Friday, January 2, 2009

What A Christmas!!!

I hope you all had an incredible Christmas season...we enjoyed every minute, and I just hate it's over! These are some pictures from some of the fun things we did over the past couple of weeks...

We had such a fun time at Zoolight Safari--the highlight was the train ride!

We went to a Christmas parade in front of Daddy's office...

Nana made each of the kids a stocking when they were born. She finished Collier's this year--they are so special!!
Aunt Nanette made us all the pieces for a Jesse Tree last year, and we really enjoyed doing that together. My friend, Jessica, had a good description of what it is: A Jesse Tree, (Jesse being the father of David-the line from which Jesus is born), is a centuries old Advent tradition based on the lineage of Christ. The children participate in the stories of Advent by hanging handmade ornaments on the tree that represent O.T. events from Creation to the Birth of Jesus.
The boys loved making a gingerbread house this year...and we liked eating it even more!

Nana and Poppy came over for Christmas Eve!

Christmas morning was SO much fun! I forgot to put the kids in their Christmas pajamas, but amazingly they didn't even notice :)

The boys got guitars and a drum set--we've really been enjoying the concerts (check out the rock star hair)!

Griffin got a boat with 2 motors--he was so excited!!!

Anderson was in awe of his train set!

My parents had us, Granny and Papa Dave, and Aunt Nanette and family over for lunch on Christmas Day. It was so much fun!

Collier loves her new ride on toy!

We love our grandparents!!


jess said...

ooh! love the jesse tree! maybe i'll get crafty and make us one to have at our house next year. i love that tradition & really enjoyed making the ornaments at church...

and you are such a good momma buying your boys a drum set. my boys always love to play the drums after church and i am just not sure i can do it...maybe when/if have a basement ? ;-)

Allison said...

great pics! I have never heard of anyone eating their gingerbread house! what a fun idea!! let's talk more about the jesse tree- never done one before.

Megan @ Hold it Up to the Light said...

Thanks so much for your sweet words on my blog! I'm so glad we have found each other! I look forward to keeping up with you, too! You have ADORABLE kiddos, too!!!