Friday, December 24, 2010

Christmas Eve 2010

How we spent our Christmas Eve:

Making cookies to bring to Gi-Gi & Papa Jim's tomorrow.

Hanging out and looking cute!

We made it to the 5pm Christmas Eve service this year (all four of us). Paisley liked getting to light & hold the candle while singing Silent Night. A moment from this service will stick with me ALWAYS! After all of the candles where lit and everyone started to sing I looked down at Paisley and this is what I saw: her angelic face (eyes big & bright; lit by the candle light) singing Silent Night in her sweet little voice. Christmas magic was alive in her eyes tonight! It makes me tear up just thinking about it.

When we got home I was able to get a Christmas picture of the kids.

Then we tested out the timer on our camera for a family picture.
Take One: Toby got everything set up and ran to join us (almost).
Take Two: Toby added more time, made it to his seat just in time to pick Paisley up to sit on his lap (a little closer).
Take Three: Toby added even more time, was able to get to this set, put Paisley on his lap & pose (problem, he cut a little bit of his head off).
Take Four: Toby adjusted the height of the camera and the result = not too bad.
Then one of me and the kids.
And one of Toby and the kids.
We finished our night by reading 'The Night Before Christmas' and putting out cookies & milk for Santa (and carrots for the Reindeer). Tomorrow morning can't get here fast enough!
Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night!


Val Russell said...

Love all the family pictures!

Clare said...

You crack me up with all the takes no the timer! The 4th picture is great!
Everyone looks so grown up.

Stephanie said...

So much cuteness. Love Paisley's braids!