Friday, December 26, 2008

Ice Skating

We decided to spend the day after Christmas at the local ice skating rink. This was the first time Lindsay used single-blade skates. She got used to balancing on them while we walked to the rink. It's amazing how much better her coordination has gotten since last year. While she didn't really want to let go of our hands completely, she did a few times. And she did well. So laps were skated, hot cocoa was drunk and a good time was had by all.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

My Little Ballerina

On thursday, Lindsay had her first ballet recital. The whole thing was so sweet, it made your teeth hurt. Little girls in pink, bunchy tights with tutus tucked into the waistband, squirmy girls at quiet moments, super-earnest girls trying to do the Tea Dance from the Nutcracker, Lindsay running over to give me a hug in the middle of the performance, etc. I mean, aren't we just programmed as parents to eat this stuff up??? I sure am.

What made me the most proud of my little girl was, when receiving a bouquet of flowers from us, Lindsay asking if she could divide the bouquet up between all of the girls in her class. I was about to explode with pride.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Thanksgiving Dinner

This is Lindsay's account of Thanksgiving. I think it's a pretty good one. I mean, who doesn't like dessert best? We had gingerbread cake with whipped cream that I made and we had brownies and ginger molasses cookies that Graham's father made.

Monday, December 1, 2008

Thanksgiving Travel

For Thanksgiving we drove up to Neil's parent's house. You can see us all in our minivan in Lindsay's drawing. It was a nice visit with good food, early morning babysitting by nana and papa, and a small hike. We decided to go back Saturday to give ourselves a day to re-group. It was a good thing as Neil's back went out and he was in excruciating pain all day yesterday.

Here's my illustration of the drive home.