|By the beginning of December, the kids were more than ready to decorate the tree.|
|We had fun one afternoon making graham cracker nativities.|
|Ethan and Tera at our family party. |
They were getting ready to leave before I remembered to pull out my camera.
|I had been busy in the kitchen making up cookie plates to send home with Mom.|
Sandy, Ellie, and Lindy were my co-bakers and platers.
|Apples to Apples seems to be the traditional game of choice for our crew.|
We also enjoyed a nice Christmas Eve with Grandma and Grandpa Selvage, but I forgot to put the sd card back in my camera, so we didn't get any pictures of it this year. Somewhere, there is a video from the new video camera that Tom got, but it would need heavy editing before appearing here, since I was in most of the scenes.
|Before bed on Christmas Eve, we donned costumes over new|
Christmas PJs and acted out the story of Christ's birth.
|Papa was an innkeeper who turned away Joseph.|
I got to play the nice guy who let them use the barn.
|Ellie and Tommy both played wise men.|
|and also our main characters, Joseph and Mary.|
|All loaded and ready.|
|Christmas morning, Ellie singing into her new microphone.|
She looks a bit like a lounge singer, doesn't she?
|and this one definitely has that look down!|