Friday, December 21, 2012

Preschool Christmas Program

Mac thought he should go up too since he goes to the same preschool

They had a lot of costume changes

He was dragging a little by the end

Overall a huge improvement from last year where he was too scared to go up and sing. He got up, he sang, he did all the motions and he did a great job. Yeah David!

Thursday, December 20, 2012

See what I've been up to lately

Word is I got a part time job writing menu plans for an online nutrition website called:

Check it out. It's got some neat stuff. The woman that started it, Amy Roskelley, is passionate about spreading the good word of nutrition to the public and her partner Natalie I knew from my BYU days. That is actually where I heard about the position. Nothing I've done is posted yet; my plans don't start till Dec. 31st but it's been fun- if not also a little stressful and time consuming. There are some fun tips and recipes available for free with great pictures to look at. Go ahead, check it out.

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Foothill Choir

This is my sweet, enthusiastic, rarely-focused six year old Gabriel. We enrolled him in the elementary choir this past semester hoping to develop his non-existent ear just a little bit. I'm not sure that it worked all that well. From what I could tell Gabe was mostly just mumbling along with the songs and not really 'singing'. Poor child. He does actually like music but is at the stage where shouting out a song is more fun than singing it. I think that my  favorite part was actually listening to the pre-performance show. An adult group that just happened to have Alex McLean in it, Zach's friend from back home. The little kidos danced around in the back while we listened to them preform.

 We are planning on trying the violin next. He will start after the new year. No quitting this one after four months though. Mom and dad are serious about these music lessons. He's in it for the next 10 years or until the doctor has to straighten his neck because it is so crooked from practicing.

Saturday, December 15, 2012

2011 Thank you note

I found this today in a book I picked up. It's a thank you note to Santa from last year. I didn't remember I helped Gabe write it but it made me smile when I read it so I'm saving it digitally now.  

Dear Santa,
      I miss you and i love you. Thanks for all my presents. I won't ever forget you and I don't know why you show up all the time at Christmas. You are so special.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Sun meet snow

Sun meet snow. Snow meet Sun.

May you have a long and happy friendship.

Aren't those precious?

Friday, December 7, 2012

BYU Christmas Party

        This was our third and perhaps last Christmas party at BYU. The general idea is that kids go from station to station to get small prizes and candy in the mist of general chaos. I took some mediocre pictures trying to learn to use a new lens I bought recently. Perhaps I'll have better luck next time.The festivities started at 9am and we didn't get there till 10:30 and by that time all the crafts and doughnuts were already gone. It didn't dim the children's enthusiasm for the "ice fishing" though  or the candy cane pinata.

"Hey, I want one of those!"

Ring the Reindeer