Christmas 2012 {Wordless Wednesday}

Christmas Eve: Leaving cookies for Santa

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Lucas taking over the gingerbread house decorating

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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.

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

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This is what Santa left them.

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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.

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

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

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Gift time! These boys were so spoiled this year!

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Time for our birthday party for Jesus!

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

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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….}