Sunday, December 30, 2012

Merry Christmas!

 Merry Christmas! We had such a wonderful time celebrating with our family this year. Aunt Glory, Aunt Jewel, Uncle Marcus, cousins Aidan, Isaiah, and Eliana came to our house along with Grammie and Grandpa Kipapa. The kids had such a fun time together!

 Benjamin has really been into playing board games lately. He likes Chutes and Ladders, Candy Land, and Trouble.
 The boys are bundled up for playing outside. I think they were only out there for about 5 minutes because it was so cold.

 Playing at the park with Grandpa Willy.

 One of my favorite things about Christmas this year was our Advent ornaments. I did an exchange with 23 other women. We each did 24 of the same ornament and then met up to exchange them. Benjamin really enjoyed it each day, and it really helped me to prepare my heart for the most important part of the season.

 On Christmas Eve we went to the kids service at church. And we finally made it to the Swank Christmas Eve party this year for the first time! The kids had a wonderful time playing outside in the tent and watching Christmas movies. Later that night, we came home and sprinkled oatmeal and glitter on the lawn so the reindeer would find their way to our house. We set out candy for Santa and carrots for the reindeer. And Benjamin didn't argue a bit about going to sleep! Christmas morning we opened presents from Santa and made our way to Natchitoches to see Gran and Poppy.

 As you can see Benjamin really enjoyed all his presents!

 New jammies!
 Playing the Magna-doodle with Gran.

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