J’s Christmas Party

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:J Christmas Party

Because a lot of the pictures I got were more like this:

J Christmas PartyPensive 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!).

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Santa’s Village 2016

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….

Santa's Village 2016

And took pictures with their cookies…

Santa's Village 2016

And posed for other pictures doing things like this:

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Oh and one like this…

Santa's Village 2016

And after a bit more waiting, we saw Santa!

Santa's Village 2016 Santa's Village 2016J 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…

Santa's Village 2016

And took a few family photos…

Santa's Village 2016Santa's Village 2016 Santa's VillageAnd 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!

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Current favorites

A’s current favorites are creating and identifying arrays:

Current favorites

And practicing his holiday piano songs:

Current favorites

J’s current favorites are building puzzles, playing tsum tsums, and watching his train under the Christmas tree:

Current favorites

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Goaaaaalllll

While this picture is from a far distance…

Goal!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!

Goal! 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!

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Soccer season 2

J plays soccerJ 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…

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