Saturday, December 31, 2011

Christmas

Our Christmas Eve was great, although not what people would consider a "normal" great Christmas eve. We spend the day switching our old trailer into our new trailer and cleaning it all out. Then we worked on more projects around the house. It was laid back and production which was perfect. The boys were so excited for Santa to come (even Caleb got into it.) The boys and I had made a carrot wreath for the reindeer that we set out that night. It was super easy to make. I gave the boys my bundt pan, a bag of carrots, and water and let them put it all together. They dumped a layer of carrots in the pan, added water until it covered the carrots, and then put it in the freezer. To get it out of the pan was a little more tricky. I had to place a hot towel on the bottom of pan twice to kind of get the ice to melt until it fell out. I'm sure if you left it out for 20 minutes or so it would come right out. It was perfect because not only were feeding them we were given them a drink too!


And cookies of course!


Poor Beckham didn't stand a chance of waiting up for Santa!


John and I cuddled and watched The Nativity which was the perfect way to go into Christmas. Everyone was happy to see that Santa did in fact come. It was kind of questionable considering the naughty behavior the holidays seem to bring! Much to Moms disappointment he brought the boys a fish tank....no fish. Because....well Christmas Eve was productive... and Santa forgot... and Walmart was closed at 10:30 Christmas eve ;)

The boys had to wait in our bed until Mom got the cinnamon rolls in and the camera ready. They were dying to come out!



I think their favorite part of the day was seeing the little bits of leftover carrots from the reindeer.



I like having Christmas on a Sunday. It just feels more reverent.


We had a lovely Christmas dinner with our friends the Jensen's and the Morgan's. Collette even brought Coconut Cream pie to my delight and Bobbi pulled through with apple pie and vanilla ice cream to Johns pleasure.

The day was relaxed, fun, and most of all very merry! Just as Christmas should be!

4 comments:

Abbie said...

I love the look ok Calebs face. Your day looks like the complete opposite of how ours was. I'm a bit envious. I almost forgot to get some stuff out if storage, so I know exactly about Santa forgetting. :)

Mae said...

The carrot wreath was very cute! How did you get it all munched up to look like the reindeer ate it? (Am I allowed to put that in writing? Your boys don't read your blog, do they?!)

I really enjoyed Christmas on Sunday morning, too. Both our speakers got called away with emergencies so it was just the musical numbers in Sacrament meeting and it really set the mood. I love CHRISTmas.

The Ramsay's said...

Merry Christmas! Love the wreath! What did you freeze it in.? I might have to steal this idea next year.

Lisa @ Over the Big Moon said...

Hey girls! The wreath was super easy to make. I gave the boys my bundt pan, a bag of carrots, and water and let them put it all together. They dumped a layer of carrots in the pan, added water until it covered the carrots, and then put it in the freezer. To get it out of the pan was a little more tricky. I had to place a hot towel on the bottom of pan twice to kind of get the ice to melt until it fell out. I'm sure if you left it out for 20 minutes or so it would come right out.

As for how we got the munched up carrots I melted the wreath and then bit pieces of it up and spit it out into a bowl and then went and sprinkled it over the walk. It was gross! The carrots were so soggy next year I for sure will make sure I have a few on hand to much and spit that have not been frozen in water. Just make sure you melt it off the ribbon or break it off so it looks like the reindeer ate and drank it off.

Seriously this was the coolest tradition and for my boys was the most magical part of the day!