Today we started off the day making a nativity scene out of cut outs. The kids enjoyed that and played with the figures for awhile afterwards! It will be used tomorrow as we read the Christmas story.
Traditions around our home during the Christmas holidays continue to grow. This year the kids really wanted to have a birthday cake for Jesus....so today we are busy baking a cake and I always get excited about decorating!! Just a hint for you....I made edible pine cones!!! I LOVE them :) We'll post the picture when it is finished.
Christmas Eve we let the kids open one small present in the evening. This year the 2 older kids used their own money to buy each other a gift (the 2 younger ones are swapping gifts too). They are soooo excited to give each other what they have chosen for them.
Christmas morning we read the Christmas story, sing 'Happy Birthday to Jesus' (from the CD Peanut Butter Christmas by Ron Hamilton), they open their stockings and then their presents. We will be enjoying the afternoon with family for dinner. I don't think there will be a white Christmas here this year....the kids will just have to keep praying for some snow :)