Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Catching Up

Daddy and Brianna on a date to Clara's Dream (dance school's version of nutcracker)

Haddley and her guineas

A lesson in creativity.  All it took was a little nudge from mom and what followed was two hours of planning and construction of a tunnel and train station for the Christmas tree train.  It was awesome.
 This was Brianna's journal of the calcuations for how many bricks it was going to take to build the tunnel.

This is how Hadley rolls to preschool.  Long sleeves is very unusual.  We usually wear a spaghetti strap sundress even on 30 degree days. 

The guinea pigs riding the train.

 Hadley sound asleep before daddy got to pray for her.  Seeing our little force asleep always helps us start the next day.  Actually, after reading an amazing book at the advice of our child psychologist we are ALL doing SO MUCH BETTER.

Our weekly ritual on Sunday.  Reading books in the church bookstore after visiting dad.

 Mia learning from Uncle Mike how to play her new "real" guitar from Butde and Papa.  Had Christmas a little early at Thanksgiving so they could see the girls open their gifts.

Hadley with her Christmas present.  It is now in the basement.  And I (mom) had to admit to Butde that it is louder than I thought it would be (even down there with the door closed.)  Should have known Butde was right.  She raised 2 drummers.

Brianna and Caroline, her Christmas present from Butde and Papa.  The two girls are the best of friends.


Jen said...

Can you share the title of the amazing book?? :) Tired parents would love to know!

dan and elise said...

Jen, the title is "The Explosive Child: A New Approach for Understanding and Parenting Easily Frustrated, Chronically Inflexible Children" by Ross Greene

Fortunately this book describes Hadley perfectly. The sad thing is that this book describes Hadley perfectly.