We spent Christmas Eve day around the house, and then got ready for our Christmas Eve traditions. First, we went to the Busby's for their Open House. I love going there and seeing so many of our friends on Christmas Eve. Before leaving I tried to get a family picture of us with my self timer.
|Getting set u p...|
We go to the 4:00 family service where the kids get to be a part of the action. This was Caroline's first year to be able to be in it. She was supposed to be a shepherd. She was NOT a fan, and did NOT participate. Instead she read the bible (up-side-down) the entire time.
|Elizabeth and Brayden were wisemen this year.|
|Caroline fell asleep on the way to dinner. Christmas Eve can be exhausting for a 3-year-old!|
|She perked right up at the restaurant when they gave her chopsticks.|
|We each tried catching shrimp that the hibachi cook threw our way. I try to make Christmas Eve go slowly, but it seems to speed by. The anticipation of Christmas morning is so exciting!|
|We opened up our new Christmas pajamas when we got home and attempted another family self-timed picture.|
Each year the girls show more and more excitement. The mystery of Santa dropping off gifts was a little overwhelming for Caroline. She just couldn't believe it. She almost looked scared when she saw her presents. Elizabeth, on the other hand, couldn't contain herself and was squealing at a very high pitch!
|Big girl panties! Santa wants her to be potty trained:-)|
|I made a scrapbook of all the girls autographs from Disney with a picture of them with that character. It was fun for me to listen to them retell the stories of meeting every single one of them like it was yesterday!|
|Anything Frozen was a hit, especially the Elsa gown!|
Another big hit were these fluttering fairies. It's fun for all of us.
|Bert's side of the family came for Christmas dinner and the girls were spoiled so much. They got more Elsa and Anna dress up stuff,pretty new dresses, and a new art easel. |
Christmas 2014 was wonderful!