The day before we left for Louisiana to visit our families for Christmas, we celebrated our own family Christmas. Even though it was a full week before Christmas Day, we loved being together and celebrating our Savior's birth- just the 4 of us.
We began the evening with a lovely meal. Clay cooked up some yummy baby back ribs. I made loaded mashed potatoes and green beans as sides. Noah LOVED the rib meat. I was shocked.
After dinner we sang "Happy Birthday Jesus" which we did a lot of the whole month of December. Noah was really able to understand a lot of the meaning of Christmas this year. Then Clay told the Christmas story. The only details that we expected Noah to retain this year were that Jesus was born, Mary is his mommy, God is His daddy, and that Jesus loves us very much. We know next year he will be able to grasp much more of this wondrous event.
Finally we had the boys open a few gifts that we got them. Mostly books and a few toys.Here's Jude "reading" his first book.