Getting 5 ready for first communion and then another 8 looking "good" was not easy!
All the girls wanted their hair curled and I'm not really very good with hair... I was wishing big sis Katie was her to help me out!
BUT we did it!!
And there was only one hitch- we were short one pair of girls ruffle socks...
That's when I go straight into prayer and send all the girls to look in their sock drawers!
Praise God we found something that would work!
They were so cute as they searched and a couple of kiddos brought me white athletic socks ;-)
Thanks guys but that's not quite what we are looking for!
With all that is happening this week I forgot to invite the big kids until the very last moment.
They were unable to join us.
But it worked out just fine- Hubby and I were able to give the little kids all of our attention and especially focus on the first communicants.
They were all so excited and a bit nervous!
But they did a GREAT job!
I may have forgotten to talk to them about how to receive the wine...
But I am not necessarily admitting to that... ;-)
So they may have gotten a crash course during the service...
"Just take a tiny sip and don't say yuck!"
We did it- whew!
And they even had this extra large crew bring down the gifts!
Nobody tripped, fell, or broke anything!
Then we went out to dinner!
It was a delightful evening!!
The girls asked if they could wear their dresses tomorrow!
I said no but may look for another opportunity for them to wear their pretty white dresses.
What would you do?
Next year we will have 3 more kiddos having first communion- Abby, Madeline and Ben!
Sam loves life and he embraces every moment!
We love his contagious joy and spirit!
I am at the hospital now with Ben.
This boy also has a happy outlook on life!
They just finished his surgery and he is now having an MRI of the head and neck.
The surgery went well!
I should be able to see him within an hour!
Praising GOD and exhaling!