Friday, January 13, 2017

Kyle's Birthday

We have had a busy January so far! Kyle bought new glasses, so of course we all had to try them on.
 We bought Ticket to Ride Jr. which is an awesome family game. Kyle likes building tiny trains and Sora likes winning. Fun for all!
 We made new year's goals. Sora's are pretty amazing. I put piano and Spanish on her list. SHe added things like "I will not hurt other's feelings" and "bathe every other day".
 She also decorated the covers of both of our journals. As you can tell, she is way into cursive at the moment.
 To celebrate Kyle's birthday, we went out to a Korean restaurant. Sora ordered Korean sushi. It was delicious!
 There was a reading/snuggle fest, as always.
 And we went bowling. Sora had never been before and she seemed to love it!

 To celebrate even more, we had a snow day on Monday. Kyle had to work, so Sora and I celebrated without him. This is our first snow day in the three years we have lived in Yakima.

 After much outside entertainment, Sora and I had to break out the creative works and made some oil pastel drawings.
 And finally here is a photo of Sora before swim team practice. She recently got new goggles, a new swim cap, and a new swim suit. Adorable! (*since Kyle reminds me that there are no photos in the locker room I want to assure everyone that this was the only photo, all participants are fully clothed, and have waver forms on file).

Monday, January 2, 2017


Sora is becoming a budding ballerina. Since she started lessons in October she practices her dance moves every chance she gets.
We did a count down to Solstice. I simplified it this year - I am accepting the fact that we can't do everything we used to do in December that we did when we lived in WI and Sora and I were home every day. It feels good to let go of that pressure.
Sora and I at the holiday symphony. She is rocking a very fancy skirt to make up for the casual shirt.
Sora is always the guinea pig for my projects at work. This means that over break she got to try out drawing with crayons on a warm hot plate. It was a success (and something she did when she was 4).
On the 31st of each month Baskin Robbins has a sale. Sora was stoked to go on new year's eve together.
We spent a lot of time snuggling and reading over break.
Sora in front of her grandma McPherson's tree. Notice the ballet pose (and the "unders" that she wore almost a week straight).
And my favorite selfie of winter break!

School starts back tomorrow, which means no more sleeping in until 8 or later (a skill Sora was finally beginning to understand) and not wearing the same pajamas for multiple days. It might be a rough transition for the poor kid (and the rest of us).