We started Christmas Eve with the traditional big Subway sandwich.
It's always fun for the kids to see if Dad can actually fit his piled-high sandwich into his mouth. He hasn't disappointed us yet.
Abby was Mary this year for the nativity, Adam a shepherd, and Madeline an angel.
Next came our yearly "Secret Santa" project.
Christmas Eve jammies came next. The girls cooperated with the photographer and had cute jammie pictures taken in their matching pink flannel nightgowns. Adam, however, had to be tricked into getting a photo of his Snoopy "Jingle Beagle" boxer shorts. Here, Lyle was giving him a hug so I could sneak in for the photo.
Another tradition from the Vern and Carole Beck family--the pyramid. I'm sure it was more impressive with 8!
On Christmas morning, Santa was good to Adam and brought him "Electronic Snap Circuits". He's built all sorts of interesting things--alarms, lasers, radio, etc.
Madeline worked hard on her K-Nex ferris wheel. Here, Lyle is helping her with the batteries. She did a great job.
Abby had only one thing on her list--A "floating Kelly doll" set. She was pretty thrilled.
We're excited to have little Maya here with us next year.