What a lovely Christmas we had!
And birthday too, as James turned 4 two days after. I will write about that later though.
We had our traditional re-enactment of the Christmas Story on Christmas Eve – which turns out more COMEDY than seriousness – but I think they still get the message of the true meaning of Christmas.
First Jacob looks like he’s doing some sort of crazy bizarre thing.
Then Dad is giving him a talking to while James looks like he’s about to pounce on Emily.
Finally they all manage a quick smile.
Then Dad insists that Mom hop in the picture and Jacob spreads his angel wings.
So that is reminiscent of the whole evening – as you can see here:
I think that the idea of Jacob as the angel was amusing in and of itself as he tends to CAUSE (and get into) the MOST trouble
After we sent them off to bed “Santa” came…
Christmas morning dawned with EXCITEMENT and FUN…
The boys LOVED the quilts that I managed to throw together in five days
(silly me, thinking that I had plenty of time…)
And Dad loved his presents, apparantly….
But the FUNNIEST moment of the days was when…
The kids opened up their brand new toilet seat!
So, the story…
A few days before Christmas the toilet seat in the kids’ bathroom broke. While Paul and I were out Christmas shopping we bought a new one.
That night, as we went through our stash and tallied things up, we pulled the toilet seat from the pile.
“What if,” my husband suggested, “we give it to the kids for Christmas.”
“Oh, that would be a riot!” I exclaimed.
So we did, and it was.
Though Dot had to ask,