I hope everyone had a wonderful and Merry Christmas!
I started this post over a week ago, and am just now getting it finished up and ready to post! This past month our family of five has been the sickest (if that really is a word?) we have ever been. It began the first week of December and we are just now starting to think we might be in the clear. Lets' see...we've had the stomach virus (multiple times, with one visit to the hospital), strep, sinus infections, and finally a virus that mimics the flu. We all have been sick for basically an entire month! That being said, we missed a lot of parties, get-togethers and church activities, but we managed to squeeze a few things in here and there depending on who was ill at the time.
The Sunday before Christmas we had a painting party during Sunday School for the children. The kids painted wreath canvases with wine corks. They all were so different and unique!
|Bry, Daniel and Jack|
|Elizabeth, Margaret Ann and Georgia|
|Jack, Georgie and Daniel with Macon, the children's director. The kids LOVE Macon and we are so thankful for him and all he does for our church! (Jack actually got sick later this day. You can tell in the pictures he doesn't feel good. Poor kid!)|
All three of the children were supposed to sing at the Carols and Lessons Service. Jack and Georgie were able to sing.
|Jack with the Cherub Choir|
|Georgie with the Grace Choir|
The Thursday before Christmas we went to Birmingham for The Jingle Bell Buffet at The Club. It is so much fun and we look forward to it every year. The kids get to see Santa, they have a wonderful meal, and then there's music and dancing.
|Patiently waiting in line to see Santa.|
|Georgia Anne sat in the Big Guy's lap first. They had a VERY long talk and she would NOT reveal what they spoke of. She only said, "she and Santa had some business to discuss."|
|Up next was Jack. Bless his sweet heart. When Santa asked him what he wanted, he replied "I'll take whatever you want to give me. You can just surprise me." Oh. My. Word! Melted my heart!|
|Next was D-Man. He got right up in Santa's lap and got down to business. He did request for Jack to be better (from being sick). So proud of my sweet boy for thinking of his bubba!|
|And finally, Banks was up. No tears this year!! I think Banks told Santa he wanted a firetruck and train table.|
Next we attempted family pictures....
Just a few snapshots from dinner...
|And I had to show you the view of downtown Birmingham from the balcony at The Club. Breathtaking!|