Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Christmas Eve 2008

We got ready for Christmas Eve service and were going to stop by friends from church before to eat and fellowship. It is so nice that they invite members of the church that don't have extended family living here in St Louis. We have always gone to church Christmas Eve and the service was beautiful. Grace really wanted to hold her own candle at the end and sing silent night, but we didn't want the whole church to go up in flames, so she just sang while she watched Mike hold the candle. We came back to the house and the kids got to open one present. It is so funny, we do this every year and it is always pajamas. They are always so excited to be able to open a gift and we are amazed how surprised they look as they open them. Do they really forget they do this every year? Grace and Hope got coordinating polka dot jammies. Grace loved hers for about the first 5 minutes, then she couldn't stand the feet. She begged me to please take them off. So about 11 o'clock at night I am in the living room cutting and sewing the feet out of her pajamas. She was thrilled with no more feet and wore them all day on Christmas. The things moms do to keep their kids happy!

Hope and Grace in front of the tree

Hope loves to watch Grace do everything, which kinda scares me.

Hope's First Christmas

All of Us

Hope trying to smile

Grace telling Hope to smile

Surprise!! It's pajamas again!!

Grace doing the happy dance

1 comment:

Alyson and Ford said...

Grace and Hope are tooooooo cute!! Hope all is well. Happiest of 2009!

Alyzabeth's Mommy