Monday, December 10, 2007

The Children Were Nestled


When asked what their favorite Christmas tradition is, my children will all tell you that they look most forward to the night they get to sleep under the Christmas tree. As a family, we decorate the tree, and then the children bring their pillows and blankets downstairs for a slumber party. We usually watch a Christmas movie first (this year it was the perennial favorite A Christmas Story), drink hot cocoa, and eat homemade gingerbread cookies. Sometimes I will sit and read Christmas stories to them. Finally, after several hours giggling and talking (and mom shushing), they fall asleep with the tree lights on all night. Every year, they just can't wait!

8 comments:

Ritsumei said...

This is a lovely tradition! Sounds like fun! So, this is a current picture - this isn't a Christmas Eve thing? I'm gonna have to talk to Andy about borrowing your tradition in a few years.

Sarah said...

Oh, Jenna....I may have to borrow this tradition and start it w/my family! That is such a cute idea!

Julie Wright said...

I love this! What a great idea! I am pretty sure my kids would get a huge kick out of that. You're brilliant~!

Jenna said...

ritsumei--You have to do it the night you decorate, that's the fun part! And it can't be Christmas Eve, or how would Santa come????

Holly said...

That's an aweseome tradition. I think I may borrow it...

Luisa Perkins said...

SO fun. My friend Karen and her family do this, too.

Kimberly said...

Oh wow...I agree with the others, I love this idea!

Corey~living and loving said...

I love this tradition. I just may have to start this with my girl! So fabulous!