Monday, December 28, 2009

Christmas Eve

I LOVE Christmas and all of the traditions we have as a family! We are so blessed to be able to spend time with both extended families. It does lend to a whirlwind of a holiday but I wouldn't change it for the world!

Christmas Eve we take the kids to my parents church for the afternoon children's service which is A-MAZING! Claire LOVES it more each year and talks about it year round. It changed a little this year but thank God they still had to "big head" characters that she loves =)

The best we got of us four! Eden wants to be standing all the time now.
Checking out the tree and presents in the foyer. That's a sweet face isn't it?
Loving on baby sister
The best we got with the grandparents - not an easy task these days!
After lunch and nap we head over to Neil's parents house to celebrate with his family. Claire loves her cousin time and they had a great time opening gifts together this year.

Eden showing off! I can finally put a little bow in her hair - it's growing so fast these days!
Mimi and Claire opening her stocking together. CLaire got to do that right away and didn't have to wait for the boys. It was nice to share that with Mimi by herself.
This was Eden's favorite thing Claire got
Claire and her new pink laptop - just like mommy and daddy now!
Eden loving her new books from Shannon and Steve. Of course she stopped to point at the cat!
We got a few good pics of the four kids this year. Amazing how hard this is.....

Family of four!
The Schimelpfenings
Mimi and Poppa
Silly Cousin time!
Isn't this the sweetest? Eden is VERY into noses right now! Kyle is so good with her.
When we got home we set out our cookie and milk for Santa and scattered the reindeer food in the front lawn.
So far this Christmas has been the BEST!! Having kids during the holidays is just an experience like no other. They are so excited and innocent and for the most part, grateful!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I love these pictures that capture all these special times and the memories in journaling will last a lifetime...what a wonderful gift you are giving to so many of us!!!!
Love, Mom