Saturday, December 20, 2008


So it is 1:30 AM on Sunday. We are suppose to leave the house in three hours. I should probably be sleeping but I am always so scared I won't wake up in time and we will miss our flight. Silly and paranoid I know; but just the same...

Anyway, as I stated earlier. We celebrated our Christmas a little early - Friday to be exact. (Santa is very kind and accommodating like that.) So, Thursday evening was our Christmas Eve. We have a bunch of silly traditions around our house when it comes to Christmas, so I thought I would share a few.

First off, Jack fixes a plate of cookies not only for Santa but for Santa's reindeer as well


(these were Jack's favorites);


while Beau on the other hand, and not-surprisingly I might add, simply enjoys eating the cookies.


Then the boys gather (or rather are forced) in front of the tree for a quick pic


and then it is off to bed where daddy attempts to read to them The Night Before Christmas,


before they start bouncing off the walls.


Once Beau is in bed, Jack writes Santa a letter - actually, at this age he is drawing pictures and writing the first two letter of his name - but I think Santa gets the general idea.


And then it is off to bed in hopes that St. Nicholas would soon be here.


Newberry said...

I know what you mean about not sleeping before a flight the next morning. I definitely try to sleep, but the thought that I won't wake up in time always sabotages my efforts. I love all of the traditions! I especially love the fact that your kids will probably want to do those same traditions with their children one day. Those are the best memories.

Shawna Byrd said...

I love that Jack remembers to leave cookies for the reindeer. So many people forget they do all lot of hard work on Christmas! I loved reading about your traditions.

Daniele said...

They are so cute running around. Your traditions are wonderful and they will always remember them? Apparently, Santa has requested sugar cookies and a Dr. Pepper from our house this year. I am sure dad will oblige with one from his stash.

Devin said...

It sounds like you had a great Christmas Eve. I always love hearing about what everyone else does to celebrate the holiday I also am alwasy afraid of oversleeping for early flights. The last time, we just stayed up all night.

Amy said...

Cute traditions!

Stacey said...

Awww so sweet! Melinda I hope you guys made it okay...I've been thinking about you all day... Blog soon!!!

Dawn said...

Their jammies are so cute!

That's the one bad thing about my girls being so far apart in age. I can't find matching clothes!