Monthly Archives: December, 2015

Happy New Year!

(We needed to have flipped our headbands around.)

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Meet Blue

Santa brought Linlee her requested “fish bowl” for Christmas with a note telling her to take her parents to a pet store to pick out a fish.  Yesterday that’s what we did.  Linlee chose a blue colored betta fish.  Although his little cup in the pet store reported that he is a male, he was …

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A Merry Christmas!

Our tree on Christmas Eve, when it’s at its most magical.  You can spot the girls’ elf, Alisha, waiting on it for Santa to give her a lift back to the North Pole. Christmas morning!Holly received her toy elf, which she can actually play with, and Linlee received her plush, Minecraft pig.  Both big hits.Earmuffs.Working …

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Davis Holiday Dinner 2015

Aren’t these girls darling?  Even though you can’t see their faces, I love this picture.  They are concentrating very deeply on their coloring.  We had our annual get together with our wonderful friends Saturday night.  We all enjoyed ourselves thoroughly.  Thank you, Anne! Anne and I continue to be amused at how Linlee and Rachel, …

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Holly’s Gingerbread House

This is a classic elementary school holiday project.  I did it several times with my second graders.  I volunteered in Linlee’s class when they did it and today I volunteered in Holly’s class for the project as well.  The house is not actually made of gingerbread, but rather graham crackers.  It looks darn cute when …

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Storytime

Each night before bed, I read the girls a story.  Sometimes we read from a chapter book, sometimes a picture book.  (Sometimes they pay attention, sometimes they don’t!)  This is my view of their sweet faces as I read…

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Holly Jolly Christmas

The girls skated to Holly Jolly Christmas at their holiday show yesterday.  I have no pictures or video of the event.  (I don’t want to talk about it.)  They were super cute and did very well.

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Santa!

Awe.  They are looking so old – sob!  Holly has been excited to see Santa since age two and a half (unlike the year before as noted in the 2011 picture below).  She was pretty excited yesterday morning to see Santa as well – until we were close to our turn in line.  Then she suddenly …

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Tree Finding

Finding our perfect tree this year did not go as smoothly as it has in the past.  Last year I noted that it took us much longer than usual to find a good tree.  This year was even more of a challenge…After wandering up and down the tree farm for a nice bit of time, (with …

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Precious Girls

I just think these pictures are so sweet.  The girls are trying on their outfits for their holiday ice skating performance.  (Please excuse the messy play room.)

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