Tuesday, December 31, 2013
alex and penny made a great resolution this morning - we are all going to try to clean up after ourselves more and keep the apartment in better shape. she told alex that she is going to try and listen better. she is going to write one thing that makes her happy in her diary every day. she can now write her name and spell the names of everyone in her class in english and in hebrew. she wrote wonderful thank you notes for all of her birthday presents. three was a great year for penny - she's grown into such a self assured, intelligent, funny girl. it is crazy to believe that this time next year, penny will be in kindergarten. big changes in 2014! i can't wait to see what happens next!
from our little family to yours, i hope 2014 is filled with health, joy, good food, and good times.
Saturday, December 21, 2013
This afternoon, Penny's grandparents treated us all to Penny's first ballet experience, The Nutcracker at BAM. The performance was great, but it was very warm in the theatre, so for the second half, Penny wore approximately 1/2 the clothes she was wearing for the first half. We peeked in the orchestra pit, we read the program so she'd have an idea of what was happening, and overall, she did really well! The ballet is tough, even for grownups, and the whole audience did very well.
When we got home, we visited with our downstairs neighbors in pajamas, so Penny could see their Christmas tree. We are so lucky to have access to so many wonderful experiences - Penny had a great first day of Winter Break!
Tuesday, December 17, 2013
penny, I love you. i love your four year old face, and i am so excited to spend another year watching you learn and grow. happy birthday, little one - i don't know how much longer i'm going to be able to call you that.