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Chess Champion

This is just too cool. Michael has been doing an after school chess program. They had their awards ceremony last week and he won first place for the first graders! We're so incredibly proud of him. We had no idea he was doing so well. He said he came in second place for the school overall. Chess totally fits with the way Michael's brain works.

Neither Beth nor I have really ever played chess. But he has taught me how to play and lets me win. He has taught Oscar to play too.

Michael's favorite part was getting such a big trophy.



The Hairy Snowman

It's not much, but we'll take what we can get. This is actually the 2nd day it has snowed this week. It was fabulous snow for snowballs though. Had a good snowball fight with the kids today, then when Beth came out she got attacked.

We ended up making this snowman, but the snow had to come from our pinestraw bed, so he's not quite the model snowman. Michael karate chopped his head after the pictures were taken and Elizabeth kicked the snowman in the groin. Oscar just jumped on him.

Mom & Dad's Visit

Mom and Dad were down for a visit after Christmas. While they were here, we went to the New World of Coke. They seemed to really enjoy it, especially meeting the polar bear.