Kel, you left a comment about the children eating bones. They crack them open and suck the marrow out of the bones first. Then they start chewing the rest of the bone and they look like they have a piece of taffy in their mouth or something. They chew and they chew and they chew and they chew. Finally, when they've gotten every bit out of it, they spit out something about the size of a dime. That's all that's left of the bone and I guess it's the part you aren't supposed to eat. To make myself feel a little better about the safety of it all, though, I like for them to wait until I've used the bones to make stock. After the bones have cooked in the liquid for 24 or more hours (I usually cook it 24-36 hours) they are incredibly soft and are safe for anyone to eat. At that point, they just take bites, chew them up, and swallow them.
Thomas and Stephen are going to a Tween Christmas Party up at our church today. I think they'll have a lot of fun at that. I'm really happy with our church and am so glad that we found it!
Thursday night I took Sarah to the church for a special practice for the Christmas play for the African dancers. She had a great time at that. The Christmas play, by the way, is on missionary children around the world this time. That's how African dancers fit into a Christmas play. ;-) Anyway, Benjamin was sound asleep in his car seat, so I decided to just drop her off and then I drove to Starbucks and got one of their yummy hot caramel apple ciders. I remembered those from last year and was thrilled to see they have them again this year. I drove back to the church parking lot and enjoyed getting to drink that while waiting on Sarah's practice to finish. I even had the chance to call one of my very best friends on the phone. That was such a blessing! It's incredibly hard for me to find any time at all to talk on the phone at home.