The little kid's table-- where not much actual food was consumed, but they were adorable anyway.
I do not have a black eye, rather I opened my Christmas cracker to find a pirate eye patch! I was thrilled to receive the best prize of them all. "I win!"
George played the part of Joseph quite respectably, but here he is doubling as a scared shepherd. Not bad-- I can clearly sense his fear.
Emi and George as Mary and Joseph and Peter as the baby Jesus. Umm... it really was Greta's year to be baby Jesus, but she was nursing. So Peter jumped right in and was so happy to get to sit in Greta's bouncy chair. Peter wasn't really "Jesus material" when he was a baby (he cried too much), so I suppose it was nice for him to finally get his moment. Actually, it was quite adorable and I love this picture.
Even with all the silliness, it was all very sweet and I thoroughly enjoyed the "pageant".
Ah, yes, you can see that Peter did not care to have his photograph taken. He was taken to bed mere moments after this was forced upon him.
It was the year of Fox pajamas. You can't see it very well, but there are sleeping foxes all over our pants. As we posed for this picture I thought about how thankful I am to have these girls-- soon to be women-- in my life and for eternity. In many ways they are and will continue to be my best friends.
One more with baby Greta joining us.
It cut off before the end, but here's most of Bethany reading.