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Christmas tablecloth

We celebrated "Christmas morning" at our house on Christmas Eve. So after Anna woke up from her nap, it was time to trace our hands on our tablecloth.

Lydia wrote her own name this year.

Heidi's turn.

Anna's rookie year.

Ready for stitching.

Christmas morning

Our "Christmas morning" on Christmas Eve.

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas from our family to yours.

Christmas Eve

Christmas Eve. The anticipation.

a Christmas celebration

We celebrated Christmas with my family last weekend while my brother and his family were in town, so here's a smattering of photos.

making bumble bees

guest bloggers: Lydia & Heidi

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We saw these "cookie caterpillars" in our Yummy Cookies cook book.

Except they look like bumble bees to us. (But Mama kept calling them caterpillars.) Anyway, we used our favorite peppermint patty recipe to create bumble bees with some melted chocolate chips, pretzels, peanuts, and Resee's Pieces.

They didn't quite work out, but we had fun creating (and nibbling on extra snacks!).

And they were delicious.

Christmas pajamas

guest blogger: Anna

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My sisters got Christmas pajamas last year. Theirs still fit this year, so I was the only one without some Christmas pajamas. But not for long. Check out these fuzzy red things.

I love them almost as much as I love my sisters.

Slugs & Bugs Sing the Bible is here!

I told you about this back in April before Anna was born, and now Slugs and Bugs Sing the Bible is here!

Actually, it has been for almost a week now; I'm just delayed at saying so to y'all over here. Since I'm not very musically inclined to be able to describe to you this music (besides telling you how much I love it), I'll quote creator Randall Goodgame on his post over at the Rabbit Room (one of my favorite blogs).

"Like most musicians I know, I’ve long admired the way Paul Simon blended African music and American folk/pop on Graceland (1986). And over the last ten years, trips to Kenya, Ethiopia, and Uganda have continued my education in African rhythm and melody. Additionally, after eighteen years of musical life in Nashville, I’ve become a huge bluegrass fan, often searching for some way to allow a banjo or mandolin to help with whatever I’m doing. So making Sing the Bible gave me a chance to blend African music with Nashville bluegrass. That unique co…

a baking date

Yesterday afternoon we scootered over to Leah's to make some of our favorite cookies with her.

Anna got bored on the floor, so she hung out in Miles' seat.

But then Miles got bored alone on the floor, so Miles took a turn in the seat.

Baking with babies and toddlers is an entertaining adventure (and the prep time listed on the recipe is never accurate). =)

Anna's baptism

Yesterday we celebrated Anna's baptism! We put her in the "baptism dress" (a red and black plaid dress that each girl has now worn for her baptism), and she was baptized during our morning church service. (The lighting in the sanctuary is atrocious, so please excuse the grainy photos. The flash wasn't cooperating with the autofocus in the poor lighting either. So I shall blame it all on technological difficulties. =)

I posted this when I shared both Lydia's and Heidi's baptism, and I'm posting it once again here for me. I love what baptism represents - the sign and seal of the covenant God made with Abraham - an unconditional covenant of blessing and redemption. God's grace and mercy through salvation are gifts extended to each of his children; we merely must receive. Anna's baptism doesn't grant her salvation as only she can choose this for herself as she grows to understand. She - and each of us - brings nothing to the table in our r…

lights at Macy's

guest blogger: Anna

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We go to thiseveryyear, but this is my first Christmas and thus my first trip to the light show at Macy's.

I got to chew on this Cheerios container, so that was an added bonus.

I have such good big sisters.

Look at all those lights!