Christmas Caroling around the neighborhood led by a family from our church. The boys really enjoyed this old tradition and we finished at our home singing to Scott.
Then to the family service at another church (ours only had a midnight service) with a teacher from the boys' school and his family. There we learned of the German tradition of Christingle. The church was packed and we enjoyed learning about this tradition. Check out this link to learn more about it.
Then Ethan and I headed to a neighbor's house for a little more Christmas Eve action! It was a smashing party complete with Bouncy Castle inside!
Once home, we wound down by placing cookies out for Santa and reading a few versions of the Night Before Christmas.
(Charlie woke up for this bit of fun!)
and look who was hovering close to the milk and cookies.......
Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night!