We decided not to exchange gifts this year, and instead adopt angels from the Salvation Army Angel Tree. We picked a boy and a girl and split up the gifts among the group. From clothing to toys and diapers, we covered all the "wants" and "needs" for the angels we chose. Adopting a family through church or an angel from the tree has always been a tradition in my family. I think we will make this a playgroup tradition and teach the little ones to help others in need.
Today was also Ashley and Alex's last playgroup before they move to Houston. Sigh. Sadface. Luckily they have family here and will be back for a visit soon. We will sure miss them, but I know we will see them soon and we are excited for their new adventure in Houston.
To end on a funny note. I heard Kennedy asking for crackers. This is not uncommon. Emily kindly went to the pantry and got her crackers. What a helper. When it seemed a little too quiet, I went to check on Kennedy and found her with a dog biscuit in her mouth and a fistful of dog biscuits in her hand. Yum.
Giving Alex hugs.
Playing Christmas music with Emily.
Group shot! This was not easy.
Mason, Kennedy, Alex, Hadley, Knox, Emily, Austin
Someone loved hiding behind the Christmas tree.
Come back and visit soon!!