I think it's pretty safe to say that the kids were much more interested in opening gifts AFTER the Christmas story than in listening to the story :)
For the boy who loves buttons . . . a power drill! Hopefully this will replace the need for him to push buttons on the phone which resulted in a 911 call earlier this week.
This is a prime example of our family dynamics right now . . . the oldest two are engaged in an activity . . .while Tyler stands at the ready to destroy everything with his hammer!
We've started a tradition of sort at G/G Varner's that the kids dress up/act out the Christmas story as it is being read. Joshua announced to grandma last week that he wanted to be Joseph -- so she whipped up a simple costume for him. However, on the way up to their house, he must have had a change of heart and let us know he was NO LONGER interested in being Joseph. So . . . Uncle Brian stepped up to the plate and filled in. Quite hilarious!
Hangin' out! And as usually, when everyone arrives and we start opening gifts, I TOTALLY forget to take pics. Bummer.
These were our advent calendars for Christmas -- each day had a piece of chocolate and the kids NEVER let us forget! Thanks Aunt Freya!
This was Joshua's Kindergarten Christmas party -- the kids were definitely excited!