These first two pictures have a little story. One afternoon when the older kids were away at piano lesson, Schreoder and Maggie Lu found both baby Jesus', one from our advent calendar and one from our little people nativity set. Schroeder said, "Hey mom, look these two babies are sisters. We are going to play Jesus. We're going to love our enemies."
We had a low key Christmas Eve so we decided to take the kids to a Christmas Eve Service at the Episcopal church on the circle downtown. I got the start time wrong so we showed up at 5:30 instead of 5 which I'm so, so thankful for. The kids did pretty well for the half hour it lasted, but I don't think we could have kept them happy for a full hour. We headed over to Daddy's office and grabbed some hot chocolate before we went home and watched Charlie Brown.
Really proud of my kids for letting us light our Advent candles and read a Bible passage before opening gifts. I think the first gift was finally opened at about 9:00am.