Friday, December 28, 2007
Awyn is so jealous of Sam's dance class that she had to join in on one of the dances they did. Sam apparently can do a very nice somersault. (no flopping, he tucks and rolls and controls his body all the way through) Awyn tries, but she just flops, so I'm not encouraging it yet. Maybe next year she can join the dance class.
Sam really does love dance. It's really a combination of dance and yoga geared at 4 year olds. He's the only boy, but he doesn't care about that. Neither do I. As long as he enjoys it, I will keep signing him up for it. He goes two times per week, and I only pay $25/month. It's a total steal; his instructor is worth her weight in gold.
Sam's dance teacher invited the parents to watch on the Tuesday before Christmas. I did not get to go, but Eric took lots of pictures. It's hard to show what they did in pictures, so maybe I'll get off my duff and post a few videos. Maybe. It takes rather more effort than simply posting pictures.
This is a very special kitty. We named her Cottontail. She's very easy to care for and doesn't mind the kids at all. Amazingly, Eric's not too allergic to her. Right now her favorite place is under the tree, but she'll settle for a nice chair or under one of our tables in the living room. She was a 'dirty santa' present. Eric traded off his Texas Bingo game to aquire her. I got two bottles of wine. The kids are in heaven, and like to tuck her in. She'll sit in their laps if they are quiet and hold still. If they get rough or noisy, we take her away.
Sunday, December 16, 2007
For the last three years we have ordered photo cards to send out at Christmas. We decided that this would be a great way to show our family off as we each get a little older, and also this fabulous place where we live. It's not an easy task. I set the camera up on a tripod, set the timer, and dash into the picture. Sometimes the results are comical. It can be fun to watch the progression of pictures in each location, as people appear and disappear from the scene. We drive to multiple locations, and keep trying until the kids have had too much. In this case, Sam decided he was done, and simply refused to cooperate. I didn't think we had anything usable, and actually took an inside picture at the last minute, to try to capture us in a good moment.
Well, here are some of the many rejects for the family Christmas photo card. Enjoy.