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Saturday, December 12, 2009

Heaven's Very Special Child...

Heaven's Very Special Child

A meeting was held quite far from Earth.
It was time again for another birth.
Said the Angels to the Lord above-
"This special child will need much love.
His progress may be very slow,
Accomplishment he may not show.
And he'll require extra care
From the folks he meets down there.
He may not run or laugh or play,
His thoughts may seem quite far away.
So many times he will be labeled
different,helpless and disabled.
So, let's be careful where he's sent.
We want his life to be content.
Please, Lord, find the parents who
Will do a special job for you.
They will not realize right away
The leading role they are asked to play.
But with this child sent from above
Comes stonger faith, and richer love.
And soon they'll know the privilege given
In caring for their gift from heaven.
Their precious charge, so meek and mild
Is heaven's very special child."

Edna Massimilla

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Santa's sleigh was in the shop...

Santa Claus came to town so we took the kids to see the big arrival. Even the big boys went with us. It made for some great quality family bonding time. He arrived in a horse drawn carriage - we told the girls Santa's sleigh was in the shop and the reindeer were resting up for their big travels on Christmas Eve. The girls were a little scared to sit on Santa's lap - Emma never did and she also did not utter one word of her Christmas wishes to Santa. Abbie got a little more brave - she sat on Santa's lap and told him she wanted a princess for Christmas. She would probably do anything for a new princess! Joey sat on his lap too - he didn't even try to pull on Santa's beard! John and Tommie were good sports and earned a candy cane from Santa.
I was hoping for an awesome picture of all of them with Santa but it was pretty crowded in Santa's tiny house with him, the 7 of us and a lady from the Chamber of Commerce in there. The weather was beautiful and we enjoyed a nice ride in Santa's carriage before we went home.

Here comes Santa Claus...

He's getting closer!

There he is!

Riding in Santa's carriage...

Emma and Abbie were a little shy...

They did get closer but you can't see their faces! Too much light I guess!

Joey liked Santa right away!

Dad and Joey taking a little stroll...

John earned his varsity letter for football!

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