Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Downtown Trolley Rides

In the month of December, Goldsboro does free trolley rides every Tuesday evening. We had so much fun last night experiencing downtown Goldsboro on a horse drawn trolley. They have it decorated so cute with lots of lights and Christmas decorations. Britten really enjoyed the ride....especially the caroling! Ellie thought that it was crazy to be out in the cold for this. HAHA. We had fun, but it was cold.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Christmas Party

Hayley, Britten, and Ellie

Cute girls

Leave it to Britt to make the face!

Ellie eating her present

Britten opening her present

Last night we had a Christmas Party at our church. It was a neat program with a lot of good music (I sang, so I can say that haha), and Santa even showed up. Britten did a lot better this year after she warmed up to Santa. Ellie didn't care either way....she just wanted to eat the wrapping on her present!! Merry Christmas!

Thursday, December 03, 2009

It's Begining to Look a Lot Like Christmas

The three Steffens girls
Christmas Brissy

Holding Daddy on the stool

The perfect spot

He is not going to like this!

Big enough to put the star on top

A little unsure!

Daddy helping Britt

Decorating the tree

Ellie taking a break

The day after Thanksgiving, we got all of our Christmas decorations out. This is our favorite thing to do, and we are always so eager to get started! We put on some Christmas music and decorate as a family. Britten was bouncing off the walls because she was so excited. I remember that I was always the same was as a kid. Christmas has always been my Moms favorite holiday, so I guess that I take after her! I love the smells, lights, mood, decorations, and music. I love thinking back to all the traditions that we had at Christmas as a family growing up. From baking a million cookies, driving to Sweeny to see Granny and Grandad, my Dad making me say that Santa was real, ALL the decorations, playing in the snow, etc. One that is really special to me is sitting in the rocking chair with my Great Mam Maw by the fire. The Lewis family Christmas were always interesting. The kids would put on a program for the adults, which was always funny. One year my Dad and his brothers painted their belly's and sang a Christmas song. I remember that Kristin was so scared! I also remember caroling at the rest home to Grandma. I know that she loved having her great grand kids there!What great memories. I remember that Staci was always first to wake up.....I am not sure how she did it. She would always wake Ally up first, then me. Then we would all yell up the stairs to Mom and Dad (Whom I am sure weren't too thrilled at the time), then we had to wait at the end of the hall while Mom got the video camera ready. We would run down the hall when we got the OK in our matching pj's to see what Santa had left us. Then we would take turns opening up presents. We always had sausage balls in the oven. I remember one Christmas when Staci read a passage about the birth of Christ. It was so neat and thoughtful. May we always remember the true reason for Christmas.....Christ. I hope that I can carry on these traditions with my family, as well as making new ones. MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE.

19 Weeks

Where does this curly hair come from??

Is she realy already that old? Man, that doesn't even sound right! I cannot believe how much Ellie has grown lately. She loves to smile, and if she is awake she is usually doing it. She loves to be in her excersaucer playing. She loves to share her passy with baby dolls. I can not believe how much she loves Brittens Cabbage Patch dolls. She just looks at them and smiles and kisses them. She is getting so much better at sitting up. This is her favorite position, and will not lay down unless she is sleeping. She wants to be such a big girl. She does not like to ride in the car unless she is right next to her sister. If we put her too far away, she will scream the whole time. She also believes that when we eat, she should be eating...even if she just had a bottle. I can tell that she is not going to have a problem once she starts on food! Ellie is such a good baby. We are so blessed with such a beautiful, happy little girl!

Wednesday, December 02, 2009

Red Raider Girls

Saturdays for the Steffens family consist of college football, chips and salsa from Chilis, and a whole lot of relaxing. We get dressed up in our Red Raider gear and cheer Texas Tech on! GO TECH!

She wanted to type her name

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Fun at the Magic Kingdom

Sherri and Papoo

Papoo and Ellie at the light parade

Beauty and the Beast

Ellie relaxing

up to something


Going to Tom Sawyer island

On the boat

Spinning Tea Cups

Getting dizzy

with her prince

Posing with Sherri and Papoo

Watching the parade with Daddy

The Magic Kingdom Park was Britten's favorite. We actually went there two different days because so we could do everything (many things twice). Britten really loved the Small World Ride....I wasn't so crazy about it. ha ha. She also got to ride the spinning tea cups, flying Dumbo, magic carpets, a Snow White ride, Pooh ride, and many more. She also really loved the 3-D Mickey Show that we saw three times. We also got to enjoy the parades twice, and had really good spots the second day that we went. We were right up front, which was neat. Britten was also chosen out of the audience to be in a Belle Story time show. She played Mrs. Potts. It was adorable....and yes, I didn't have my camera. She also really enjoyed Mickey and Minnie's house, and Donald's Boat. SO MUCH FUN! She has decided that when she grows up, this is where she wants to work. She said that she would like to be Cinderella, but she better be Belle because people would believe her more.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Tink and her friends

Tink and Britt
Fairy discussion


The one Ellie spit up on

Rosetta and Britt

OK, so not only do girls Britten's age love the Disney Princesses, but apparently the fairies are just as big of a deal. Britten actually chose to meet them first, and the line was about five times as long. She was so glad to meet them, and can't wait to see the new Tinkerbell movie. When we first got in the line, the lady that worked there told us that Tinkerbell probably wouldn't be there because she was busy, so we were soooo excited that she was there!! Ellie spit up on the first fairy....oops!

Thursday, November 19, 2009


Princess Ellie made it in the pic with Belle!

SO cute!

Princess talk

Princess Aurora

Standing like Jasmine

With Sleeping Beauty at Epcot

At Ariels grotto

Pocahantas at Animal Kingdom

Two Cinderellas

Britten loves the Disney Princesses ! She was so excited to be able to meet so many of them on our trip to Disney World. Her face would light up and she would get so excited. Jasmine was the first on that she met, and she became really shy. Jasmine was asking her what her name was and where she was from, and she just froze up. It was so cute. She started to loosen up a little bit with each princess. I think that she enjoyed meeting Cinderella the most especially since she had her dress on!!We can't wait to learn more about the new Disney princess, Tiana!