Friday, December 20, 2013

Random Five on Friday ~ Christmas Traditions 2013

{So this week's Random 5 is a massive amount of Christmas.}

1.  Gingerbread Houses
Daddy always makes the gingerbread houses with the boys.  We've always used kits, though we're considering doing them from scratch next year.  Elliott was all about piping his icing, while Emory alternated between eating and decorating.

2.  Homemade Goodies
We made gingerbread cookies and homemade gingerbread ornaments.  So much fun for the kiddos, and they are just thrilled to share them!  Then we've also received lots of homemade goodies from people.  This picture cracks me up.  He is our mischievous one, if you can't tell by now.

3.  Christmas Read-Alouds
We are plowing through our Christmas read-aloud list.  We usually look for an activity or two to go with a few different books.  We also love watching any Christmas movies that were inspired by our favorite books.  You can check out this year's list of Christmas read-alouds and activities if you need some inspiration.  I included some picture books you can find online for free too.

4.  The Christmas Program
Elliott is getting old enough that he's received speaking parts the last two years.  He memorizes them easily, and surprisingly (he's our shy one) he shows no signs of stage fright when he gets up there.  He said his verse with ease this year and was happy to be a part of the program.

Then there was the Preschool Program.  Can we say hysterically entertaining?  Emory was a shepherd, and he did his job well.  He spent more time tending the flock than paying any attention to the program, although he did join in on a couple songs.  This age group is just unpredictable, but so funny!

5.  Pajama Pictures
I'll finish off with these sweet pictures.  The most precious gifts in my life!

The Pebble Pond

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  1. What precious babies you have! :)

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    1. Aren't they fun!? We take pajama pictures every Christmas now.

  3. Wonderful pictures! We have been enjoying many of the same things. Isn't it fun to watch your children perform? :)