we started off with the annual gingerbread decorating but mostly eating candy activity.
then it was the find the perfect live Christmas tree excursion with lots of free cider and cocoa. always a favorite time for this bunch!
warm cups, warm hearts while we search for the perfect one.
next- off to the Christmas parade. we rode a float this year thanks to wonderful friends in our SS class. and boy oh boy- we had a blast throwing candy at strangers.
home again to light and decorate our tree we named "judy garland". fun stuff. i think i've finally rearranged the bottom half enough so she won't tip over from the weigft of all her ornaments front and center. the kids motto- find a good spot (the very front) and hang 'em all there:)
the first presents of the year were given out- Christmas PJs. you would think by now they would know beyond a shadow of a doubt that PJs were wrapped in those boxes. Nope.
after the annual get the tree, decorate it, and open the first present (pjs) we watch a Christmas movie. it varies every year. this year it was The Nativity Story.
if you haven't seen it- DO. God loves us so much He sent His Son. amazing.