Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Christmas Letter 2009

Hadley Sue and Harper Kate are two rambunctious two-year-olds! They can walk, run, jump, climb, throw, sing, and dance, among other things. Their favorite songs are the Alphabet Song and Itsy Bitsy Spider. They find it necessary to clap at the end of every song, much to the amusement of everyone else! They are avid watchers of Blue’s Clues and Max & Ruby (don’t bother them when either is on)! The corral (aka “the cage”) is still in the living room. Cage fights are a daily occurrence, but we also get some cage kisses, cage hugs, and cage songs.
Hunter, our oldest, is now five and a half. He is in kindergarten at Straight. This summer he was in t-ball (the first place team!), and this fall he was in soccer. He still likes school, but likes recess best. He goes to AWANA at church (this year he’s in Sparks). He is learning Bible verses and earning points and jewels. He is beginning to read on his own and surprises us often by reading something we didn’t know he could decode! He grew two inches in the last six months—he’s going to be taller than Mom pretty soon! He recently learned to ride his bike without training wheels, and now Amy’s worried he’ll just ride away!
Phil is still teaching and coaching at Straight Grade School. He is looking forward to this year’s hunting season. His German Shorthaired Pointers are looking good this year—we now have four! He is still supporting his Kansas City Chiefs even through the rocky years. He had the kids this summer while Amy went to Ada for three weeks—he’s got a lot of patience! He keeps the yard looking wonderful (compliments abound)!
Amy is at home with Hadley and Harper each day. She has one more class, a certification test to pass, and a practicum to complete before getting her Masters of Education degree for School Library Media Specialist. She got 9 free hours of class this summer (and lived in the dorms in Ada for three weeks). She stays busy with homework, diaper duty (potty training coming soon!), laundry, and chasing little girls (with help from Grandpa Gene). Will she go back to work next fall? Only time will tell….
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

1 comment:

Delana said...

Merry Christmas to you and your family!