Friday, December 31, 2010

Christmas Day

Presents under the tree...

... and kids wiggling with anticipation.

Yohn read the Christmas story as told by Matthew. We talked about Christmas and what it meant for Jesus to come. The kids surprisingly asked a few questions and then we opened presents.



Elisha loved his new hat, can you tell?


And Bethany got those cowgirl boots she was asking for.


Both my boys got new hats.


And I got a new Snoopy for my collection.


Bethany loved the cute little giraffe her brother picked out for her.

Mmmmm.... Sweet Pumpkin Spice!

My favorite gift to Yohn. It's a photo canvas with our kids' sillouettes and a Bible verse.



The much anticipated Wii!

And Toy Story 3 DVD and a game to go with the new game system.

This shirt is so Elisha! He and his friends have been playing a lot of rock, paper, scissors so when I saw this shirt I knew I had to get it.

Happy Birthday Jesus!
Bethany's suggestion for the year was to get a cake and have a birthday party in the evening. I've heard of lots of people do it but we've never done it ourselves. She thought it was all her idea and was so very excited so we went with it. It was a great way to end our Christmas day together and she asked if we could to it again next year. Sure sweet girl, every year if that's what you want, it's a great new tradition.

7 comments:

Rebecca Jo said...

That canvas is GORGEOUS!!!!!! What a wonderful Christmas gift!

Love the picture of reading the Bible story to the kids... & that they asked questions! Awesome bringing Jesus into the day!

Oh my - I cant say enough about that "Adventure Bible" - it would be so good to sit down with the kids - fun for young & young at heart! <3

He & Me + 3 said...

Nice to see that everyone got something they wanted and loved. How are the kids enjoying the wii?
Love the boots...super cute.
Happy New Year!

Cheesemakin' Mamma said...

That is a beautiful canvas. I'm sure Yohn loved it. Looks like you guys did a great job of centering Christmas around Christ. Happy New Year!

THE OLD GEEZER said...

Happy New Year From Southern California.

Don't forget to watch the 122nd Rose Parade on New Year's Day coming from Pasadena, California...only 30 miles from The Old Geezer's home :-)

No matter what looms ahead, if you can eat today, enjoy today, mix good cheer with friends today enjoy it and bless God for it. ~Henry Ward Beecher

May God Bless and Protect You in the Year to Come. ~Ron

Gregg said...

I agree, what a wonderful gift of your kids on the beach. Pics were great. Looks everyone had fun. Lord bless you. Happy New Year.

CM said...

What a wonderful Christmas!

We got a Wii too! I like the birthday party for Jesus. I think maybe next year my boys will be old enough to start to understand it.

Happy New Year!

The Chapman Family said...

Great idea of the picture canvas and verse! It looks nice! We got a Wii this year too, and the kids are having a great time.