I tried hard to make sure that Christmas is about the Saviors birth, not Santa. It's hard with little ones and the Santa excitement. This year we did a few fun activities and we decided to have a birthday party for Jesus. Rhone was pretty pretty excited about this. I made this delicious chocolate cake (absolutely worth all the work). We invited our neighbors over to help us celebrate. They have 5 kids, so that makes it feel like a real party. All the younger kids took a turn blowing out candles. Fun to celebrate with friends and nice to have a night about being together and remember our blessings instead of worrying about toys and gifts.
|Santa rolled through the neighborhood on a fire truck one evening. I went out in my skiing base layer, not realizing the whole neighborhood would be there. I am sure I made an impression in my wool socks and tights. Ha. Rhone went right up to Santa and hugged him. Sylvie cried.|
|Jesus' birthday cake|
|The candle blowing party.|
|Sylvie's 1st Christmas ornament.|
|My adorable kids being silly.|
|Trying to get a picture. We took so many. This one is especially funny.|
|We finally got an adorable one. Notice that it's a different Sunday! Doesn't Sylvie look grown up here?|