Friday, December 30, 2016

White Christmas

Tooth Loss

My younger sister list a tooth and received a note from the tooth fairy that she had spoken to Santa and was on the "nice" list. The next day at taekwondo I pulled out one of my teeth. Mom thinks that I pulled it out (even though it was only mildly lose) so I could find out if I, too, was on the "nice" list.

Here is the photo of S and me showing off our opposite list teeth. (And yes, I did get a note and it did say I was on the "nice" list!)

9th Birthday

From my birthday that we celebrated as a family. I had a party at the Bricks and Minifigs store but we all went out for dinner on my birthday where I was given several Dr. Who themed items from Mom and Dad.

Santa Visit and Christmas 2016

Mom scheduled our Santa visit like last year. We all went down a couple weeks before Christmas to the mall to see Santa. I went first at the request of my two sisters. The youngest, little BB, was very nervous and I had to show her it was no big deal.

I went to sit on Santa's lap and he immediately said, "What do you want for Christmas little boy?" My response, "I really want to answer that question but first, I have a couple questions for you. How are you? And how is Mrs. Claus?" He answered and when we were all done with our visit he told my mom I was the politest kids he had met. Later I told Mom, "There's no way Santa's skipping our house after the impression we made on him!" I was right - I got exactly what I requested - the big Dr. Who lego set.

I made Mom and Dad a snowman ornament from a light bulb and wrapped it in a snowman bag. I also wrapped up a couple other things for them (finger puppets and the money was to go toward the repair of our van stereo system) and there's the photo of the Dr. and Tardis S made for me. Mom crocheted me the 11th Doctor, too.

Class Party and Graham Cracker Houses

Mom volunteered to be a class party planner and the teacher assigned her the holiday party. She recalls an amazing Christmas as a 1st grader when she got to make graham cracker houses during a party. She wanted to do the same thing for me. She had some moms help her pre-assemble some houses which were hot glued together. Then she brought them into the class with packets of frosting glue which she made from egg whites and confectioners sugar. Everyone pitched in a brought candy and we decorated. There were three stations and the houses were one, a penguin water bottle craft was another, and then a games/snack station was the last. The games/snack one was a big favorite as she had one of our Jewish families run an intense game of dreidel. That was a huge hit!

Mom was crushed when I did not bring my house home. I threw it in the trash because I was concerned it would get crushed on the way home. So when S's gymnastics class was canceled due to the heavy snow fall, we stayed home and made some houses together as a family. When we all get together to do something, because we are now a large family, it's like a party. So we had a gingerbread house making party at home. Mom even made me some blue frosting at my request so I could made a Dr. Who tardis.

Holiday Program

This year the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grades did a combined holiday program for our school.

I was selected for a speaking part - third year in a row I have been given a speaking part in the school program. I was the Norwegian boy. My dad's grandma Besta would have been proud since she was 100% Norwegian. I even tried to do an accent. The program was called Love in Any Language and was written and directed by my music teacher. And I even danced - just a little.

Here are some photos from the event.