Friday, December 24, 2010

Christmas Eve

This year we spent Christmas at home as a family. Dan and I have decided that it is important for us to establish our own Christmas traditions with our children and part of that is having Christmas Eve at home so that we can wake up in our own beds on Christmas morning. We started off the day by going to Sky High so the kids could jump some of their energy out. What a fun place! The kids loved it and I had a great time doing flips into the foam pit too! After a fun morning we went home to prepare our Christmas Eve dinner-lasagna in honor of my Italian heritage and ham because Dan loves it. I made enough so that we’d have leftovers for dinner on Christmas Day-one less thing to do! We all enjoyed our meal and then it was time to get ready for church. The kids each got to open one present before we went-they couldn’t wait! Poor Drew had been asking to open presents since the first wrapped present appeared under the tree! Then we went to celebrate the birth of Christ, the greatest gift of all, with our church family. It was a nice service, complete with candlelight. Afterwards we headed home to get ready for bed, put out Santa’s cookies and spread the reindeer food on the front lawn. The last thing we did before bed was check Santa’s position on NORAD. The kids went to bed easily, excited to wake up and see if Santa had come.

Ready for Christmas Eve dinner
Dan and Andrea

Ready to open one present!

At Christmas Eve service

Leaving cookies and milk for Santa and an apple for the reindeer

Tracking Santa before bed

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