Clockwise around the table (starting at the bottom left), we have Nora, Alice, Anna Kate, Caroline, and Annie. And of course Ava is the baby in the bouncy seat!
After the tea party, we had the girls pack their shoeboxes together to send off to Operation Christmas Child. Unfortunately, I was too busy sorting and packing (and keeping little hands off the candy!) to take any pictures. But I did take a couple on Sunday morning when we dedicated and prayed over the boxes. It was so neat to involve our little ones in making a difference in other children's lives...not just by giving them a material gift, but because every child who receives an OCC shoebox is given the gift of the gospel. Our church packed and sent 185 boxes...more than double what we've ever collected before!
Alice and AK with their shoeboxes
Caroline, Anna Kate, and Alice with ALL the boxes!
On a bittersweet note, we are a little sad this week because one of the families in our small group is going to be moving a few hours away. Anna Kate's "Friend Alice" as she calls her (as if it's a title!) and her baby sister Heidi, will be moving to where their daddy just got a new job. We are excited that God has provided a great job for him, but we are so sad to see them go!
Anna Kate and Alice have been friends for a long time. Here they are at AK's first birthday party. Sweet baby girls!