Thursday, December 15, 2011

When I picked up Trager from school the other day, he was so excited to show me his crown.  He stopped his teacher to ask where it was so he could show me.  The next class period when I picked him up, all the boys and girls were proudly wearing their crowns.  A few days later, Trager decided he wanted to make Kerbi a crown of her own.  So thoughtful.

The prince and princess

Sunday, December 11, 2011


Well, we were proud of ourselves that we scheduled a weekend getaway to Branson at the beginning of December, but man was it good to be home.  Rain, ear infections, sleepless nights (thanks, Kerbi), cracked iphone screens (thanks, Julie) and more rain.  On the bright side, we loved our room and the grounds at Big Cedar.  Everything was beautiful and fully decorated for Christmas.  Silver Dollar City was a great experience and we plan on visiting again during Christmas, especially when the kids get a little older.  Trager loved the indoor pool at the lodge.  I guess that's what is to be expected when you travel with small children: highs and lows, ups and downs.  Or maybe that what vacations are no matter how old your kids are?  I guess we'll wait and see.  

Packed and ready to go!

I made Kyle bring the double stroller for Silver Dollar City.  It's a boat, but it holds all of our stuff and I knew Trager wouldn't walk the whole time.  Aren't they cute all snuggled?  Each of them have their blankets Kasey made for them. They are SUPER warm!

On the train.  This was my favorite part of the whole trip.  About half way through the train ride, a "grandpa" tells the Christmas story in the middle of the woods.  It was beautifully done.  Everyone on the train was silent as he quoted Luke chapter 2.  

Fuddruckers!  Almost forgot how fun that place is.  

On the way to the pool for a swim. Had to take a detour to conquer the climbing wall. 

When did he get this big?

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Twins, friends.

Hadley and Kerbi showed up to church in the same outfit.  Tights and all.  (Gotta love Target!)  So a photo opp, there was.  We tried, but after a long morning, these are the best we could come up with of the girls.

This is also Jax and Payson's first photo together. I'm sure they would be less thrilled to show up at church in the same outfit.