Wednesday, January 11, 2012

’Twas the night before Christmas

We hosted the Seal family Christmas party this year.  This is such a fun tradition and something my kids look forward to all month.  It’s the perfect way to celebrate Christmas Eve . . . with family.  The kids love their cousins and have so much fun together.  Everyone played a few games (The Celebrity Name Game) while I quickly wrapped the Wiseman Gifts for the story.

Aunt Rae continued the tradition of reading the story of the Wisemen, stopping to let the kids open their own "wise men gifts".  Gold = worldy gift   Red = sentimental gift (books).  Green = necessity gift (Christmas pajamas).   I don’t think we even finished the story this year with all of the excitement of Nan and Papa on the computer.

Nan and Papa didn’t want to miss out on the fun.  Gotta love technology and Skype!  The best part of this picture is Savanna.  Not sure what she’s doing but it looks like she’s telling Nan and Papa they better watch out!

All of the cousins in their Christmas pajamas.

Even Uncle Jeff and Aunt Rae joined in on the Christmas pajama fun!

It was getting late and we didn’t have time to have the kids dress up and do the Nativity play.  Big mistake.  Mia and Morgan were so disappointed and asked about it for several days.  Morgan thought Avery was all dressed up as an angel in her beautiful nightgown.  Next year, girls!  I promise!

 Then it was time to leave a snack for Santa and his reindeer.  Hadley helped Griffin and Mia write their notes to Santa.

Then a little magic, sparkly food for the reindeer and time for bed . . . 

1 comment:

Grandma Bethany said...

A wonderful tradition and how nice that your kids have so many cousins on both sides to enjoy the holidays with. to love the pj's on Jeff and Rae! Too cute!