We didn’t do all that much the last few weeks of trackout break before the Hayley went back to school – between the snow, her new laptop, scooter and video games, she was content to lay low and goof off. But she did go to a cheerleading day camp for a week, we hit our favorite museum, got mani-pedis, read a lot, had dentist and orthodontist appts, a couple of sleepovers at friends and her basketball season is in full swing as well (I’ll post some hoops photos soon)
What a great Christmas! It started off with going to the Carolina Ballet performance of the Nutcracker with Jenn and Mason. We did lots of crafts and baked, did our Christmas Eve Gingerbread house decorating and then our Christmas day Demolition Derby, the sixth annual! Between them, we opened scads of gifts and then had a full house for dinner. Top it all off with snow for a white Christmas and I don’t think we could ask for more!
Jeff’s grandmother (so Hayley’s great-grandmother) Faye spend some time with Jeff’s folks up in Virginia. She was supposed to make it down for Thanksgiving but wasn’t feel well. Luckily we found some time meet halfway for lunch and spend some time with her.
We caught up with Hayley’s grandmother, grandfather and great-grandfather from her firstmom’s family for dinner the day after Thanksgiving. Her Nana & Poppy live in Florida so it was a nice treat to see them on their visit up here! Hayley always loves to see them.
As most of you know, I tend to shoot almost every sporting event Hayley plays in and share the pictures with the team. Of course fall soccer, playing for the Triangle United U13 Breakers, was no exception. For this set, I pulled out the shots of just Hayley. Updated Jan. 3rd, I’ve added all the ones of Hayley now.