Friday, December 24, 2010

Getting Ready for Christmas

This afternoon before heading to the winery for the Pina family Christmas Eve I downloaded the memory card from Jason's camera. I was pleased to find these pictures taken over the month of December as we got ready for Christmas.

On Friday the 10th, I decided to decorate Christmas cookies with Grace and Cooper while Jason and Emma took in a show. Grammie and Grampa joined us for cookies and dinner, and Emma and Jason made it home in time to decorate a cookie or two.
On the 13th we found our Christmas Tree.
Mommy loving on Henry.
Henry sporting his santa hat at Grace's Christmas program.
Years ago Maria gave my parents a stuffed Santa from Canada. Each year the kids look forward to him coming out of storage and taking pictures with him.
Last weekend we finally decorated the tree!
Henry hanging out with Santa and some Christmas lights.
Last night we finally hung up all the stockings for Santa Claus. My great-grandmother made the first one when my mom was a baby. My grandmother made ones for my dad when they got married and then for John and I when we were born. My mother carried on the tradition making stockings for Jason, Tracy and each of the grandkids. Traditionally the stockings aren't done until the baby's 2nd Christmas so Henry's should be ready next year.
I think it is so fun to have all 12 of us here at the house for the weekend!

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