Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Christmas Eve at Mom's

I guess Mom and I are just sentimental but neither one of us could quite stand the idea of absolutely no "Christmas Eve" celebration at their house. So on Tuesday, Dec 22 Kevin, I and the kids went over to their home. I thought the table looked so beautiful. I brought the Christmas layer jello--that is a tradition.

We held hands and sang the Doxology. We used to do this only on special family occasions--like Christmas--but several of our kids are starting to request that 'we sing it' rather than a spoken prayer much more often when we eat with my parents.
James and Papa--passing the time until presents.
S and Caleb (and his new Cars sheets)

Here's Steven sitting on Daddy's lap starting to tear into his own set of sheets
J got the Star Wars comforter. It was funny because I had already purchased the comforters when I just 'happened' to take the kids through that section at Wal-Mart and was so rewarded to see several of them drooling over the styles I'd already purchased. The comforters and sheets were gifts from Grandma and Papa and Papa (Kevin's Dad) but I got to do the actual shopping.

T showing off her High School Musical selection (the girls already have the matching curtains and sheets so tonight they got flannel ones)

S with cozy flannel sheets
B was tickled to receive a Harley Davidson comforter. Since he sleeps on a couch, we got him matching curtains rather than sheets. He has taken up residence in our converted 'junque' room--lovingly referred to as 'the back room'

I got two bowl sets--one set of mixing bowls and the other set is storage bowls with lids. In the background is Mom and Dad's singing clock--at this time of year it is set to play a Christmas carol on the hour.

We chose a Snuggie for Mom and some puzzle books
I love this picture because it shows pure happiness on Steven's face.

Here's Caleb and his Speedy Racer comforter
Steven tearing into his own Speedy Racer

Here's S's matching comforter
Kevin had chosen to buy jeans and a jar of peanuts for himself with his Christmas money from Mom and Dad

Mom's Snuggie. It even came with a cool reading light.

That night we went home and took all the bed covers off the kids' beds and put on the new sheets and comforters. Here's J amidst his Star Wars glory

And here are the little boys and Daddy getting ready at last for night-night


  1. Thanks for the update Joy. I so look forward to reading about your family and seeing new pics!
    Happy New Year!

  2. Awesome pics Joy! Caleb and Steven look wonderful! Mary Ellen