Monday, December 31, 2012

Christmas in China 2012!

 Josiah 5 and Evie Joy 3 so excited after decorating the Christmas Tree!  It is a little over crowded on the bottom but we just left it that way :)
 At the Christmas party beside the Gift Tree with Joey the dog! 

Josiah helped give out gifts!
Evie Joy helped the guitar class with their performance

 AT 6 AM - Josiah woke us all up by falling out of bed and had a huge bruise on one of his cheeks
They do look super cute in their fleece footed pj's!
Opening gifts- since they went shopping with Big Daddy and already opened gifts at MiMi and Poppe's, they only had 3 small gifts to open- but they were very thankful for them- they each got a puzzle, Wii Kid's Dance 2 and finger puppets to share, Jo got plush super heros and EJ got a few new books for her Tag Reader
 our America friends came over for Breakfast, we read the story, sang carols, acted out the play, then watched lots of Christmas movies!
 our Chinese friends came over for dinner and we played Wii Dance 2 together!  We were super warn out from such an incredibly long 2 days but we did have fun! 

My Evie JOY!

Evie Joy loves playing Mommy to her babies and animals!  Here she said I am so pretty (the beads) and so handsome (the aviation belt)
Evie Joy plays dress up for English Corner students! 

Early Christmas in America!

 We were in the states the first week of December so MiMi and Poppe had an early Christmas for us!
We got our long awaited for Dream Lites!

 Avenger PJ's!

 Attempted to make a Gingerbread Train with MiMi- Josiah mostly loved eating the icing!
Went out to dinner with Grandma Betty and Granddaddy

A very Merry early Christmas it was! 

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Fun with Bubbles at the Park!

We draw quite a crowd doing just about anything!  
Thankful for a Sunny day! 

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Super Hero Friends!

It was really cool that our American friends knew all about Super Heros too!

Rock City

Our one big tourist-y Chattanooga outing was to Rock City to see all the Christmas Lights!  We went with Michelle and Randy and kiddos had a blast!  They even had a light show of the nativity story which was cool too!

 Evie Joy refused to take a picture with the friendly elf!
 very excited about the caves!
 love these of them pretending to play the horns- they just ran up to them on their own and pretended to play them!  so fun!

love this one of EJ!
 And them in the sleigh!
Josiah was so cute here- saw the American flag and did his pledge of allegiance he learned while stateside!  Yay for hometown tourist fun with some of our favs!

Preparing to Leave...what do we do?!

 we did a lot of painting!

 and made a lot of tracks! 

Climbing in the Tree Fun!

Kids had so much fun running around Aunt Pam's big yard and climbing in her trees! 
This was especially meaningful to me because I have so many memories as a little girl playing at this house with my cousins.  Very sweet!

Tgiving Fun with Cousins

 clifford ride with charlotte!

jumping on the trampoline fun
tgiving with lil cousins