December 29, 2012

Christmas Eve

Christmas Eve Day was pretty uneventful for us. 
We were lazy and just enjoyed each other's company. 

That night we went to the early church service aimed for children and families.  This was our first year attending this service.  It was cute to see the children's choir sing and such, but honestly we probably wont go to it again. I thought it would be a good idea with all of our little ones, but it was so different than what we were used to.  For as long as I can remember we have attended our church's candle light service. It is beautiful.  Not going this year, I really missed it. So even with all of these kids in our family we will go back to it next year.  Who knows? Maybe I underestimated how Reagan would behave! 

After the service we took some family photos.

All of us

My family

Meg's family

My parents with Reagan 
And yes- he insisted on wearing his cowboy boots.

After church we came home and Reagan opened his last gift from Buddy our Elf.
New Christmas jammies for him and the babies.

After a quick bite of dinner we sang "Happy Birthday" to Jesus and enjoyed some cake.

Then it was time to leave some goodies for Santa.
Reagan picked out some cookies for Santa, some carrots for the reindeer, milk, and the pickle ornament. 
(We do the pickle ornament- Santa hides it on the tree and the person who finds the pickle on Christmas morning gets the pickle prize. This is the first year Reagan has participated. Usually Nick just gives me an extra gift.)

Next Nick reads "The Night Before Christmas" to the family.
A tradition my dad also did with our family. 

The babies slept through most of the night's activities- but here are some pictures of them in their new Christmas jammies!

After Reagan fell asleep Santa came and was very busy!

Santa brought and set up a kitchen for Reagan and the babies.

And he even put a photo of them all in the frame!
How thoughtful! ;)

Christmas was all ready for the kids!


Sara said...

Love the baby Jesus cake. I'm stealing that idea for next year.

The twins in their Christmas pjs are too cute!

Cari said...

I love his cowboy boots!!! so so cute.

We usually attend the children mass as well since I can remember. I love all the kiddos pjs

Lea also known as "CiCi" said...

The twins in their new PJ's was just adorable! I'm with you, there's just nothing like a candlelight Christmas Eve service. So touching!

Blessings galore!