Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Christmas - Part 1

After the recital, we celebrated Christmas with Grandma Sue and Tante.


Sunday, December 21, 2014

Piano Recital - 2014

Anderson had his first piano recital and both kids did a great job.

Anderson played Up on the Housetop and We Three Kings.  Owen played Joy to the World and Silent Night.


Tuesday, December 16, 2014

A sweet note from a friend

Owen's buddy Jose made this card in art class.  I just love it!

Owen made Jose one too and it's on their Christmas tree!

Monday, December 15, 2014

Anderson and Friends

School friends (and 2 of his 6 girlfriends) being silly with Mr. Potato Head's glasses on a rainy school day.  Emma, Anderson and Riley

With another girlfriend celebrating her 6th birthday.  She was Mary and he was Joseph in their pre-k Christmas program and he still loves Madalyn.

His bff from pre-k who is in Madalyn's kindergarten class.  When Mason got there, he introduced Anderson to a girl in their class by saying, 'This in Anderson, he's my very best friend.'

And a picture he drew at school for Emma.  Notice the rain, lightening and umbrellas.  He said he drew himself higher so that if lightening struck it would hit him and not Emma.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Christmas Hangups

Owen had a big part in the 2nd grade play, The Christmas Hangups.  He played Gabriel and was one of the ornaments in the Watson's attic getting ready for Christmas.  The play was adorable and Owen had a big smile on his face most of the play (and was on stage almost the whole play too!)  He worked really hard to memorize his lines and to have a lot of expression.

The traditional ornaments were confused by new the Hula Boy and Girl ornaments and the ornaments went on to share the reason we have Christmas and about the Watson's trip to Hawaii and finding a personal relationship with Jesus.

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Visit with Santa

We had an opportunity to play in some man-made snow (very funny considering the 80+ inches of snow that family in NY were dealing with just a week or 2 earlier) and visit with Santa and Mrs. Clause.

The kids requests...

Owen - A mobile work station (tool chest) and a mini-mag light with case
Anderson - A bike helmet and a black mini-mag light.

 Owen later said that he forgot to request a load rated carabiner, but that he had forgotten to request things in the past and Santa had still been able to deliver.

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Christmas Craft Days

I was able to volunteer with the kids classes to help with their Christmas Craft Days.  Lots of fun...and doing crafts with 2nd graders is way easier than with kindergartners!

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving!

We enjoyed a fun family filled Thanksgiving and day after.

Just in case you need to know how to cook a turkey in the future...Anderson has some tips.

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Christmas Parade

We got up bright and early the Saturday before Thanksgiving to enjoy the big local parade.  It was a little cold, but fortunately not windy.  We had a great time and enjoyed a fun parade.

With some clowns from our church who were walking in the parade.

An Elvis balloon!

The kids enjoyed the Jeeps.  They were doing a trick of riding over the tires of another Jeep.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Native American Study

Owen really enjoyed the Native American study he did in school. It made me think about my grandmother who loved learning about the native Americans.

He made a vest, head band, instrument and totem pole at school.

And then he made a 'bottom' cover at home.

We enjoyed a local Native American festival that earned him extra credit.  I think the best part for him was running into his bff and having popcorn!

In a wigwam shell.  There was some music an dancing going on behind them.

We saw some guys making a canoe the traditional way too.  The had a log that they were burning the center of and they were scraping out the inside as it burned.  It was really neat.

 Anderson and Jordan 
 Owen and Jose

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Edible Art

Fun edible art time with Grandma Sue and the cousins...the edible tee pee went great with the Native American study Owen is finishing up in school.  He had fun telling his cousins about tee pees.

Cupcake, baked in an ice cream cone...stick pretzels on top, dip in chocolate and then in 'leaves' sprinkles.  Eat and enjoy :)