Let the Holidays Begin

From Holidays 2009

This is mostly a time of finishing. I finished my NaNoWriMo novel (which is why I haven’t updated here in so long), we finished our Christmas shopping, I finished waiting to get an awesome phone, we finished waiting for the New Super Mario Brothers for the Wii, and we’re nearly done waiting for Rochelle’s Nook.

We love the new Mario game. Sophie loves watching (she says “yario” for Mario and “peetch” for Princess Peach), Micah loves playing (even though he loses all five of his guys in each level and has to use a new continue every few minutes), and Rochelle and I play with or without the kids and still have fun. In this game they really went back to what made the original Mario fun and added a whole lot of even funner stuff. It’s really a great game.

Check our new Holidays 2009 album from time to time until sometime around January. Also, we got a few more videos up to YouTube, so check our channel out. A final note before talking about the kids, notice in the side bar that you can now subscribe via e-mail if you like. WordPress has made the feature especially friendly for non-WordPress users, so that all you have to do is type in your e-mail address and hit the “Sign me up!” button. Any time you want to stop your subscription, they’ve made that easy too. So try it out if you don’t want to use an RSS feed reader.

How the Kids Are


This month Micah got to present a project of his on his school’s morning news production. His class had a long lesson on habitats and he made his report/project about scorpions in the desert. Then he got to tell his whole school about it on the television in the morning. Rochelle got to go see him do it. She said he got super nervous and bashful in front of the camera. Funny, because that’s the opposite of what he does when I hold a camera around him.

We’ve seen excellent improvement in the areas of telling the truth and working harder at school. Overall I’ve been very proud of him lately.


Sophie is a booger. She’s really been exploring how to use words to communicate. Sometimes her efficiency at letting us know what’s going on is a little scary. She’s too cute and I just can’t think of a good way to tell you about her other than pointing you to our photo albums and YouTube channel.

Until Later

Look forward to more holiday posts (we should have one about our Christmas tree soon, once we get it up), watch our photo albums, and don’t forget you can get automatic e-mail notification of new posts using the widget in the upper-right-hand corner. We love you.


If you haven’t seen it yet, check out our Santa Letters.



Filed under Celebrations, Holidays, Normal Life, Site Changes

2 responses to “Let the Holidays Begin

  1. Pingback: Christmas Letters to Santa « Haddad Family News

  2. grandma Lupton

    So nice to receive your news. We will check out all the sites. The children have really gotten big. so fast they grow! Love to hear from you. Grandma

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