Saturday, January 2, 2010

December 24

Advent Calendar - Unwrap one gift from under the tree!

Remember This - The kids are WIRED up today. They can't wait to tear into the gifts. They each chose one and opened it. Olivia opened her Christmas outfit for Kit (her American Girl doll). Whit opened another DS game. They were so excited. We spent all day getting ready for Christmas Eve at the Lanford's. This has been my Christmas Eve tradition since I was born. I still love it even though it's changed quite a bit through the years. The people are still the same and it still means a lot to me. Here are a few pictures from the night.

So, that's it! That's as far as our Advent Calendar went. I learned a lot about myself, my kids and my "lofty goals" by doing this project with them. Maybe I'll do a "What I learned" post in the future.

But, for now, I just want to remember that I loved every second I spent with them this season...teaching them crafty tricks, watching their expressions as we turned over each number and something magical would appear, watching them fight and then say sorry afterward, teaching them the true meaning of Christmas and spending time together. I want to remember that forever. And, maybe, just maybe, they'll remember little pieces of that, too.

Merry Christmas, everybody!

1 comment:

Sophie Morand said...

Beautiful pictures. I love Whit's face on the last pic. I am sure they will remember some of it! You are a great Mom!