Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Christmas Fun

We had a wonderful Christmas. JA, Andy and I drove up to Smith Center where JA was able to preach on Christmas Eve Morning. The girls stayed home with Oma and Opa. After lunch, JA and I drove down just to make it in time for the Christmas Eve Service at my dad's church. Below are the girls in their Christmas Dresses.
After the Christmas Eve Service, we drove home and everyone changed into their pajamas, fixed up a plate of snacks, and then we met around the Christmas tree to open up majority of the presents. Unfortunately, Lydia did not make it through the evening. After opening a couple of presents she was so grumpy and sleepy that we had to put her to bed.
All of the kids enjoyed their Christmas presents (us adults did also, but the kids like their toys). Andy's favorite seems to be his wrist rattles . He likes watching his arms now as he waves them about. Kara likes her new safari animals from Uncle Rob and Aunt Julie. She has only painted the elephant so far, and as you can see from this picture she has a very colorful elephant {green, black, and blue -- sounds like a bruised elephant :-)}

Here is Andy and all of his wonderful presents.

Kara and Lydia also love their new Dora pirate ship.

Tradition Suggestions What are some of your favorite Christmas Traditions? JA and I are wanting to start some Christmas Tradions with our kids next year.

1 comment:

Alicia said...

Wow, God sure lavished you all with good things this Christmas! That pirate ship is especially neat. Merry Christmas to you! I just borrowed Noel Piper's book on traditions so we can start planning some more Christ-centered activities for next year. It's hard when you're traveling places and next year we hope to celebrate Christmas at home.