Christmas 2012 {Wordless Wednesday}

Christmas Eve: Leaving cookies for Santa


Lucas taking over the gingerbread house decorating


Boys in front of the tree Christmas morning

Christmas 2011 In Pictures

Christmas Eve celebration with cousins. Present time and all the kids are waiting patiently for their presents.


Leaving cookies out for Santa. Jacob chose to leave him juice instead of milk.


This is what Santa left them.


Jacob coming down the steps on Christmas morning. He was more interested in showing me his Thomas paper than looking at what was under the tree.


Lucas found the best way to see what was in his stocking was to dump it into his lap.


Jacob checked to see if Santa ate his cookies and drank his juice. He had!


Gift time! These boys were so spoiled this year!


Time for our birthday party for Jesus!


Jacob enjoyed frosting the cake because he got to eat it off the spatula.


Happy Birthday Baby Jesus!! :) {Jake decorated the cake....}

‘Twas The Night Before Christmas…{15 Ideas For Christmas Eve Fun}

1) Enjoy hot cocoa as you drive around town and look at lights

2) Sing Christmas carols

3) Bake cookies and decorate them

4) Make ornaments for the tree

5) Watch a Christmas themed movie. Jacob and Lucas both love Caillou’s Holiday Movie.

6) Attend a Church service

7) Make Reindeer food {oatmeal mixed with glitter} and sprinkle it in the yard

8) Eat a special Christmas Eve meal as a family

9) Set out cookies and milk for Santa {and don’t forget the carrot for Rudolph}

10) Track Santa’s journey online

11) Eat sugarplums {here’s a recipe to make them}

12) Put on Christmas pajamas. The boys have special Thomas jammies for Christmas and will wear them all day :)

13) Read ‘Twas The Night Before Christmas

14) Read about the birth of Baby Jesus and make him a birthday cake.

15) Send the kids to bed early!! {Ok, maybe this one is only fun for the adults….}