Maria had a good Christmas, even though everyone has been sick. She has probably been the healthiest and today she is at a 2-day chess camp. She wanted a Furby Boom and she got one, from Mike's mom, she wanted a Barbie Dream House and she got one, and she wanted some new Barbies and she got them. So, pretty good, right? Just want things and get them? She is going to be seven years old in two weeks, we are on a countdown. She wants to invite like 12 people over to play for her birthday. She was furious that last year her birthday was on a Saturday and this year it's on a Sunday. I mean, really! I told her that's how it works - you were born on a Friday, I said, and then it just moves one day ahead per year. I didn't even get into leap years, who needs that headache, ha!
One Christmas miracle we have been having is that she is sleeping late. On Sunday they all slept until 9:00, which has never happened and which made Mike miss church, because he never sets an alarm on Sundays. They always went up at 7:30 but Mike said he had been taking them up at 8:00 and then they were sleeping so late, so we are going to stick with it. I really don't like to spend all that extra time with them, but I will make the sacrifice. I am kidding about that last part, it's not actually that much longer, plus Maria and I have started reading Little House in the Big Woods, so that's been fun.
Here's a cute picture of Maria and Veronica when they were angels in the choir at Christmas Eve Mass. Maria was really good and it's helpful that she can read, like for lyrics. Veronica was mostly just humming, ha!
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