Saturday, December 24, 2011

Christmas Eve

Today was a fun and special day for our little family of four!

It was the perfect day!

We started off the morning by having bacon, eggs and strawberry muffins.

After breakfast and some playing the kids had a bubble bath to get ready for church.


We headed out to our church's Christmas Eve service.  I had tears in my eyes half the service.  I felt so blessed to have my family sitting right next to me!  The kids did a great job sitting still and being quiet during the service.  They were super happy when we lit the candles and sang Oh Holy Night.

It is a memory I will cherish forever!

When we got home from church the kids got to open their one gift of the day...their traditional PJ's!

As you can see, after the pj's were put on the craziness began. Holy Hyper!!  These two kids were super pumped about all that is to come!

The best picture I could get of the four of us in our new pj's is this one.  Daisy Mae was confused....clearly she is facing the wrong way!

Dad took the kids out to sprinkle reindeer food.  It was sleeting a bit, so he carried them.  They were just laughing and giggling the entire time!

Once we fed the reindeer the kids picked out cookies for Santa.

They included a glass of milk in case Santa wants to dip his cookies.  They also decided to leave carrots for the reindeer.

And of course Layla wrote him a letter!

Gary and I can hardly wait until the morning!  We can't wait to see what Santa has in store for these super good kids.  Gary's extended family and my parents are coming to celebrate with us tomorrow!  We are excited to spend the day surrounded my family.

I hope you all have a Merry Christmas!! 


Lauren said...

First, the pics are precious! Second, we lit candles and sang O Holy Night at church AND we used that same red and silver Christmas tree wrapping paper! HAHA Hope you and your family had a great Christmas!

Laura@The Oily Cupboard said...

ur so much better the night before than we are....we always head to the inlaws on the eve and get home late...then it's a mad rush for bath and bed for the 5 of them...we're lucky if we remember the cookies....deep sigh! haha

Unknown said...

i love all of these pics especially the one with the Daisy Mae's butt front and center!!!! Layla & Hayden are always!!!

Traci said...

I love Layla's outfit! I Holy Night is one of my favorite Christmas songs.