We had Christmas with my parents & my in-laws yesterday, so the girls have gotten alot of new things. Katie loves the little ironing board from Gramps & Gramme and Gracie loves the ballet costume from Grammer & Pappy. There's more to come from Mommy & Daddy on Sunday. I ended up taking Gracie to the doctor today because she was complaining of a sore throat and had a yucky cough. He teasingly asked her, "Do you need any new toys?" I guess he was expecting her to say, "yes," but being the literal child that she is, she giggled and said, "I already have alot." They do already have alot and will be getting some more. It truly is a joy to buy for my children and I pray that we're teaching them to be thankful and teaching them about giving as much as receiving. I have already placed a quarter in each of our stockings and look forward to sharing the "Quarter of Remembrance" story that Mike Cope wrote. Chris plans to use it in his adult Bible Class Sunday morning as well.
After Chris helped us clean up the kitchen after our big meal yesterday, he snuck off claiming we had it under control. Which we did, considering that we had myself, my mom and my mother-in-law in there cleaning. He went over to spend some time with Gracie. They were laughing about something and when I asked what it was, Gracie just laughed and waved me away. I'm glad they enjoy spending time together! The Daddy/Daughter relationship is a special one.
We had the children's Christmas party for church this past Monday. It was a little chaotic, but I think the kids enjoyed themselves. My question is: who invented blue candy canes anyway?!?!