Thursday, January 20, 2011

A Whole Big Video Catch Up

June 2010 Mia's Gymnastics Show

June 2010 Mia's Preschool Graduation

December 2009 Mia's Preschool Program

October 2010 Eli batting in a baseball game

August 2010 Aunt Jen teaching Eli to use his compass (weaving in life lessons for his baptism gift)

Something To Show Mia When She Loses That Precious Spark of Youthful Candor and Craziness

I seem to remember that once upon a time, a long, long, long, time ago, near the dawn of time, I used to sing and dance and make up my own songs. If I didn't have these faint memories, I would never believe anyone who tried to tell me this. In case this happens to Mia (may it never,) I wanted to have video evidence. ;)

Mia's Dance Performance December 2010

In the ballet video, Mia is in the center, once the camera is zoomed in. In the tap performance (possibly the worst video job we've ever, ever done), Mia is in the way back row on the left.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Halloween 2010

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Sunday, March 7, 2010

Tae Kwan Do

Eli took a 4 week course at school to introduce the kids to Tae Kwan Do (& it's probably not bad for the local business, either, right?) His graduation was yesterday. We got to watch them in action a little bit, and the kids got to break a board. We signed them (actually, both Eli AND Mia) up for lessons this summer. Eli just loves it. (Side note: to get their white belt, they had to bring home a CHORE CHART and do all their chores & get it signed by a parent!... Chris & I liked their emphasis on character development. Eli was taking flyers home every week about striving for excellence & respecting your parents, etc.)

Here are a few photos & a video. (The caption on my video should have read, "That's it? That's all you got for me?") :)

Friday, February 19, 2010

What Do You Do In The Wintertime When All The World Is White?

At school, Eli & fellow elementary students have not been able to have outdoor recess for a long time. I never remember having indoor recess growing up, so I have been fascinated by what he does with this time indoors. He's been able to play computer games, or play with any of the toys or books in his classroom. Today he told me they got Dance, Dance Revolution in his classroom for the kids to play so they could get a bit more movement. What a great idea! But the cutest thing lately, is that he's been bringing home these creations made of paper, markers, tape and staples. Eli sculpts swords, guns and light-sabers. He's even made a shield complete with a handle on the back, and even hilts for the swords, sometimes! All out of paper! Again, I don't believe I was this creative as a 1st grader. But maybe I just have the syndrome of thinking your kids are the best thing in the world. ;)

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Mia's Preschool Class Sledding Last Week

Mia will come flying down the hill backwards... She's got on a brown coat and a black hat, riding a blue sled.

Oops- I just realized you have to log on to Mia's preschool website in order to see it. I would love you to see it. Email me and I will give you my log in info, so you can see it. :)

Click here to view this video