Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Christmas 2011

I love Christmas.  It truly is a magical time of year.   This year was a lot of fun because Alexa is now at the age to take it all in.  She loved the holiday music, putting up Christmas decorations, making holiday crafts (including 22 snowflake ornaments which were made out of popsicle sticks and rhinestones that she gave out to family and friends), taking treats to the neighbors, and participating in special Christmas traditions.  She also now understands that we celebrate Christmas because that's when baby Jesus was born.

We had a lot of fun this year even though we didn't get a white Christmas.  It was actually warm-ish this year which is very unusual for Nebraska)

We started out by making Christmas cookies which, of course, was a huge hit with a certain little girl.

And Parker did a great job making sure Alexa focused on the task at hand.

We also went to the Lincoln Children's Museum and decorated a huge gingerbread house.  I won a gift certificate for this at my MOPS group and it was a lot of fun!

I think it turned out pretty good and believe it or not Alexa didn't snitch one piece of candy (that I know of).
We did our best to get a family picture with the Christmas tree.

We enjoyed spending time with family.

As usual the kids were spoiled with Christmas gifts.

Parker even enjoyed himself.  He thought the wrapping paper was the best part.
 Alexa had a great time with her cousins, Foster & Loghen, and is looking forward to them living a bit closer so she can see them more often.

Happy Birthday Jesus! 

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