Saturday, January 9, 2016

Christmas Photos Part 1

Santa came to our neighborhood. We felt we needed to attend to support our neighbors that worked so hard to plan this event. It was kind of crazy because the only place we have to gather is at our pool and it was cold! This was the first time in their lives that Lamb 2 and Lamb 3 sat with Santa and told him what they wanted for Christmas. We ate some cookies, talked to our neighbors for a little bit and headed home. The next week one of the neighbors brought us an ornament made with this photo.

Every year the children wear costumes for the Sunday School service. This year they decided to just have them wear halos so everyone could see their pretty dresses and handsome Christmas outfits. So we went shopping in our closets and this is what Lamb 2 and 3 came up with. Lamb 2's was too small, but I didn't really care with 2 days notice. Both of these sweaters were purchased at used kids stores at different times and they match. They also love to wear their crucifixes that they picked out when we were on vacation this summer. Lamb 1 is now part of the youth group so he did a lot of the readings during the service and didn't have to wear a halo.

I had them help me pick out sweaters to wear to Christmas Eve service. I ordered them too late to guarantee Christmas delivery but I really thought they would make it. I looked at the tracking and at 1am on Christmas Eve they were at the airport. I thought they would be delivered on Christmas Eve. Except instead of going from the airport to our town, they went to the next town before they came to our town. There was no Christmas delivery so they were delivered on December 26. That meant they couldn't wear their new sweaters to either Christmas Eve or Christmas Day. So we went shopping in their closets again. Lamb 2 and 3 found Christmas clothes from previous years that fit. Lamb 1 didn't want to wear Christmas clothes if he didn't have his new sweater. I did convince him to wear a different polo shirt than he usually wears! The only problem was Lamb 2's pants were too tight which told me he needed the next size when we shopped for Stonesetter clothes. 

We took a family photo on Christmas Eve. They wore similar clothes on Christmas Day, but I didn't take a picture.

Grandpa and Grandma arrived late in the afternoon on Christmas Day. We had said no big Lego sets, but they still had plenty of presents to open! We dressed informally after church.

The sweaters did arrive in time to wear to church on Sunday. I will post photos of that next time.

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