Friday, September 24, 2010

Dec. 30, 2009 - Snow fun!

When we returned from Las Vegas we had a big snow storm. The kids enjoyed a great day of sledding at the church with all of the neighborhood children. I enjoyed capturing it with my new camera. It is great have a camera that is speedy enough to catch all of the fun action shots.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Dec. 27 - 29, 2009 - Las Vegas & The Lion King

We went down to Las Vegas for our little Christmas get-away. Grandma Gerry came with us. We had a great time! The kids liked walking on the "red carpet" at the Hard Rock Cafe, going to M&M world,
Coke World,
Cesar's Palace and seeing the fountains at the Bellagio.
The highlight of the trip of course was seeing The Lion King at Mandalay Bay.
I saw it in New York years ago, but it was incredible to see it with the kids. It is such a magical show! The music and puppetry is amazing! We were nervous if Jacob, at 3 years old, would watch and enjoy the show or just annoy everyone around us. He was completely mesmerized! We all loved it!
Jacob kept asking why Shelly couldn't come. She told him that she didn't have enough money. He kept talking about it later and would tell her she needed to get some money so that she could take him to see The Lion King again.

We had such a fun little trip! Such great memories were made!

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Dec. 25, 2009 - Christmas

For Christmas we decided to go lower scale on presents and do a fun family trip. So we got tickets to go see The Lion King in Las Vegas. The kids had fun opening their Lion King shirts and finding out the we were going in just two days to see The Lion King.

We had a great day eating fabulous food at the Baumgarten Christmas Brunch and visiting with family all day.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Dec. 24, 2009 - Christmas Eve

Yes, I know that it is almost fall and I am trying to still catch up from last winter. That tells you how crazy and fun our life has been, but I wanted to print this in a book, so I am sorry that you are just now reading about Christmas. Maybe it will help you get in the Christmas spirit, since they are already selling Christmas things in the stores.

On Christmas eve, we went over to my Mom's house. Everyone else was off to their in-laws, so it was just us. The kids every year play some Christmas songs on the piano and we have a little concert. Well, Jacob had been "practicing" his for a while and also wanted to perform. It makes me laugh! Jacob started practicing this on his own. Jingle bells is his favorite song. He sings it all year long. He figured out the rhythm on his own. He just plays random notes, but with the correct rhythm. He has always loved music and playing the piano. I can't wait for him to be a bit older to start teaching him piano lessons. The big kids did a great job as well!

Sorry, I don't know how to edit the video, so tilt your head and enjoy!