About a week after Katie was born we brought her to church. I probably shouldn't have gone, but there was no way I was missing her first time at church. I even gathered all my short lived energy and strength to go to Sunday school. That's actually quite a daunting task since our class is up a steep flight of stairs. I made it by leaning on Daniel and hopping one painful step at a time.
It was totally worth it. Our Sunday school class all ooh'd and aah'd over Katie and were suitably surprised and impressed that I made it to church and up all those stairs. Believe it or not, after church I was actually crazy enough to agree to Daniel's idea to take the kids out to celebrate Katie's birth at IHOP. We had over a half hour wait, but all the kids were excited since we never eat at restaurants as a a group because of the cost. It still kills me that we get charged the auto gratuity because we are a party of eight or more. I don't think that should apply to a single family with small children. At least Shannon and Sarah got to go with us. Since Sarah got her license we don't see them nearly enough any more. Oh well. What a day.