Wednesday, December 19, 2007

When was baby Jesus born?

Gretchen probably asks Steve and I this question at least once a day for the last few weeks. We tell her Christmas but the deer in the headlights look she gives us makes me think she has no idea what Christmas is. Of course she knows it means presents and she knows it has something to do with Jesus since we keep telling her about him. In Sunday school and at home, we read books like Mary's Baby or Christmas in the Barn but we also read Olivia Helps with Christmas. I would love to be able to peek in her ever turning mind and see her vision of Christmas! Next year she will be much better at articulating her interpretation of the holiday season so I will just have to be patient.

Sunday, December 9, 2007

Christmas Angel

Gretchen is doing much better. Tonight she performed in the church Christmas program. She was quite popular and entertaining. She is learning a lot of Christmas carols so click on the video link to hear her sing Frosty the Snowman.

Monday, December 3, 2007

Feeling Better (Can I talk on your phone Mommy?)

We were able to bring her home from the hospital Friday afternoon. She is finally doing better. She's eating and playing.... It's such a relief to be back home. I don't have enough words to express our gratitude for all of your prayers and offers to help. It meant a lot to us to hear from you all! Please accept our profound thanks as we feel blessed to have such wonderful family and friends who were there for us during this long week! We hope to get back to normal as soon as possible!
Thanks again,
Anjanette, Steve and Gretchen