Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Christmas Eve

Merry Christmas 

Six years ago we started the tradition to celebrate Christmas as our family on Christmas Eve.  As the kids get older it is fun to see their anticipation for the evening.  We started our evening by attending our Christmas Eve service to celebrate the birth of Jesus!  I loved overhearing the chatter in the back seat on the way to church about how much they love celebrating Jesus' birthday! 

Eric always makes a yummy meal of seafood! It is always a treat and we enjoy the food as well as the sweet conversation going on amongst our blessings! 
After dinner it is time to open presents!

One of Alexa's favorites was her felt board with felts of some of her favorite books.  She loves books and to play teacher so this is right up her alley.  Watch out Shane school will be in session soon! 

As you can see by Emma's faith she was delighted with her Fancy Nancy doll! 

Every time Shane opened something he said, "This is just what I wanted!"  The Geotrax Train was his favorite for the night! 
Do you think he looks excited! 

We finished the night by making a Happy Birthday Jesus cake, singing, blowing out candles and eating cake for Jesus' birthday!  Oh what it would have been like to be in that stable that night! We pray you have a wonderful Christmas celebrating our Savior's birth! 


Shans said...

Thank you for your sweet comment. Your family is so sweet. I have enjoyed looking at your blog! I loved how your kids celebrated Jesus's birthday. I hope you get a chance to make snow cream, it is a fun thing for the kids.

Kathy said...

What cute pictures. You must share your secret for getting such great smiles from your kids. :) What a lovely little family you have--and from what I read, on the inside as well as the outside.

Lori said...

What fun traditions! I love the expressions on their faces, you seem to have captured it just right! :)
Your Christmas night as a family was beautiful!
ps oops forgot to email you... will do it it too late?!

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