But first, look at the cake Hope decorated last night at the church's Activity Night! Her great-grandmother would be so proud; we certainly are. Many thanks to fondant genius Shona for making this activity possible.
Here are some talks Daniel and I have had in the past few days:
Me: Daniel, what do you think Santa will bring you?
Daniel: A green candy cane!
Me: Anything else?
Daniel: Umm...a red candy cane?
Daniel: Mom, can we make some dangerbread cookies?
Me: Do you mean gingerbread cookies?
Daniel (enunciating carefully): No, Mom. Dangerbread.
Me: Uh, sure, honey.
Daniel (looking at a Nativity picture book): There's Baby Jesus.
Me: That's right.
Daniel: Is that Elizabeth?
Me: No, that's her cousin, Mary.
Daniel (closing the book): The. End. Mom, is that heavenly ever after?
Me (misting over): Yes, sweetie. It is.