Wednesday, December 31, 2008

The Bakers

Taylor and Tessa would cook/bake every day if I would let them. A few days ago, after much plotting, they made their Dad breakfast in bed. Mom didn't cooperate because she couldn't sleep past 5 a.m.. They made completely by themselves, eggs, peppermint tea and green onion soup! Mike said 7:30 was a bit early for onion soup. Then they made me an omlet (I turned it over), peppermint tea and green onion and cucumber soup! I have to say I've never had cucumber soup, but it wasn't too bad. Elissa got Taylor a cupcake set for Christmas and invited them over to bake. They came home at the end of the day with many many cupcakes. The next day they had a tea party with some of the cupcakes and the rest are going to a New Years Eve party tonight. I just hope they love to cook ~this~ much when they are older!

Sunday, December 14, 2008


Cadie was very talkative today so we shot some video after lunch. She will be 3 months old tomorrow! Isn't she the cutest thing you ever saw?

Monday, December 8, 2008

One Night in Bethlehem

Last night we took the twins to Fair Oaks to a local church that had constructed the village of Bethlehem. You started off by signing the census and receiving a denarius. If stopped by a Roman soldier you had to present your denarius. There were fruit sellers, wise men who gave them gold, Nicodemus, a story teller (the story of Daniel) a bread stand, jewelry sellers, a wood shop, a leather shop, a couple of inns (no room), shepherds, perfumers with frankincense and myrrh, the stable with Mary, Joseph and baby Jesus, a potter and a petting zoo. It was very realistic and we happened to be at the potters when a Roman soldier came demanding taxes. From that point on the twins were scared of the Roman soldiers. There was also a woman begging for alms and the twins promptly gave up their denarius to her. It was a cold night, but well worth the trip.