Thursday, December 26, 2013

Christmas At Home

We celebrated Christmas on the 26th this year. My step-daughter wasn't with us until then, so we held off our celebration. We started the day off with boxed cereal (a treat for our kids) and a mocha for my husband Jon and I. Then, I made Gluten Free Huckleberry coffee cake and we fried up some cow heart.

I prepared simple stockings for each of the kiddos, so they started out their morning discovering (and digesting) the contents. Most of the presents were arranged beneath the tree before the day began, except for step-daughter's presents, which she wrapped after arriving.

My big girls (10 and 12), had rolled rag curlers in their hair the night before, so their hair was curly and wavy. My already wavy haired girl took the curls well. The straight haired girl's hair turned wavy. I redid the now wavy haired girl in braids. And, my little girl (Abigail) and the biggest (Mariah) also prepared their hair before presents.


Then, we read Christmas story from Luke, and exchanged gifts.






Thursday, December 19, 2013

I don't have a beard

Josiah: I don't have a beard. I don't have a beard. I'm not 6, I'm 3.
Abigail (6): Maybe when he's 6 or 8, he'll have a little beard.

I love kids.