Thursday, December 27, 2012
Tuesday, December 25, 2012
Hay with her new doll.
Posted by Andrea at 10:30 PM
Monday, December 24, 2012
This is the one time each year that I get to set a place for Wyatt. It always does my heart good to be able to do this once a year. As we have our nice dinner that night we talk about our motto of "No Empty Chairs" and how Wyatt has filled his around our eternal table. His place doesn't have a chair to remind us that he has filled his chair in heaven and we need to do all we can so that our chairs our filled there too. I truly look forward to the day when we are all together around a table eating and laughing. There is a void without Wyatt here on this earth that will never be filled until the next life. I sure look forward to that time when we are all together again.
We acted out the nativity this year. Hay was especially excited to be Mary and hold the doll for baby Jesus. She got it all ready and picked out one of Wyatt's blankets to use.
Wyatt always plays the part of the star.
After the nativity we always go to Wyatt's grave and sing silent night and leave candles on his grave. The girls this year played their violins while we sang. It was beautiful!
The boys in their matching PJ's.
Posted by Andrea at 10:25 PM
Sunday, December 23, 2012
We started a new tradition this year that ended up being so much fun. We adopted an elf on the shelf. He watched over the kids for the weeks prior to Christmas and reported to back to Santa each night if they were naughty or nice. He also did some pretty funny stuff around the house once he got back from the north pole. Hay was especially excited each morning to see where the elf ended up. This will be a fun new tradition that we will do for years to come. Here are a few pictures of what the elf was up to.
He was too warm in our house one night so he ended up in the freezer with a scarf around his neck. :)
Posted by Andrea at 11:16 PM