Sunday, November 29, 2015

Thanksgiving 2015

Kyle's cooking theme this year was no recipes and Sora as Sous Chef. Sora did a lot of the prep work on Tuesday and Wednesday with Kyle, including driving out to the farm to pick up the heritage turkey. Once my parents got here, Sora lost her cooking focus and Kyle had to finish up the rest of the meal on his own.

The spread: roasted brussels sprouts, two kinds of stuffing, kale/carrot salad, mashed potatoes, sweet potato biscuits, cranberry fig sauce, and of course turkey.

My parents stayed for a few days, and their dog Willow came with them. We have the perfect yard for dog visitors, and we even found a small dog park to take her to.

It was a quiet weekend with just the 5 of us, which was nice and relaxing, but I think Sora needed a little more excitement. 

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Super Star

This fall, Sora has chosen swimming and ice skating as her extracurricular activities. I have chosen piano for her as well, but we're just doing that at home, so it isn't as time consuming as a full lesson.

Anyway, she has been in semi-private swim lessons with 1 or 2 other kids since school started and she's getting pretty good! Kyle brings her twice a week, but I got to go on Veteran's Day, and it was amazing to see how good she's getting.

She's also pretty adorable as a pink goldfish. One of the two girls in her class is a friend from school that Kyle brings to class. Her mom works with me and also got to see them swim on our day off and was equally proud by her daughter.

Sora LOVES ice skating. Skating lessons come with the chance to skate for free at open skating on the weekends which we have been trying to take advantage of when we can. She goes an hour a week for lessons and wishes it was every day.

She is pretty good. She gets crazy and falls, but always picks herself up and keeps at it. So impressed by her tenacity!

Monday, November 2, 2015


Between Haunted weekend at camp, the Harvest Festival at school, and actual Halloween, I am halloweened-out! Sora chose to be Violet the Incredible this year. Kyle took her trick or treating around our neighborhood. When they were done, she helped me hand out candy. She even contributed some of her own candy to our household pot to hand out. She chose to keep 20 candies and eat two a day for 10 days. She currently hates sour and hard candy and chocolate isn't her favorite. She gave Kyle all of her Reese's. 

Also, she is really into writing lately. She loves to write notes, lists, and anything else. For example, rather than cleaning her mess thoroughly the other day she chose to write a note about it.