We had a 9:00 AM Sacrament meeting in which Abe, Clark, Bethany and I all participated in the choir program. Bethany also played her violin with a couple of the pieces. She was brilliant! She has always performed well, but I enjoy so much that I don't have to worry about her when she plays. I know she's got it covered and it always sounds great. I held Greta in my arms while I sang. I hope it wasn't too distracting, but I'm quite sure she would have been more distracting screaming her head off in the hall if I wasn't holding her. The choir did very well and we loved starting the day off singing praises about the birth of the Savior.
As much as we loved being with our friends and neighbors at church, the kids did hustle us out of there to get home for presents. I instructed that everyone change back into their pajamas and meet in our room. While the kids and I waited upstairs, Abe got out the bigger presents that Santa had brought, but that Abe had hidden so they didn't distract us from getting ready for church. It does, after all, take quite a bit of focus to get all 10 of us to 9:00 AM church on Christmas Sunday.
Elinor is her own wonderful, unique, delightful person. But she is 13.
Well, sort of.
I did do most of the straight line sewing, but my Andrea helped me a great deal. She also has a long-arm-quilting machine that made it look extra fancy.
Many, many thanks go to Andrea for her patience with my sewing incompetence.
Cannon was playing it for a little bit this morning, when he handed it back to me and informed me that he's decided he doesn't want to play any games with real guns and people. It's okay if it is a Lego gun shooting a Lego person, but he didn't like the way he felt playing this game.
I knew I liked that kid.
He stayed right by my side on the stairs all morning.
They did well.
The whole day was all I hoped it would be and more. We are blessed.