When Rylee was born, Matt and I started the tradition of having a birthday party for Jesus on Christmas Eve. We thought it was important that our children realize that Christmas was not just about them, and kids are all about birthday parties so this is an easy way for them to understand why we celebrate. This year Rylee made the cake (I directed the process, but she really did most of it herself). She really did a great job!
Christmas morning Matt and I wait an hour for the girls to get up. Rylee and Reagan are both early birds, but I guess we were more excited than they were :-). Rylee was all about the gifts and thought every one of them was wonderful (aren't 3 yr olds great). Reagan, however, got some pink shoes (shown above) and really only cared about those and whatever Rylee was playing with. She has since realized how fun all of her toys are, but that morning all she cared about were those shoes!
Daddy opening his gifts from the girls.
Last but not least, this was our attempt to get a picture of all the kids together. Imagine on the other side 3 cameras taking the pictures and all the other adults trying to keep the kids in the pictures. There were only a few who ended up in tears, but no damage done!!!