December 7, 2016

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  • The tooth fairy could have came last night but Campbell opted to keep the tooth that she lost yesterday (yep, 2 in week) until Christmas Eve. Her hopes are that Santa and the Tooth Fairy will bump into each other. 
  • This morning the boys were up first, as usual. I had to go upstairs to wake up the girls. I had already picked out the kids clothes today since they were singing at Bible study but couldn't find one of Reagan's shirts that she needed to wear under her sweater. I had already looked in her drawers yesterday so I had to ask her this morning. She said that she wore it two days ago and I knew that I hadn't washed it. I again checked her drawers this morning along with all of the laundry baskets and the dryer. I did finally find it-hanging in my closet. I had thought it was one of my shirts!
  • After I found that shirt, things started to go better. I got myself ready and soon everyone was eating. We were a minute or two later than usual when loading the car up but were still fine on time. I was herding kids to the car when a friend asked if I had any shoes that would fit her little girl. I was able to find some in my closet and then headed to the attic to find a better size. I managed to find some, get Whitman in the car (he was still at the bar eating) and grab my Wednesday morning bagel.
  • At 11, the grands and Robby showed up at Bible study to see the kids do their Christmas performances. Reagan, Anderson and Graham's group sang a few songs as well as the books of the Bible. Then Campbell and Keaton's group came and did their songs. Now the big 5 all did great singing but the star of the Dennie household was definitely Whitman.
  • Listen, we would have been tickled pink if he stood on the stage the entire time and not sang a word. For the most part, he did stand on the stage and sing some but when it came time to sing "The B-I-B-L-E" he commanded the stage. That child sang/shouted his heart out while dancing a jig. He was the entertainment for the crowd. Graham said that Whitman embarrassed himself but I definitely disagree-when you are 3, a little singing and dancing on the stage is as cute as it can be.
  • After everyone sang, I picked them up from class. I needed a second bag to carry all of their Christmas goodies and crafts. The grands all told the kids how well they did and then we headed to Rock Creek to eat with all of our buddies. The kids played hard and as soon as we came home, all they could think of was getting outside to play some more.
  • I did make them help me some in the house before letting them outside. I did give them one rule-do not get in the dirt. They weren't too happy about that but when the neighbors came out no one seemed to think about it anymore. What else they didn't think about-the weather. Those people were running around without their coats like it was warm out there.  When Whitman did go outside, I did put on his hat and gloves so at least maybe one Dennie wouldn't get frost bite.  As I was dressing Whitman to go outside, he kept telling me that he would "follow the rule and obey." He did-stayed in the yard and didn't get in the dirt (too much.)
  • Around 5, I called the troops in for supper and then it was on to church. I work in the preschool and was able to watch Keaton's group practice for their performance next week. When she saw me come in she just grinned and grinned. 
  • Once at home, the crew had showers and then we passed out ice cream before everyone went to bed. 

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