However we woke up to the wonderful child like excitement that our kids had knowing that Christmas morning had finally come and enjoyed torturing our kids making them wait to open up their presents (just like my parents did). We got breakfast ready - caramel rolls (I think that might be a yummy tradition), then we listened to Daddy read the story of Jesus birth (our final Advent activity) and prayed in thankfulness for the wonderful gift that we have that Jesus was born and we could celebrate his birthday on this day. Then we let the kids open their stockings and after that close their eyes as we brought out all the presents that we had from grandparents, and loved ones. The boys were so excited to open their gifts and everything was met with the exciting exclamation -- "This is my favorite present!" I love this age.
We had pinata's to crack open, we had a Finnish Elf Song & Dance, and so many yummy foods to enjoy. So thankful for the chance to experience how other's celebrate Christmas.
Our Scripture verse for today was actually our family memory verse for the 25 days of Advent. What beautiful news! -- Luke 2:11 – Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord.