Saturday, December 26, 2009


....TRADITION!!! I love traditions. Thought I'd share a few of our Christmas traditions


Christmas Eve night always means the first gift of Christmas....which must be new PJ's for all. And if Mrs Claus can find them...matching/coordinating PJ's for the kiddos. Makes for good pictures on Christmas morning when everyone has brand new, festive PJ's!!

new PJ's are followed by the traditional reading of Twas the Night before Christmas (we're big fans of Robert Sabuda)


and after Twas the Night before Christmas comes the reading of Santa Mouse!


Christmas morning we hold the kids at the top of the stairs. First Daddy interviews the kids at the top of the stairs, it's so fun to watch the videos from past years. but it's also lots of fun to 'torture' the kids a bit holding them off. Then they are let loose for the family room. (note the plate on the table...peppers and tomatoes for the reindeer were eaten, cookies for Santa...and we couldn't forget cheese for Santa Mouse)

One of the traditions carried over from BOTH of our families, is the cinnamon roll Christmas tree being part of the Christmas morning b'fast. At our house GrandMama and Papa come for brunch after presents are opened. Some years I make the cinnamon rolls homemade, sometimes I used pre-made. some years I put cocoa in the trunk's frosting so it's brown and cut a star to put on the top with some yellow or white frosting....but no matter what I get a whim to do or not do...there must be cinnamon rolls in the shape of a Christmas tree to eat Christmas morning!!

I hope that each of you had a simply delightful holiday making and creating memories with the ones you love!! Sorry for the lack of recent posts...after 3 weeks of nearly sleepless nights with the precious baby we were blessed to care for, we moved right into holiday madness. Limited hours in each day and the few free ones were spent crashed!!


Laura at By the Bushel said...

Looking forward to meeting my '15' minute friend! Love the 'traditions!' Especially the sweet rolls!!! mmmm! and the pjs and the books, oh how can I choose...:)

Tricia said...

Sounds like some really neat traditions. Glad you had a good day. God bless you and yours.