Merry Christmas, everyone! What a beautiful time of the year!
Even with little Clementine being ushered to the doctor's office on Christmas Eve morning....RSV.
We were able to keep an eye on her at home, not the hospital, and we were all together.
On top of that, I had volunteered to help out with the Christmas pageant this year. It was AWESOME to work with the Jr. High and Sr. High kids from church!
I was able to get a shot of part of the cast from the Christmas pageant gathered around the baptismal font.
Going with the flow, I took the older girls to the children's Mass while David stayed home with the Stan and little Clementine.
Sally set the dining room table with our collection of Christmas dishes. (Each child, when old enough, gets to pick out their own. A fun tradition!!)
And I highly recommend track #5 - Joy to the World, George Straight. Mmmm....Mmmmm!
This year, we decided against putting up the big, family Christmas tree. We thought it would be safer for Miss Clementine after she pulled the wooden high chair over on herself!
But Santa still came. He filled the stockings and delivered gifts to the kids' tree (which is smaller and upstairs :)
Miss Clementine wasn't too sure what to make out of her first-ever, M&M candy cane. Check out the horrible spit rash on her cheeks!
She was SO congested and the virus produces a LOT of mucus. Ugh! She had about three sleepless nights.
And here's a great shot of the handsome men in my life!
They headed out to Mass Christmas morning....in the thunderstorm that had been going on for hours and hours...giving north Texas some badly needed rain.
Now, isn't this one of the cutest toy stackers you have ever seen?!
Santa brought this Fun on the Farm animal toy stacker for Miss Clementine. She loves it! (Santa didn't pay that price though:)
Remember that thunderstorm I mentioned above?
Well, it turned into big, wet snowflakes!
VERY special site for these Texans!
There is a 0% probability for Dallas to experience a white Christmas of 1", 5" or 10+" of snow!!
And then that snow started to stick and accumulate.
My Texans were snow bound!
Stan wanted back in after being out only 30 seconds. I told him no way....it took 30 minutes to get him dressed!
And those three snowmen?
That's a rare site in our area, too. I took the picture this morning. Sooo cute!
As I type this post, the kids have been outside ALL! DAY! LONG! in the snow. It's been just David, baby, and myself inside. David asked, "Is this what's it like to have one kid?" LOL
Everybody's happy :)
And Miss Clementine?
Though she doesn't look too happy here, she is starting to feel better. She has an appetite today (a very good thing) and only woke up once last night. She still wheezes and chokes on mucus as soon as she exerts any energy, but she is improving.
Can you believe she is 11 months old today? I find myself saying, "No way!"
And now a hear voices coming to the door. Need to hop off here and help take care of all the wet, snowy clothes. I just LOVE the rosy, red cheeks!
Merry Christmas! May you all enjoy the peace and joy of this beautiful season!