Each year our country seems to slip further and further away from the true meaning of Christmas.
This year has been different for our family, we decided to take a step back and focus on what’s really important during Christmas=Family, love, the birth of Christ, and being present.
We took the kiddos to see lights=a first for us which will be the beginning of many more “Going to look at Christmas Lights” tradition in the Chattin household. Here are just a few below:
The kids had a blast and they were able to bring their cell phones, they were only allowed to use them to take pictures:) They took many pictures and were able to show everyone, not to mention, the excitement of showing the pictures to everyone.
The kiddos are also out of school for two weeks 😳 They are enjoying their time off, Im sure.
Chris and so decided to take the kiddos to visit the festival of trees and our family had a blast..we went with friends, which made it even more fun!
This Christmas as far as presents go, we decided to keep it light. “Santa” is bringing the kiddos rainboots, dolls, socks, play dough and a few Christmas cookie cutters, with a few cooking materials. We decided to keep it lights since we are really just sick of toys! Having multiple kids means an over abundance of unnecessary and unwanted toys, that end up getting donated or sent to other home eventually. We also did get the kids cell phones and so far they’ve been using them for games, taking pictures, and listening to Christmas music! This year just seems so much more festive with the kids growing up.
We also celebrated our baby boys birthday, as he turned four!
We still have a lot to do before the weekend comes, but rest assure that on Christmas morning we will be reading the story of the birth of our Lord and Savior from the Bible to our kiddos. It’s a tradition Chris’s grandmother started and we want to follow.
From our family to yours we hope you have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy Holiday!
Moms, Minivans, & Messes