Thursday, December 30, 2010

Taylor's First Trip to the Dentist

Today Taylor had her first trip to the dentist to get her teeth cleaned.
She took her sunglasses (which she loves to wear) to keep the bright lights out of her eyes.
She did really well except she wanted to keep sitting up to talk to the hygenist. She was also upset that she couldn't see inside her mouth to see what was happening in there.
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Wednesday, December 29, 2010

A Catch-up Post: NYC

On Saturday, December 6 we went to NYC on a bus trip with Stefan's parents,sister and family, and brother and family. Taylor stayed home with my friend Stephanie.


The city was PACKED. The kids and Aunt Stacy did the Ferris Wheel at Toys R Us after a long wait.




We ended the day with the Christmas Spectacular at Radio City Music Hall.


It was a great show. My favorite was the toy soldiers. The pictures are from near the back of the theater so they aren't totally clear. Enjoy!















Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Go Eagles

Stefan is a huge Eagles fan. He is very excited for tonight's game. I remembered that Taylor had this Eagles outfit so they all got dressed for a photo shoot.


This is how they will look if the Eagles lose.
(Don't mind Taylor it seems she can only give me a good smile if I say do a funny face!)
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Monday, December 27, 2010

Sunday Snapshot (a day late): 2 Christmases

Because my parents live 3 hours away, we travel to their house on Christmas Eve in time for my dad's family get together.  Taylor and Jordan get to open all their presents from us on Christmas Eve morning and then open all Grandma and Grandpa's presents (and there is alot) on Christmas morning.  Two mornings of tons of presents.  Poor Taylor thought she was going to get presents every morning and kept asking for more presents on Sunday.

Here are the pictures from the two Christmases-enjoy!!

Look at that bed head!


Taylor was so excited to get Dora and Hello Kitty silly bands.


ornaments for the tree

For some reason Jordan has an obsession with saying the word-cheeseball.  So for fun we got him a giant container of cheeseballs.



Taylor loves her "Strawberry Cake".

Can you tell how excited he was to get this Wii game?


Christmas at Grandma and Grandpa's house



It's a Taylor-in-the-box.


My what big stockings you have on.

I guess the boxes are more fun sometimes.

We hope you had a very, merry Christmas.




Ni Hao Y'all

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Sunday Snapshot: Journey to Jesus

Last night we had the opportunity to go to Journey to Jesus at Ed's Landscaping in our town.  Ed decorates the outbuildings in different scenes from Jesus' life.  Different churches help out by being the actors. 
You start with a few instructions and then are sent to a room were the Christmas story is read.  





After that you walk though a hallway where you see Joseph's carpenter shop and Mary sweeping her house. 



 In the next room you have to sign your name for the census (guest book). 

You walk down a hall where the innkeeper tells  you that there is no room in the inn.  You then come into the stable where there are live animals and Mary, Joseph, baby Jesus (a real baby last night), shepherds, and angels. 




Through another doorway there are the wise men around a campfire. They used to have a camel, but I am not sure what happened to it. This time there was an alpaca pretending to be a camel.



When you leave that room and look up you see the last supper.


The next scene is Jesus praying in the Garden of Gethsemene. After that is the cross and then the empty tomb.



 
The final scene asks where you will spend eternity. There is an opportunity at the end to have prayer with the workers and take communion. 



After you are done you can visit a small building across the driveway for free hot chocolate and cookies. All the donations benefit our local Christian radio station, WJTL. It is a great tradition that I am glad I can experience with my family.



Ni Hao Y'all