a musing of my daily life and a record of God's blessings for our children
Thursday, December 29, 2011
Our Christmas in pictures
The last couple weeks have been so full. We have put aside school and spent our time on scrumptious holiday crafts and play. It has been such a blessed time and for us is still not over. Stephen has the next couple weeks off and we get Papa time!
Hadassah was enthralled with our tree and the presents and thankfully she had no idea what the presents were so we had no attempts at opening them ;)
The kids made their yearly ginger bread houses which is always a favorite.
And to make for a very, very happy Papa - we had an overabundance of snow :)
Each year our little ones pick a siblings name out of a hat to shop for that year. Then they get to open them Christmas Eve. It is fun to see how well they know each other!
This Christmas Eve we tried making rag curls in Isabella's hair. Well, it definitely worked, with some surprising results. She and her daddy loved it though. I didn't know if I would ever get it straight again :D
Those are some curls baby girl!
Time to open Stockings
The boys called Isabella "Shirley Temple" which made her day.
The biggest present of the day did not make it into pictures. Caleb didn't have any presents under the tree. And while he was ok with it and all smiles - it was for a specific reason. After everyone opened their gifts Stephen pretended to be surprised that Caleb didn't have one under the tree, then after some hemming and hawing he pulled out the first clue to a scavenger hunt. Caleb flew through them, faster then we thought he would, and at the end became the proud owner of his first rifle :D talk about a beaming young man. He had been saving for 2 months to buy his own .22 while Stephen had been plotting and purchasing and modifying. Now when he attends and works at Appleseed he will have his own rifle to work with.