It's already December, so we got a tree from the farm down the street, and after eating a traditional (?) lunch of Mexican food we came back to the house and set it up. I'm not sure if Mexican food will be the tradition, but it sure hit the spot for Mary and me.
And then today, we went to First Christian to listen to Simone sing in front of the congregation. Toward the end of the service, Simone and 3 other kids went up to the front and each sang a line from the song "When God Is A Child". Simone did great, with her high pitched voice coming through microphone.
Afterwards we ate treats at the coffee hour and then decorated an advent wreath. Many people came up and told me how great Simone sounded. A few of them actually told it to Simone. At bedtime, Simone said singing was her favorite part of the day, and she can't wait until the she gets to sing again.
And at night, Simone snuggled up with Lilla to sleep tonight.