We're going a little day trip to Sanford tomorrow to visit our friends. The Muffin is so excited about seeing Gammy Gladys and going to our friend A and meeting Baby T. She hasn't talked a lot about seeing her boyfriend (A's son) but I'm sure she's excited about it. I'm excited about everything!!
We're hoping to take Baby Ellie to one of the spots where we spent many summer evenings listening to concerts and where we used to meet Big Daddy for picnic lunches. Big Daddy is already sad at going back to visit and not being able to stay.
The strong-willed child was back with a vengeance today. We would greatly appreciate your prayers for Maggie and for us. She was with Nana & Cousin Callie for most of the day and missed her nap so I know that contributed to her behavior a little. No matter what it's still hard to deal with. I think all of the excitement about Christmas is aggravating her temper too.
We are planning to spend a quiet Christmas Eve at home this year. My extended family always gets together at my mom's for food on Christmas Eve, but we haven't celebrated like that since The Muffin was born. Big Daddy and I have decided that last year was our best Christmas Eve ever and we want to try to copy it at least a little. Last year I made potato soup and then we went to the Christmas Eve service at church and had Communion. Unfortunately, we're having trouble finding a local church with a service on Christmas Eve (and the church is always telling us to keep Christ in Christmas). Neither of the churches we've attended offer a service and my parents' church isn't having one either. (so disappointed)We had decided to go to a random church, but I think we've changed our minds on that. Anyway...this year we'll be having potato soup and looking at Christmas lights. We'll probably watch Prep & Landing again before bed. Christmas Day we'll be at my mom and dad's along with my sister and her family.
Now for the Santa Baby portion of the post...These two love each other SO much!!! Notice how sweet Muffin decided NO to wear a festive dress to church on Sunday. She wore one for about ten minutes, but it was over her head and she was in the floor thrashing around and wailing about how it didn't fit right. It fit just fine last week at the preschool party. Needless to say, we pick our battles.
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