Christmas eve the littles all opened one present (new PJs...just like half of America! lol) Kessa and Gabi got matching ones from American Girl that I snagged on e-bay...and the other two got jammies from Target. Not gonna lie, I was disappointed in the jammie selection available this year...I looked at a lot of stores! Oh well, they could have been old and holey and the kids would have loved them! :)
Grace got a new shirt from DressMe that I think she looks FABULOUS in! (but of course being the
tightwad frugalista that I am I bought it used off of Recycled Upcycles)
Kessa recieved a beautiful, one of a kind, hand made Waldorf doll from Snicklefritz Friends (have I mentioned I LOVE to barter?!? If you make something cool and have an itch for some cute clothes for your kids PM me and I bet we can work something out! lol ;)
and THIS little dude...is becoming such a man. He got REAL tools for Christmas and couldn't have been more pleased.
(that cool bracelet Ezekiel has on is an ID bracelet from The Owl and The Firefly)
We did have some attitude issues that were discouraging to deal with on and around Christmas, but God is faithful and they seem to be on the mend...at least until next Christmas.
Kessa also floored my husband's family when her Grandmother began reading the Christmas story from Luke 2 and she took over and quoted the entire thing. This wasn't something I sat down and made her memorize. Last year at Christmas (when she was 3) we just read it every night before bed, and being the little sponge that all toddlers are, she memorized it. That has been both an encouraging and convicting lesson to me about what I saturate her mind with...may it always be as beneficial as learning scripture!
I pray you and yours had a very merry Christmas and were reminded anew of the wonder and awe of God being made flesh...of Emmanuel....God WITH us.