Monday, October 15, 2007

Cora's Special Days in Pictures

The pictures here are from her first hola to cake on Thursday. She really enjoyed it. We all enjoyed the parade on Saturday. Cora liked the band and the Ali Ghan Shrine cars. She is like me and wasn't overly thrilled at the clowns. We are trying to keep her from a dislike of clowns as I (Christina) have. Scary makeup and crazy hair.. aren't you scared too? :o)

The elephant cake (carrot cake w/tinted cream cheese icing) was enjoyed at her great grandma's house yesterday. It was very yummy.

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Cora's First Birthday

Well, Cora's first birthday was good. She is cutting her molars so she isn't her usual self. She enjoyed the birthday song and the cake. The candle wasn't necessary--she would blow it out. Although she can toot her wooden train whistle from the Folk Festival, the candle was not going to happen. She dug in to the cake. We are thankful that God has given us a year with our darling daughter.

Monday, October 8, 2007

Wow. It's seems like forever since...

This past week I did something I haven't done in over four years.... and that's raked leaves. I made a little pile and Cora stomped through them. It's been good for my soul to see the seasons change. What a refreshing time to take walks in the evening--the air is crisp and the sky ablaze with stars!

Cora and I went to a folk festival with my mom. Believe it or not I drove 40 minutes without passing one fast food restaurant. I enjoyed the seeing the sloping hill and trees in shades of yellow, orange and red! We had fresh sauerkraut--it was very good. We are enjoying the apple harvest and look forward to the Autumn Glory Festival this weekend.

Cora's birthday is just days away--she's going to have an elephant cake. She loves elephants and makes the cutest elephant noise.