Thursday, July 17, 2008

Family Night Edition #6

Subtitle: "And there were 3 wise men who brought the baby Jesus gifts of gold, myrrh and frankenstein." --Belle during the Nativity story

I know I say this all the time, but tonight TOPPED all family nights so far. We had Christmas in July!

I got the idea, of course from Heather when she did "Halfway to Christmas". I just threw a little spin on the end of the night.

It started after the kiddos went to bed Wednesday night. I got a few of the decorations out and put them up. David said the kiddos were THRILLED when they woke up this morning.

Getting ready to cook "Christmas Dinner" on Wednesday night. We had roast, mashed potatoes, green beans, Rhodes rolls and pumpkin pie!

Our stockings were hung by...the table with care...

The Nativity

Our tree

When I picked up the kids from school Belle was signing (very loudly) "Christmas, Christmas Time is here..." by Alvin

...and the chipmunks.

We came home and got in our PJs (what else would you do on Christmas morning?

Merry Christmas!

Then, we got to making peanut butter cookies and wrapping plates to put the cookies on. Nana and Uncle John came to help out and celebrate Christmas with us.

Finger lickin' good!

Then, it was time for the traditional reading of our "First Christmas", only Daddy was still at school, so Momma had to do it. He walked in just as we finished it.

This would be where Belle told us about the "gold, myrrh and frankenstein"

Mmmm...some of our yummy Christmas Dinner!

Our cookie gifts we made for later

Time to eat! After dinner they got to unwrap their gifts that were under the tree. I found these magniying glasses at WalMart for $2 each and movie that they both like for $7. That's the most I spent on this night. They loved getting to unwrap gifts when it was least expected!

Then...we were off to go...CHRISTMAS CAROLING! You heard me right. We took our gifts and we went to see Jim and Sherri first. Then off to see our friend Chris and then on over to Mary and Steve's house. We ended the night at Robbie and Tammy's'll see my kids and their new found PawPaw Robbie. He is officially the COOLEST.

Thank you to all who particpated in this night. You were a blessing to us and we hope we were to you. It was nice to celebrte the birth of our Lord during a normal ol' month that was hot as blue blazes with you.

Merry Christmas!


Alison said...

We had fun helping with the cookies and watching the kiddos enjoy themselves. OH! the scrumptous dinner. You would have thought we had been on Weight Watchers for 10 weeks they way we all went on and on about how good everything tasted...ummm, ummm...can't wait to eat the leftovers for lunch!

Anonymous said...

That was so much fun! I loved our christmas night! H

Andrea said...

How fun! I love it!