Now, I also want to share about my time out with Collin on Saturday. Having four boys and working full time means that one on one time with my boys doesn't happen often enough. However, this past Saturday, Collin had First Reconciliation class. When I woke him up on Saturday, he quickly asked if we could go out after church to pick out Christmas presents for his brothers. He was extremely sweet. He knew exactly what he wanted to get Jonathon and Marcel and needed a couple of suggestions for Ryan. When we were in the check out line, he realized he'd forgotten Pat. He asked, "doesn't daddy need new glasses?" Yes...he keeps "out growing" his reading glasses, but I had no idea what his prescription would be. So, he picked out a pack of gum. Then later in the day thought, "we should have bought daddy guitar strings, that would be perfect. But I'm not sure what kind he would need." So thoughtful my sweet boy as Pat would love guitar strings! Then, later in the day, "Mommy, this is my first time being an elf. It's really hard to keep a secret like elves do." When we got home, he suggested that he hide the gifts in his Toy Story suitcase. I had to go in the house on the "look out" for his brothers. A few hours later he was down in my craft room with his suitcase and wrapped up all the gifts. Back in the suitcase they went...we'll see how this little elf does keeping the secret for a few weeks!
And here he is on our day out together...when we're one on one, I'll pay for a few video games :)