Ancora Imparo - I am still learning

Thursday, December 31, 2009

New Year's Resolution - Keep Blog Udated!

And now for some fun Christmas pictures I should have posted a week ago... Ugh...

Taliesin's Peace Card - he made this for his dance teacher the day of his Christmas dance program. (See below).

Dance Program - So Sweet!

Riding the Christmas Train

Tis the Season for Bright and Shiny Things

Santa Came!

Making Magma for Mt. Mustafar - this year Taliesin and Nathanael were all about Star Wars and science for Christmas. This is Mt. Mustafar from Star Wars III. They also received Darth Vader's robotic arm to assemble, some fun robots (including R2D2, of course), a bouncy ball making kit, an a light-producing kit.

Each year, we celebrate the Twelve Days of Christmas. This is a partridge in a pear tree snack (a pear, vanilla yogurt, and granola).


Monday, December 14, 2009

Taliesin's Tithe

Taliesin just made me so proud. As I've blogged about, he is really getting interested in the Hebrew/Jewish holidays. He has celebrated Thanksgiving with a Passover seder. He is now in the process of celebrating Hanukkah. This evening, we looked up a Jewish holiday calendar online. Several of the holidays are about fasting or tithing. On December 27, Taliesin has decided to give up candy and sweets (a big challenge two days after Christmas. He has said he is going to try his best). In February, he is going to buy some canned fruit and give it to our food bank. In May, he is going to be giving a missionary tithe to the church. These holidays inspired Taliesin to bring his box of change he has been saving into the living room tonight. He told me, "I need to give some of my coins in offering." He had a total of $2.80 in mostly pennies. So we counted off 1/10 of his coins and put them in an envelope to give in offering on Sunday. I am just so proud that Taliesin is becoming so spiritual. He really does understand. He has been telling everyone of the importance of giving to those less fortunate this Christmas. He was so excited to make a shoebox this year for Operation Christmas Child. He is just understanding so much this year. I am so thankful!


Sunday, December 13, 2009

Happy Hanukkah!

Taliesin is celebrating Hanukkah this year. He has enjoyed lighting candles each night. Such a beautiful time of year!