We started the season with a book advent. It was awesome. I loved collecting the books. (Thanks to both grandmas for helping!) The girls loved opening a present each day and reading a book. This is definitely a keeper tradition.
We also added another tradition. Last year, by random chance, John and I went to a cool diner we had heard of near a university. The university had a ton of beautiful lights. So this year we took the kids to the diner and walked around the lights.
This picture definitely doesn't do the loveliness justice.
John got out his chimes on Christmas Eve. Almost all of our invited guests has to bow out to sickness. It was sad but we still played some songs. Aubrey turned the chimes into violins and insisted that the entire family followed suit.
It was cute.
The kids got new jams.
I couldn't resist the matching. "Tweet Dreams."
We wrapped the presents.
Aubrey thought it was a house before she unwrapped it.