Thursday, December 29, 2011

Christmas Eve

We had such a wonderful Christmas Eve this year. We started off the evening by going to the 5:00 Family service at our church. The past few years we have attended the 3:00 Children's service, but I have REALLY missed the candlelight part, so we braved a new one this year. Hudson could not have done better! I was really nervous because he spends Sunday mornings in Sunday School...hasn't been in the sanctuary with us in a few years, but he did fantastic!! He did great taking communion and LOVED holding the candle and singing Silent Night. After church, we headed to Poppy's house for a yummy dinner and gifts with Kelly's side of the family. Hudson received many Batman gifts and was ONE HAPPY BOY!!

LOVE this face!!! Not sure who is happier...Hudson or Uncle Todd!

Uncle Todd, Hudson, and cousin Marcus

Hudson with Aunt Tara

We got home REALLY late, but still continued with our Christmas Eve traditions. First up, opening new jammies from Mommy & Daddy.

After setting out cookies, milk, and carrots, Hudson snuggled up to read Twas the Night Before Christmas. :) He kept telling me to read faster because he needed to go to bed so Santa could come. It was HILARIOUS! We haven't had that fast of a bedtime ritual in ages!

Such a fun, family filled evening!

1 comment:

Trina said...

Looks like an awesome night! We do many of the same things on Christmas Eve. Our boys both held candles very carefully at church and I monitored like a hawk, I was a little nervous. But they did awesome! The boys get new jammies and then we read the Christmas story out of their Bibles and our boys went right to sleep too! Love it!