We have a tradition in our home that on Christmas Eve, the kids all campout upstairs and fall asleep watching Polar Express. This year, I got the idea to put wrapping paper across the opening at the top of the stairs. That way, I could make sure that the kids wouldn't sneak down stairs and peek at their presents, or even worse...catch Santa in the act! My plan worked perfectly, and at 6:30 I called up to the kids letting them know that it was O.K. come downstairs!
|Here they are, ready to burst through the paper and run down the stairs.|
The kids got some of the things they were hoping for as well as some fun surprises!
We went to church at 11:00 and enjoyed singing songs together about our Saviors birth. I loved going to Church on Christmas day. It was a great reminder of why we Celebrate Christmas.
Later in the day we had a yummy ham dinner, with the works. It was so nice to have a quiet dinner together.
We did miss our extended families, but we enjoyed the peace and relaxation of just being together at home.