This was J’s last Christmas performance in his last year of pre-K! Sniff. I can hardly believe it. I am so thankful for his wonderful preschool teacher, and preschool director who convinced him to actually smile for this picture:
Because a lot of the pictures I got were more like this:
Pensive stare in the distance, while he waits patiently for everyone to be served before eating his pizza.
And here is one from his singing performance:
Patiently waiting to sing “Up on the Housetop”.
Love this sweet boy and that I get to spend Christmas parties with him (especially this one because it only required bringing juice and showing up, ha!).
Our original plan to visit Santa’s Village was rained out, so we headed out on what turned out to be a bitterly cold, yet very fun adventure to see Santa.
While the guys held our place in line, the boys decorated gingerbread cookies….
And took pictures with their cookies…
And posed for other pictures doing things like this:
Oh and one like this…
And after a bit more waiting, we saw Santa!
J asked for a Qixel 3-D maker & a scarf, A asked for a Pokemon Elite Trainer Box & a Nintendo Store Card
Afterwards we made ornaments…
And took a few family photos…
And then we headed to Buena Vista (one of our local favorite Mexican restaurants) and had a terrific, late dinner! The boys are now anticipating their gifts from Santa!
A had his first game of the season this week! He has such a great enthusiasm for playing, and it was really great to see his skills develop from last year to this one. For his first game, he blocked a rebound shot, and played great defense. Here are some more pics from his game…
A’s current favorites are creating and identifying arrays:
And practicing his holiday piano songs:
J’s current favorites are building puzzles, playing tsum tsums, and watching his train under the Christmas tree:
Every year my Mom takes all of the boys and we go shopping for Operation Christmas Child. It’s so fun to see them pick out gifts for the kids, and it’s great at this time of the year to get them thinking outside of their own Christmas lists. Here’s a bit more from our crazy Target trip (although you may have heard us when we were in the store, hahaha!)….
While this picture is from a far distance…
J played one of his BFFs from school this week (I think almost all the kids in his class are playing soccer this season). And even though it was VERY cold, and I think he was still a bit tired, he scored a goal!
Here is a picture after he kicked it in doing a robot happy dance!
He only has one game to go in his soccer game season and I know he’s really going to miss getting to play and run each week with his friends!
We blinked and eight years went by! I cannot believe that our sweet boy is A! Here is a little bit more about his festivities, and an update on A at age eight….
My blog is going through a server change and it’s taking awhile to get it up and running smoothly. New posts are coming soon!! Until then enjoy the throwback photo of J.
J LOVES soccer. He pumps his fist in the air with a resounding “yes!!” when we tell him it’s a game day and we have no problem getting him ready and out the door to go to his practices and games. It’s amazing to see how just in a season he has improved! Here is some more from one of his first games…
I kept finding our fall window clings re-arranged and on Friday I figured out who was responsible. J said he is creating “fall art”. They are very Picasso/Dali-esque. Here are a few more fun things from our weekend!