Day 324 – Dec. 24, 2010 – Christmas Eve!

The kids are so excited today. They woke up this morning and said “Christmas is finally here. I can’t wait until tonight”. Fortunately Ranae called to see if her kids could come play while they  “ran some errands”. Our home was filled with laughter and loud chatter all day.

This afternoon I had to run into the office to pick up Judie’s present that finally came. I was getting a little worried it was supposed to have arrived by Wednesday. I took Christian with me to give us some Dad/Son time. I treated him to a Wendy’s Frosty and fries. We enjoyed a good visit.

I took the everyone except for Judie and Devon to Jeremy’s this evening to celebrate Christmas Eve together. Devon is still recuperating from his tonsillectomy yesterday. Judie opted to stay home with him to keep him company and prepare some items for Christmas dinner tomorrow. At Jeremy’s we feasted upon Clam Chowder, Potato Soup and Chicken Noodle Soup in homemade soup bowls – Yummm! After dinner, we played Balderdash and Scattegories while the kids played upstairs.

The highlight of the evening came when Rudolph’s red nose was spotted in the corner of the back yard. The kids burst out in excitement especially when Rudolph’s nose disappeared for a second and then showed up right at the kitchen window. Uncle Derek fed the excitement by encouraging the kids to run upstairs to catch a top view. For twenty minutes the kids ran up and down the stairs trying to catch another glimpse of Rudoph’s nose and hopefully a glance at Santa’s Sleigh.

About 8:30 I loaded the kids to spend the rest of the evening with Judie and Devon.  When we got home we opened our traditional Christmas Eve Present – New Pajamas for the kids. At first Ashton said, “I don’t need new pajamas”. I responded,, “Stand up and look at how short your pajamas are”. After standing he responded “Wow, you’re right I need new pajamas”.

New Christmas Pajamas!

Judie and I then exchanged our traditional ornaments that we give each other one Christmas Eve.  We then did our Christmas Gifts to Jesus. Let me explain every year we take a moment to write a list of things that we are going to do in the coming year to become a better person as a gift to Christ. We then place each of our lists in a Christmas Gift Box to open next year. We will then evaluate how we did in becoming a better individuals as our gift to Christ.  We concluded the night by watching “The Nativity” a movie that depicts the birth of Christ.  After prayers I tucked the very tired and excited children to bed.

Nativity - Christ's Birth

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