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Saturday, December 20, 2008


Today, Joella attended her first in house Meet. She had a lot of fun hanging out with her friends and showing off her new skills that she has mastered. Joella is in Level I and maybe next year she will move up to Level II.

Friday, December 19, 2008

Preschool Holiday

Liesl and Therese spent the week at preschool having holiday parties and putting on a Holiday Program. Here are a few pictures. There aren't very many good ones. I have discovered a complaint about my camera. It doesn't zoom in far enough. A lot of the pictures come out grainy when trying to take pictures from far away using the zoom feature. Oh well! It will have to do. I am tired right now and so busy that I have no energy to go into details about things. Just enjoy the pictures!

Irish Dance

Tonight, parents were allowed into the dance studio (finally!), so I grabbed my handy digital camera from the diaper bag and took some pictures. Since starting classes in September, Joella has really come a long way. She really enjoys her class. I took a bunch of pictures in sequence and also filmed a little bit of the action.

Saturday, December 6, 2008

St. Nick's

This morning, we celebrated the Feast of St. Nicolas by opening presents from the man himself. The kids had a wonderful time ripping wrapping paper apart and screaming with joy when they see something they had asked for. It was fun to see the kids first walk in the room and stop in wonder/shock/awe as they feasted their eyes on a bigger than life size dollhouse! A lot of the pictures are a bit blurry. Hard to make kids sit still for pictures when they're too busy jumping for joy, ripping papers of boxes, and screaming their heads off. I thought Joella was funniest. Witness her reaction upon seeing that she got a My Secret World DS Lite game.....

I was up for 3 hours last night putting together a giant dollhouse. There were a few stalls as I would have to stop periodically to change a piece around. It's hard to follow the directions sometimes. With the couch, I was able to complete what was supposed to be a 2 person job. When I was finally done, I stepped back to gaze at my creation when, *gasp*, there's a wall upside down!!! I started to take the dollhouse apart but stopped and thought, 'Well, screw it! It's been 3 hours, it's assembled and it WORKS!' The girls are enjoying their new dollhouse as we speak. They did mention that we need to get some dollpeople for the dollhouse....

A cold day at the park

Every Friday, we try to go to Homeschooler Park Day. The kids have a lot of fun playing with their friends at the park. Yesterday was the first truly cold day that we attempted to go to the park. Only one other family showed up and we were all bundled up in layers! Just look at poor Noni...everyone brought up Ralph from A Christmas Story. She couldn't put her arms down and needed help getting up if she fell down. I wore a hat, scarf, two pairs of mittens, long underwear, & boots. I was still cold! I can see I'm going to have to dress everyone as if we're going skiing just to play warmly at the park through the winter!!