One of my favorite moments from this Christmas...
This was easily one of Austin's favorite gifts this Christmas. It is a big boy remote control monster truck that Daddy just HAD to get for him even though the age suggestion on the box was 8 and up. It almost immediately became his most prized possession.
This is my mom's nativity set, which Austin was obsessed with. Thankfully the whole thing was very child friendly since they are all stuffed fabric pieces.
On Christmas afternoon Mark and I noticed him playing with the nativity set as he had been doing for days, but he was very intently talking to someone over there and so we listened in.
"Hi baby Jesus."
"Awww, baby Jesus you are so sad. Why so sad baby Jesus?"
"Oh, poor baby Jesus. Don't be sad. I'll make it better."
We watched him as he carefully lifted baby Jesus from the manger and...
laid him in the best place he could find to make him feel better.
Of course, he then gave baby Jesus a ride so that he wouldn't be sad anymore.
For days every time someone would place baby Jesus back in the manger, eventually we would find him back in the monster truck again.
I guess Austin must have had a special conversation with Him and knew that is where He wanted to be.
I hope my sweet boy always has such a compassionate heart and fun spirit!