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Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Gift Exchange

We had our family gift exchange this morning. It was so much fun! We started the morning by reading the story of baby Jesus and thanking God for all of the gifts He has given us -- the most important being Jesus. Ezra wasn't quite sure why we were doing that, but we think it will be a great tradition that they will treasure as they grow older.

After that, we opened our gifts to each other. Kaylen wasn't so interested in opening gifts. She liked whatever Ezra got! Ezra got a new marble track. Both kids love it. Kaylen got a little tricyle that we can push her in and can also be a rocker. She really has no interest in it other than pushing it around. We hope that when Ezra is riding his bike outside she'll gain more of an interest. It's rainy here this morning, so we'll have to wait to test it out! We can't wait to be with our families in the next few weeks and share gifts with them.

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Monday, December 19, 2005

Santa Claus is Coming to Town

Santa came to visit the kids at their "school." Kaylen's obviously a big fan. What a little man Ezra is!

Saturday, December 17, 2005

Bathtub serenade

Wednesday, December 07, 2005

Real or Fake?

Yesterday I went out and bought a fake Christmas tree without telling Kelsey. I just put it up, put the lights on it, and got all the ornaments out so we could decorate it when he got home. This was a huge adjustment for Kelsey. We've been married almost 9 years now, and every year we've been in the States we've had a real tree. I'm looking forward to not having to vacuum up the needles every day, but Kelsey really misses the smell. I'm going out this week to buy a pine scented candle. Do you think that will help?

Monday, December 05, 2005

Still Broken

We took Kaylen's cast off yesterday, and she still wasn't walking well on it. So, we got in at the orthopedist's office. He confirmed that he also thought her leg was broken. He couldn't prove it with the X-Rays, but he said all the symptoms were there. He said we could cast it if we wanted to, but it would go clear up to her hip since she's so small. That would make walking really difficult and baths nearly impossible. So, he recommended that we do nothing. (We're really good at that!) He said there's little chance that she will break it any worse, and that since the fracture is so small it will heal well on its own. It should take 3 or 4 weeks. So, until then, Children's Tylenol and Ibuprofen are our best friends!

Thursday, December 01, 2005


Last night we were playing at Chick-fil-A and Kaylen was very unhappy when she came down the slide. We thought she was just scared, so we went ahead and sent her to Bible class. When we picked her up, her teachers told us somehting was wrong. We had our friend Philip Woodward come and look at it and he said he thought it was broken. We waited until this morning and then took her to the urgent care. They did an X-Ray and said they couldn't see a break, but they thought it was probably a Toddler's Fracture. That means that the break is so small that it can't be seen. They put this splint on it and wrapped it up. Kaylen's pretty happy. We're supposed to check her again in 3 days.