Friday, December 17, 2010

DMS Winter Performance 2010

Today is Little A's last day before winter break. I am excited....mainly because I'll get to sleep-in for the next couple weeks. We headed over to his school for his huge winter performance.

Unfortunately, most of my family was unable to make it, but my bro was able to come. We had SUCH a great time, and I'm not saying that because my son was in it or because his school was performing, but it really was THAT good.

I was either in tears from laughter or tears because it was just so tender and sweet. He goes to a very small private Montessori school, so he's in a class with 1st, 2nd and 3rd graders. The upper division classes are the same as well with 4-6th graders grouped together and 7th-9th together as well. You'll see just how small when you look at the group photos down below.

The kids performed skits, songs, dance and music and it was just amazing. These kids are so talented. My bro had a great time and was glad he was able to make it.

With his square-dancing partner, Abby. Yes, she had a couple shiners on her eyes. Heard it was from a fall at school.
Brothers, Sydney and Simon.

The kids were waiting for a long time to perform.

Rhiannon and Nan.

My sweet boy.
Principal Suzanne with her opening remarks.
At first, I was wondering why the screen was down while the kids were on stage, but they actually turned the lights off and ran a slideshow of all the kids while the kids sang "You got a friend in me" in the background. I love that song so much. Such a great children's song.
Found Little A in the slideshow.
1st-3rd graders getting ready to perform.
Playing on their recorders all off of memorization.
Singing the "Lollipop" song.
Busting a square-dance move on stage.
Little A promenading home with Abby.
I love some of their faces here.
Taegan promenading with her partner.
The 4th-6th graders on their guitars.
I LOVED this skit. This kid is so talented.
This poor little guy had a stain on his shirt and was hiking up his pants during the song, just so he could cover up his stain.
I love Journey, but I think I loved these kids singing "Don't Stop Believing" by Journey even more.
The upper division 7th-9th graders singing a song to their parents. This skit was performed by the upper division students, and it reminded me of the group STOMP. They were banging, pounding, scraping and hitting all the things in front of them.
The kids came out for their finale. Vikram (in the middle) wasn't feeling so well.
Little A was on the sidelines during the song. It was SO incredibly dark in there and flash wasn't allowed, so this was the best I could do.

With his pals Taegan and Zane after the performance. Gearing up for 2 weeks off of school. Yippee!

Friday, December 3, 2010

I vote for more "Ch" in Chanukah.

Today we celebrated Chanukah with my family. With my crazy work schedule and the fact that Chanukah came sooner than I had imagined, we didn't have time to go to my mom's house and enjoy her cooking. Instead, we headed over to Chompies for some delicious latkes and I helped myself to a nice bowl of matzo ball soup...yum!



Afterward, we went to my house to open up gifts. Every year I am reminded of a family video of my brother and I at Chanukah 1988 at my parents home. In the video, I am literally counting all of my gifts and trying to see if I have more than my brother. In that particular video, I did.



My kids aren't at that age yet, where the amount of gifts they get really matter, nor does it matter if they received clothes rather than toys. In fact, Little A is still in love with a shirt that my mom got for him. I don't think I took a picture of him holding it up, but he definitely exclaimed "Cool!" when he opened it, and he even refers to it as his "cool" shirt now.



The D man received much of the same things that Little A received, but in a smaller version of it.



It was nice to be able to spend the night with my family and enjoy our special night of Chanukah.



My mom and bro waiting for the kids to open their gifts.


The D man showing Big A one of his gifts.



Little A holding up a new shirt. Not his "cool" shirt though.



More gifts....



A new winter hat.


My dad pointing to whose gift is whose.



Transformers.....of course.


My bro helping D man open his present.



Thursday, December 2, 2010

Googly eyes

See these?


These are googly eyes. And they are supposed to be used for crafts.

Like this:



and this



and this

and also these

and these too.


They are NOT, however, suppose to be shoved in your ear.
You got that D man?

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Brrrrrr

I know it's getting cold here when the D man is sporting his puffy jacket.

Friday, November 26, 2010

Turkey Bowl 2010

Every year Big A gets some of his buddies together for Turkey Bowl at the park down our street. Here are some of the pics from that day.


































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