What a week, what a week--you prepare and prepare for this time of year and it goes so quickly, but we enjoyed it. I hope you did too.
Sunday: Before Church we had a little bit of quiet time, and Mr J read to Miss E. Yes, my kids fight like cats and dogs, but every once in a while they get a long, and we have some nice peace. I try to get pictures of those moments so I can remember them amidst the cat and dog fights :)
Monday: Christmas goodie plates--got them ready and delivered
Tuesday: School Christmas program. Miss E is in the middle black and white dress playing the alto recorder. I am so grateful that my kids go to a public school and they can sing "Silent Night," "Away in a manger," and talk about the real meaning of Christmas-- their classrooms have a nativity set in them. I count that a blessing of living in a small town.
Wednesday: We made big, soft gingerbread men cookies tonight--a favorite Christmas tradition
Thursday: Around Christmas we always like to go up to the big city for a night to see the lights and spend a night in a hotel with an indoor pool--another fun Christmas tradition
Friday: Miss A's birthday and her cake. It is a tradition at our house that the birthday kid gets to decorate their own cake. My kids love doing that. They get to do it with their Dad.
Friday picture #2: Another Christmas tradition is the kids always get to sleep by the Christmas tree the night of the 23rd.
Separate posts for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day--how can you possibly have only one picture for those days? :)