Today was Daniel’s birthday….and we were thrilled we could share it with him—as he has been visiting this Christmas.
We started out and went to Church, then had a quick lunch at home. After that Daniel and I went out and played hockey together for the 2nd time. Daniel was the star of the show….he scored a goal and got an assist, and also had a good check in the game (pretty much a Gordie Howe hat-trick for our league—since we don’t fight—and it is supposed to be no-checking).
After the game, we recovered for a bit before going to the Cheese Cake factory for a Celebration dinner in honor Daniel’s birthday and his great performance on the ice. While I don’t have any pictures of our skate this time, I do have a couple of photos from the dinner.
Here is a few pictures from Christmas morning. Daniel is here for a week with us over Christmas. Check out his socks in a couple of the pictures—they are called shin tights, used in hockey to keep your shin guards from moving around.
This year Heidie is doing a 12 days til Christmas countdown. She has 12 paper bags on a string….each bag has an activity or treat. We open a bag a dinnertime each night.
On the 7th day til Christmas bag, we found paint and had instructions to paint the face of the person who is sitting on your left. Uncle Jon (Heidie’s brother) was eating with us that night, so he got to be part of the fun.
Rebecca is playing her first year on the Frontier Fastpitch Softball team. We are excited that she made the team as they had tryouts and mostly the team is made up of veteran 8th graders who are a pretty skilled bunch of girls. There are some new girls from 7th grade to the team, like Rebecca. She is learning how to play, as this is her first try at organized softball.
The team finished their first tournament and did well. They won all their games (convincingly) and captured the trophy. Below are a couple pictures of Rebecca in her uniform.
She hasn’t seen much action on the field, as the coach plays the veteran 8th graders mostly, and tries to get the other girls in once in a while.
The twins had a school choir performance in December—where they sang a handful of songs. It was a good time and they both did great. Rose and Kaitlyn are in different Grade 5 classes and all the grade 5 classes worked together to sing the songs. This year we moved the girls to a new school closer to our new house (which we moved into in 2009). They are all adjusting well.
I’ve got some pictures of them before the performance. Hope you enjoy.
Below is a the slideshow of the pictures.
I did take some video of the performance, but it didn’t turn out well so I don’t have the actual performance to share.
Just a quick note to let you know that Elizabeth is doing great and getting bigger and stronger. She is now 7 months old. She is continuing to have physical and speech therapy. Below are some recent pictures of her working out and doing her exercises.