Today the Joyce-Krause families headed to the city for a really fun ADVENTure. First we hit up Union Square to check out the big Christmas tree. Since I had my prime lens, a family photo is the best I could do. :)
Jennie was kind enough to snap a picture with me in it (I always forget to get in the shots):
Then Ben took the kids to the toy store and let them all pick out a present as an early Christmas present (yay for end-of-year anonymous bonus gifts to pastors)! It was so fun to see their eyes light up as they picked out their gifts. Maddie picked a tub-painting kit, Sam a pirate ship (after we finally convinced him to put away the playmobil motorcycle man--he already has TWO), and Johnny decided on a spy kit.
Maddie did a little good on our way out of Union Square:
And then, because any trip to the city just wouldn't be complete without a meal at our favorite restaurant, we headed to Caffe Sport. Part of John and Johnny's Joyce family initiation involves eating lots of pasta at our favorite joint. Sam loved the meat sauce, Maddie was partial to the prawns, and Johnny had helping after helping of the pesto.
On the way home, everyone in the back fell asleep (the kids plus Ben). It was pretty cute. A great day in the city with our family!