Yesterday morning the guys went for a drive and came back with this ::
They cut it . . . somewhere . . . It was free!
Isaac was tired out ::
After supper, we decorated ::
And listened to Christmas music.
And Ben called his brother - who knows Santa Claus! And somehow, Santa just happened to be at Uncle Jake's house for a visit - so Isaac got to talk to him! This picture is fuzzy, but you can see Isaac's reaction to hearing Santa's voice ::
They talked for a while - we heard Isaac say he'd like a bow and arrow.
Then we hear him say, "Not anything else. I have lots of stuff." Ben's eyes met mine and we both sort of teared up. How amazing to hear your 3-year-old say that he has enough stuff. He essentially said that one present was enough! Wow!
Then Maddie had a turn ::
And she told Santa that she would like a new doll (a certain one). "No, it's not old," she said. "I gave my other one to my cousin. And I would like to have one again." And that was the extent of her list.
They are getting it. Our children are understanding that Christmas is fun for so many reasons other than what they are going to receive. What a blessing!
We have already received the greatest gift possible, the birth of Jesus Christ. Here is a post from another friend of mine who talked about the amazing birth in her blog yesterday (you'll have to scroll down to her Dec 11 post). And here is a post from another friend about what she really needs for Christmas - or anytime - and I have seen her live this out in the way she gives and gives all throughout the year (see her Kindness Bandit posts).
More Christmas goodness to come, of course! And a shop update this evening. I promise. With lots of little ornaments and maybe some other goodies.
Have a lovely Saturday!
Edit :: I should not make promises for a Saturday when I may be making piles of Christmas cookies with my family and planning the Christmas Eve Service for our church. And today we have been shoveling ourselves and neighbors and friends out all day. Crazy snow we are having! I will update the shop tomorrow - Monday - I really will.