Thursday, December 22, 2011

Happy 3rd Birthday K-baby

It's hard to believe that my little baby is already 3 years old. Time flies by! Just yesterday I was holding her in my arms at the hospital. She is such a joy and brings a smile to our faces each day with all her ornery antics.



 Being dedicated at church.



















Monday, December 5, 2011

My little ray of sunshine is 5 today!

 My beautiful, joyous third child is turning 5 today. I'm having a hard time believing that!

She always has a smile on her face and skip in her step. She loves being a little and a big sister. We love her to pieces and can't imagine our lives without her. She is constantly talking about kindergarten. (next year already, I know!) She is my fashionista and always has on something sparkly, pink or dressy. And she LOVES Jesus!

I know that a picture says a 1,000 words, but I can never narrow it down to just a few. These are some of my favorite pictures from this year.
















We are spending her special day doing "K-sis school", baking cupcakes, opening presents and having a bowling party!

Saturday, December 3, 2011

First Snow!

Last year we had 12 inches of snow on Thanksgiving Day. It has been very hard for the kids to wait until December 1st for our first snow to arrive. When they woke up on Tuesday and looked out the window they were pretty excited. It only snowed about 1/2 an inch, but they insisted that the driveway needed scooped.  

 K-baby

 K-girl

 K-man

 almost done


We had to have a little fun too. K-sis provided the first snow angel of the year.

I'm very thankful for all my hard workers!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Enjoying The Real Reason For The Season

Once every three years our church puts on a reenactment of the nativity story. This year was the first year for us to attend this event. We were blessed enough to be one of the families that served as the Inn Keeper's family. The kids had a blast serving all the visitors to our inn and I can't wait to see their eyes as they get to live out the nativity story on Saturday when we walk through.

 Our Bethlehem family


 The Inn Keeper's Children

Visiting the well to get some free water. All the shops of the marketplace are in the background. The kids are so excited to get their sheckels (lima beans) to buy things at the shops.

The kids had a fabulous time. When the visitors came to our inn they would get to serve them lamb, nuts, dried fruit, water and goat's milk. I don't think I've ever had lamb before, but we all thought it was wonderful. Shawn had a few lines that he had to memorize and he did a great job too! K-baby and K-sis helped for the first hour and then our wonderful neighbor came to pick them up. K-girl and K-man stayed and helped for the entire three hour shift. We all got tired by the end, but the kids did great and didn't complain at all.