Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Halloweeen

We woke up earlier than usual this morning, loaded up the stroller, and headed to Rockefeller Plaza to the Today Show. It was our first experience at a Morning Show. We didn't stay long, only long enough to get a good shot on the camera for our friends and family to see Jack in his "Taxi" costume and then come back home. Our lead pastor, Aaron, and his wife Carmen have made it their Halloween tradition to go and let Ezra get on TV so the grandparents can see him dressed up and they invited us to go with them this year. I can see it becoming our family tradition as well. Security let us in a side section and within 5 to 10 minutes the camera was right on Jack and Ezra. Jack was unsure about the Taxi while we were home, but I guess the thought off wearing it grew on him as we got closer and closer, because he didn't complain. Maybe it was because he got to be on Daddy's shoulders that made it ok. Afterwards we came back to our neighborhood and ate breakfast at McDonalds. Freddy had somewhere better in mind, but we settled for there so I wouldn't have to walk anymore.

I don't know if we'll do anything tonight or not. I was worn out after this morning, just woke up from a 2 hour nap, Jack is still out. I told Freddy that since Jack won't care one way or the other, that might be our Halloween fun for the day, I'm pretty sure he was ok with that as well. However, I do think there is a lot to do in the city and in our area for little ones tonight.

It's Friday, I don't cook on Fridays, so a nice meal prepared by someone else and a restful evening at home sounds good to me. For the rest of you out there, enjoy Trick or Treating and Happy Halloween!Waiting for the subway this morning.
Mr. Taxi

A rear view

Ezra, the Pirate and Jack before we headed home.

I think Jack is more interested in tearing it up than wearing it.

When you ask him what he was for Halloween he says " A taxi, vrooom, vrooom."
Matt Lauer getting his make up touched up
Al, the Gingerbread Man

Happy Halloween!

Tuesday, October 28, 2008


I guess I thought we've talked about Hannah on our blog before. But for those of you who are not Clarksville readers let me introduce you to her.

Hannah is Freddy's cousin. She graduated from high school last May and wasn't ready to start college this fall. After we shared with Freddy's family our plans to come to New York Hannah decided she wanted to be a part of it as well. So Hannah is living with us for 6 months to help me out with Jack, the twins, and other things around the apartment that need to be done. After 6 months Hannah will decide if NYC is for her or not and she may stay longer in the city or she may decide to move on and start another adventure. Either way we are glad to have her here. She has been thrown in head first into the world of big city living, small living quarters, and sharing a room with a 1 1/2 year old. Pray for her as she continues to transition and as she thinks about what the Lord has for her later down the road.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Our New Home

Here are some pictures of our apartment, several have requested some. Some pictures are a little dark, we only have one overhead light over the kitchen table, one in the bathroom, and one in the kitchen. The rest of the apartment has to use lamps. We don't have end tables yet in the living room so our lamps are in random places, you'll see in the pictures. Enjoy your tour!

This is our living room, standing in the hall looking into the room.

This is the angle from Jacks room looking into the living room/eatting nook/ front door

This is standing at the french doors looking into Jacks side of the room

This is standing in front of Hannah's bed looking at Jacks side of the room.

From the front door looking in our apartment. Living room and into Jack and Hannah's room



Another look into Jacks room

A closet opposite our bedroom door


Master Bedroom/Twins room when they come

Another look at the Master Bedroom

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

They Know Him Well

Today Jack and I went down to the lobby to check the mail. While we were down there we checked to see if there was any packages and the doorman, who knows Jack by name, said " don't leave without giving me five!"

Then we got on the elevator to come back up. One of the maintenance men was on the elevator with an industrial size vacuum cleaner and Jack immediately got excited and held out his hands and said "ohhhhhhh."(if you've been around him lately you can hear his expression), at that time Weaver, the maintenance man, said "it's not a lawn mower..." I said "he loves lawn mowers" and Weaver said "I know the two of us (he and Jack) have had that conversation already!

So, we've already been here 2 full weeks and we are known around here. You can go to Freddy's Blog and read about our exciting morning last Friday. Never a dull moment in the Wyatt family.


