Here is what our Christmas day looked like.
The girls encouraging Micah to crawl over and see what he got under the tree.
(In other words….. “hurry up and see your present so we can open ours!”)
And he finally sees his car!
And he makes it!
Anna says…. “Mommy, I was thinking Micah could share that car if he wants too….”
Then we opened stockings…..
showing off their “strobe” rings.
Mommy got something in her stocking too. All 8 seasons of my favorite show! (p.s. our girls were actually pretty stoked about this gift too. )
Micah opened his stocking in his car and pretty much sat there chewing on his new toothbrush for the entirety of the present opening experience.
Then we tore into the gifts!
Plasma cars for the girls. Have you seen these things? They are so cool!
Taking them for a quick test drive.
The girls got coordinating backpacks and lunch boxes. ( This was mommy’s practical gift.) They loved them though!
See how thrilled they were!?!
No really. They we actually very excited…… I promise.
Micah and his “First T-ball set”
“Let me at that toy daddy!”
With their new princess dolls.
All ready to go to grandpa and grandmas. They walked over with daddy. Mommy drove.
Ready to go!
The BEST shot of the day!
Happy 1st Christmas Micah Jay! You have been a blessing, gift and answer to prayer!
(You think he liked the car?)
Then it was over to grandpa and grandma’s for more gifts and a day of games, relaxing, and… of course… FOOD!
Micah opening his “gumBALL machine” from Aunt Becky
Anna showing off her backpack and the matching one she got for her doll. Oh… and her new boots.
This is what playing Santa does to parents…. kind of groggy.
After breakfast we had some Christmas Crackers.
Traditionally in the Christmas Crackers… there is a crown. The reason for that crown is to remind us that we are celebrating THE KING!!!!!
The De jongs.
Grandpa and Anna.
Grandma and Bekah.
Then we talked to Uncle Nate in Florida. Isn’t technology amazing?
We even took a family picture…
Pretty funny, slightly sad (since we would have rather had him here) but still pretty cool …. hey to quote my mom “we’ll take what we can get!”
Then it was all about busting out the toys and play time!
Aunt Becky was a success with this gift for the girls. Their own microphones and stands so they can rock, talk and put on shows! ( Cause we ALL know that is right up their alley!)
Rebekah…. telling jokes.
(p.s. look at those rockin boots! Those were a “wish those came in my size” purchase.)
Anna was rockin out the “Jesus Loves Me” like only Anna can.
My sister and brother-in-law introduced us to this game. Which was a lot of fun! We have found a new family favorite.
We watched a little of this…
And then we brought my grandma over for a little visit and dessert. My grandma Carleene has been living with Alzheimer's for quite some time and lives in a home about 3 miles from us and my parents.
She was happy to see the kids and every body else and looked very festive in her Santa hat!
It was a good day and a merry Christmas ,indeed.
We celebrate this day knowing that we serve a
A HEALING GOD,
A FORGIVING GOD,
A JUST GOD,
A MERCIFUL GOD.
A God that came to us in the most humble, and vulnerable way he could…. as a baby.
He came to save the world!
Yes, we had a good Christmas…
because we KNOW THE reason for celebrating!