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Last Day of School 2020!

This was not the kind of last day of school we had envisioned this year but we made the best of it.  The kids have grown up so much this year!

Brendan finished the Pre-School Twos at Mt. Bethel Christian Academy:

Brielle finished Kindergarten at Mt Bethel Elementary School:

Brielle’s teachers even stopped by to congratulate her and wish her well on her way to first grade which was really sweet of them!

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Christmas Day

The kids (and parents) did not get much sleep last night but they had a great time today opening some presents and getting to play with their new toys. It helps when it is 65 degrees and sunny in Georgia today! Big items for Brendan included a “big boy” bike and a “choo choo” train.  For Brielle, it was a “big stuffy unicorn” and a bean bag chair for her room. They also both got walkie talkies which were a big hit

After we had lunch the kids headed outside with a few of their friends to ride bikes . Brendan is working on his balance bike skills!

Merry Christmas from the Knight Family! We love the Carter’s matching Santa jammies!

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The Magic of Christmas Eve

Brielle and Brendan could barely contain their excitement tonight on Christmas Eve waiting for Santa! It is such a fun evening when the kids are this age. They opened up their gifts from Snowflake which were matching Santa jammies from Carter’s of course 🙂

They put out cookies, milk, and M&M’s for Santa:

And we could not forget about carrots and water for the reindeer. They decided that the back deck was a better landing pad for Rudolph instead of the front porch! Good thinking!

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Breakfast With Santa

We had a great time visiting with Santa at our neighborhood clubhouse this morning.  I love all the great events that our neighborhood puts together for the kids.  Brendan was a litle shy at first but he warmed up for a quick talk about his “choo choo train” that is at the top of his list this year.  Brielle made sure Santa knew about the “giant stuffy unicorn” at the top of her list.

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2019 Holiday Card

Happy Holidays from the Knight Family: Andrew, Crystal, Brielle, and Brendan

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2019 Santa Pictures

Our old pre-school Kids R Kids in Mableton used to partner with a local photographer to offer pictures with Santa. We had done it the last couple years and liked the event and pictures.  When we moved this summer, we knew we needed to find an alternative.  Brielle and Brendan both take swim lessons at Atlanta Swim and we discovered that they host a holiday party that features pictures with Santa. The best part is that they allow you to use your own camera!  As a photographer this was exactly what I was looking for.  When we arrived they even had LED light stands setup so no flash needed!

Brendan initially got scared and did not want to go see Santa but after watching big sister Brielle go up he built up some courage and did a complete 180.  We even got smiles and a handshake from him!

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Brendan Portraits at Hampton Lake

Brendan and I took a walk down to the lake to enjoy the beautiful weather outside and took a few quick pics. He is growing up fast!

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2019 Holiday Photoshoot

It is never easy getting these two to sit still but we managed to get a few pics for the holiday card! Full album on SmugMug

 

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2019 Mt Bethel Fun Run

33rd Annual Mt. Bethel Elementary School Fun Run

Each year the Mt. Bethel PTA sponsors a fun run to raise money to support the school.  When Brielle heard about this she was excited to signup – her first official running race. As a former runner, I was happy to see and support her enthusiasm for running!

The event offers a 5k, 1Mile, and 1/2 mile (kindergarten) options:

The gun went off and it was a mad sprint!  We found some room to run and got into a steady pace. Brielle powered through the last two hundred yards to finish with a time of 4:15.7!Since they ran the boys and girls together it was hard to tell what place she came in but when they got to the awards they announced that Brielle got 4th place!

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Happy Halloween! 2019 Pirate Theme

Halloween is a big holiday in our family.  It could be argued that it is the biggest holiday.  Our kids love Halloween and Crystal loves working on all the costumes! The family costume tradition started in 2014 with Brielle’s first Halloween and has continued since then. I think Crystal will do it has long as the kids will let her!

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