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Wednesday, January 2, 2008


since i started our christmas letter days i figured i should finish them for you all. here's the quick run down of our other days...

I- we ended up eating italian, incredible turkey/cheese roll-ups and ice water (not too good with the I's yet). then we made interesting and inventive gifts for our families. since christmas is over i can now tell you that the kids each made a magnet for grandparents and aunts and uncles. mia colored and stickered her pictures and we used asher's fingerprints to create a little wilson family on his. then we glued the pictures to magnets and voila a little handmade gifts from the munchkins. it's really important to us to teach our kids that christmas is about giving and celebrating that God gave us Jesus. creating gifts for others is one way we try to do that.

S - we ate sandwiches and salty chips then sang songs and wore our santa hats. we also read santa stories.

T - we had tacos and tostito chips for dinner. after dinner we took toys to the homeless shelter in the area. it's a shelter for women and children. again, we want to show the kids that christmas is about the birth of Christ and giving his love to other people, especially those who are not as fortunate as we are.

M - we had mushroom burgers. it's this yummy vegetarian recipe we found that we love. the kids even like it ... most of the time. tonight was music and a movie night. just a relaxing evening before the festivities began christmas eve.

A - we had an amazing dinner with pete's family on a day that was all about Jesus. mia wanted to bake Him a cake (it's his birthday afterall) and she decided that cupcakes were better. not really with the "a" theme so they became adorable cupcakes and the meal simply became amazing because it was (and because none of it started with "a"). we went to church to adore our savior and then came home to an amazing amount of gifts.

here are the kids opening gifts with daddy and uncle jimmy.

mia in her new fancy dress, shoes, crown, jewelry and princess wand. look out world!

S - we were going to start our morning off with scrambled eggs but when it came down to it none of us really wanted them. so, no realy "s" food. we got presents from santa and then slipped and slid our way over to my parents house for more christmas celebrating.

1 comment:

The Maines Family Blog said...

Wow...you are soo creative! I love all your ideas.
Such a special time of the year and celebration of the birth of Jesus! Wonderful family traditions!
Happy New Year!
Can't wait to see you all in person in just a few short weeks!