Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Christmas Eve

We started out the day on Christmas Eve by making cookies for Santa. Hudson and Noni made sugar cookies shaped like snowflakes, candy canes, and Christmas trees. Hudson always LOVES helping when the mixer is involved. :)
While the sugar cookies were baking, Noni started on dessert for Christmas day...chocolate mousse...YUMMY!!!!! Hudson wasn't far from the action and even got to lick the spoon.

After playing super hard so he could go down for an early nap, we headed to the family Christmas Eve service at church. It was fun hearing Hudson participate in the Christmas story this year since we have talked and read about it so much.
After that we headed to Poppy's house to celebrate with Kelly's side of the family. Sadly, I must have been too busy chatting away because I hardly have any pictures. I do have these though that make me smile. Hudson holds a special place in his heart for Uncle Todd. Poor Uncle Todd gets a workout when Hudson is around and doesn't get left alone for a SECOND, but he seems to enjoy every minute of it and gives Hudson ALL of his attention. Hudson was beyond thrilled that Uncle Todd gave him a keyboard for Christmas and that Uncle Todd would just sit and play with him. :)
Leaning over to give Uncle Todd a big kiss for his gift. Too sweet!
When we got home, we had Hudson open his Christmas jammies...a yearly tradition.

Modeling his jammies!
After that, it was time to set out Santa's milk and cookies and the carrots for the reindeer.
Too funny...after setting down the plate, Hudson took a bite out of a carrot. Very strange for a child who doesn't eat ANY vegetables!
Before bed, Hudson put his final ornament on his advent tree. This was SUCH a fun tradition that was started this year and I absolutely can't continue it every year.

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