So here are some highlights of our celebration:
1. Decorating and more decorating. That's one 6 foot tree, one 5 1/2 foot tree, one 5 foot tree, one 4 foot tree and 4 small metal trees. Also, 2 large nativity scenes, 2 small nativity scenes, one Christmas village, Snow Baby display, lights strung everywhere, wreath on the door, window clings on various windows, stockings hung and one Christmas star hung. I think that about covers it, whew!
2. Hosting the Homeschool Christmas Craft Party.
3. Advent Readings and Singing each night using our Waiting Tree and of course the chocolate advent calendars.
4. Christmas Baking including Santa cookies and a Gingerbread Train.
5. Turkey Dinner x 2
6. Christmas morning - Christmas breakfast including, among other things, Grandma's Cinnamon Pull-Aparts, yummy!, then time to open stockings which always include a chocolate letter and lots of other goodies!
7. Grandpa reading the Christmas Story.
8. A whole 10 days with Daddy off work!
9. New Year's Eve games and fun at the Jackson's.
Now that we're all caught up, here's some photos to enjoy!
|Rebecca helping Grandpa put up the lights|
|Homeschool Christmas Craft Party|
|Joshua made the Engine|
|Rebecca made the Caboose|
|Christine made the Lumber Car|
|Caleb made the Coal Car (filled with M&M's)|
|Grandpa reading the Christmas Story|
|Joshua LOVES his T-Rex !|
Merry Christmas to All!