Friday, January 8, 2016

The Christmas Uke

Once of Canaan's Christmas presents this year was a ukulele and lessons with his teacher Mr. Titus to go with it. He's been practicing a bit every day and getting familiar with it, but yesterday he had his first real lesson. He picked up so much so quickly (Mr. Titus is awesome)!

Because we (human beings, that is) learn so much through teaching, I try to encourage Canaan to teach (me or someone else) what he learns whenever possible. So he was quick to want to give me a little uke 101. He asked me to record his lesson "so that other people could learn too".  

There is so much of his sweet personality in these videos, and as I watch them I just keep thinking about how much he's changing and growing. It's such a blessing to witness every little transformation. :)

The Christmas One

Slowly we are starting to go back to normal after the holidays, but it all went by so quickly it's hard to believe we're a week into January already.

It seems there is no way around things getting busy over the holidays, especially with two kid birthdays and two kids in school. But it's all so fun, and the kids of course had a blast. We had two birthday parties, a Christmas banquet / show for Canaan, a Christmas program for Ezra, spent a weekend away in Brown County with my side of the family (so fun!), Christmas Eve with BJ's family, and then a quieter Christmas at home together.

And there is more fun ahead! Canaan's ski lessons start back up again on Monday, Lainey's birthday is next weekend (or as she calls it, her "pink birthday"), and with February comes Chinese New Year (get ready for the year of the monkey!) and Valentine's Day.