This year is pretty neat because Hanna knows what Christmas is all about now. She was saying all day "we're gonna open presents for baby Jesus?" At one point she said "Happy New Year Baby Jesus!" Made me laugh. But she understands that Santa Claus comes to give presents because it's baby Jesus' birthday, and she even asked to make him a cake at one point. It's pretty neat every year to see how much she's grown.
Every year Christmas Eve is spent at my Nanny's (my grandma's) house. We've got a nice big family on my mom's side, and everyone comes out to sing carols around the piano, and open gifts until all hours of the night. This year we made it back home a little bit before 2 am, to get ready for Santa Claus to come to our house!
My favourite part of the evening of course is singing carols!
Uncle Dave plays piano, and we all get a big book of carols. We don't stop til the book's done!
|This is the best I could get of all three of them before we left for church!|
The kids had a blast too, and they were all troopers for staying up so late. This is the beginning of some very mixed up little kids through the holidays who don't get nearly enough sleep! It's so worth it though!
I look so forward to this night all year long, and it's so worth the wait! Thanks for another amazing Christmas Eve Nanny!