Sunday, November 25, 2012

Dresden's 3!!!

Where oh where has the time gone. It seems like just yesterday we were driving home from the hospital with this little guy and now he's 3! I am oh so proud of him. He is so smart and sweet. I love being his mommy and he makes his daddy so so proud as well. Thanks to Elaine's mom's idea, I am going to start documenting some of his "Birthday Interview Questions". This year Elaine asked him some questions. When asked the following questions this was his reply:
1. What is your favorite dinner?
Dresden: "Lasagna"
2. What's your favorite dessert?
Dresden: "Lasagna"
3. Who are your friends?
Dresden: "Simeon und Lilah"
4. What are you scared of?
Dresden: "Spiders....No No No, Mommy is scared of spiders"

After trying to get him to tell me something other than Chocoate Cake for his birthday dinner I finally got it out of him that his favorite dinner Mommy makes is Chicken Pot Pie so of course that is what I made. Here he is wearing his McQueen shirt as requested an his new warm McQueen socks he got from Mommy and Daddy. 

Here is the Chocolate Cake he requested for his Birthday Cake. He helped put the candles in too. 

He did a great job blowing them out only the one on the side needed a little extra help.

Here he is about to delve into his "Favorite Birthday Present". (He told me that it was his favorite present and that made me one happy Mommy. He's so sweet.)

He even got the privilege of sitting on the couch to eat it.


Thanks to Bryce, Beth, Smith and Baron; Laura, Holger, Ella and Taylah; Bryan; Emma, Johann, Christian, Jose and Dario his birthday party was a success. Despite the fact that our kitchen wasn't finished downstairs yet we just had to celebrate with a party. We missed Nanny and Bopba and Grandma and Grandpa Taylor and all the family in America that would be celebrating with us as well if we weren't 10,000 miles away, but thanks to Skype we were able to see them and they were able to see Dresden open the presents that they so sweetly sent him. He is certainly a loved little boy. Again, I am so grateful Heavenly Father sent this little boy to us. He has taught us so many things, including most importantly, how to love more sweetly. We love you Dresden!

Friday, August 31, 2012

Summer in Heidelberg

Mommy and Daddy's little piece of Heaven.
Our first trip to the Tier Park Schwimmbad. It was a lot of fun! Dresden didn't want to leave and Estelle loved the water.It was great because they had a large kid's part far away from the deep pool where I was able to sit and watch Dresden while still entertaining Stelli.

Estelle's first time in a swim suit. She looked so cute!

During one of the weeks that Daddy was gone we slept over almost every night. This night Uncle Bryce serenaded the babies. He did a pretty good job!

Here we are at the Heidelberg Zoo with friends Simeon and Lilah. They have a bear park right out front that was really fun to see. 

The Ponies.

They had this fenced off area where kids could wander around with the goats and feed them. I think Dresden was reminded of the time we went to Grandma Kathy's and fed their goats. He had no fear.

There was this adorable baby goat there that I just had to get food for the kids to feed. He was so so cute.

There was another baby that caught my eye too. I had never seen a baby monkey that little before. So cute.

Strolling through the garden area. They have made this little Zoo so quaint and cute.

The Flamingo park was really cool too.

They had these fun birds on the wall so the kids could measure their "wing span". 

Estelle's first H&M summer outfit.
We loved how silly Stelli was being

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Paris France

On our way to Paris! We all were so excited!

Boy, do I love these girls!
The Latin Quarter

After our interesting experience with our first crepes in Paris our boys were so depressed walking by this stand with warm, juicy and delicious routissorie chicken.


Our Accomodations (thanks to Klint and Mary)

Here is where we stayed. It was about a block and a half from the Lourve and so comfortable and nice. Dresden felt right at home as you can see. 

Here I am changing one of Stelli's notorious blow-outs. The man from the resturant offered that I change her on one of the tables which was so nice but perhaps a little unsanitary. I was glad Beth had her changing pad with her.

The Gardens Behind Notre Dame