Thursday, December 10, 2009

. . . . . . . .Christmas Day!

It is almost the weekend again, but I still need to let you know about the wonderful time we had celebrating the Brown Family Christmas last weekend! Due to some travel plans by family members, we had our Christmas early, very early in fact. Saturday (December 5) was our Christmas Eve and Sunday was our Christmas Day.

Saturday evening the kids got to open their traditional Christmas Eve gift, a new pair of PJs. These gifts inspired some Kung Fu fighting at our house, since Casen's new jammies reminded everyone of a ninja. :) After the fighting was over, I let all the kids decorate their own cakes for Christmas. I made several colors of frosting and we all made fabulous cake creations. It was a fun night with cute jammies and the kids were excited for their Christmas the next day!

The kids opening their Christmas Eve presents!
A little kung fu fighting anyone??
Lots of wiggles and excitement on Christmas Eve!
Decorating cakes for the big day! Lots of fun colors to choose from!

All the cake creations on display!
Getting ready for Christmas day!

Christmas was a wonderful day for all of us. We went to church, then came home and had our celebration in the evening. Tolan's parents, Larry and Kay, joined us for the festivities and brought presents to add to our stack. I was a little worried that the kids wouldn't think it felt like Christmas, but after a few minutes of tearing into gifts and getting wrapping paper everywhere, it seemed just right. It was truly a wonderful time for our family!

The peace and quiet before the big event.

What is it with packaging these days? Mom and dad had to use scissors and knives to get the gifts out of the boxes for the kids! Geesh!

Trenden showing off his new game.

Casen dancing with Grandpa Brown watching merrily on the couch.

Me and my sweetheart, cuddling on the couch.

Darling Daven playing with his new light saber. How do they just know what to do when you put a sword or toy gun in their hands??
With the Christmas songs playing, treats to eat, family to enjoy and the fireplace keeping everyone warm, we truly felt the spirit of Christmas. We talked about Jesus Christ and His birth, and the presents we could give Him this year. I am so grateful for my darling children and my amazing husband this Christmas season. We are so blessed to know and love our Savior and celebrate His birth!


Els Manning said...

How wonderful! Now you can relax!!!
Actually the night of the 5th on the 6th is sinterklaas in holland. That is when traditionally we get gifts. Christmas is just that..Christmas. It's all spiritual. However since i was young...things have changed there too...

Cami said...

Well, then Merry Christmas! It looks like you had a lot of fun. I love the way you've decorated your mantel. Love ya, Jodi!

britt said...

What a fun EARLY celebration! And your home is so beautifully decorated :) You are such a amazing mom!!!