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I wasn't able to get a picture of Henry with the chickadees. They kept on eating the food around his feet instead.
One more bit of knitting...I made these for the boys' Odyssey of the Mind teams. The long term problem that they're working on is called "The Not-So-Haunted House". Their teams have wildly different performances for it, too.
I've been spending a lot of time knitting using patterns from the Mochi Mochi Land website. Sammy's pretty thrilled with it all -- he loves having more little toys to play with. He arranged this picture. He likes that the angel and astronaut were holding hands.
We went to see the Lego Movie the morning of the first day it opened. We couldn't help it -- Sammy had been counting down the days since he first heard about the movie. We happened to go to the most comfortable movie theater that I've ever been in -- AMC Webster. The seats were cushy and reclined. I did not get to see the whole movie, but I was well-rested by the time it was over! Sammy is really hoping to see it again. (He said that it was the best movie ever.) I guess I'll have a chance to fill in the blanks. The parts I did see were enjoyable. :)
I made this narwhal for Henry the week before his MathCounts competition at RIT, where he was competing against lots of other middle school kids in a math competition. He came in 12th place, which is fantastic!
(The narwhal has since been lost at school, unfortunately.)
We had a nice visit with Mike's parents & sister. I attempted to take pictures with all of us, but the boys had given up on the whole process by the time I got into the pictures. You'll just have to imagine that I'm there as well. :)
We made a trip to the Rochester Museum and Science Center to explore the new temporary exhibit -- Math Midway, sponsored by the the Museum of Mathematics. There were a few exhibits that we did see in the NYC museum, plus a lot more that we didn't. We really enjoyed ourselves. (And we got a chance to play in the rest of the museum, hence the picture.)
Part of our December experience was working the boy scout Christmas tree lot. Henry was pretty excited about being able to use his salesmanship skills once again (and he does pretty well at selling things to people -- he knows how to talk to adults). We were happy to be assigned to days that weren't too terribly cold. Snowy, yes, but not too bad temperature-wise. I'm not looking forward to when both boys are in boy scouts and we need to do double duty in the lot, though. (Mike was kind enough to put in most of the time in the lot. Best husband ever.)
Flickr seems to be working for photos once again, but we'll use this post as a test. For the teachers this year, I made little Mochi Mochi snowmen. Henry has a *lot* of teachers this year, and I couldn't figure out which ones we were supposed to give gifts to, so we just gave the little snowmen to all of them. Needless to say, I spent most of December knitting snowmen.