16 December 2015

November 2015 Recap

November feels like it was a lifetime ago, but here is the recap nonetheless. 

During a particularly rough week, Madeleine requested matching jammies and a photo. Done!

After many months of health problems, a lot of pain, and many appointments later, a trip to the ER finally pointed me in the direction of a real diagnosis.

Madeleine is working on cutting bananas...in real life...

...and in Fruit Ninja. 

Turns out that both of our kids share my love for sesame dumplings at Din Tai Fung, which means they have good taste and create competition for me! 

I made a ton of progress on Madeleine's quilt (follow along here).

Look who is getting so tall and has mastered tip toes!

On "student teaching night" at Madeleine's school, she showed us around her classroom and demonstrated her favorite works. We're a big fan of her coffee grinding work, too, because it results in a baggy of fresh grounds each Friday. Score! 

This kid and his cars...

I feel lucky to have captured that rare moment where the winter sun was streaming in the (dirty) windows and Madeleine was "reading" a book to Elliott. 

On Thanksgiving, I was thankful to feel well enough to run a 5k and then lead Madeleine on her second race, a 1k.

It was a very cold morning, and she struggled to stay motivated until she realized that she could make her shadow run! If only they'd told us that the finishing medals would be chocolate...

Sub-freezing temperatures were no match for this smile!

Just hanging out one evening...

I hope you're all enjoying the holiday season and not getting too swept up in the hustle and bustle.  Cheers!