Friday, October 31, 2008
Thursday, October 30, 2008
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Tonight we carved our pumpkin. T wasn't too excited about it because it was slimy. Dad cleaned out the pumpkin while T and I picked out the seeds so we can toast them later. We had a great time watching the disgusted looks on Tayeson's face throughout the process. Now we're officially ready for Halloween!!!
When T pulled off the top he couldn't stop laughing because he thought it was so gross. What a goofball.
Posted by Eric & Whitney Culbertson at 8:04 PM
Monday, October 27, 2008
Saturday we went to Sesame Place. Our apartment manager gave us four free tickets!!! We took T's friend Marlee with us so we could use the extra ticket. We had a great time even though it rained off and on throughout the day. The kids got to ride all of the rides (yes, T did eventually get brave enough to ride a few of them) and see a couple of different shows. The definite highlight though was getting to meet all of the characters. Thanks again for the tickets, Avra.
Posted by Eric & Whitney Culbertson at 10:18 AM
Friday, October 24, 2008
Posted by Eric & Whitney Culbertson at 8:22 PM
Wednesday was T's field trip to Linvilla Orchards. He was more excited about the bus trip there than he was about anything else. He talked about the school bus for days!!! While we were there we were able to take another hayride, play at the playground, see some huge pumpkins, and freeze to death. With the exception of the wind and subsequent dust we had a great time.
Here is T on the school bus. As we were getting ready for school Monday, I told him that he was going to ride the bus on Wednesday. After he got his coat and shoes on he started unlocking the front door. When I asked him what he was doing he told me that he was going to go outside and ride the school bus that picks the kids up just outside our house. He was not exactly happy when I told him that he had a couple of days until his trip. After a few tears, that's all he talked about for days. Can you tell he's excited?
Posted by Eric & Whitney Culbertson at 8:04 PM
Thursday, October 23, 2008
So far it looks like it may have worked. The Phillies have made it to the World Series and are up 1-0. Here's to hoping...........
Posted by Eric & Whitney Culbertson at 12:47 PM
Monday, October 20, 2008
Sunday was our ward's Primary program. The title was Tayeson's part, which he actually mumbled into the microphone!!! We were so surprised and proud of him. Later we asked him what he wanted to do to celebrate. He told us that he wanted to go fishing. We packed up and walked down to the Delaware where T caught our biggest fish yet!!!! He brought it in all by himself. He was so proud!
A very proud Tayeson standing a safe distance from his prize fish. :)
Here is his fish. The Lightning McQueen fishing "cole" strikes again!!!!
Here is the video of T reeling it in. He really had to work for it this time. Good job Buddy.
Posted by Eric & Whitney Culbertson at 2:27 PM
Saturday started way too early for me. We were up at five so that we could be in Maryland in time for a Families Supporting Adoption meeting at nine. We had a great time meeting other couples that are in the same position we are. We laid out some group goals and assigned some responsibilities while we were there. I am now the moderator of a Yahoo group for all those who are working with our agency. I'm excited to be able to help provide support to others as we all go through this process.
After our meeting we decided to make a stop at Gettysburg to see the battlegrounds and some of the history. We had a great time driving around and seeing all of the monuments and various sites. It is a beautiful place and the fall foliage didn't hurt either.
We eventually made it home after a long day of touring Delaware, Maryland, and Pennsylvania. We won't talk about Eric's shortcut so don't ask. :)
Mom and T checking out the cannon. He was okay with hanging out at the back of the cannon, but he would not go near the front.
Posted by Eric & Whitney Culbertson at 2:07 PM
Friday night Eric and I went and saw the Philadelphia Orchestra perform Hector Berlioz's Romeo and Juliet Symphony. It was beautiful and we really had a great time together. Right in the middle of the performance this cute little old lady sitting in the balcony section accidentally knocked her Playbill over the rail. Over the music you could hear the pages flapping as it sailed down toward those seated in the floor section. Hopefully it didn't hit anyone, but I guess that's what you get for paying $115 for tickets. :) Thanks again to our dear friend, Amanda, for watching T so last minute.
Posted by Eric & Whitney Culbertson at 11:55 AM
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
T has been so much fun lately. I'm really loving this age!!! We've had a great time making things together lately. Here are some of his latest creations.
Today we made this necklace. He even cut the straws on his own. He is so proud of it.
Posted by Eric & Whitney Culbertson at 7:49 PM
Monday, October 13, 2008
Saturday night we went with our good friends, the Montgomerys, to Linvilla Orchards. They have this awesome apple orchard, hayrides, a pumpkin patch, and all kinds of other fun stuff to do. We took the hayride out to the witch's house in the orchard and listened to her tell a story and some really bad jokes. After the hayride we roasted marshmallows and got some fresh apple cider. We had a great time getting ready for Halloween.
Posted by Eric & Whitney Culbertson at 9:01 PM
Sunday, October 5, 2008
Every conference Sunday we always make homemade pizza. T had a great time helping by eating the dough. The pizza turned out great and we even had enough left over to make some cinnamon rolls. We are so blessed to have a living prophet on the Earth. We really enjoyed listening to conference.
T eating the bread dough. This is so gross, but he loves it. He will even ask for the frozen Rhodes Rolls.
Posted by Eric & Whitney Culbertson at 8:38 PM
Eric and I feel that it is very important for our children to understand the value of hard work. We have been trying to teach this to Tayeson for quite some time. For several weeks T had been asking us for a yellow school bus, so we decided that this may make a great incentive for him to learn about some important aspects of life. We went to Target and told him that he could pick out a toy he wanted. He quickly decided on a Thomas the Train boat. We brought it home and put it on top of the fridge where he could see it. We showed him his chart and explained that if he earned all of his stickers he would be able to have his Thomas boat in a week. He worked really hard all week. Every time he put on a new sticker he would look longingly at his Thomas boat. Today, he finally earned his last sticker and got to open his boat. Little did he realize that in earning these stickers he learned the value of work, patience, following directions, and setting and achieving goals. You can tell that this boat means more to him than any toy that has been given to him because he earned it.
We love this little boy so much. Everyday he does something that makes us laugh. I love that when I do his laundry the lint trap is always full of sand, dirt, and rocks (and recently spare change?). I love how he knows when I'm having a bad day and says, "Mom, you're a princess." I'm so excited to see who he becomes as he gets older and I'm so grateful to be a part of his life. Tayeson we love you so much and we are so proud of you.
T with his new Thomas boat and his completed chart. Can you tell he's excited?
Posted by Eric & Whitney Culbertson at 2:23 PM
Yesterday we went to Ringing Rock. When we got there we hiked back into this huge pile of rocks. The fun part is finding the rocks that ring like a bell when hit with a hammer. Yep, you heard me right, some of them ring when you hit them. It was the weirdest thing. T had a great time climbing all over the rocks.
T even found some "dragon berries" while we were there. For those of you who don't have to watch Dragon Tales everyday, that's where dragon berries come from. Needless to say he was very excited to make such a discovery.
Hiking back into the rock pile. Notice T is dragging a huge stick that he found along the way.
Posted by Eric & Whitney Culbertson at 10:28 AM