We've caught him in the toy box several times.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

We Are Alive and Well

We are allive and well! We finally have internet working in our apartment. Freddy T. and Hannah have gone to Starbucks reguarly to connect online, but I haven't made it down there for any leisure time. Only once because I needed to order groceries and diapers, which by the way were delivered to my door the very next day!

We are a week and a half into our new lives here in NYC and so far things are going well. Freddy has been posting on his site so you can go there for more detailed updates. I hope to be a regular blogger from this point on, but there is no way to retrack the past week.

A little run down though, we love the location of our apartment. I have not had the chance to explore a whole lot because the walking is physically exhausting, but I've gotten around a little bit. Our area is more laid back and full of families. It's not overwhelming to be here at all. If you go down the island a little bit it gets very busy, but not where we are. We are one long block from Central Park (1/4 of a mile). Jack has been there almost everyday. He mostly goes with Hannah, but he has been with his Daddy and once with me and a few times with the whole family. Two weeks ago he didn't really know what a park was, but now he asks to go to it and gets really excited. My experience going alone with him was good, a little overwhelming. There were so many kids, moms, and nannies. Jack had a blast on the playground and I just sat back and wondered how in the world do you break into this community of moms?

We are enjoying our church. We are mainly going to the morning service. Freddy and Hannah are going to the evening one as well (of course Freddy is), but there is no child care in the evenings and it is not walking distance, so Jack and I have hung out at home and enjoyed our time together then.

We are getting settled in our home. Amazingly most of what we brought with us fits, but we are using every square inch available to us. I haven't taken pictures yet but will try to post them in a few days of the apartment. We have only 1 more box to unpack, but have no idea where we would put the things in it, so were just keeping that contents in the box.

Hannah and I are going on the Womens Retreat this weekend with our church. We are going through a Beth Moore study/retreat. It's called "Am I Loving Well", a 4 lesson bible study. We are both excited. It will be about an hour and a half away in Ocean Grove, NJ on the beach. Jack and Freddy will have a mans weekend. Pray for them!

This is a random post, will get my thoughts together for the next one, there is just so much that has gone on and no way to recall it all

By the way, a quick update on the babies... Lillie is estimated at 3 lbs. 15 oz right now and Elliott is following behind at 3 lbs. 5 oz. I'm huge. You can go to Paul Rameys website (our worship pastor) and see a picture of me a week ago he posted. Scroll down to "wonder woman". As of a few days ago I was measuring in at 45 1/5 inches... very big, getting uncomfortable, but completely amazed that the babies are doing so well and we've made it this far and going strong. Still on for our December 16th due date.

One funny thing. When we are riding in a taxi, Jack holds on the the back of the front seat and says very loudly "Go! Go! Go!" through the majority of the ride. He figured out very fast the nature of a taxi ride.

I'll post some pictures we've taken over the past week. They are in no particular order.

Jack in Central Park at the Jackie Kennedy Resivor, looking toward the East Side.

Playing in the playground

He loves the sandbox

You can't tell, but there were 3 dog walkers here and about 7-8 dogs... look at the size of that big black one, can you imagine that living in your apartment? Jack loved it!

Mr. Jack sleeping from Charlotte to NYC on his first plane ride.

Jack and Daddy on the slide.

Jack on the plane, he ate from Nashville all the way to Charlotte!

Friday, October 03, 2008

The Big Day

Todays the day we've been moving toward for several months now. If you catch this today before 2:49 eastern time pray for me, Jack and Hannah. We are catching a flight in a few hours and heading to the city. Freddy T. flew up yesterday. He arrived safely but a little under the weather, hopefully when I talk to him later he'll be feeling better.

I'm ready to be there. Not really looking forward to the flight but glad its not a drive!

Pray that I'll feel good through both flights.
Pray for Jack, he's never flown so this is a new experience for all of us.
Pray for Hannah as she meets the city and life in a small apartment away from home for the first time.

We are excited. We'll update again as soon as we get a chance.

Thanks for your support and prayers as we begin a new season of our lives today.

Love the Wyatt Family