Great christmas and a two very excited boys. Noah & Ezra have really been very excited in a genuine way this season. Not about presents, but about the presence of it all. Its very refreshing to see their joy and outlook on the season.
As always. we took a ton of photos. Here are some of our favorites. Click to enlarge. No comments for now, just too many fun moments.
On the 22 we played and sang some Christmas carols. Nothing like trying to play the piano with a squirmy toddler on each side and a cat in your lap. We had fun though, even if Noah kept turn the pages of my music book in the middle of the song.
On the 23 we drove around and looked at lights. The boys had decided to skip nap and were out cold by 6:50 pm. They were a little upset when we got home and were unloading them out of the car, but they were right back out when we tucked them into bed. Bonus they slept all the way until 8 am!
We’ve still been doing our advent calendar, just don’t have pictures of monday or tuesday. Monday we went to the local frozen yogurt shop and tried the holiday flavored yogurt. It was eggnog and we put a little crushed candy cane on top. It was yummy! We had friends join us which was a lot of fun and then we took some to daddy at work. On Tuesday we read The Road to Bethlehem. It is an Ethiopian version of the nativity that I happened to buy before the boys came home (seeing the crazy prices now I’m glad I grabbed it up at a much more reasonable cost!) Wednesday we went on a family picnic at the park. It was nice to have lunch with daddy for once. 🙂
We went to watch our church’s living nativity Saturday night. The best part of any living nativity is the animals of course! This year there were three baby goats! The boys loved them, and the donkey, Ezra always loves the donkeys.
We watched the Polar Express and nibbled on this yummy White Chocolate Peppermint popcorn bark. (Okay the boys watched about the first 45 minutes before the sugar kicked in and proceeded to run around spinning and jumping like crazy.)
Today’s advent activity was to deliver all the goodies we’ve been making. I delivered some earlier in the day to a couple of people, and we were supposed to deliver to a few neighbors tonight. We got all ready to go and then noticed it was pouring down rain. Since we own no rain gear and the world’s smallest umbrella Matt made us stay home. We will have to finish our deliveries tomorrow.
Last night we set out to make sugar cookies. It wasn’t going so well so I finished up the rolling and cutting out by myself. We then waited until tonight to do the decorating. Which was met with much enthusiasm and tears. Three year olds can be a tad emotional!
Visit Santa! The boys went to a local Santa who volunteers his time to collect food for the food bank. The boys answered every question he asked with “3!” (Noah holds up four fingers, while Ezra holds up three.) Guess we are stuck on our age right now.
Today I combined our advent activity with play school. We made candy cane play dough and had a blast! I managed to keep all four boys from burning themselves, but someone did touch the super hot play dough and feel the burn.
Remember you can click on the photos to see them larger and read the captions
(Wow that took a lot of red food coloring!)
All three boys were giggling uncontrollably so I got the camera out, of course the giggles stopped, but they were still silly and cute.