Sunday, December 26, 2010

Christmas Part 1

This year we pretended that the 23rd was Christmas Eve and we spent it at home with just the four of us.  It was nice and quiet and we were able to read scriptures and sing hymns just like I wanted.  Earlier in the day I had my ultra sound appointment  and drumroll please ... Its a girl! ... probably.  The lady who did the ultrasound said that she is usually 98% sure what it is, but this time she is only 80% sure.  We are just going to plan everything like it is going to be a girl but we won't be too shocked if we find out otherwise in the end.  I really do think it is a girl.  The next morning we opened presents and then packed and headed over to my moms house.  

Once we got there things were much louder and more busy.  I am glad we did read the story of Christ's birth ahead of time because it just gets hard when there are 16 people all trying to shush each other.  It was fun though.  I personally liked the shepherds the best.  For dinner on Christmas Eve we tried to eat things that Mary and Joseph might have eaten.  We had pita bread, fruit, and cheeses (I don't know what they really ate, but this was fun). 
The next morning we opened stockings and more presents.  I want to thank everyone who gave me or someone in my family a gift.  They were all great!  Penelope got her very first baby doll and a few accessories to go with it.
 Here is Tucker playing with his new microphone and someone's harmonica.
Throughout the day and the whole time at my moms house we have been enjoying tons and tons of treats.  My mom made these cute reindeer truffles.
Christmas dinner was delicious as usual.  I love the sparkling cider and for us it is kinda expensive so we usually only have it on Christmas or New Years.
By the end of it all Tucker was very tired.  He had been running around nonstop the entire time and on top of that he and Penelope both have a small cold.
We also had our second annual Swift family Christmas talent show Bob videoed the whole thing so it will be coming on the blog sometime in the near future.

1 comment:

Swift family said...

Looks like a lot of fun. We do that same thing for Christmas Eve dinner, and we always think it's special. Wish we could have been there with all of you! We enjoyed the talent show though.