Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Christmas 2010

We were so excited about Christmas this year in our new home! On Christmas Eve we went to our church's beautiful service. After the kids went down front and the pastor read them the Christmas story, they all sang Happy Birthday to Jesus and went back to their seats. Jackson said, not using his inside voice, "We should probably go since it's probably over now" He was ready to go home!
There was no childcare so we just fed Luke puffs and crackers like a zoo animal to keep him happy.  On the way home Jackson out of the blue said, "Well, that was fun." That boy.
We then came home to open our traditional pj presents. My Dad sent the boys some gifts from Barnes and Noble so we let them open those too.
One of the presents was "The Giving Tree" and poor Jackson opened it up back side first. Have you ever seen Shel Silverstein's books? He puts a huge picture of his big scary face on the back cover. Jackson was so excited opening it and then just paused half way through the unwrapping, scared to keep going - haha! We had to tell him it was ok to open it and that man was sweet.
We put out cookies for Santa and hurried the boys to bed as best we could. Ben and I were in bed by midnight and that my friends is a Christmas miracle!
We had a wonderful, quiet Christmas morning at home this year. The boys were so excited to see what Santa brought them. We just sat around, played with toys and baked a birthday cake for Jesus :)
Luke is pretty into fridge magnets right now so he got 3 different presents to play with on the fridge!
Jackson was so excited about his scooter - he rides it all over the house. Oh and the Buzz arms - they are officially the coolest thing Santa has ever brought :)
We got Jackson a Dress Up Joey and Percy Travel Train Set
And we got Luke a magnet set and a shape sorter train
Jackson is really into Cars stuff and his Big Pop got him some "Cars" cars and a Cars Game - he loved both!
I got this sweet picture of the boys playing when they thought nobody was looking. I love moments like these:
Nonni and KuhKuh came later and brought cute robes for the boys and even more presents.
As Priscilla Shirer says, "We don't do much from Santa because our children have grandparents...do your children have grandparents?" We're headed to Ben's parents house on Friday were we'll spend a full 3 days with Pawpaw, Gigi and the girls - the fun continues!


Claire said...

What adorable photos!


Ben and Bethany said...

Thanks Claire!

Tracy said...

Looks like you guys had a great Christmas. Happy New Year!

marion said...

You have the most adorable family. I look foward to following your blog in 2011!