Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Some Christmas Traditions

Last year we started a family tradition of sleeping under the lights of the Christmas tree. The kids have been wanting to do it for a while, but our month has been so busy, we had to find a free night to do it. We finally found a free night only 4 days before Christmas! Of course, we also had to make and decorate some cookies for Santa, so we did that the same night. It turned out to be a great family night! We all had fun frosting our sugar cookies and of course, the sprinkles were the most exciting part for the kids. We each chose one to eat before getting cozy underneath the Christmas tree.
Daddy helping Drew decorate a cookie

Drew with his creation
Mommy and Ava decorating

Ava's Christmas tree

Lots of cookies, lots of smiles!

After we were all ready with our sleeping bags, pillows and blankets we watched a short Christmas movie. The kids chose Prep & Landing, about how the elves get each home ready for Santa’s arrival. Dan was so tired, he didn’t make it through the movie and was the first to fall asleep! Drew and Ava both watched the whole thing, then got snuggled into their sleeping bags. They were very excited that we were all sleeping under the tree together. We had a good night and in the morning we celebrated with a delicious breakfast of pancakes, sausage, and orange juice. I love making memories with with my family!

Ava's excited to sleep under the tree

Ready for bed!

The Christmas tree

Asleep under the tree

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