Thursday, December 27, 2012

Christmas Celebrations

After Christmas Eve Mass we went to our friend's house for chilli and hot chocolate.  Then we came home to do our Advent reading and prayers. 

These guys were sick buddies for Christmas.

The kids eating the chilli dinner in their fancy clothes.
 Christmas morning, Brian gave me the wonderful gift of getting up with Drew so I could sleep till the big kids woke up.  Then I read our final chapter in Jotham's Journey...tearfully, I might add.  Then we read the Christmas story.  Time for gifts.

Christmas Excitement!

Drew really got into opening presents this time, so much so, in fact, he started opening presents that weren't his if we weren't careful.

Drew loved the hacky sack set we got him.  Simple pleasures!

Isaac loved his pirate set from Aunt Leah and Uncle Kent!

They all got really nice robes from their grandparents.  Isaac also got this combat set.  Hannah loved her FAO Swartz bear with PJ's.  Not knowing what FAO Swartz is, she named him "Fao" since that's what it said on his foot.  :)

Genna got this Brave doll from us.
I made hooded reversible capes for the girls for their other gift and  I guess we didn't get a picture of that.  They wore them to see The Hobbit today with Daddy.  I'll get a picture sometime.

We had Christmas dinner and cake at our friend's house.  It was delicious, and we were all stuffed.  A meal to remember, for sure.

This is a chocolate peppermint cheesecake cake for Jesus' birthday.

Here is the group picture, the only group picture that wasn't blurry.  Unfortunately, Drew is only represented here by his hands and the tippity top of his head.  Hannah is trying to hold onto him, but he wants to be free!

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