It is hard to believe 8 years ago we got blessed with our amazing little man Tarek. I can't believe it has already been 8 years!
For his first birthday party we celebrated at Grandma and Grandpa Fuller's house with family. He of course wanted a soccer themed cake so we made a soccer field and then used the letters for players, and dyed coconut flakes for the grass. It actually turned out really cute and was super easy to do. (Other then the player part as I don't know much about soccer so had to get some assistance from Dan) Next was his real actual birthday where we let him open his gifts from us. And then final, on Saturday he got to have a friend birthday party. We decided this year because there are so many boys around to rent out a local gymnastics facility and let the boys get out some energy. Tarek has so much of it I can't keep up with him. He had started the day out by running his first 5K and did AWESOME! He ran / jogged almost the entire thing ending at 30:27 and got third place for kids K-2. > And then he still had enough energy to go crazy at his party for over an hour. A few things I want to remember about Tarek right now - He has a super kind heart and always has. He loves to make people happy and to make sure everyone is doing good. He still loves to give his mom kisses :) I love that he still wants people to know I am his mom. He is a very good brother to all of his sisters, he does like to tease a lot, especially Dreyken, but it is always in a good silly kind of way. He has a super infectious laugh and once he gets going he has a hard time stopping. Tarek is also a very loyal and good friend. Not a day goes by that I don't have several kids knock on the door asking to play with Tarek. He loves everyone and is so non-judgmental. We are so lucky to have such a happy, silly, handsome, caring little man in our family. Happy Birthday Tarek!
Our ten year old daughter, who is a wonderful big sister. She loves reading and attending school with her friends. Loves to perform with her clogging class and for piano recitals. She is such a great daughter, and is adored by both her younger brother and sister.
Our energetic, loving six year old son. Loves to spoil his mom and sisters. He is dad's buddy and wrestling companion. He has such a tender heart and loves to please. He is quick to make friends with anyone who will let him. He loves sports, and is getting very good at many of them especially his favorite soccer. T is always willing to be the goof and get a laugh out of people. Loves going to kindergarten, and being a brother to both of his sisters.
Dreyken prefers to be refered to as "Daddy's Butterfly Princess" and that describers her exactly. She is very girly girl, and loves to were tutu's and dresses that spin. She loves to dance and sing and has quite the stubborn streak running through her. She loves to laugh and play with others. She is a Daddy's girl all the way and has him wrapped around her tiny little finger. She loves both her brother and sister and trys to be just a big as they are.