Monday, December 19, 2011

Merry Merry

Happy Christmas! Syd had her first piano recital, ever, and she did AMAZING! (Sorry, I have NO recording of her songs, sad face.) She played, 100-Year Old Melody and Jingle Bells. She played them flawlessly (despite her weeping hysterically during the practices). Her teacher said she was so amazed on how well Syd played the songs. We decided she just does better under pressure.
Syd and her teacher playing 100-Year Old Melody, together...

Playing Jingle Bells. It was a really cute arrangement.

This is how much fun Wes had.

Syd and her teacher Aubrey. We LOVE her teacher. She is amazing!

Syd got to play her pieces on this $138,000 piano! No wonder it sounded great!

Playing around with her friend afterword.

On another note (no pun intended)
Colton is sure a handful. He is now 18 months! NURSERY! He is awesomely cute, but he gets into EVERYTHING. He loves to jump out of his high chair, off the kitchen table, unwrap his Christmas presents while I am in the shower, bug his brother (Landon), still doesn't sleep through the night etc. Here he is rockin out with dad. Despite how wild he is, our life is so complete with him in it. We love him SOO much!

Here is our pirate, One-Eyed Wes. His glasses are making his vision better (he went from being 80/20 without glasses to 60/20 with) but the doc thinks we can do better. We are patching his good eye for 3 hours a day in hopes to get the "bad" eye to work harder, giving him 20/20 vision in both eyes. He doesn't mind wearing it, and is glad he doesn't have to wear it to school. Landon is pretty jealous and really wants an eye patch too.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Jolly ol' St. Nicholas

Aaron's work had a Christmas party for kids. They fed us all a dinner of pizza and cookies, got to sit on Santa's lap, watched Smurf's and do a craft. It was a smashing success for the kids. Wes said on the way home, "That was the BEST Christmas party in the world!!" Can you tell that Colton enjoyed it immensely?