Anyhoo, enough whining. Here are a few events that have kept us on our toes for the past month:
*Celebrated Thanksgiving together as a family with our dear friend Faith. Played games and talked and enjoyed each other's company.
*Anna came down with Chickenpox--BAD! She missed a week of school and was covered from head to toe .
*Jacob had his first band concert ever. He is playing the trumpet and is really really good at it. AND, if I may brag, he is teaching himself the guitar!! He can pick out just about any song by ear, and has learned tons of chords. We even played a couple of Christmas songs together (me, on the keyboard). What a dream come true for a piano teacher!!
*Caleb had his 3rd grade Christmas Program; he actually helped conduct one of the songs and did it PERFECTLY!! Talk about a proud Mom and Dad! I was smiling from ear to ear as my youngest sang his heart out...ON KEY!!
*Anna played her first basketball game EVER last Saturday. I guess she has enough of her Daddy's genes to actually play a sport. She did a great job! In all other respects, she's like her Mom. :)
*This past weekend Jarrod and I attended 7, count 'em, SEVEN, basketball games between our three kiddos! I cannot begin to tell you how much fun it was and how exhausting it was!
*Jacob came down with the Chickenpox last night!!! He's had the shot, so it seems to be a very mild case.
*We are staying here in Newton for Christmas. Had great plans of going home to NM, but the timing just wasn't working out for my side of the family to be able to spend any real time together. We are all very disappointed, but we're planning to take a trip out there in a couple months. In lieu of NM we are going to spend it, once again, as a family doing super-fun things in Wichita. I'll let you know what we decide. ;)
To all my dear friends: I miss you so much and am so glad that we can "talk" through this fascinating little thing called The Internet.