Hello and Happy Friday! Well, we made it to the end of the week!
Today is the best kind of Friday…the last day of school before a two week break!
The kids both had a very busy Saturday last weekend. Hayden had his last club cross country race of the season, and Hadley’s dance studio had their Winter Showcase.
I missed Hadley’s first performance trying to get to Hayden’s cross country meet, but I was able to make it to her second performance. My mom was in town, and was able to see both her grand daughters’ performances.
Hadley performed in both a ballet and competition jazz routine.
Hayden was supposed to run at 11:00, but the race got pushed back to 12:30 due to the storms. I thought I could watch Hayden run, and then make it to Hadley’s second performance, so I tried to do both. Well, it’s a forty-five minute drive, and Travis warned me about the long line of traffic to park. Right as I reached the mile long line of cars, it started to rain again. Travis texted me that the race got pushed back again to 1:15. So, I drove all that way just to turn around in order to make it to Hadley’s performance.
This was a USATF National race with top runners from throughout the country…and these were the running conditions:
While I know Hayden didn’t finish where he wanted to, he still ran a great race. He gave it his all which is all we can ask for from our kids.
My mom was visiting, and brought the kids these hot chocolate bombs which, of course, were a favorite.
Then, they helped her bake cookies. This is definitely a favorite Christmas tradition.
On Sunday, my brother and sister-in-law hosted us for an early Christmas dinner.
The kids were excited to open some gifts! My mom was able to stay a couple of extra days and help with school drop off, pick up, schoolwork, and was able to see my nephew’s Christmas performance too.
Homer welcoming us home is always a favorite. He’s been such a good boy this year with the trees and ornaments.
Wednesday night, we were able to carry on with another favorite tradition. We drove through the Southern Lights at the Horse Park. I love this tradition, and it was the perfect night to see the lights.
Red has been back in action at our house…
He hasn’t been getting into too much trouble.
Hayden brought home this ornament he made in art class. The wooden Santa belt is the perfect addition to our tree.
Usually, I share a “favorite mom meme,” but this one seems fitting right now as a teacher:
I was a busy bee blogger this week. There are my posts:
What are your plans this weekend? Hayden has a basketball game, I have a friend’s birthday party, and we hope to make time to let the kids shop for their gifts for each other!
Thanks so much for reading,