This morning we all got up and around and made an appearance at a new church just up the road from our house. We rushed around to make in time so that we could take each of the kids to their new Sunday School classrooms. We walked in the church (not completely out of breath) and met a few nice church members who immediately told us that church this week was not until 10:45. We were an hour early. Why? Well, because it's the 5th Sunday, so they combine their two services when that happens and change the time.
So, we took the kids to their classes... then visited with the nice church members for the next hour. It was fun.
During church, Addison won the hearts of the congregation immediately. Surprised? We weren't either. Trevor pulled her up to the children's sermon, and it didn't hurt that she looked super cute in her red velvet skirt with black polka dots. (Ladybug skirt) The pastor talked about the advent season, and then the animals in the 'farmhouse' where baby Jesus was born. He passed the animals around and Addison got to place them back in the display. She then stood up tall and looked back to Nick, who was sitting on the end seat in the back of the church and yells "HI DADDY!!!! HI DADDY!!!" and waves to him frantically. The congregation soon followed with giggles.
She also enjoyed bellowing out jibberish phrases while we sang hymns. However, she DID surprise us when she belted out "THE BIBLE TELLS ME SO" when we finished up the last line of Jesus Loves Me after a baptism. Nick and I looked at each other, "Did you teach her this song?" "No, did you?" "No!"
We really enjoyed visiting with the congregation afterwards. They were all very welcoming and interested in our family. We are glad to have made it back to church and hope to return again next week!