Monday, December 31, 2007
A "not what we expected" day. Went to go to a museum to see a special exhibit. Stopped along the way to call in an accident and wait until help arrived for the two cars involved. Got to the museum--CLOSED! All that driving for nothing.
On the way home, decided to do some returns and post-Christmas shopping. When Andrew saw we were going to drive by the Ferris Wheel he's been begging to ride for months, he pleaded his case again. Well, since our plans were a mess, we figured it would be something fun to do. Nathan rode with us and he liked when we came down each time and when we got off. He did not like going up or over the top. His poor little body shook so hard--I held him tight.
Andrew was not deterred by this. He had so much fun the first time that he wanted to go again--solo this time. So we all watched him take another ride on the wheel. Rebekah and I were by the exit while Sean & Nathan went to the upper level to cheer Andrew on. While passing the time, Nathan found a tree camouflage ATV helmet--complete with limbs and leaves. Fun is what you make it--right?!?
Friday, December 28, 2007
Thursday, December 27, 2007
Tuesday, December 25, 2007
Here's a photo from Christmas morning of the boys singing "Happy Birthday, dear Jesus". It's a family tradition to have birthday cinnamon rolls for Jesus. The kids sing and blow out the candle for Him.
Monday, December 24, 2007
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Wednesday, December 12, 2007
Monday, December 10, 2007
Oh yeah!! Got myself the front row seats for the school program. Being at a new school, I suggested the ever popular (and EASY) fundraiser of raffling off parking spots for the Christmas Program. The principal preferred to raffle front row tickets. Five winners each won two tickets with reserved front row seating.
Guess who got two of those seats---don't you know it was me! I'm blessed beyond belief. And better yet---Nathan went to preschool with the girl who lives in the FIRST house across the street from school. She graciously let us park in her driveway so we could park and roll in just minutes before the program.
School lighting isn't what a professional theatre is, so these are still a little dark after I tried touching them up. Nathan is at the far left with the Santa Hat. Andrew is far right in his class. Both are wearing red plaid shirts.
At the end of the program, we had a sing-a-long and got to sing Joy to the World and We Wish You A Merry Christmas. It was fantastic!
Sunday, December 09, 2007
Here are the pictures and videos of the recital. (Even if the video shows black on the screen, click play and it should roll.)
The first video is his piece called, "The Tempest" and the second one is his Christmas piece, "O Little Town of Bethlehem".
Friday, December 07, 2007
Each week, two students are chosen from each room to be the Cubs of the Week. The character pillar being focused on is Caring. Caring is symbolized by the color red so Nathan's dog tag is red. He will now be up for Cub of the Month.
We think Nathan was chosen--in part--for helping a friend during the Christmas Program. One of the kindergartners is in the special education classroom. She sang with the kindergarten classes during the program. Nathan was responsible for holding her hand and taking her to her spot to stand. Then he held her hand to keep her where she needed to be and to keep her from getting upset or scared when she saw the crowd. After school, they saw each other and there were big hugs all around.
Thursday, December 06, 2007
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Wednesday, December 05, 2007
I submitted his tree to my friend (and author) for her blog. Cheryl St. John is running a 'Christmas Tree Tour' on her blog. Nathan's tree was the top of the page for almost the entire day yesterday.
When Nathan heard of Cheryl's "Christmas Tree Tour", he asked, "Do you think Miss Cheryl will like my tree enough to put it on her blog?" He's very 'into' blogging now that mom does this. He was hoping his tree would be 'good enough' to be on her blog, too. (A big thanks to Cheryl for putting his tree top of page over Carla's tree that comes out of House Beautiful!! It made Nathan's day to be so important on another blog.) And since Cheryl's blog is read internationally, Nathan is now known all over the globe for his beautiful tree.You can see Nathan's Tree on Cheryl's Blog (and others) by clicking: here