Franklin Five

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

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Happy Anniversary!

Mommy and Daddy celebrated their 8th anniversary today. They said their life together keeps getting better every year. Maybe I have something to do with that.
After they ate dinner at a special restaurant, they got dessert at a yummy chocolate cafe. Hmmm...I think they need to take me here sometime. Mommy said my little brother enjoyed it very much.

Saturday, May 26, 2007

Twice in One Day!

Yesterday was a very good day because I got to see Kyle two times! I saw him when he came over to go swimming, and I saw him again when we went over to his house that night for pizza. We had the most fun playing with Kyle's cars some of which were his daddy's when he was little. We share a love of cars and trains.
I've gotten really good at showing off my chipped tooth. That's what I am doing here.
Good friends don't just shake hands-good friends gotta hug!

Waterfall Adventure

Before I came along when Mommy and Daddy lived in Tennessee the first time, they visited lots of waterfalls on the weekends. Today they took me and some friends that Daddy works with to one of their favorite waterfalls. I loved riding on Daddy's back and seeing the beautiful water. I usually would sing a song while Daddy walked. I think he enjoyed hearing me sing. As you can see in this picture, my little brother is getting very big in Mommy's tummy. I think he enjoyed the hike, too.
We took Shelby with us, and she loved getting in the water and cooling off.
Here are our friends that went on the hike with us.

Friday, May 25, 2007

A few of my favorite things

Kyle came over to go swimming with me today, and boy, did we have a great time! I love my buddy Kyle, I love to go swimming, and I love animal crackers (which is what Kyle shared with me during our little break from the pool). Mommy feels strongly that I need to take a swimming class this summer because I have no fear of the water.

Sunday, May 20, 2007

First Swim of the Season...

in a real pool, that is. I swam with Emma Jo in a hot tub last weekend, but this was the first dip in our neighborhood pool that just opened for the summer this weekend. The water was pretty cool, but Daddy got in with me, and we had lots of fun.

If you look closely in the last picture, you can see the infamous chipped tooth.

Party Time!

eating dinner with Hiroto, Kyle, and Danny

swinging with Alanna and Lauren, my favorite babysitters from next door

We celebrated my birthday with a party at the park. Since I love Elmo so much, Mommy made an Elmo cake, and several of my friends came. Nana and Perpy were there too along with Aunt Kimberly and Uncle Tim. I had a great time, and I used good manners by telling each of my guests thankyou and giving them hugs. Mommy wished she had a picture of a group hug that Will, Kyle, and I shared at the end of the evening. Overall, it was a wonderful second birthday. Thanks to everyone who made it so special.

Friday, May 18, 2007

Birthday Fun!

Today is my birthday and what a fun day it has been so far. Nana is here to visit so she went with Mommy and I to meet Daddy for lunch. We had a great time. After my nap, Perpy will be here, and tomorrow we will have a little party at the park. More pictures later!

Monday, May 14, 2007

vacation part 2

Uncle Tim was kind enough to let us borrow his boat for the weekend. It was my second time out on it, and at first, I was not so sure about it. I immediately started saying "all done". After about 5 minutes of sitting in Mommy's lap, I realized it was kind of fun. At the end, I wanted to drive the boat myself.

This is Tucker, the newest addition to the Fulk family. I'm glad to have another boy around although I love playing with Emma and Gretchen. All weekend if Emma was out of my sight, I'd ask, "Where'd Emma go?" She and Gretchen thought I was quite funny, and I loved making them giggle.
The mommies and a few of the children: Marie and Maddie, Heidi and Tucker, and Mommy with Gretchen.
Can you see how my little brother is growing in Mommy's tummy? Maddie is also going to have a little brother in September.
The whole gang on the porch of our cabin. All the way home, I kept asking where Emma went. I wish they would all move to Nashville so we could play more often. We'll miss you friends!

Vacation with friends

This weekend, we drove to Kentucky to meet some of our good friends from Michigan at a cabin near a big lake. We had such a great time with them that I cried when we left. Emma, Gretchen, and I practice our innertube skills. Actually, we never got in the lake so this was the extent of the inner tube experience for us. Our daddies did a little innertubing though.
Maddie, Marie's daughter
The pool at the resort was not open so our parents decided to turn the heat way down and let us play in the hot tub. What a great idea!! Emma and I especially loved this.

Have you ever tried wearing a life jacket in a hot tub? It works pretty well. By the second day, I understood how to stay above the water, so I didn't have to wear the jacket. It wasn't very deep so I could touch and walk around in the water.

Thursday, May 10, 2007

Silly Me!

I'm always doing silly things that make Mommy laugh. Yesterday before Mommy dressed me for the day, I found my winter hat from last year and put it on. Then, I got on my bike and said I was going to get some pizza. Of course, I worked up a little thirst and needed to stop for a juice box break.

Tuesday, May 08, 2007

I'm a little dare devil!

Sometimes Mommy and Daddy are proud of me for being daring and taking risks, but other times, my adventuresome spirit gives them high blood pressure. Last night was one of those times. I was running at full speed pushing my dump truck on the sidewalk and fell chipping one of my front teeth. I cut my lip so there was lots of blood which really scared Mommy. We went to the dentist today, and he said I'll have to come back in a month for him to check on my tooth. At that point, he'll know best how to fix it. He said he can put something on it so it'll look like a normal tooth. Right now, Daddy says I look like a hill billy with my chipped tooth.

Mommy was very proud of me for how I sat still during the X-ray and while the dentist looked in my mouth. She was afraid I was not going to let him look at my teeth, but I proved her wrong. The dentist was very nice and had lots of neat things to look at in his office. When I go back in a month, I'll also have my teeth cleaned for the first time. I think it will be a fun place to visit so maybe this little accident was a good thing. Well, Mommy and Daddy probably wouldn't say that, but I think you should make lemonade out of lemons.

Don't worry...this little incident hasn't slowed me down any. Daddy says we have a new rule: the dump truck can only be pushed on the grass. I don't really like that rule because it just doesn't go as fast that way. He says that's exactly the point.

Mommy will try to take a picture of my hill billy smile sometime before my next dentist appointment so you can see for yourself.