Christmas was wonderful. It was just the four of us, which was fine. For Christmas Eve, we stayed in (the weather was yucky) and Pete had picked up some things at the store for dinner. Very different from the Christmas Eves in my family. My family has their big meal that evening and then they open presents after dinner. Santa would then come Christmas morning. So far, our little family has been waiting until Christmas morning to open presents and see what's from Santa. I'm still trying to figure out some kind of tradition for us.
Kendall was up first Christmas morning. Usually, she is the sleeper but not that day. She's of the age that knows to get up early on Christmas. Santa got her a real guitar this year (and other things). It was precious when she said, "Daddy, Santa got me a guitar like yours!" Then she said, "I prayed to God to tell Santa to get me a guitar like Daddy's." I was feeling a little proud at that moment. :)
Clayton woke up complaining that it wasn't a real Christmas because there wasn't "wots" of snow. It kept bringing that up all day. The kids played all morning with their new toys.
That afternoon, we went to our friends, Lou, Peggy, and Michaela. We had a nice meal with them. I took my Buche de Noel cake.
I worked Friday and Pete took the kids to the movie. They saw "The Tale of Despereaux". I think it was a hit. Saturday, we went ice skating for the first time. I had been lots, but the kids had never done it before. Sunday, we went to church. There was one service at 10 am. I think that time agrees with me. Anyway, the kids sit in church for about 20 min before they are dismissed to their programs. Kendall and Clayton doodle during that time. Here is what Kendall came up with. This one is Baby Jesus.
Clayton drew this one but I don't know who it is.
Kendall drew this one and it's Mary with baby Jesus.
And this is the best one of all. Kendall did it and I just had to keep it! I didn't have the heart to correct her.
Sunday afternoon we actually flew kites. It was so windy and warm here. I loved it! For a moment, I was back in elementary school on our annual Kite Day. A perfect day.