Kayli’s 5th birthday party

We threw Kayli a birthday party for her fifth birthday on 8/26/2017. She had friends and family attend to celebrate her Moana theme.

For the cake, we bought a plain, blue cake from Sams Club, and then made fondant decorations. We also bought some Moana characters to finish it off.

To finish off the night, the kids danced and told stories to entertain the guests.

On the morning of Kayli’s birthday, she made quick work of the presents!

We sent cupcakes to Tuttle to celebrate!

Beach Trip June 2017

In June 2017, we took another trip to our favorite beach location – Cherry Grove Beach.  While there, we met a very nice family from Kentucky — Chris, Amber, Sadie and Samuel Wheeler. We saw each other each day on the beach, and had some very nice conversations. Since then, we’ve exchanged several letters back and forth to keep in touch.  Perhaps one day we can meet up once again.

Sugarplum visits Kayli – Nov-Dec 2016

On the morning of November 25, 2016, the Loftins once again awoke to find a visitor in our home. Sugarplum, our little elf from the North Pole, was back to visit us! Kayli really enjoys looking for Sugarplum. It’s the first thing she thinks of when she wakes up each morning. See below for the different ways she appeared between November and December 2016.

November 25, 2016

When Sugarplum arrived, she was riding in Kristoff’s sled!20161125-img_870720161125-img_255220161125-img_2556

Continue reading