Monday, January 7, 2013

Photo Montage Catching Up...

Crossing my fingers that this works!

I'm not going all the way back to Thanksgiving -- I'll give that its own post as soon as I can carve out the time. Bwah hah hah.  Carve!  Get it?!

Let's start with ...

WHM's Christmas show.  The few weeks leading up to Christmas were actually very busy in our household, and Mick was on the road a good bit.  I suppose it worked out well that I couldn't post photos, because that kept me quiet -- but I wouldn't have posted that he was out of town, anyway.

In order to help out with the logistics of getting WHM to and from school while Mick was gone and CAM and I were at our own schools, my dad came into town.  Lucky Grandpa, he got to see WHM's Christmas show!

I can't post the photo here because his shirt had his name on it back then, but a year ago WHM stood on the stage with his classmates and alternately froze and then sobbed -- sobbed to the point where we had to take him off the stage.

Check out how much of a difference a year makes:

Not only does he march in without a blink,

But he gives us a thumbs-up ...

... participates in all the actions [oops -- missing photo!], and is all smiles with Grandpa at the end.

Then CAM had a ballet recital.  Of course, you can't take photos during the actual recital because they record it for you (for a fee), but we could snap all we wanted at the dress rehearsal.  Here are some of my favorites.  

notice the hair accessory hanging from the back of her gown.  Never saw it 'til it was too late.  Oops!

backstage at the actual recital -- hence the make-up. And you'll notice that this time, the hair accessory is in her hair.

We finally (finally!) got our tree decorated December 20th or so, once both Mick and WHM were back home ...

It was a strangely-shaped tree, but it was decorated with a gazillion ornaments the kids made.  Awesome.
... and then it was Christmas!

To make a pretty perfect day even better, it snowed.  A lot.  And it was awesome.

This is with only a few inches.  It snowed nearly a foot, though by the end of the day on the 26th!



  1. These are seriously the cutest pictures ever. And that thumb's up?? My heart melted.

    Still no snow in Chi-town. Sucks.

    1. No snow in Chi-town? Maybe the Mayans just had the year wrong. And you think YOUR heart melted with the thumbs-up?! Oh, my goodness... :)

  2. Thanks, Marianne. Little guy melted my heart, too. And so did his big sister at her first "big-time-on-a-stage" recital.
    As for the lack of snow in Chi-town, maybe the mayans were just off by a few months. That's nuts!

  3. Great photos! I love their recital dresses. And I'm a bit jealous of the snow.