Friday, December 24, 2010

Santa, Gingerbread, and So Much More!

We kicked off our Christmas weekend today.

It was a crazy day but my kids had so much fun!

Makenzie and I started the day by going to sit on Santa's lap. She gets to excited when anyone talks about Santa. I asked her the other day if Santa was going to put presents in her stocking on Christmas and her eyes lit up and giggling ensued. This year is the first year Makenzie has gotten excited about Santa so Makenzie had to go sit on his lap!

She smiles and then proceeded to nuzzle herself right into his beard! I personally thought when push came to shove she would be scared but nope, she loved it!

Then it was time to rush home to get ready to build our annual Gingerbread House. Once all of the sugar was laid out and ready the madness began!

After sticking the candy and frosting covered pieces together about ten times the roof finally stopped sliding off and the house stayed in one gloppy piece! Oh so much fun!

We had a wonderful dinner and exchanged gifts together.When I set the wrapped present in front of her she got very excited!  Inside was a set of pull back cars that she LOVES!!! They are rounded at the top so she can help hold them, pull them back, let them go, and watch as they race and spin across the floor!


The day was not done yet!

Tonight was our churches Children's Christmas Service. Getting my whole gang out the door at 6:30pm was honestly the very last thing in the whole world I wanted to do but somewhere deep inside I mustered the strength and we headed out the door.

I am so glad we went! Everyone loved it! It was a very well put together play full of laughter and song. Makenzie watched every second! I am so glad we went! It was well worth the effort!

Everyone is now tucked into bed! I am so tired but my heart could not be any more full! I love the Christmas season! This year has already been so full of blessings, generosity, and love! Tomorrow Christmas will continue with a trip downtown to see the Nutcracker!!

Believe... Prayer Works!


The Henrys said...

I LOVE that picture of Makenzie and Santa! It is perfect!

I'm glad you are having such a wonderful Christmas!

Enjoy the Nutcracker and tell us all about it when you can.

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