Christmas was great this year! It just gets better and better each year. It's so fun to be a parent and watch your kids get all excited about Christmas, it's seriously the best and it brings back the magic. I was counting down with my kids and couldn't wait till Christmas day. It was so fun hearing the kids talk about their excitement to each other and singing Christmas songs together. I love it!
This year we were with Dustin's family, and one of their traditions is on Christmas Eve they have a program and Santa comes to deliver the pajamas.
When Santa walked through the door my kids were super excited, and they couldn't wait till their turn to sit on his lap.
After we did Santa we did the Nativity. It was adorable, seeing kids dressed up and telling the story of Christ's birth never gets old. Oliver was a shepherd and Thomas was a wise man. Oliver was adorable and kept kissing the baby.
Then we had some musical numbers:
Then we all got into our Christmas pajamas.
After the program it was getting late so we took our kids home and put them to bed. Oliver and Peter were out before we got home and Thomas was pretending to be asleep but he was too excited for Christmas that it took him a while to finally fall asleep. Dustin and I were very excited to get Christmas out. Once Thomas finally fell asleep I was staging the presents (I know pathetic and sad but it's something I really like to do) and Dustin was putting all the Lego guys together while we were watching The Christmas Story, it was a fun night.
Christmas morning! The kids were so excited to see the presents. So Thomas asked for Colossus from Santa so I wanted to take that toy out of the package but Dustin said it would be fine, then on Christmas Thomas asked if I got it at the store and I said that Santa gave it to him and then he asked why it was still in the package then, ha ha smart kid, I'm not sure if we blew it this year.
Then after presents we headed to Dustin's parents' house and had Christmas breakfast and exchanged more gifts.
It was a fun day, and I'm so grateful that we get to celebrate this holiday because the Savior was born and that because of him I can be with my family forever.
And here's Peter playing with his Thomas the train later that day.