Decorating also included an icing fight in which Andrew turned himself into Rudolph. He was quite tickled with himself.
Nibble, Nibble Like a Mouse
I spent a lot of the holidays in the kitchen. We had our traditional appetizers and treats Christmas Eve. I made caramel popcorn, artichoke dip, chili bean dip, buck eyes, a cheesecake ball, and sausage balls. I made Moravian Sugar Cake for breakfast Christmas morning.
After our treats we read the Nativity Story.
Then we acted out the story. Daddy was Joseph, Mommy was Mary, and Bob was Baby Jesus.
(We will have real baby dolls next year, with a baby girl in the house, I am sure).
Nana and Emily were Shepherds and Ryan was a reluctant sheep.
Andrew was the Angel Gabriel. He had memorized his part and said it beautifully. However this picture reminds me of the story of the Littlest Angel. The book is about a 4 year old boy angel who can't keep his halo or robe on right or clean, who swings on the Heavenly gates, and makes a most unheavenly noise when singing.
After the Nativity play we sang Christmas carols and played instruments. Then it was time to open presents from the Kruegers!
Emily and Rachel showing off their aprons and cooking supplies.
Outside to leave food for the reindeer.
Jammies on and one last bedtime story, and in a "surprising" turn of events, Andrew chose The Polar Express.
Ryan loved his stocking Christmas morning and kept returning to the empty stocking hoping to find more candy canes.
Ryan and Andrew loved their new kitchen.
After opening our gifts and eating breakfast, we headed to Colfax and ate lunch with Nanie Tu-tu and family.
Andrew loves playing with his cousin Austin.
Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night!