Monday, January 15, 2018

Shen Yun

This weekend mom and Nick went into New York City to see a performance of Shen Yun.  We saw beautiful dances that depicted Chinese stories.  Nick was very good during the show, mom was very happy that Nick was such a good boy and seemed to enjoy the performance.

Here are some pictures from our day.  Nick had a picture of the advertisement so we knew where we were going.  In the morning we could see the buildings of New York from the train.  It was very cold in New York, Nick did not want to pose for a picture in Lincoln Center.  Nick enjoyed the train ride home and was very contemplative when we rode over the bridge and into Long Beach station.

Monday, January 1, 2018

Happy New Year!

This year Nick took his own selfie!

Christmas Tree Outside

Today was the day we marked on our calendar, to put the tree outside. 

Last night Nick sat on the couch to enjoy the lights for the last time.
Today we took off all the decorations and put them in boxes in the attic for next year.  Now the tree is outside. 

Nick said, "December Christmas Tree."

Mom said, "yes, next year we will have a new tree."

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Merry Christmas!

Yesterday was Christmas Day, we ate good food and exchanged presents and talked to family on FaceTime.  Here are some pictures from our day.

Grammy arrived with an arm full of presents.
Mom gave Nick a canvas print of a picture of Nick running with grammy in the background.
Grammy made Nick an album of family pictures.
Nick got new puzzles and he finished them by himself in his room.
Here is Nick having FaceTime with cousin Ryder.
For dinner we made potato latkes!
We gave grammy a giant canvas of a picture with her grandchildren.  She said, "this was my favorite present of all!"

Sunday, December 17, 2017

Happy Hanukkah!

Today Liza came to visit, she said "Happy Hanukkah!" and she had a present for Nick.  She gave Nick a new patriotic hat and a card she bought from the holiday card sale at the high school.

Here are pictures from Liza's visit, the card made by one of Nick's classmates, and Nick lighting the Hanukkah candles at night.

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Hello Christmas Tree!

Last Friday was one of Nick's favorite days of the year, the day we go to The Dees Nursery to buy the Christmas Tree.

Nick was happy to be back at Dees!
It was a cold day and it took awhile to find the perfect tree.  Nick watched the men put the tree in the machine to tie it up with twine.
 The tree looks nice decorated in our living room.
Nick also has a little tree in his room.  He decorated it with Lego blocks.  Nick tried to put the Lego blocks on the big tree but mom said, "Lego blocks only on the little tree please!"
We set out Nick's snowman collection on the little shelves in the kitchen.
Here is a picture of Nick and grammy in their holiday hats looking out the window after all our decorating work was done!

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Nature Walk

On Friday after Thanksgiving we took a nature walk at Levy Nature Preserve.  We did the 1.6 mile walk together.  Grammy did the whole walk, although sometimes Nick was walking too fast, but he stopped at the benches to let us catch up with him!