Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Christmas in July, Part 1!

I am finally getting around to posting our pictures from Christmas! Part 1 is Christmas Eve. Since we don't live near family (or at least we didn't last Christmas!) we usually spend Christmas with friends.

Our friends, the Park family, has an annual tradition of doing a sing-a-long Nativity every Christmas Eve. This year the quints were old enough to participate.Rustin and Ryder were shepherds, Kassidy, Kaydence, Kyndall and Kaiya were all angels and Riley was Joseph.

Rustin looking intently at the Baby Jesus and Ryder looking intently at the angels hiding upstairs!

Riley as Joseph

The Angel girls waiting for their part.

We spent Christmas Eve with the Woods family.  I don't believe in cooking on Christmas day, so we have our big Christmas dinner on Christmas Eve. 

The Adult/Older kids table---decorating the table is almost as much fun as eating the dinner!

Christmas dinner---Yum!  One of my favorite things about doing dinner with the Woods family is that I get to make all the fun stuff (rolls, jello, etc) and she makes the other stuff :-)

The kids table

Kaydence was sick Christmas Eve and spent most of the night on the couch---poor little thing!

While we cleaned up from dinner, the kids played games on an iPad---I thought this picture of Rustin leaning on Calvin's head was so cute!

Group shot---Woods and Wilkinson Families!

We finished the evening together by singing Christmas carols, then headed home to get ready for Santa.

The kids all get to open one present on Christmas eve and it is always new PJ's.  The present opening is followed by lots of pictures in front of the tree :-)

Riley and Kaiya

Ryder, Kaydence, Kassidy, Kyndall and Rustin

All the kiddos

The whole family

My favorite Christmas Eve picture tradition is the "pile" picture! 

This one is a bit blurry (one of the downsides to timer pictures!), but I liked it the best because you can see everyone.

Pile pic, 2nd attempt---less blurry, but one kid can't be seen---can you figure out which one it is??

One more family pic, then time for family prayer, cookies for Santa and BED!



tktakesphotos said...

I miss the pile picture. I should start doing that. Maybe next year when I won't be heavy with child at Christmas. =)

Your Christmas table is beautiful as always!

Anonymous said...

Cute, can't wait to read about christmas Day

Anonymous said...

hi wilkinson family

now the quints are out of cribs. do they still all share a room or have you spit them up.
that would have been a big move.