Dance season

Costumes are starting to come in! Here’s the one for Annie! Can you believe how big this girl is?!? And she totally has the dancer smile and pose down! I think she will have three or four dances this year including her one with Dad!

misc note. Natalie read to the whole family tonight. Missy’s School Play. Reading level M! I’m so proud of her. She started first grade out at reading level d (on grade level) and has zoomed ahead to end of grade 2 expectations!!! It’s so amazing!!

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Natalie’s 7th Birthday Party

After the holidays, Nat invited a few friends over for a movie bday party. It was about zero degrees outside so cozy pjs were perfect. The kids liked the ice cream sundaes before watching an “old fashioned” movie – Honey I Shrunk the Kids. The hit gift was the sequin clothes and accessories that change views. You flip it to reveal a new pattern. Emojis are super popular too. Aren’t those pjs cute?!

see the Emoji sequin hat! Nat doesn’t like gray much at all but with sequins and emojis it’s her new fav!

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Merry Christmas Eve

These angelic pics are from last weekend. This Christmas Eve, Elliott totally flamed out at the service – couldn’t break a bad mood, said he felt sick, that his bum hurt (I told him to take a bath earlier and he wouldn’t!). On the bright side, he and I read the readings and I explained them to him so he probably learned more. And now he is watching dinotrux instead of going out to dinner. I feel a little had but also like I needed to meet him where he was today.

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Christmas Gospel

Elliott continued with his second year of being the only cow in the Christmas gospel drama. Nat was a perfect angel. The last pic is post communion – E was uber hot so striped down out of the cow costume.

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Happy Birthday!

Our little Nat bug isn’t so little any more. She turned 7 on 12/19 – and promptly lost her 7th tooth!! Her big gift was a telescope – she is def interested in science. Uncle Mike got her cool crystal geodes and G legos! And Nana made a dancers dress for her and Stella. It’s gorgeous. Lucky lady!Sadly I see to not have any pics. We did get our nails done Friends bday party is in June.

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Christmas tree is trimmed!

The weekend before last, we went to Silver Bell Farms for our selection of the Christmas tree. Last year we went and had so much fun. For the first time in my life, I had actually cut the tree down.

So I was pretty bummed this year when we pulled up and found they were not doing cut-your-own this year. But we still had a great time. While the kids (and Erin) picked out a much smaller tree than I would have, they were happy with it so I was happy with it. We then played on the playground, the hay bales, the tractors, and the hill. Elliott and I spent a good 15 minutes acting like gorillas rolling down a hill*. We then had cider donuts, hot chocolate, picked out ornaments, and played with Legos.

Pretty great day! And the upside of a tiny tree was that it was easier to put on top of the car.

* At the end of the day, Elliott had dirt, hay, sand and chocolate all down his track suit. The next day, he came down for pre-K wearing the same track suit, which he had pulled from the hamper. Stylish.

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Springfield Thunderbirds Hockey

This is Jordan. Just posting some pics from hockey night at the Springfield Thunderbirds Hockey game.

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Date!

Mommy – Son date to the CT dinosaur state park!

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Christmas Tree selection day

We got our tree today and played around at the farm! Kids really figured out how to cruise on those tractors. Elliott explained he was eating bread that he grew on his farm. Hahaha

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Last year

This photo and caption popped up on my FB news feed. I still love it.

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