Well, hey there, y’all! Sorry things have been kind of quiet around here in the past few weeks. We have been in the throes of Christmas dance recitals, open houses, parties, decorating, dinners, school programs, and all sorts of holiday greatness. But, thankfully, things are about to settle down just a little, and I have plans to bring you some thoughts I’ve been having during the whirlwind of (fun) craziness of the past few weeks.
Chad is working on a guest post that I think you’ll get a kick out of, and we’re planning to do a new podcast this week! Thanks for sticking around and having patience with this busy mother-of-three pastor’s wife! It’s a crazy time of year!
Here are just a few highlights of our past few days:
Adelade danced in “The Nutcracker: All Jazzed Up” this weekend. It was her first performance on pointe, and I had too much fun watching her do her thing. She will be twelve in just a couple of weeks, and I really can’t believe it. She is one of those weird people who just doesn’t seem to get nervous, whether she is singing a solo or dancing in front of hundreds of people. She takes after her daddy in that way, and I’m so glad. I, on the other hand, am almost to the point of breathing into a paper bag before I have to perform. Trust me, it’s much better to be the cool and confident type. It’s fun to watch her because I know she’s truly having fun instead of just looking forward to the moment when it’s over. She really seems to be growing as a dancer, and it’s fun to watch it happen.
Emerald had her Christmas party at dance class today. She was so excited because we parents were invited to sit in on the class and watch them dance. We also recently discovered that she can bust out a pretty amazing British accent when she wants to. She quotes Veruka Salt from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory: “Daddy, I want it now!” I’ll try to get it on video so you guys can get a glimpse of her acting skills. It’s hilarious.
Sawyer is almost through month three of piano lessons. He just learned that there is such a thing as a piano recital; I can tell that he is equal parts excited and terrified at the thought of it. He’s been learning to play Christmas carols, and has even taken to singing along as he plays. We hosted two different Christmas parties this past week, and he happily played Christmas songs for our guests, all of whom were extremely sweet and encouraging. I love seeing him enjoy his lessons and his amazing teacher. In other news, yesterday I took him to Dairy Queen, and he ordered ice cream and french fries because he wanted to dip his french fries in his ice cream. I’m not sure where he got the idea, but maybe some of the most satisfying flavor combos in modern cuisine really just started out as some little boy playing with his food.
I hope you’re enjoying the holiday season! I’m looking forward to spending some quality time with you right here this week!