Christmas morning this year….
After some lazing around in bed, we listened to the story, from The Nativity by Julie Vivas, our tradition.
We ate cinnamon rolls and skyped with the Mast grandparents, but maybe some of us were thinking about opening presents.
The kids opened stockings- favorites were elephant bracelets for the girls, personal jars of olives, and these “free pass” tickets that include late bedtimes, skipping showers, and long talking times.
Silas was so pleased with his new cars characters. He immediately wanted to line the new ones up with the old ones and get a picture.
The kids got lots of books for presents and we took several long breaks from opening gifts to read. Silas loved his new “Going on a Bear Hunt” book from Claire and Eliza.
We opened the package from my parents- thank you, Mom and Dad!! And I got the calendar, an annual tradition, designed by Rebekah this year. Love it! Miss you!
Claire, taking a break to read Emily Climbs.
Some McDonald’s delivery.
Books and dolls. It’s what they love.
Presents from Mast grandparents- more cars= happy boy.
Tom got a new toy too- remote control helicopter- a blur with lights in this pic!
A little Christmas swim. 🙂 Dietrich and Abbey skyped and we got to sing together a little- although skype delay makes that a funny challenge!
The rest of our day was so relaxed- full of reading, playing games, doing puzzles, Mandie movie, and shrimp for Christmas supper.
It was such a good day to worship, rest, be together as a family, enjoy giving, enjoy gifts, and to be thankful!