Saturday, December 27, 2008

Merry Christmas!

Let the festivities begin!  Every year on Christmas Eve, we have a breakfast dinner.  We invite our usual crowd of friends, we make homemade waffles, sausages, bacon and eggs and orange juice.  We dress in our pajamas and we enjoy an evening with friends, lots and lots of kids and chaos.  After our breakfast dinner the kids try to present the Nativity story, then we sing Happy Birthday to Jesus and have some cake.  After we loaded the kids up with enough sugar, we have them lay down and watch a Christmas movie.  This year they watched Charlie Brown's Christmas.  After everyone goes home and the kids are in bed, Graham and I enjoy watching our traditional viewing of National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation.  Man, I love that movie!
Singing Happy Birthday to Jesus.
Atticus really enjoyed his cake.

Laying down to enjoy the movie.

Emerson wrote a little letter to Santa and left him some cake and milk.
Emerson and Atticus were very excited for Christmas morning.  It's so much fun watching the kids get so excited.  Even Atti gets into it too.  I think it's because he's watching his sister's reaction and he follows her lead.
Atticus loved his bean bag toss that Santa brought for him.
Even Putty got a little something.
Emerson has been riding her razor scooter all over the house.  
Another Christmas has come and gone.  Every year I have a list of so many things to do before the day arrives and every year Christmas comes way too fast.  I didn't even have time to send out my Christmas cards yet.  The goal now is to send them before the New Year.

We had a wonderful Christmas day.  We enjoyed opening presents and playing and wearing our new things.  The kids are getting more fun every year.  Emerson got sick this year.  She was fine in the morning but by mid afternoon she was throwing up.  The poor kid.  I felt so bad for her, but she was a trooper.  I hope that everyone enjoyed their Christmas.


TheGefrom5 said...

Merry Christmas to you too!! :) I loved all your pics! Poor Emerson, that is no fun :(

Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas, can't wait to see you in Vtown.

Prescott family said...

I wondered if you would have time to watch Christmas Vacation on Christmas eve... you were busy!! I'm glad to found time to do your usual holiday traditions.
I'll miss seeing you for New Years, but I hope you have a good/safe one!!