Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Piano Recital

All 11 students were able to come to this years Christmas recital. We had it at an assisted living center which was great for a big place to meet as well as entertain the seniors with some music. Everyone brought treats and visited with the residents after it was over. It was a great night and Im so proud of my students!!!

Derick's Family History Project

Derick was assigned a family history report and we had alot of fun doing it. First of all I am thankful for all of the family members who do genealogy work, because that sure made this not only easy but the teacher was totally impressed at how far we can go back on both sides. So my dad sent us a whole file of names and dates which was amazing!!! (thanks dad!) So here are some pic's. Sadly I don't have any pic's of James' side and since Derick did this the night before it was due (shocker) we didn't have time to get some.
We broke off a branch on a tree and with my cricut cut apples. On each apple he wrote family member's names and tied them onto the branch. I thought it was very clever. We then put the subtitle as "the apple doesn't fall far from the tree"

Train Ride

During Thanksgiving we were up by yosemite and went on a steam engine train. I especially did this because Brett is obsessed with trains right now. However we all enjoyed it with the whole family. Luckily it was nice weather so that made it even better.

Brett got a train in the gift shop and tried it out on the tracks.

At the stop filling it up with water.

Thanksgiving at the Ranch

We went to our friends ranch for Thanksgiving. It was just our family the first few days and then a "whole lot of Grays" came up for a few days. We had so much fun and it was so relaxing. The kids love to go fishing, swinging, playing horseshoes and so much more.