We had a great Christmas! The holidays are so much more fun when you have kids. Paige was so excited about everything.
Sunday before Christmas family photo
Christmas Eve- sandwich making.
It was a great thing that Margaret invited some friends over for dinner or it would have been a really quiet Christmas Eve.
When kept tradition alive and carried the sandwich around the house.
Margaret had us all play this fun little game. We had to draw a Christmas scene on a paper plate that was on our heads.
Then we all did the Nativity. It was fun to see all the grown-ups take part since there was only one little girl.
We decided that the flash on the TV was the star leading to Christ. :)
Paige got to open up her Christmas pajamas before going to bed.
I love the excitement on her face in this picture.
She was so excited to set everything up. We had made chocolate chip cookies earlier in the day because that is the type of cookie Santa likes according to Paige. She helped set out the cookies and milk and we leave out a magic key for Santa so he can come through the front door since we don't have a fire place. It took her awhile to settle down but soon she was dreaming of all the fun that was about to happen the next day.
Santa spoiled her this year. All the presents got passed around and we took turns watching each other open all their gifts. Paige got doll stuff, craft things, and candy. She opened up a box full of barbie furniture which she loved but the best present was saved for last. After all the presents were opened we read a note from Santa that said to look on the front porch for her last present.....
And she got her Christmas wish- a barbie dream house. She has played with it every day since and LOVES it!
Nate got these slot machines- one for his parents and one for us. It came with some tokens and once you run out you have to open it up to gather them up again. All the kids have loved them!