Sunday, December 28, 2008

Merry Christmas

Christmas Eve with the cousins. Shaun's brothers Chad, Mike and their family's joined us for Christmas. We all had a great time together. Christmas Eve we went to the church and played kickball & volleyball, afterwards we had a nice dinner.  After that we allowed the kids to open one present, (which you would think would ease the excitement and they would go right to sleep. We can dream big, right?) Later we read the Christmas story and sang songs together with Chad playing the piano. Then we sent the kiddos to bed (several times.)  
Christmas morning we let the children get up at 4:30am because Shaun was flying to Idaho to help his dad move out here.  The kids were happy about that.  After a few naps we went to a matinee and saw  "Bedtime Stories"   We had a good Christmas, we loved being with family.
Our family drew names and were given the assignment to hand-make  a gift. It was fun to see what they came up with.  
Dad made Shem P.J. pants
Mom made Isabelle a princess crown
Shem made Hannah P.J. pants
Dan drew Sarah a picture of a girl holding a dog.
Sarah made Aleena a scarf
Hannah made Dan a reading pillow
Aleena made Dad chocolate peanut butter balls
Isabelle drew Mom a picture with a note for her, Mom, & Dad to go to lunch.

Frosting cookies for Santa
We had a big to do around here for the past month or so, Daniel was given the lead roll in his Drama class.  He played Ebenezer Scrooge.  He worked hard and did a wonderful job.  Needless to say we were very proud parents.   On the same night Shem had a debate and his team won that so we were doubly proud.

1 comment:

Netti said...

I thought this was a great idea---to hand make gifts---I didn't think to be that creative. I especially thought with boys it would be hard---maybe we will try it next year