Friday, December 26, 2008

December Favorites Part 1

We have a LOT of December traditions! Probably because there are so many fun things to do with kids in December. Here are a couple of our fun traditions that we do every year to get ready for Christmas and celebrate Christ's birth.

Make a Christmas wreath. This year my sister was here and she made us a beautiful one out of the branches we had to cut off the tree.

Decorating the tree! This year we did it as soon as we got home from cutting it down. Eben actually did a really good job of distributing them all over the tree. Jasper and Kivi tried to hang as many ornaments on one branch as they could, until the branch got too heavy and they'd fall off.

The finished product. Our tree. I added ribbon this year, a new twist, but Peter wasn't too crazy about it.

Zoo Lights is so much fun. It's just the right amount of walking and tons of lights to see. This year our friends, the Schocks, who have a zoo pass took us - yippee!

This little thing at the zoo - inside the carousel house is so much fun, until you get sick from spinning, and it's free! I didn't even know it was in there.

Gingerbread houses! Here's Jasper working on he and Grace's house. 

This year we made gingerbread houses at Tiffany N's house with our HFG mommies and kids. It was a lot of fun and we had brunch afterward while the kids watched "The First Noel".  We didn't even have to get our house messy!

This is not really a tradition. It's just our family picture in front of our tree on a Sunday when we were all looking Christmassy.


Tiffany said...

Oh my golly, you guys! So cute! I love all your Christmas celebrations and traditions. We're so honored to be included in your annual tree hunting expedition. What fun! Looks like y'all have been busy, busy! Love y'all!


Mashel said...

What a perfect Christmas card photo that would be.....if you sent out CARDS!!!! It really would be perfect. And I don't know where you were, when you came into our house, because the tree was there! One went to Allen's parents house, but our tree was in our living room window right next to the TV. You can even see it from the outside.