Christmas Eve, in my opinion, is even more exciting than Christmas Day. I love the feelings of anticipation and the excitement in the air. Seth and I like to do Christmas gifts with the kids on Christmas Eve. We read the Christmas story from the Bible, and this year we will sing some Christmas songs that the kids have chosen. I have this neat little book that tells the background and meanings of many of the Christian Christmas Carols. I took some pictures of the kids the other day around the Christmas trees (yes-I said trees!). I hope everyone has a wonderful Christmas Eve and a beautiful Christmas Day tomorrow. Love you all and God Bless!!
Saturday evening, we all went ice skating!!! Sounds like fun, huh? We went to Abilene, Tx (which is about 1 hour away) to skate. Dyess Air Force Base and Habitat for Humanity put on the 2nd annual Abilene Ice House Skating Rink. It is to raise money for Habitat for Humanity. It is an ice rink constructed at the zoo there in Abilene. Some days that it's open, it's a balmy 75 degrees outside. Saturday, it was about 45 degrees, so it really set the mood. Seth was the photographer; I skated a little and then cheered from the side; Jordan skated gracefully like an angel around the rink making sure to not fall, and Hunter was trying to set the record for the most falls in one hour. We had a great time and then went for dinner afterwards.
This past weekend was very eventful. Saturday morning started out early with a Christmas Parade in Bangs. Hunter's football team made a float, so he and Seth rode the float and Jordan and I watched from the side of the road. It was fun!
Then, at lunchtime, Jordan played a basketball game. Her team won 18-14. It was a pretty good game. I think Jordan made about 4-6 of those points. I never remember all the stats...I just enjoy watching! I didn't take pictures at that game, unfortunately. Then, the rest of Saturday was spent at dress rehearsal for the kids' Choir Christmas Program entitled Angel Alert! It is about the angels in Heaven waiting on the Father's command to go to earth to give the Good News to the shepherds about the birth of Jesus. It was a really cute play. Seth and I directed it and of course, Jordan and Hunter did a great job on their parts. The whole angel choir did so well Sunday at the performance. The church congregation was very excited and enjoyed it immensely. It was a great day. Now...time to rest, a little.
I have neglected posting about Scooter. I don't really care for Scooter too much. "Who is Scooter," you say? Scooter is the newest addition to our family. (It is becoming a zoo in here!)
Hunter wanted to buy a hermit crab, so we traveled to the pet store and came home with Scooter. I really underestimated the creepiness of this crab. Seth and the kids think I am looney for being creeped-out by this thing. They think he is "cute". How can that "thing" be cute?
Anyway, Scooter loves to climb on his cage walls and then fall off. It is pretty entertaining to watch...from a distance. My favorite part about the crab is that his cage comes with a plastic palm tree. That's funny! The good thing about Scooter and Sammy (Jordan's fish) is that the kids are learning to be more responsible. Here's a picture of Scooter climbing on his cage.
Seth and I always said that the kids had to be 10 yrs old before they were allowed to go up on the roof. Well, guess who turned 10 this year?! Of course, it was Hunter! He has been waiting for about 3 years to get the opportunity to go up on the roof to help put up Christmas lights. I have never seen him so excited to help out with such an arduous task (at least Seth makes it sound like it is!). He stayed on top of the roof even though it was cold, it was quite breezy, and at one point started to sprinkle. The sky should have opened up and poured down, at least according to the radar online; but God made that cloud break up in the nick of time and it only sprinkled for a few minutes. Thank you Lord! Anyway, enjoy the pictures of this momentous day.