Thursday, December 24, 2009

Christmas Eve

Christmas Eve has been a fun day at our house. It started off with Hadley and Daddy doing a little last minute shopping. Then it was mommy and Hadley's turn to run to the store. We were trying to beat the nasty weather. It started to sleet just as we were leaving Target. We picked up lunch and headed home. We got home just as the winter storm hit and it hit hard. We are currently having blizzard conditions here. Hadley wanted snow for Christmas and she is getting a lot of it.
After lunch it was time to make cookies for Santa and reindeer food. Here are my elves hard at work.

This is what it looked like outside around 5pm. Church was cancelled.
Opening their one present for Christmas Eve. Pjs and a book.
Time to show off the new jammies.
Here is a picture of Jillian's first ornament.
Here she is doing what she does best these days, pulling up and trying to climb on everything.
Since it was too dark to play in the snow in her new princess snow boots, we brought the snow inside.

Reading stories together before bed.

Time to leave cookies and milk for Santa. Oh and sneak one for Hadley too. Hadley was very concerned about how she was going to get the food on the roof for the reindeer. She said daddy would need to get his ladder. I told her we would put it in a sack and let Santa take it to them. She is always thinking. After putting her to bed tonight I heard her blinds moving. I went in to ask what she was doing and she said, "I'm checking if it is dark or morning time. Is it morning time mom, did Santa come." I think I went in there at least 5 times before she fell asleep. It has been so much fun watching her learn about Christmas and get excited.
We hope everyone has a Merry Christmas. Enjoy time with family and remember that first 6 letter are the most important, CHRISTmas.

1 comment:

Kari and Robert said...

Hey Amber! It's Kari, Jessica's friend. Merry Christmas. What a fun Christmas Eve! I love all the traditions. The Big Hungry Bear is one of my favorite books and Emma got the first one for Christmas. I didn't realize they had others! Have fun with Jessica and Sophia!!