I love the Christmas season! It was so much fun introducing Owen to so many new Christmas traditions this year. Although as a family we have decided to not include the Santa tradition, we had so much fun staying busy with other exciting traditions. As parents it gives us so much joy to see our son's first reaction to hearing the word "Christmas" is to shout "Jesus!" It's our responsibility to keep both boys this focused on the true meaning of Christmas...always.
Here are some pics and captions to sum up our Christmas...
Matching Christmas jammies! I thought it would be tough to find them matching pj's because of their age difference, but it wasn't so bad since M's pj's are size 12months! (although he is only 5 months!)
We love to take walks during the Christmas season to look at all of the "lights for Jesus" (as Owen calls it!). We decided to start a tradition of giving an award to our favorite light covered house! It seems like a fun and easy way to put the focus back on giving.... Here's the award (a jar with candy!)
This is only a small glimpse of the house that we gave the award to. It had everything! A huge nativity scene, a "Happy Birthday Jesus" banner, a huge star on the roof, lit up trees that played music, AND...two Trains...complete with their tracks!! They were a clear winner...it was a bummer that they weren't there to receive their award...hopefully they were excited to find it on their front porch!
Making cookies Christmas Eve.
We may not leave any cookies for Santa...but we still enjoy making cookies together!!
Our Christmas morning birthday party for Jesus!! We start the morning with blowing loud party whistles while we sing and dance to fun Christmas music! Then we made our way to this kitchen table where it was decorated with a sign Owen help make, puppets, birthday cake, balloons, a manger, and so much more
I Gotta admit its a little weird eating a baby Jesus cookie...Owen had no such problem!
He's screaming "JESUS!"
Listening to the Christmas story
Yummy...cake for breakfast! (Owen liked it much better this year compared to last year!!)
Our family...we are so blessed!
Owen loved his New trains, books, power wheel ($10 at yard sale!), bath toy, and vacuum ($2 at yard sale)
I did a pretty poor job of taking pictures because I was way too interested in what was going on! I hope to do better next year!!
THANK YOU to my wonderful hubby for all of my amazing gifts! You truly spoil me Joseph! I love you!