Ultrasound Pictures of Baby Knapp

Ultrasound Pictures of Baby Knapp

Well, I guess you could say that these are Baby Knapp's very first pictures. Our very first Doctor's appointment was in Claremore, OK, USA. Here is where we heard the Baby's heartbeat for the first time. I cried and the look on Dave's face was that of one proud Daddy. Seeing the moving ultrasound pictures of the baby were wonderful. Everything seemed more and more real that we truly are parents.

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The Baby Belly

The Baby Belly

Happy Birthday to Aunt Manda!

What a special treat for my 28th Birthday! My best friend's son sang to me at almost age 3. Too cute!!! Thank you!

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Mexican Train Weltmeisterschaft

Mexican Train Weltmeisterschaft

So I have played Mexican Train before in Germany, but this was David's first time while we were at Crescent, OK.  Mexican Train is a really fun domino game and it can seem like it lasts forever if you use all the dominoes (up to twelve dots on one side). First of all we played it at Phyllis' house.  She made and extremely delicious supper.  I have to say that she must love to cook and bake because before we left she gave us a loaf of homemade bread ---Yummmm it was so good! Well, you can see that we also played with Keith (Pastor of FCC in Crescent, OK) and Debbie.  Keith said that he just...

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Guthrie’s Youth Group

Guthrie’s Youth Group

So as my first youth group lesson while on furlough we talked about none other than feet.  Feet have been our theme for our entire furlough: David's sermon, our presentation, and any other lessons.  This comes from the Scripture Romans 10:13-15, and basically we focus on the end of "how beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news." So you can see from our pictures that we also played some games that focused on feet.  The youth had to be blindfolded and figure out with their feet what they were touching.  Also another game was that they had to find their shoe while being blindfolded. The...

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Valentine’s Day Dinner

Valentine’s Day Dinner

Valentine's 2012 was celebrated with my parents.  Dad made a wonderful dinner of chicken parmigiana and green bean casserole.  It was yummy!  Oh, and Dave helped!  Dad & I decorated.  Gotta say I don't think I have ever celebrated a special date like that with more than just me and Dave.  But we had a lot of fun! The interesting thing was that Mom & Dad have started a new tradition of giving each other little gifts every day for the week leading up to Valentine's.  That sure is a lot of little sweet nothings! Valentine's Day Dinner from David & Amanda Knapp on Vimeo.

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Kürbisfest in Eldagsen

Kürbisfest in Eldagsen

In October 2011, we went to Eldagsen, Germany, for a Pumpkin Festival with Sylvia.  She has been one of my Let's Start Talking Readers since 2010. This festival is an annual event held on the first Saturday and Sunday in October.

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Kleines Fest im Großen Garten 2011 (photos)

Kleines Fest im Großen Garten 2011 (photos)

David and I went to Hannover to the Herrenhäuser Gärten with our friends Olaf, Petra, and their daughter.  It was amazing!  The garten invites entertainers from all over the world. First we watched Teatro dei Piedi, which is theater with feet in Italian.  The woman did a wonderful job using her entire body really when she acted out the skit to music. Then we went to see the magician and Anhui acrobats with our friends.  First was the German magician Xavier Tapias.  He used magic in an unusual way.  I have never before seen a magician use electronics.  He put together a robot...

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Herkules von Kassel

Herkules von Kassel

Schloss & Schlosspark Wilhelmshöhe Our friend Olaf took us to Wilhelmshöhe in Kassel.  There is a octagon shaped building on the top of the mountain that we visited.  On top of the building stands the statue of Hercules.   This was the starting point where the water came out.  We watched the water flow from the top all the way to the bottom of the mountain through a series of several different beautiful waterfalls to the huge château. 350,000 liters of water was released, and it takes anywhere from 30 minutes to 1 hour to flow all the way down the mountain. We walked so long uphill...

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Children’s Circus in Germany

Children’s Circus in Germany

[This is part of the Odds and Ends 2010 series.  Go check out the other posts!] With the circus in town, the school in Hämelerwald put on a spectacular show.  Hämelerwald is a small town close to Peine where we live.  The kids learned very quickly how to do some stunts and it was fun and impressive.  I am sure that the kids had fun too. David and I were invited by a couple of friends from our English program (LST).  We sat with Vanessa while Sabine was one of those sponsor parents that made the show as great as it was. Sabine was the one that I would zoom in on from time to time. ...

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