Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Our Christmas Eve

May I just say one thing? Impressive. Maybe two things. Impressive and Clever. This little guy who just happens to be off the charts on the adorable factor, really wanted a train set for Christmas. He already has one. But he just loves trains. It's all he talks about. It's all he plays with. He really, really loves trains. And we bought him one or two (or three.) He also loves the color orange. So all of his gifts were wrapped with an orange satin ribbon. I didn't tell him that, mind you. He just knew those gifts were for him. He begged to open this one box every day.
And every day  I told him no and I would not give in. Unfortunately he could no longer stand it and decided that he needed an accomplice. So he instructed his 18 month old sister to go under the tree and open his gift for him.  And she did. He then came running into the kitchen to say that Emma was tearing into the gifts. Genius. I'm not sure who to be more impressed with. My brilliant three year old. Or my 18 month old baby girl who somehow understood exactly what her brother was telling her to do. We laughed so hard we could not breathe. It was just classic.
Bella holding sweet baby Ashton. He is wearing the same angel outfit that both Bennett and Emma Pearl wore for their first Christmas. I just love the little wings. Precious.
Bennett with his Christmas cookie treats!
Macey and Pearl (a.k.a. "cuddles")
These two need constant supervision. They are hysterical together. Here they are trying to get the other four children to smile for the camera. This Christmas was full of love and laughter!
My five Christmas Pearls in their matching pajamas.
Emma is wearing Bella's gown from her first
 Christmas and Bella is wearing the matching big sister gown.
I am super sentimental......
We had such a wonderful Christmas Eve night. We really enjoyed being together and just spent time eating , laughing, talking and playing with all the children. I was so thankful to have Macey home from college and all seven of us together.  It was a tremendous blessing. 


Sandra said...

How it warms my heart to read your posts and look at your pictures!

Tales From My Empty Nest said...

I just love to read about your precious children!! They need to be models, they are all so beautiful. I'm sentimental too. I saved my 1st daughter's special dresses and had pictures made of both girls in the same dresses. The first year, I have the girl's pictures in the same dresses. (1 month, 4 months, 8 months and 1 year) Each girl's pictures are framed and they hang one on top of the other on the wall, so we can compare the 2 "princesses".
What a very special time your family had together on Christmas Eve. I loved the story of unwrapping the present. Smart children!!!
Love & blessings!

Jill said...

What a beautiful family! I love the matching pj's.

Thank you for the precious comment you left on my blog before Christmas. I cried when I read it and saved the email notification. You are truly an angel.

Gracie Beth said...

They all look so lovely in your little pj's! Baby Ashton is getting so big!

Kathie Truitt said...

((Sigh)) You're back. I've missed you!

Jodee said...

What a fabulous Christmas Eve. I love the matching PJs too!

Elizabeth said...

How clever! Your story cracked me up and I love the look on your sons face.

Cori said...

Your blog is such a warm and inspiring place!! And I can't get over how you make each child feel celebrated and unique. Beautiful pjs too. Where did you get them?