Wednesday, December 29, 2010
Wow...I have spent the last three days charging motorized devices that Santa brought to our house! They ride...I charge...they ride some more..I put them back on the charger! I am insiting that we go to the mall or somewhere tomorrow where nothing needs to recharge to have fun!
Well, here we are nearing the end of 2010. I thought it would be a good time to reflect on the progress of one of my New Year’s Resolutions. No, not the “lose 40 pounds” resolution (we all know how that turned outJ!), but my promise to myself to start a Cox Family recycling program. We were in the midst of moving out of our house when we rang in 2010, so I got a late start to my recycling project, but by mid-April as we were getting all settled in to our new house, it was in full swing. If you have visited me anytime since then, you have already seen my little recycling center in our garage because I probably proudly showed you just after you arrived! But, for those of you who haven’t stopped by, feel free to get inspired by my progress. We are nowhere near making our own compost and growing our own food, but I feel like we are making a step in the right direction to reducing the size of our carbon footprint (I really have no idea what that means, but it sure sounds awesome). Now I just have to get my better half on board. I have actually found myself digging through the garbage can to rescue tin cans and cardboard containers that he has trashed. One step at a time…. J
|This is my storage rack! You can see that I had good intentions of keeping things sorted...and that just didn't work out! I had way more plastic containers than newspaper so I just gave up the sorting! It still works out fine!|
Monday, December 27, 2010
We had just the perfect day! Susanna even came over to me after we were all finished opening up our presents and whispered in my ear, "This is the best Christmas ever!". I just thought to myself, "mission accomplished!". That made all the late night shopping and wrapping sprees totally worthwhile! I am always so especially thankful on the years that Steven is able to be home with us. It just isn't the same when he has had to spend Christmas at the fire station.
|You know this will be the first and last time they ride a little four wheeler through the kitchen!|
|Nothing like throwing on some shoes and trying out your new toy while still in your jammies!|
|Love the sneakers with the night gown!|
|Susanna and Kitt!|
|If you turn your head to the left, you will see Connor jamming to Susanna's new MP3 player!|
|Connor loving his new "beep bus"!|
Susanna was in her very first dance theater production on December 19th. She auditioned back in September and has been practicing 2-3 days each week since then. It is always so rewarding to watch her perform. She was one of the smallest little ballerinas on the stage! I am so proud of how hard she worked. With such a rigouous practice schedule, she really had to make some hard choices and commit to attending all the rehearsals. Beyond just the dancing, I really think that she really leared some valuable lessons being a part of such a large production.
|This is her in her cosutme for the "present" scene!|
|She was also one of the Cratchit family!|
|She was also in the Navity Angel dance! Just gorgeous!|
|Getting Roses from Daddy!|