Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Brady's Christmas show was the traditional Christmas story. The 4year old and 3year old classes did most of the show then they brought in the 2year old classes at the end of the program to sing about 3 songs. Brady is not going to be the "performer" in our family. He pouted most of the show. I think he was completely overwhelmed at all of the people watching and the camera's flashing. He looks so sad!
My Dad got a good picture of Brady when he finally noticed us in the audience. When the program was over he jumped in my lap. I took him to his class and he cried. Broke my heart, but knew he would be fine in a couple of minutes.
Jacob's Kindergarten performance was a Rockin' Winter/Patriotic show. They did a touching tribute to our troops, sang the National Anthem, and did a Pledge of Allegiance Rap. Very cute. As most of you know, Jacob wants to be a rock star when he grows up. He played this blow up guitar like a true rock star. I think he really thought he was playing.
Sunday, December 14, 2008
Saturday, December 13, 2008
I can't be any prouder! Tod ran in his first half marathon this morning. He is so amazing. On Thursday he came home from work and told me that he was thinking of running in the Thunder Road Half Marathon. I said, "Wow. When is it?" Tod said, "Well, it is on Saturday." Huh? He has been running about three days a week and doing a long run on Saturdays for a while now. Tod has raced in many 5K's, a few 10K's, and a 15K, but nothing this long. He took the train to uptown early. I bundled the boys up and we met him at the finish line. We saw him round the corner and I shouted, "There he is!!" Jacob ran up and gave him a big high five and we cheered him to the finish. He finished in a very strong two hours.
Tod has always told me that if you set your mind to something you can accomplish it. You may not get it right the first time or hit a bump along the way, but as long as you keep focused you will be able to succeed in whatever you do. He makes me want to be a better person. I'm proud of you, Tod!
Next stop....NYC Marathon??
Friday, December 12, 2008
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
We went to the library for a Winter/Christmas story time last night. We sat down and Jacob said, "Hey, my tooth!" It just fell right out. The parents around us cheered and the other kids thought it was really cool. Jacob was the star of the program for a couple of minutes. The Tooth Fairy came last night. She sure is busy around here!
Monday, December 8, 2008
We just had a small family birthday party for him. He loved all of the attention, but still didn't understand why it was all for him. He loves Curious George and was amazed with his green Curious George cake. Wanting to dig right in when daddy brought it home, he was devistated that he had to wait until after he ate his dinner.
Brady got lots of help from Jacob opening his presents. Jacob opened and Brady said, "Cool! Wow!"
Thursday, December 4, 2008
Monday, December 1, 2008
We made it to the White House. Always beautiful. They were setting up for the Christmas Tree lighting over the weekend.
I asked Jacob if he wanted to live in the White House when he grew up. He said, "No way! I'm going to be a rock star not the President!"
We saw the Liberty Bell. Jacob said, "So...what's the big deal about a big cracked bell?" It is hard to describe to a 6 year old, but it was a big deal for Tod and I to see it.
After we left Philadelphia we headed further north to Bayonne, New Jersey. Tod's brother Pat, his wife, Jane, and their adorable 2 year old, Aidan were awaiting our arrival. Jane made yummy spaghetti with meatballs that warmed us up after a chilly day. Then they surprised the boys with a birthday cake and presents! Jacob and Brady's birthdays are about 3 weeks apart. Brady got a cool airport set and Jacob got a Lego ship. Both were a big hit!
As you can tell....Brady instantly took to "Unca Pat".
On Thanksgiving day, we celebrated with Jane's parents and her brother and his family. We Jacob and Olivia hit it off instantly. They are both in Kindergarten and really into school. Jane's Mom (a former teacher) gave them math problems to do to keep them busy and Jacob did a big "YES!" with a fist pump. Brady, Aidan, and twins Will and Logan are all two years old. They all got along perfectly. It was a house full of kids and everyone loved it!
The day after Thanksgiving we headed to see the sights! All Jacob wanted to see was the Statue of Liberty. We went to a great park in Jersey City and we had a great view of Lady Liberty. And yes, Jacob scootered all over Jersey!
This is my favorite picture!!
It didn't end well.... Oh, well.
After our fun trip to see Pat, Jane, and Aidan we headed to Hershey, PA. Who doesn't like Hershey's? It was all decorated for Christmas. Got us in the spirit of the season. We went on the factory tour. The boys loved seeing how chocolate is made. Tod and I loved the smells! Yum!