"a portrait of each of my children, once each week, in 2017"
Jaden: One of your Outlaw teammates had to leave the team at the beginning of the season so the coaches just added a new teammate this week - and he's from Lincoln! You're pretty excited to not be the only Lincoln kid on the team anymore, and I'm so happy with how effortlessly you have fit in at your new school.
Brandon: You were a little bummed one night when Jaden got invited to an upcoming birthday party - but then the very next day you were so excited to get Lexi's birthday party invite in the mailbox! You too have been talking a lot about all of the new friends you've been making at Lincoln, and you also have taken responsibility for shopping for Lexi's birthday gift. :) You came home from school yesterday with a sticky note full of her wish list items that you had proudly thought to ask her for. ;) You and your big heart of course asked me if we could get her all of those things on the list - I told you that picking just one would be enough. :)