I'll tell you about our day as I go along with the pictures!
Alexis making the Drop Biscuits.
Alexis building a 3-D rhinocerous.
While we were opening gifts, one of our neighbors dropped by a kit for building a gingerbread house and as we were opening Christmas cards another neighbor brought by some cookies and pound cake!
This is an idea of what everyone got for Christmas:
Books - lots of books - probably close to 10 books.
The Mr. Pipes series, Jungle Doctor series and books on eventful attacks/wars around the World War I & II era, plus a story of missionary heroism. Mommy and Daddy are always looking for books (we love to read) to increase our knowledge and help us become knowledgeable on different events in History. We probably get books every year - and finish them all by the next Christmas (maybe with having read them over a few times) just in time for more books!
Vitamin C Chewable Tablets (500 grams).
We love the flavored Vitamin C's and they're very good for you so why not get them for Christmas? :)
Three different shades
I don't know anyone in our family that doesn't like peppermint patties! Candy makes a great present!
Oatmeal Creme Pies
Really Nice Winter Gloves
Daddy and Mommy used the gift certificate from Bass Pro (the one we got if we went to bluegreen resorts) to buy those for us! The only problem is that it has to get cold enough to use them - snow would help too! :)
Beat sticks (I don't know what you call them!), djembe-12" (Daddy's favorite - He used to play the percussion at our old church), mini Congo, shakers, and last but not least a temporary violin for Alexis! Alexis has had an interest in violins/flutes for a while so Daddy and Mommy borrowed one from Mrs. Robinson, Alexis' best-friend-forever, Jamie's, Mom. She has it for a year or two to figure out if she would like to pursue playing the violin.
Twister is such a fun game, the only problem being that 8+ people can't play at once!
Tripod for a Camera weighing no more than 1 1/2 lbs.
-- One of my (Kimber) favorite gifts!--
We constantly lose them, so we always need new ones!
I don't remember what else we got, so that's good for now! Lydia did get a really cute pair of clothes! We relaxed a little bit more (Hannah, Caleb and I read our new books - Missionary Stories, The Story of D-Day and Jungle Doctor) and then prepared our Christmas dinner. Na-naw and Paw-paw (our grandparents) came over to celebrate with us. The table was set with a tablecloth and Mamma's fine china and glasses. We had sparkling grape juice for our drink to remind us of Jesus' sacrifice. I'll see if I can post the pictures soon. After dinner we went to church for the Christmas Eve service. All of us went in the service as a family, which we really liked!