Monday, January 13, 2014

Christmas 2013

Christmas Eve we opened gifts from sweet church members and opened our first ever Christmas Eve box.  Inside were PJs for all and a movie for Hudson.

Sweet church member, Mrs. Darlene gave him two puppies
He also got a book, a ball, two cars, and some cookies from different church members.
So thankful for the saints at Providence Baptist who love on our boy.

Christmas PJs for all!

Watching the Veggie Tales Christmas Movie and snacking on popcorn.

Our second annual waking up on Christmas morning picture!  
Hudson didn't wake up until 9 am!  I was up at 4 - always excited for Christmas morning - I know eventually he'll "get it" and will be up early with me anxious to start the celebrations.

Present Time!

Mommy got a hat!

A heated throw -

We loosely followed the "Four Gifts Rule" for Hudson.  I say loosely because James didn't obey - therefore Hudson ended up with three small "want" gifts.  I'm not mad at him though it is so hard.  We are both gift-givers by nature and Hudson is such a joy we want to give him lots of stuff.  But also know Christmas isn't about gifts and so we're desperately trying to be intentional in limiting the number of presents to build a heart of gratitude.

Something to wear - PJs (I got on after-Christmas clearance last year!)
Something to read - Tonight You are My Baby
Something you want - Mr. Potato Head, Wooden Tool Bench, Tool Box with Drill
Something you need - Hidden in My Heart: Scripture Lullabies CD

After presents and a quick breakfast we headed to a sweet church members' home for lunch
 (or dinner as it's called here in MO)

The dinner group


Sitting at the piano, playing with Mr. John
When we came home from lunch and Hudson napped, we opened stockings since we forgot to do so that morning.

"Reading" his Christmas Card

Candy & a Harmonica

Merry 2nd Christmas, Hudson
P.S. His cool Charlie Brown Christmas shirt was found
for $1 at Goodwill and it was new with tags!
It's a 2T so hopefully he'll get to wear it again next year.  Yahoo!

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