Mommy, Nana (I call her Nanny), and Uncle Tim
Grandpa Sam (Pa Pa) and Nana

Aunt Kimberly, Will, and Uncle Tim
One of my favorite activites lately is to push my lawn mower around the block. (Thanks, Jenn, for a great toy!) Nana joined me on my stroll down the street.

Grandpa...A.K.A. Pa Pa

Grandpa and MA came to visit the week after Thanksgiving. Since I've started giving everyone names I have made up, I called Grandpa "Pa Pa". It's much easier to say and everyone thinks it sounds cute. We had lots of fun together. One day Grandpa and Mommy took me to Pump it Up, a cool place with lots of inflatable slides and jumpy things. After Grandpa took me down a very big slide, I kept saying "mo" (more) and grabbing his hand so he would take me back up. He also took me on walks to look at the Christmas lights, let me practice driving his minivan (it actually didn't get out of park for those of you who are concerned), and read lots of books to me. Thanks, Grandpa, for all of the fun.