My mom and I took the kids to see Santa:
|Matthew started rolling on the ground?! Ha ha!|
|Joshua and Santa|
|Kathryn telling Santa that she wants a Rapunzel dress|
|Matthew wasn't quite sure about Santa, but he sat on his lap for a minute|
|William and Santa|
Esther watched our kids one day and made Reindeer cupcakes with them. Aren't they adorable??
And then Karen came over and made sugar cookies with the kids one day:
And then we had a big party and made a gingerbread "Scene" and decorated all of the sugar cookies too:
|Isn't this great!! Ha ha! Notice the pile of marshmellows. The kids were told (ahem) that it was snowman poop... so it ended up all over.|
|Catching Tim snacking!|
|Matthew was decorating too!|
|Karen and Kathryn making cookie art!|
|Ellen snacking! :)|
|A sample of the cookies we made|
We had a Christmas celebration on Sunday night, since my sister Margaret and brother in law Bob, were here for a quick visit. What fun! We did the whole thing, dinner, desserts, presents...
|We always end our Christmas celebration with reading of the Christmas story and singing carols together. A tradition I want to always keep. Our focus is on Christ as HE is the reason we celebrate!|
Oh the wonder of Christmas! It is such a joy to experience it through our kids' eyes.
Some more baking, cleaning, decorating, wrapping, and the big days will be here soon!!