Christmas Eve turned out to be a really fun night. We have a couple of traditions we do and it set the tone perfectly for Christmas. First was their present after naps. I had Dave give them a bath so they were nice and clean. I purposefully didn't dress them. They each got their box and went to town...
Aubree has a challenge that we have to work with. She has Low Emotional Threshold. Which basically means that she is SUPER sensitive to emotions. She feels it A LOT stronger than kids her age. She doesn't know how to handle it most of the time, and she ends up "exploding" from what she's feeling inside. This happens with good and bad emotions. And one of her challenges is opening presents. (funny to us who don't have it, but it really is a hard thing for her) The surprise is too much for her little body to take sometimes. This was one of those times. She opened the ornament just fine, Belle, but as soon as she opened her other one she couldn't take it.
a little pee wee pet hornet, and new pajama's. Do you think she liked it?
and let the girls sprinkle it over the lawn.
and found the perfect place to put them.
After that, we read the Christmas story in Luke, and bore our testimonies to the kids.
They were really excited but went to bed on time, and were placated a little with their new pajamas and pillow pets. It was a fun filled, emotional, great night.