Wednesday, December 24, 2008

The weeks leading up to Christmas Day




Thanks to all of you that shared your thoughts on the Santa question. I am a lover of Santa and my kids are too. We do have lessons and figurines and pictures of Christ and the Nativity scene. We have been teaching them that Christ is the most important part of Christmas, but Santa is also a big and fun part of Christmas. And let me tell you, they are SUPER excited!
We had a blast building a ginger bread train this year. The kids had a blast putting it together and eating the candy that was left over. They ate so much that Zac ended up throwing up his candy about 20 minutes after we finished the train! He felt a lot better after that and we actually laughed about it with him.
We had a fun time tonight (Christmas Eve)! We had the opportunity to go over to Josie's brother's house. We sang Christmas songs while Bobby's wife Mary played the piano like a pro. We had a wonderful cake to celebrate the birth of Christ and had the kids reenact the birth of the Savior. Hayley played Mary and Zac played Joseph. Those pictures will be posted later because I forgot my camera! :)
We then came home and had the kids open their two presents for Christmas Eve. They first opened their new pajamas!!!!! Zac got some Star Wars pj's, Hayley got princess pj's, and Jack got Tow Mater pj's. They all look very cute in them of course! Zac got some reindeer food from his preschool teacher, so we put that outside and we got the cookies and milk ready for the big man as well.
We also have some pictures of the kids with Santa at the ward Christmas party. Last year, both Hayley and Zac were freaked out by Santa. Neither of them would even get close to him! But this year was a little different. They could not wait to get onto his lap and get the candy cane he was handing out. The older the kids get, the more fun it is!!! I do wish they would stay little though!!! We hope that everyone has a wonderful Christmas Day!! We are so blessed and wish only the choicest of the Lord's blessing for each of you!

7 comments:

Amy said...

I cannot believe how much Hayley looks like Josie!!! Your kids are adorable and Jack is getting so big! It is fun to see updated pictures of your kids and the fun things you guys do. I am glad you guys had a good Christmas!

Kimberly said...

Hayley's hair is getting so long! Looks like Zac is following Grandpop's lovely candy eating binge :o)

Helen said...

What a beautiful family! May you enjoy the richest blessings and tender mercies in the new year!

leah said...

What darling kids you have. Hope you had a great one.

AmyDawn said...

I'm so glad to see that you have a blog! How are you feeling these days?

THE GROWS said...

Hey this is Emily and Carter Grow, I just found your blog through someone elses. I cannot believe how big your kids are, and you have three already. that is so amazing. They are really cute.

ALEX & KARI said...

Happy Easter from the McMurrays. It's 2009. Update your blog.