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!