Thursday, December 30, 2010
Tuesday, December 28, 2010
Monday, December 27, 2010
Sunday, December 26, 2010
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
Friday, December 17, 2010
I Got Nothin' to Say
Thursday, December 16, 2010
Jon stayed home with us today so he could enjoy today's fun. We finished up the Christmas for the residents of Hilltop Haven. It is a long-term retirement and rehabilitation center with an Alzheimer's unit. We spent much of the afternoon visit with sweet face and listening to great stories! There is something wonderful about hanging out with that generation, they have the best stories!
Saturday, December 11, 2010
Jon's work hosted a Christmas party for all the employee's children. It included a visit from the Big Guy, arts, crafts and face painting. Frankie went with a "I heart Mom" tattoo and Abigail got a sweet Rudolph on her cheek. Caleb has an aversion to the whole face painting/temporary tattoos thing. I remember when he was about 10 months old Jon put a "I heart Mom" Harley Davidson tattoo on Caleb's chubby little bicep. I don't think he ever recovered!
Thursday, December 9, 2010
This is Abigail's first public performance. She has been taking piano lessons for two months thru her Simply Music instructor in Frisco. She loves piano lessons and can already play seven songs! Tonight she chose 'Jackson Blues', which is by far her favorite song. She too had never played on a keyboard, only our piano at home and her instructors piano, (oh, and my Mom's piano).
This is Caleb's first public piano performance. He had also never played on a keyboard before, only our piano at home. He has played the piano with me teaching him for several years, but it has always been just for fun and for family! Funny thing is the song he chose to play was a song Abigail taught him!
Monday, December 6, 2010
Today's field trip included a visit to the Jewish Community Center for Leland Faulkner's World of Wonder. Mr. Faulkner was brought up in Africa, Afghanistan and Iran, and has traveled in Germany France, Thailand, Japan and China. He uses creativity from those cultures to present a program that captures children’s imaginations through shadow play, illusion, the amazing use of light, origami and stories from around the world.
Saturday, December 4, 2010
The workshops teach children do-it-yourself skills and tool safety, while at the same time helping to instill a sense of accomplishment. Additionally, this fun time allows for quality one-on-one time between adults and children.
Upon completion of each project, the kids receive a kid-sized orange apron, similar to The Home Depot associates' aprons, an achievement pin and a certificate of completion.