Monday, December 31, 2012

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas to one and all!  We had a lovely Christmas with friends and family.  The celebration started on Sunday and culminated today.

We took the children to the Bethlehem walk Sunday evening.  Reminding them the reason for the season was not Santa, but Jesus.  A local church put on a nice production and the children had a great time.

Christmas Eve was spent at my parents' house.  It has been a family tradition on my side of the family that gifts are exchanged and opened on the 24th.  The children were so excited to open presents and eat goodies.  We are blessed to have such a wonderful and giving family.  My parents have been so generous to our family and my sister's family.

My nephew and Egee playing video games on Christmas Eve.

My mother and Lil'Bit
Christmas morning started fairly early.  The children couldn't wait to see what Santa had left.  Our rule has always been, they must come to our room and wake us.  They cannot go into the living room by themselves.  They bounded into our bedroom at seven-thirty ready to get the day started.

With camera in hand, we made our way to the living room.  They immediately went to the Christmas tree.  However, they could not find any gifts from Santa.  They disappointingly looked at each other, but didn't know what to say.  I don't know how they missed seeing a Razor Dirt Bike and Razor Moped in the middle of the living room, but they did!  I pointed out that Santa left the gifts on the other side of the couch.  Relief flooded their faces and they squealed in excitement.  Santa had come!

They rode their new toys all morning.  Lucky for us the rain has held off.

Hubby's parents came up for Christmas dinner and gift exchange.  They watched the kids ride and play.

Sally B wanted to snuggle in the afternoon, so after the in-laws left, we took a Christmas Day nap.

What a wonderful day!

Merry Christmas!