our Christmas (on Christmas Eve)

We spent December 24th celebrating with our Christmas traditions. We started with breakfast, but Anna slept late, so everyone got dressed waiting and forewent the Christmas pajamas attire.

 (The late sleeper also gave me extra time at the griddle, so I even made some pancake letters.)

Heidi saved her antlers for last.

The girls admired their first Christmas hands on the tablecloth while we ate.

Then we migrated to the family room to open our stockings and presents.

Now each kid has his/her own sleeping bag!

Time to trace our hands on the tablecloth.

Is this really December weather?

We dropped in to visit Great-Great-Grammy.

Self-timer photo.

The two Evas.

We also checked in on Great-Pop-Pop (since he and Great-Grammy haven't left for Florida yet).

For our Christmas dinner, we had stuffed shells. We ate them all.

The kids dressed in their Christmas pajamas for the Christmas Eve candlelight service as it was starting at their normal bedtime. They loved singing Silent Night with their candles.

Then home we went to sleep in heavenly peace. =)