We had a fun break over Christmas. I didn't have to teach any classes and the boys were out of school for several weeks. Here are a few things we did.
Cort asked for a cotton candy machine for Christmas, which my parents got him. The blue raspberry turned his lips and tongue blue.
We went to the Martinsville science museum one day. Pierce's preschool teacher, who has kept in touch with us over the years, came along. We had an excellent time. Below is Reid threading whale bones. The highlight of the trip was when Mrs. Mack and I were chatting in the gift shop and heard Pierce behind us saying, "I'm feeling romantic!". We both stopped and looked at each other in surprise, and then turned around to look at Pierce (who is a very concrete thinker and definitely doesn't go around talking about his emotions). Turns out he had a mood ring on and was reading the color chart to see what his mood was. Mrs. Mack and I laughed and laughed over that.
One day we went roller skating. The boys had so much fun that we have decided to go roller skating a lot more often. It really clicked for Reid and Cort this time, and they found themselves skating more confidently by the end.