The topic for today is Traditions for the Holidays. We start out the holiday by going to the Christmas Eve service at our church. Its called the "kids service" because the kids choirs sing at that time. Gavin has been singing in the choir since he was 4. It melts my heart to see him up there all dressed up singing Christmas songs. Of course we end the service by singing Silent Night while holding candles.
After church we head on over to my dad's for a yummy dinner and presents with my brother and sister. Its so fun every year.
After my dad's house on Christmas Eve we head home. Once we arrive home its all about getting ready for Santa! Gavin, Danyelle, and now Katelyn get the cookies and milk ready for Santa. We always leave Santa homemade cookies that Grammie made. Cause you know, Santa deserves the best!
After the cookies are put out, then it is time to put the food out for the reindeer. We got outside and sprinkle the reindeer food all over the front lawn. I use oatmeal with glitter in it so it sparkles as the kids are throwing it.
Next on our list is to put Santa's Magic Key on the front door. Since we don't have a chimney for Santa to enter thru he has to come in the front door. I have really old antique keys that we hand outside for Santa to use.
Gavin and Danyelle have made it tradition to sleep on Danyelle's floor together Christmas Eve. My kids love to sleep in- even on Christmas - so they usually wake us up around 830 to open presents. While we open presents I have Christmas music playing in the background and we have sausage balls for breakfast.
Around noon we make our way to my in laws house for presents and a yummy Christmas lunch. After that we meet up with my mom for more of the same thing!
Then its time to go home and have a nap for me because- boy- this holiday is exhausting!!
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