We had our first dusting of snow, and the girls were anxious to get out and play.
There wasn't near enough snow to build a snowman so we did the next best thing and built these guys out of craft foam on our glass door.
I cut out lots of pieces, set out a paint brush, and water..
and these ladies got busy.
Anna's completed masterpiece was completely unique.
So was my sweet little peanut's man. She is so petite that she had to use a stool to place her foam pieces. This activity was super inexpensive, kept them busy for a good while, and has endless possibilities for many seasonal connections.
Seeing my babies together never gets old though the light in this corner of our basement is terrible. What JOY these babies have brought me!
Every single year that she enjoys decorating I remember how hard the first few Christmases were for her. Praise God Jillian loves our tree these days!
Anna Mei takes decorating very, very seriously!
My biggest girl loves her some Molly. Emily traveled with me to get her, and she unashamedly declares Miss Molly her favorite! Only one more week until our biggest girl is home with us! Counting down the days to celebrating Jesus birth together!
Last night, we headed with some friends to a little country church that hosted a live nativity. When we turned down the country road to the church, there were milk jug luminaries for a half a mile. It was so simple, and so beautiful.
I think our girls favorite part was the dress up station. It was manned by a dear church lady who fitted each of our girls with a costume, including wings and a tinsel halo, that they could wear while visiting the nativity. It was precious!
Ellie Grace took it all in.
They had rich, hot chocolate milk, homemade cookies, and coloring sheets in the basement too.
Molly has taken to wearing these plastic glasses everywhere we go because sweet girl is the only one without a need for them. She wants glasses so badly.
The manger scene even had live animals..chickens, dogs, rabbits, sheep, and a cow.
When the girls were dressed up, we went back around to hold baby Jesus.
Could it be any sweeter?
This little princess just loved, loved her some baby Jesus. What an angel she made..
This older sweet girl of mine loved the fire, and the animals, but wanted nothing to do with an angel costume. She was all smiles sitting by the fire.
It was a beautiful night which this church says they have been hosting for over 20 years. Can't wait to go again next year.
After four days in a row of long appointments, this girl was tuckered out after our day at the University yesterday. She fell asleep just sitting up while the girls and I were using the restroom preparing to head home. (Seriously she is so chill. Have I mentioned how thankful I am for that?) Stay tuned because yesterday our sweet Ellie Grace got her an eyeglasses prescription, and the little pink ones I picked out for her are beyond cute! Can you imagine?
Since I knew transferring her to her car seat would wake her up, and she desperately needed to rest.. I let my tag a longs visit the theater room in the lobby of the new hospital. It has giant virtual reality games.
For a moment, I thought we were at the Children's Museum, but then remembered we were in the hospital. Seriously, this new Children's Hospital is AMAZING! Right around the corner from this theater is an amazing new playground and wonderful children's library with story hour, crafts, and books to check out. I am grateful to get such amazing care here so close to home, and to be able to have a little fun too! It makes the twenty hours a week we can spend here so much more enjoyable.
I am a Christ follower, wife of 20 years to my best friend, and a stay at home momma to five amazing daughters. I am currently waiting for one precious special needs treasure to come home from China. I am passionate about the orphan and special needs adoption. I love to teach God's word, am involved in youth ministry alongside my dh, and love,love, love cooking. Above all, I desire to serve God and surrender my life to His call.