Friday, December 18, 2009

Superstar Jared

December has been a very busy month for Jared. I didn't get pictures of it, but he competed in the Oral Language Festival at the district level after winning his classroom , his grade level and school competition. He didn't move on to Regionals, but I'm hoping his success this year will motivate him to actually practice and put some effort into his performance. I was teaching him about talents and how we need to develop them. I told him that he is very talented in public speaking, drama etc. He says, "I don't want that talent." Hmmm. He also sang a solo in sacrament meeting with the primary children. He sounded so good, but he doesn't want that talent either. Next, he received a student of the month award.

And lastly, he performed with his school's beginning band. He was on trumpet. Pretty fun!

Jared is such a great kid!

Ballet Class

It was parent observation day at Jacey's ballet class.

Can't help but show that personality.

She got some air on that leap.
They did a dance at the end for the parents.

Christmas Adventures

Last Saturday, Amy and I took our girls to see the Nutcracker. We had a great girls day out.
Jacey and Alyssa

Pretty Amy and Alyssa waiting for the show to start.

Best Friends!
Me and Jacey
Later that night was the ward Christmas party.
Jared refused to sit on Santa's lap and Jackson went hysterical.

Thanksgiving 2009

I finally updated our blog after a month--be sure to check out our Savior of the World pics below the Disney ones--I started that entry awhile ago, so it posted before the Disney one. Life has sure been busy. We had a great Thanksgiving in town with my side of the family. Jared and Jamey made their traditional cheese ball.
Grandma with Jackson

Jackson loves the playhouse

All the grandkids on my side including Jake's new baby Corbin.

Jared-10, Jackson-2, Jaden-7, Jacey-5
I thought it was cute Jaden and JoJo had the same missing tooth smile. She knocked hers out on the kitchen floor.