Friday, December 26, 2008

Christmas Update

We had a wonderful Christmas here at home and with family. After church on Christmas Eve I had a little party prepared for "just us", as Abbie called it, here at home. I pulled out the Christmas serving trays and had homemade queso dip and chips, little sandwiches, chocolate covered pretzels , cookies. etc --you know holiday party foods-- all eaten on candy cane party plates and napkins and with green and red plastic utensils. It was special having all of this for "just us." The kids each were able to pick two presents to open that night. Then we stayed up late watching movies in the living room. We had a special time.

Christmas morning we got up early of course to let the kids open the rest of their gifts. I cooked a full Christmas dinner with turkey and ALL of the trimmings--again for "just us." We have a lot of left overs, which I love--only at the holidays though. Christmas late afternoon and evening we were at Emily's ( Aaron's mom) for fellowship, food, and gifts with the family. We had a wonderful and blessed Christmas.

Today is a day of cleaning up the boxes and trashbags, putting together toys, finding and installing batteries, reorganizing, and after all of that some rest!

Scroll down more for pictures and a video (hopefully).

The kids got new slippers!

Wow! Thank you Nana and Papa!

Asher posed with his new belt, and Justus tried to figure out what to do with it.

Justus liked his new play table. He found all kinds of ways to play with it. Just try to ignore the nasty milk running all down his shirt.

All of the girl cousins opening gifts at Grandmama's.

Asher LOVED his new cowboy clothes.


becky said...

I loved reading about your special meal all to yourselves. How fun! I enjoyed the pictures, looks like the kids had a wonderful Christmas. Wishing you blessings for the new year.


Miranda said...

Hey! How have you been? Sorry I haven't posted in a while. We have been really busy, and I have just been too tired! Just dropped by to say "Hi, and I miss you!"

Shane and Kristy Davis said...

Neat to have the party just for you guys. That sounds nice. It always seems like we are hosting or entertaining others... a good way to let the children know that they are important too. Good idea!

Jennie Bender said...

How fun! Those are the best times! Happy New Year!