The stomach virus (and another virus) hit our household during the week between Christmas and New Year's. I had some sort of flu right after Boxing Day, and all of the boys as well as my mother-in-law had the stomach flu. Poor Olga had it the worst and has now just recovered from it. It was an exhausting week!
Besides that, the kids have been squabbling more than usual and I think it's time for everyone to return to their routines. Here are a few snapshots from our last week. Kieran had his second belt test in martial arts:
|Receiving the new belt|
|Kieran with two friends from his class, Cody and Christian |
(Kieran's in the younger class, hence the different uniform and belt colors)
|Posing with his teachers|
Chris also made his debut as Santa Claus this week. The director of "Dracula" taught a winter acting camp and posted on her Facebook page that she was looking for a young actor to play Santa Claus. Chris stepped in--and did great, even though he'd been up the night before with the stomach flu! As they say, the show must go on!
|Skinniest Santa in history|
|Ho, ho, ho|
|Chris with the second-oldest actor in the play, the 7th-grade daughter of the director (and classmate of Chris)|
|Santa getting ready to take the kids off on his sleigh|
|Santa sans hat|
|Nick as Elvis|
|Nick always follows along|
|Mike and Chris, bundled up|