Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Christmas Eve

Sabrina and her family gather at our house for Christmas Eve dinner. The Kids and I plan a great meal and work all day on preparing it.


Shortly after dinner we hear a knock at the front door. Upon inspection we find that Santa left some early presents for the kids. This tradition started two years ago when we discovered Aiden had a fear of Santa that was so bad that when he saw Santa he threw up. So the tradition of having Santa come and visit on Christmas Eve changed to presents being left at the front door.
Books and games are unwrapped and enjoyed.


Then we play games. This seems to have also become a tradition on Christmas Eve.

The kids head outside with their reindeer food to sprinkle on the lawn so Santa can find our house. They not only throw food on the lawn but at each other as you can see in Taylors hair. Reindeer food is part oatmeal and part confetti that the kids mix up just for Christmas eve.
Then we take the kids and look at all the pretty lights around the city and then take them home so they can sleep with sugar plums in their heads and awake to Santa's presents Christmas morning. Hope all had as much fun as we did.

1 comment:

Tracie said...

Some things never change. I remember all those same traditions from when we were little...especially Santa on Christmas Eve. So fun! Glad you are keeping the traditions going.