Friday, January 15, 2016

Star Wars, Nothing But Star Wars

In case you haven't heard, a new installment of the Star Wars series came out in December.  We now have a house full of Star Wars fans!  In preparation for The Force Awakens we made the kids watch the first six episodes.  They loved them, and I loved sharing all these moments that made up my childhood.  We were in a bit of a frenzy waiting for the new movie (I LOVE J.J. Abrams, I knew he'd kill it.) Thankfully my brother bought tickets early, and we got to see it the day after it opened with cousins and friends.  It was great!
Delia wanted to dress up for the viewing, of course.  She came up with this outfit from watching the trailers.  I thought she did a great job...

 
She wanted Princess Lea buns, but we found a tutorial on for Rey's hair instead.  It turned out great! (and was probably much easier than Lea buns)  She's been wearing her hair like this a lot since we saw the movie.

A young Anakin-esque jedi...

Ready to see the movie!  Isaac had no interest in dressing up.
 
Delia and I loved the movie, especially Rey!  I immediately wanted to get Lego Rey...
 
...with her awesome speeder.

And Delia had to have a Rey shirt as soon as I could find one.
 
We can't wait for Episode 8!  We can't wait for Star Wars Land at Disneyland! 

The One with All the Programs

December is always so busy, this year we had three programs in one day!  Miles did the kindergarten ocean program (with a speaking part!), Isaac did an oral book report on Henry Ford, and Avika was in NH's annual Christmas Program.  They all did great and we were so, so proud of them.  I've been killing myself trying to post videos of all the kids... I give up!!  Here's a couple pictures-
The sweetest shark you'll ever meet.  His fact he had to share:  Did you know that sharks have the most powerful jaws on the planet?

She's not signing along yet, but Avika's got the hand motions down.  She was very enthusiastic ringing her jingle bells!  I LOVE this program every year, it was so wonderful watching her up there!
 
No pictures of Isaac, but he did awesome on his book report.  I was really impressed with how he answered questions after his presentation. 
video
 

Friday, January 08, 2016

Counting Down

I am really slow in posting  these pictures... these are from December, decorating this year's Christmas tree.  We've already put all the Christmas stuff away!  Better late than never I guess!









Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Gobble, Gobble, Gobble

Pictures from Thanksgiving this year.  Looks like I took a bunch of pictures of our annual Turkey Ball and not much else.  We ate a bunch of turkey and fun was had by all!





Miles loved his mustache he won in the Turkey Ball.

Obligatory family pic.

This year's thankful tree.

Delia and Miles drew the scene with Snoopy and the tree and a blue house.  Are they super talented or what?!!!
 

Double Digits

Lots of fun celebrating Isaac's birthday this year!






 

Monday, December 07, 2015

Isaac turns 10

We have finally reached double digits- Isaac just turned 10!

Isaac's favs at ten:
color: bronze
sport: soccer
toy: Rock 'Em Sock 'Em
movie: Real Steel
book: Percy Jackson series
tv show: Teen Titans
video game: Minecraft
no-tech game: flying paper airplanes
fav thing at school: Tech
fav thing to do at home: ride my bike
food: dessert
dessert: ice cream
drink: grape juice
when I grow up I want to be a: NFL player
if I had superpowers I'd want: laser eyeballs
if I could go anywhere I'd go to: LEGOLAND
being the oldest is: the best
now that I'm 10 I can: understand more things
I'm good at: folding paper airplanes, soccer, and video games
 

At ten years old Isaac is a fast and loyal friend and would choose to hang out with his friends above anything else.  He has his moments of being a really great big brother and loves to instruct and inform his siblings about Legos, sports, video games, and paper airplanes.  He continues to do well in school and loves math and science.  I am always trying to catch up with him when we read the same books, I love that he loves to read!!  His mind is always working and he loves to ask questions about everything and debate everything.  Just when I think he's not paying attention to anything, he says something profound or insightful.  He can be very helpful and loves to spend time one on one.  We love seeing him grow up- he's becoming an interested, interesting, fun young man!
 

 



 
Happy Birthday to our eldest!  You are our favorite Isaac and we love you so much!

Saturday, December 05, 2015

Avika's Thanksgiving Program

Pictures from Avika's first program!  She did so great, following along with her classmates and doing all the motions and trying to sing some too!  Pretty much the sweetest thing ever. 
 

Carve It Up

Carving pumpkins this year.  Delia took some of these pictures, looking to be artistic anywhere she can!