Sprinkling reindeer food
Chloe was so excited that she got a Barbie dress to match her doll.
Putting milk and cookies out for Santa.
Someone wanted to eat a few.
Notice how many are on the plate now?
Brother and sister put them back but said she could keep one.
Chloe and Jacob love to play Kung Fu.
So much for the girly dress. LOL!
After we celebrated Christmas at my Mom's house, we went to the candle light service at our church. Earlier in the week our church leader, Pastor John, called and asked if our family would like to light the Christ candle. He explained that he knew this year had been very special for us and he thought it would be nice if our family participated in the service. We were honored. Matt spoke during the service and together, as a family, we lighted the candles.
Afterwards we went back home and little ones sprinkled reindeer food and left out milk and cookies for Santa. Chloe quickly changed into her new Barbie and the Fashion Fairytale dress (that matches her doll). She loves girly dresses and pink is her all-time favorite color. That being said, she isn't always the most girly girl. She has a very vivid imagination and has been telling us all sorts of amazing stories about her life in China before she joined our family. (She was 18 months old when we adopted her so I really don't think she remembers that much.) One of the more amazing stories was about how she fought off 300 ninjas with her glitter and shimmer powers. I think she really knows they are just in her imagination and some of them are very creative. I'll say to her, "Did that really happen?" and she will usually respond, "Yes, in my IM-AG-IN-ATION!" I don't doubt that if she wants to be a ninja someday, she really could do it. This little girl is fierce! Jacob got a Nerf axe for Christmas and the two of them decided to show off their "skills" on Christmas Eve. Luckily it was just for fun and no one got hurt.
Before they went to bed they were all giddy with excitement. Jacob kept telling his sisters to hurry up and go to sleep. He was afraid that Santa would skip our house if they were still awake. It had been a long day and it sure didn't take long for them to fall asleep.