Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas!

Christmas Eve.....
Evan asked to play with his nativity set...That makes my heart happy :)
Evan & I made cookies for Santa...1st you roll out the dough :) (Peeps: make sure to roll it slow :) he he)
Then you cut out your shape :)
And then...sprinkle...sprinkle...sprinkle :)
What a beauty :)
OR...if your take a nap :)

Before we left for GG's house we did all our little traditions :)

Here is Evan pointing to show me that Santa is going to come down the our cookies, milk and carrots are as close as can be :)
Then we went outside to scatter our reindeer know so they can find our yard :)
And yes, this is Evan gathering a weed bouquet :) This is the first year we have done this one :)
 I found this awesome story about this little girl who was sad because she didn't have a gift for baby Jesus and her cousin told her that even the most humble gift, if given in love will be acceptable in His eyes.  So she knelt down by the roadside and gathered some common weeds and made them into a bouquet.  She laid the bouquet at the foot of the nativity scene and suddenly the weeds burst into blooms of brilliant red! The poinsettia :) Ok so I am totally cutting the story short and just telling you the just of it but it is a beautiful story and as my child loves nature I thought by doing Jesus such a gift would help him to celebrate Jesus  Birthday :) For those of you who know this I am sorry if I am totally not doing it justice...
Here is GG with her Grand kids
The first present...
They all waited so nicely as GG got her camera :) 
And open :) 
Bryan's brother works for UPS so we had to wait and wait and wait for him to get home to do presents so GG and the kiddo's decorated a gingerbread house...I love to see how they are just waiting...such sweet innocence :)
 Let the decorating begin :) 
Evan took this picture of me and my Mr. :)
Uncle David made it home and the gifts began...ummm...Evan the bag that is taller than you is not the can come out now :) He loved playing in the gift bag :)
Sweet cousins :)

Evan in great concentration( with his tongue out :) ) working his new remote control car from GG :)

Thank you Jo :) Everything was so nice...I know you worked really hard on the food and it was all soooo yummy :) We are very blessed to have you in our lives :)

Christmas morning :
Evan checking out all the presents Santa left :)
He noticed Santa ate his cookies and took the carrots for the reindeer and that his weeds turned into a beautiful poinsettia :)

For some reason it is not letting me write under the last picture :( Evan made a present for the dogs and he decided he wanted to give the dogs there presents first :) Sooo sweet!  Then we did stockings...Santa brought the dogs some bones :)
 Evan getting to the bottom of his stocking :)
Little skate boards...happy face :)
Getting underwear not so much :(  Even explaining that Grandma would always give us socks and underwear each year didn't make it better :) Maybe this little tradition will grow on him :) he he...
And the smile is back :)
Evan, Daddy and yes Uncle John all got crazy huge Nerf guns!!! Boys I tell ya :)
Playing with his remote control helicopter :)

After some playing, napping and baking( I will let you guess who did what :) ) We headed over to Uncle John's and Aunt Shae's :)
Merry Christmas from our family to yours!!! May you have a happy and healthy New Year! :)

1 comment:

  1. You are an awesome Wife and MOM!! Your blog really rocks. Love it!!!! Many blessing to you for sharing!!!!

    N.Wells :)