Friday, December 18, 2015

Holiday Perfomances

Avery and Callum had their holiday perfomances at school this week. Parties and perfomances have seemed to be the theme of the week. This is their last week of school before Winter Break and they are so excited to have 3 entire weeks off from school. Yay!! I'm excited as well. It will be nice to slow things down a bit since has been, as expected, one superrrr busy month. Here are some photos of the kiddos perfomances.

"12 Days of Christmas" sang by the 3rd graders, Rock n' Roll style

       "Jingle Bells" sang by the 1st Graders

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Holiday Jazz Performance

Avery recently had her Holiday Jazz Perfomance. She did great! Her class has been working on the holiday routine for a couple months now and it really came together very nicely. You can tell that Miss Lindsey and all her students have been working hard in the studio!

                   Their song was "All I want for Christmas"

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Thanksgiving in Mammoth

We had decided to spend Thanksgiving just the four of us this year in a cozy cabin up in Mammoth Lakes. It was beautiful with white snow everywhere! Avery and Callum loved playing in the snow and had a blast snow boogie-ing down the snowy slopes. They could have been playing outside all day long and didn't seem to mind a temperature of about 18 degrees as the daily high. (Yep, that was the warmest it got) We had so much fun throwing snowballs at each other and making snow angels. It snowed pretty much everyday we were there so we were very happy that we had decided to bring up the tire chains for the trip, as I'm not sure we would have been able to get around without them. Luckily there was a nice resident who had helped us put our chains on when we got up the mountain.

We had brought a turkey up with us so we were all prepared for thanksgiving day. We had a delicious meal sitting right beside the fire and a lovely view of the snow from our window. What else could we have asked for. It was such a great experience for the kids. This was Avery and Callum's very first time being in the snow together and they had embraced every minute of it. We left with many beautiful photos and some really great memories.

                                            Mammoth 2015

A Very Short Story

So I found this sitting on the top of Avery's dresser the other day and I thought it was quite funny. A story that is both witty and straight to the point!

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Operation Christmas Child

So every year we've made it a point to donate to an organization called "Operation Christmas Child." What we do is find our old shoe boxes and fill them with lots of goodies for other kids in need. Avery and Callum each pick out their own personal items that they would like to put inside the box, include a special letter, and then we deliver it to one of the nearby donation centers. It's a great program and we all have so much fun doing it.

      Last minute checks before boxes are to be dropped off at the donation center!

Father Daughter Sock Hop

Avery and her dad had attended the Father Daughter Sock Hop at her school on Friday. This is the second daddy daughter dance that they've had at the school and they've always have a great time. I thought it was such a fun theme this year. I snapped some photos of them before they had left in their stylish 50's attire.

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Silver Honor Roll

Another exciting, happy day at school today! Today was our second award assembly of the week and Avery received her Silver Honor Roll. We are superrrrr proud of her! She is doing great this school year! She was also elected as one of the Multiplication Masters in her class. I'm always so happy to see not only my kiddos, but other students as well, doing their best in school and I think it is awesome that parents and teachers continue to recognize these students who work so hard. Go Titans!!

Monday, November 2, 2015

Gold Honor Roll

Today was an exciting day at school. We attended the students Award Assembly at Temescal Valley and Callum was awarded a certificate for making first honors this trimester. We are so proud of our little guy and how he has been working so hard. He has come a long way since the beginning of the school year. We had a little difficulty getting him through the gate in the morning and walking to his class was quite a challenge for him. The transition from kindergarten into first grade was very different and scary. He was so used to the smaller environment with the kindergarteners and now he is in there with the older kids. It was quite an adjustment for him but he got through it and now he is doing GREAT! His big sister has helped him tremendously as well and has been so helpful with getting him get to class each morning. Avery would put her arm around him and pep talk him all the way to class. It was very sweet. We see that he has definately becoming more confident on a continual basis and we are very proud of him.

Happy Halloween!!!

So, I can't believe how long it has been since I last updated Avery and Callum's blog. I don't want to admit it, but I think it been a little over a year now and sooo much has been happening with them! Because it isn't possible to go back and share everything that has happened the past year, I will post about recent events. My goal is to hopefully continue and to keep it going and going. There is just far too much to blog about for me to not continue with all of their personal milestones. Plus I always love keeping my family and friends in the loop with their daily happenings.

Our Halloween was so much fun!! Avery had dressed up as a Black Kitty Cat and Callum was the caped Crusader "Batman!" We had gone trick or treating with some friends around our neighborhood. They seemed to do pretty well with the candy this year. There were lots of neighbors that participated this year so that was nice. There were only a few pieces of candy I had to discard from the pile and amazingly they haven't gone crazy with the candy yet. We usually let them have candy for about the first week and then we end up throwing the rest of it away. I know... it's so sad. :(

Here are some Halloween photos of the kids throughout the week.

Happy Halloween 2015!!!