Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Christmas Traditions 1

It's been a busy week at our house as we moved from one holiday to the next. Our Thanksgiving was nice, minus the 8 hours Tyler spent in the bathroom Friday morning (not sure where it came from; just glad it didn't last or spread). We spent our weekend eating, playing, and shopping. I am so thankful that I married into such a wonderful family.

December has come quickly, and I am so happy. I love December. I love Christmas. I love tradition. I thought it might be fun to share with you some of our Christmas traditions.

So I present, Christmas Tradition 1: Pajamas

Like many other families, we always get new Christmas pajamas. From the time I was about 6 we opened up a present on Christmas Eve, found pajamas, and had something cute to wear for pictures the next morning. We have always done it this way with Tyler, but this year we tweaked the tradition just a little.

Last Monday for Family Home Evening, we started our Christmas season. We talked about keeping our focus on Jesus. We decorated the tree. And we let the boys open their pj's. We didn't plan on doing it early, but when we found the so cute baby sleepers, I really wanted the twins to be able to wear them all month.

It was a great way to start the month. I don't know if we will open pajamas on Christmas Eve or at the beginning of the month next year, but we will definitely get pj's. After all, it is a tradition.

Dad with Brady (who looks so startled)

Mom and Carter

My boys!

Tyler and Brady

(notice how smiley Carter is lately? I love it!)

Scooby-Doo is big at our house right now.
I personally think Tyler is getting old for these
types of jammies, but he sure doesn't.

I could NOT resist the reindeer bums.
I LOVE them!


michelle said...

I love the new family picture! I also love this time of year. It always seems to be the most busiest as well!! I think it is always good to start new traditions too! Looking forward to seeing you guys a lot this month!

Tresa Fowler said...

Great family picture!
What a wonderful idea to spread Christmas out a bit and let the kids enjoy their new jammies all month long. Great idea.

fitandfungrandma said...

What a great picture. I remember how much Dan wanted those hats and I must say they do look sooooo cute in them. Love the jammies too.

Wish upon a Starr said...

I love the jammies!! I would expect to find reindeer tails on the back, but they are still super cute! I kind of like the idea of opening the p.j.s at the beginning of the month. I'll have to think about doing that.

Merry Christmas!!

amanda said...

love the new picture!!!! I love the pjs and all of your boys! How cute they look and all of those smiles! How fun!!! I can't wait to see all of the other traditions to come this month! :)