Man did we swim through the holiday season...fast!
The men-folk were still working when we hit the zoo lights this year. We get there late afternoon, secure rock star parking and miss the madness of everyone arriving after it gets dark. Our zoo lights are first class stuff.
While the rest of Winter Break flew by, we enjoyed our very first flashlight tour at our art museum. We can't wait to do that again!
Ella got to chill out with her classmate, Lillian for a whole day.
And we took in a movie with this crew, too!
New Year's Eve was spent just a few blocks away with some of our beautiful little and big friends.
We rang in the new year at 8pm for the kids' sake but who are we kidding - all of us were concerned we wouldn't be up at midnight to give kisses!
In recent news, the household has been sick for what seems like a month but really has only been a solid week. Ella got her grade card and received straight A's in everything, made the Principal's List, and is reading a full year above her grade. Super proud of our little GPA Bulldog!
Next week, I'll be teaching in Ella's class as the kids and I spend our third year together learning about Chinese New Year traditions. (Her class moves up as a group from grade to grade.) We will have big fun again. I wonder how long she is going to want me to do this, and if this will be my last year. Fingers crossed I've got a few more left!