16 December 2010

13 Days of Christmas

Obviously, this post is a couple days late since Christmas is less than 13 days away. James and Miekka had our family for Christmas this year. Miekka found and wrapped 13 Christmas stories for us to enjoy. Amelia is loving that she can open a present and read a new story for bedtime. The second night was not so fun because she was tired and cranky, but still after the melt down she enjoyed snuggling with me and a new book. I love this idea! I think Miekka inspired a possible new family tradition.

Monday evening we decorated a gingerbread house for FHE. I did the frosting and Amelia helped me decorate. The men folk watched and mostly ignored our attempts. I love pre-fab gingerbread kits. Each day Amelia and I sit down and use her nativity set to go over the Christmas Story. She seems to understand a bit better that Christmas is to celebrate baby Jesus' birthday. We are working on the giving factor...probably will for the next 10 years or so!

2 Stupendous Remarks:

Missa said...

Our family has had that tradition for quite a few years. It's funny, even the older kids get excited about reading the same old Christmas books again. (Okay, maybe not Elmo saves Christmas, but most of them.) I love the look on Amelia's face as she's opening the book. So cute!

The Haley Family said...

so fun. I think about doing the gingerbread houses each year but never do. Hopefully next year.