Of course in the midst of holidays and music and running and bringing home a new baby, the indoor sports continued too. Jon enjoyed his first junior high basketball season at St. Teresa's.
Annual year-end movie. Several years ago we unknowingly began a routine that we do our best to maintain! Our dear friend Amy, who has the memory of an elephant will remind anyone of the movie(s) that we have gone to with her and her desire to repeat it. I think at this point, even if my kids had no desire to see the movie, they would do it for Amy because of the joy it brings her. This is the whole crew...my kids, Amy and Amy's nieces and nephews (my bff's kids).
Christmas break began with a tonsillectomy for Joshua. We offered to puree his prime rib at Christmas dinner. I'm pretty sure he would never elect to do something like this again!
There is a lot of time spend in a gym (or at a field) with our crew. One might think that we would get tired of it. While it may get tiring, we don't get tired of it. I guess it is part of our family identity by now.
I'm so sad the the only picture I have of Jakob wrestling is the one below. I have a few video clips, but somehow neglected to take still shots. I would blame it on having my hands full with a newborn, but I have some of everyone else, so that probably isn't the best excuse!
Once again, to remember that other things happen in between...
ice skating with friends...we don't ice skate enough to remember how each time. It usually takes a while to get up and stay there. I reminded myself how hard a big, old body can land when airborne! :)
Mathilda was involved in a STAGE performance this winter where she played an explorer in search of the perfect yellow "thing" to hit with a racquet for the Merchant of Tennis.
...and back to the hardcourt...
Different sports schedules keep us moving...sometimes the view looks like this:
...and sometimes it looks like this:
The "little boys" wrestled this year too. One would've thought that they had been wrestling for years already. They were naturals. I guess it makes sense when you think about it...they're doing something with real officials on a mat with a singlet on now instead of in the living room in their pjs!
The Andreasen fan club
...sometimes less enthusiastic than others...
The laundry room view on any given weekend