This is the first year that I remember the kids wrapping gifts themselves.
Whit gave one of her stuffed animals to Caroline.
And B-train gave me some awesome origami creations.
Without any encouragement from parents.
Goodies we shared.
Christmas Eve dinner
On the menu: shrimp, artichokes, mashed potatoes,
yams, Grandma Cuca's red jello salad, and
chocolate toffee pie.
Joseph, Mary, and the donkey
The shepherd was sore afraid.
Jumping for joy
A few of the fun gifts
Lite Sprite--all five of us have had fun with this one
B's Phiten necklace
The girls' dollhouse
Automatic candy dispenser.
We already finished that entire gigantic bag of Skittles.
B's new bike.
It was a fun-filled, happy, relaxing Christmas. The big bummer was that Care Bear got sick--running a fever and complaining that her ear hurt. She and Drew had to stay home from church. They missed out on some beautiful music. But she's doing better now. And we're enjoying this week together here at home.