Just before Christmas, on December 23rd, my sister JoAnn came over to watch the kids while Hubby and I took our (4 day old) baby to see the pediatrician. JoAnn had just arrived home from spending a semester in Rome (!!!) and our kids were so excited to get to spend a little time with her.
In addition to the “photo shoot” 😉 that took place while we were gone, she also made some Candy Cane Dots with the kids…
… and then spent a little time getting to know her newest nephew once we arrived home.
Twinkle Toes ended up making some more Dots the next morning, while I made one batch of Persimmon Cookies for Christmas. (Which was pretty much the extent of our Christmas baking this year!)
Prayer of Mothers
Father in heaven, grant me the grace to appreciate the dignity which you have conferred on me. Let me realize that not even the Angels have been blessed with such a privilege—to share in your creative miracle and bring new Saints to heaven. Make me a good mother to all my children after the example of Mary, the Mother of your Son. Through the intercession of Jesus and Mary I ask your continued blessings on my family. Let us all be dedicated to your service on earth and attain the eternal happiness of your kingdom in heaven. Amen.