Christmas Eve night was filled with some great activities to
build memories together.
Then we facetimed with Grammies, Boompa, and Kirstin
and Boompa read "T'was the Night Before Christmas".
It's the same book that he had when he was a little boy,
and we haven't missed a year since I was born!
Putting our fingers to the side of our nose
just like Santa did in the story
Then we started getting into costumes for acting out the Nativity:
Jack was the cutest little shepherd
James played Joseph
Here they are pictured by Grandma's lambs
Baby Emily as the Baby Jesus, Elisa as Mary,
James as Joseph
Jack and Daddy were the shepherds in the field
that were scared when the angel came to tell them
of the birth of Jesus
Then they fell down to pray :)
They came to see the Baby Jesus in the stable
Finally the wisemen came in baring gifts:)
(I'm sure they had presents wrapped in shiny paper!)
It was fun way to remember the Nativity story as Papa narrated
Finally we ended the night by singing a little around the piano :)
Those goofy Manwarings!
All ready for bed!
Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night!
And see, Santa did come :)