Playing Ring around the Rosy with Grandpa
I love how even Lucy, an 18 month old, grasped the concept of this game
Making cookies for Santa - What a mess!
Holy Supper - We don't have a dress code
Gifts for babes
Kristiana helping Lucy open a gift
Annie's Delight - Her own beautiful, princess garb
Lucy and Gramps - it seems the one year old always ends up naked on Christmas
The Greeks for Alex - Thank you, Mommy and Daddy.
Lego Research, as Alex calls it
Kristiana's one Christmas wish - to have a beautiful dress
Annie's Despair - "What do you mean I can't open all the presents?"
The neighbors all came out for some sun and so did the pets.
Family Beyblade battle! Everyone took turns. Beyblades are engineered tops. They have special skills. They bang into each other in the arena. The first top to stop spinning loses.
Unfortunatley, I did not get a picture of the gingerbread house we made despite making the kids wait at least a week before eating it.
I am particularly fond of this picture. Lucy, the red nosed baby, eating gingerbread.
Epic Nativity Puzzle - I am now of the belief that this puzzle was too large, because I felt I could not rest until it was complete. I neglected my children for this puzzle. It took four days of working all day. After accidentally spilling pieces all over the kitchen, I am one piece short. This is such a tragedy, because it will never be complete and my mind can never rest! I am going to try a smaller puzzle next year.
We also watched "The Nativity Movie" this year. I am not sure we will watch it again. Our seven year old and five year old called out many the errors of the movie. I thought it was wonderful they could identify inconsistencies in the portrayal of Mary. There were lots of questions like, "Mommy, that's not how it really was, was it?" "Mommy, Mary was not like that. She was always good and obedient."
Our Christmas celebrating has died down due to illnesses.
Christ is born! Glorify Him!