Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Christmas Fun

We've been filling this season with simple, fun Christmas activities.  We have a number of things that have now become traditions in our family, and it's so fun to know that these are creating memories for our children.

Some of the highlights from this year:

Cuddling up and watching Christmas movies - of course! 

This year a nearby town had a Christmas trolley with free rides around town - so fun! 

We had thought about having a big sleepover in the living room by the Christmas tree, and we did, though it wasn't quite what we planned.  Everyone (except me, thankfully!) got sick with a stomach bug, and to try to avoid having kids throwing up in their beds we all slept out in the living room.  Nobody threw up that night, but instead they took turns throwing up (in their beds) on various nights later in the week.  Anyway, we spent about a week eating juice and crackers, watching lots of movies, and doing lots of laundry.   Once everyone was better, we were able to move on to the fun stuff!

Like making and decorating and eating cookies.....

We've been doing our annual December evening reading through the Jesus Storybook Bible.  We've been reading Christmas stories and we went out looking at Christmas lights.  I tried making homemade Egg Nog this year, which turned out great.  I used this recipe.  We got the house cleaned up this morning and now we're ready for a fun Christmas with our families!

No comments: