Sunday, December 27, 2009

Mystery Reader

In A's class there is a mystery reader that comes on every Friday. They get clues all week to see if they can guess who it is and then on Friday someone walks in the class and reads to them for 20 minutes. Well guess who came the Friday before school let out...Grandpa!
He did such a great job reading to the kids. He really got them involved. A told us she had an idea it was him but when he walked in the room her face turned red and she was laughing so hard she was crying. Thanks dad for taking time off of work! It meant a lot to her and to me.

Christmas Performances

A is in a singing group and they do three performances every Christmas. This is her getting ready for her solo. She also had a school performance but the pictures were too dark.
Sing it girl!
C did a good job going to all the shows. What a trooper!
B in his very first school performance. He is a little performer. He had me laughing so hard I was crying. His buddies from church are in his school class, you can see them in this picture.
B walking up to the stage to get ready to sing.
Having the kids do so many shows with great Christmas songs was a good way to start the Christmas season.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Santa Comes For A Visit

My friend personally knows Santa and has him come to her house every year. It's wonderful to have more time with him then you do at the mall. They all wait for him and when he comes he reads them a book and they all get their turn talking to him then he has a little something for each of them. As you can see D did really well with him.
A and B had their lists to show him and C had a picture for him.

Merry Christmas!!

Monday, December 14, 2009

Oh Christmas Tree

Just as we do every year, we headed to Panaca for Thanksgiving. Most of big B's family goes and it is great to see everyone and for the kids to play with so many cousins. One of our biggest family traditions is to go and find our Christmas tree in the wild and cut it down ourselves. Big B did this all growing up but for a city girl like me I love it and can't leave Panaca without doing it. (Big B could live without because it is a lot of work getting it all the way back home.)
Here is the man hard at work. Thanks to aunt K for helping us decide on which tree.
We spent a few days in Cedar and the kids favorite great aunt got them presents, C got tools. So naturally he had to help daddy with the hard work.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

A's Soccer

A tried soccer again this year and really enjoyed it. She learned a lot about the game of soccer instead of just chasing the ball.
She even played goalie.
Her coaches were amazing. One of them coaches for the local high school and the other was B's coach last year and he and his wife make sure the season is full of fun. It was a great season!

B's Soccer Season

This was B's second soccer season and he improved SO much!
Here he is in action.

This is at the last game after he got his trophy. I'm so proud of how hard he tried this year and how much he improved.