Recounting the Final Days Before Christmas

Working my way to THE day… next entry… I promise!

December 23-24

Two days until Christmas and the excitement is high! We recorded our yearly Christmas concert which I posted on Facebook (I am on there as Lisa Reinsch-Johnson if you wish to see it. Just request that I friend you due to my blog!). We did a single song this time – an extended version of We Wish You a Merry Christmas. I added in the Phrase 1 between each of the following and at the end to really get us singing and dancing. You can find the words we used HERE. Thanks to Noella Designs.

We had more classic movies and drawings to do…101_5669

101_5668What a reading list we have had this year and almost all of them from our own shelves!!!101_5670

The kids ALL volunteered to clean  the bathroom for Christmas and did a wonderful job!101_5671

The kids spent some time baking with daddy to round off our pre Christmas preparation. So much happy holiday vibes in the house!101_5672

Our Christmas Eve ended up much quieter than anticipated. Ken’s uncle and his family usually come over for a traditional Ukrainian style food dinner. Sadly his uncle was released from the hospital the morning of Christmas Eve with strict instructions to stay off his feet post surgery. We are praying for his fast recovery and that this is the end of surgery for him. But it did mean a lack of company with a table full of food!101_5678

The table looked amazing.101_5677

As did the brand new Christmas pj’s.101_5686

We had a gift for the bigger 4 to open from Nana and Baba – Wikki Sticks! what a fun activity!101_5680

101_5688And Echo opened one too… a frog that moves its mouth and makes noise. Surprised her a little!!101_5687

Of course we left cookies and milk for Santa and carrots and special reindeer food outside for the reindeer. The kids were so excited! And a night at home was perfect for a restful and quick settle down to bed in the evening.101_5689

101_5691101_5692Definitely necessary as Ken had a kitchen set to build (thanks to Holly and James) and we had presents to sort out and place under the tree.photo (82)

101_5695Earlier in the day I made Echo a baby Jesus out of a sock. You can make this super simple baby as well using the instructions found HERE. Thanks to Catholic Icing for this super simple sweety!photo (82a)

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