We had a mini celebration on Wednesday the 22nd because Grandma and Grandpa Z were in town.
If Grandma has her way, Joci will be a little cowgirl! Her new pony.
Lots of fun presents
Actual Christmas Eve
Our live Nativity. Joci as a shepherd, Lara as a wise man, and Afton as an angel
And she...wrapped him in swaddling clothes and laid him in the manger...
And the angel said unto them: Fear Not
And Joseph whispered lines to the angel to recite
And the shepherds were in the fields riding their paint pony rocking horses
Paige as the baby Jesus
And the wise men brought gifts of candles and candle holders
Checking out what Santa brought
Lots of giggles!
a peacoat for Justin and Joci is just happy with a box
At this point we were all done opening our presents, but there was still a big pile for Joci - Santa and grandparents certainly are unaware of the recession. :)
This cart is for baby dolls - not real babies. (You know your mom is a blogger when you get painfully stuck and instead of rescuing you, she reaches for the camera!)
eggs benedict - a beautiful Christmas brunch
And then we cleaned up by throwing boxes down the stairs
Clean up, clean up, every body clean up! (Or as Joci says "nnnnup! nnnnup!")
Merry Christmas, everybody!