DH took the older kids to see The Hobbit on Christmas Eve afternoon with his parents, then we enjoyed our regular Christmas Eve tradition of dinner out to Chinese. The local family-owned restaurant we go to has come to expect our arrival, and we love the easy clean-up. We don't often go out to eat as an entire family, so it's a nice treat.
After dinner, we came home for our regular activities. First up is the acting out of the nativity. This year, we sang three hymns during it, so Lillian, while unpictured, was an active participant by playing the piano.
As you can see, we take authentic costuming very, very seriously. ;)the American continent at that time. This led to a short discussion about staying true to your beliefs no matter what the opposition might be.
We always finish up Christmas Eve by opening one present. Here's Cami with hers.
Christmas morning dawned and we loved it. Christmas with lots of kids is magical.
Showing off some presents:
Each kid holding one of their favorite presents: