Monday, December 26, 2011

Christmas 2011

What a wonderful Christmas weekend we had. It was quiet and relaxing. Just the way I like it.

Friday, the kids and I baked sugar cookies. Not something I had been planning, but to my husband, sugar cookies mean Christmas. So that's what we did. And it was actually very fun.

Then on Saturday when Daddy was home we decorated them.
That night we attended the Christmas Eve service at our church. And afterward, the kids opened one present. Their new Christmas jammies.
Daddy read "'Twas The Night Before Christmas" to everyone before they went to sleep. Which is funny to me since we don't do the whole Santa thing. But the kids loved it.Sunday morning started with stockings. Audrey and Liam each got something special they had wanted while we were in Disneyland so that was a fun surprise.
Each year Daddy goes and picks out a gift for the kids on his own. This year - light sabers for all.
Everyone got special toys they love. For Liam, it was his Lego's.
For Ethan, his police uniform and walkie-talkie!
And Audrey got her first real camera. She's in love!
We went to church and then had some quiet time to enjoy our new things. For dinner that night we tried something new. Everyone made their own pizzas. A huge hit! I daresay a new tradition has been born.

And then bright and early this morning, Audrey and I went out to fulfill one of her gifts. She now has pierced ears! She did great and LOVES them!
It was a wonderful weekend. Each year as the kids get older, we develop more traditions of our own. It's taken us a few years to get the hang of this thing without the benefit of our extended family. But we're getting there. And it's slowly but surely becoming ours. And that's a pretty special thing.

Merry Christmas!

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