Friday, December 26, 2008

Traditions New and Old

For as long as I can remember, my family had pizza on Christmas eve. Being married and having my own family, Christmas eve pizza is one of those traditions we've kept going.

As is opening a present on Christmas eve. Since having Caleb, we try to make the Christmas eve present more on the religious side. Last year, he got a book about the Christmas story and this year, a book with pictures of Jesus.

Then we decided this year to start a new tradition, so Daddy's Christmas eve present was a gingerbread house kit. (Yeah, we're not crafty enough to make our own gingerbread.)

Caleb wasn't so sure about the whole idea. He helped a little, but only when I repeatedly insisted that he help.

For the most part, we just let Daddy build the house.

Caleb was mostly just interested in eating the candy.

We had a fun time though and definitely plan on continuing this Christmas eve tradition.

And what was Mommy's present? A Christmas Story on dvd. Only, I've been suffering from a nasty head cold (that hit at six o'clock the night before Christmas eve) and hence fell asleep pretty quickly after the movie started. It's my favorite Christmas movie though, so we might have to watch it again soon, even if Christmas is technically over now.


Patti said...

Love the gingerbread house idea for your new tradition.