Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Merry Christmas!!

Well I hope you all had a Merry Christmas!  I am, of course, way behind on posting our 25 days of Christmas activities and our Christmas celebrations.  I will catch up on all of that this week but I wanted to post our "Happy Birthday Jesus" cake. 
We have talked about Christmas being Jesus' birthday. And Lilly has been singing "Happy Birthday Jesus" for a couple of weeks and talking about his birthday party.  We have been talking about making him a cake on his birthday because Lilly really associates cake and cupcakes with birthdays.  Ha!  And when it comes to cake, she totally gets that you should share. 
 She was so excited to help make the cake!  She dumped all of the ingredients into the bowl and helped stir. 
 Reid helped stir some too! 

After we baked it, we spread on some chocolate fudge icing (daddy's choice!).
 Again Reid got to help too! 
 We put a red heart (for God's love) and then put LOTS of sprinkles on top. 
 Said "cheese" with it.
Then Reid kept sneaking icing while we were waiting on Daddy. 
 I read the Happy Birthday Jesus book.  Then we sang (that is what Lilly is doing in both the above and below picture) "Happy Birthday Jesus".

 We put a candle on the cake for each of the kids to blow out but Reid said, "I don't want the fire".  Ha!
 Lilly was happy to blow his out for him too.  In fact she said, "It's okay bubby!  I got it for you."
Then we dug in!  Reid ate his entire piece of cake! 
 Lilly ate just a couple of bites. 
This is a picture of the inside of the cake.  Just because I thought it was cute and festive.  (:  I loved doing this with the kids and I think it is just an easy and simple way to help the kids understand the real meaning of Christmas. 
 These are just a couple of the things I wanted to remember about this year.  One-everything above the kids made at church at some point.  There are the "one-foot" Christmas trees, the angels, the wisemen, and their letters to Santa that they made on "Polar Express" Friday night out. 
 We laughed out loud when we read Lilly's.  It says, "I would like a barbie house and pain.  Also, I would like a baby boy and girl named Becka and Burt."  Over Thanksgiving we were at DeDe's house and Eli asked Lilly what she wanted from Santa and Lilly said, "I don't know."  So he took her to the computer to show her things she could ask for and one of them was a barbie house.  For whatever reason it stuck with her.  She doesn't even really know what a barbie house is yet!  But that is what she told Santa every time we saw him.  Then, of course, Uncle Bert and Aunt Becca are having a baby.  I guess she would like us to have a baby boy and girl and name them Bert and Becca. 
Reid's says, "I would really like some toys for Christmas.  Also, I would like to be with Mommy and Daddy for Christmas."  When I read this I had to ask if he said it and she said she asked him if he wanted to toys for Christmas and he said, "yes!"  Then she asked him if he wanted anything else and he said, "I want Mommy and Daddy."  Melt my heart! 

I have just enjoyed this Christmas season so much.  We have made so many fun memories with our little cuties and have loved getting to see so many family and friends! 


Anonymous said...

Is there a Happy Birthday jesus book? I would love to know about it. Does Lilly know something I don't? Wishing you many blessings for a Happy New Year!

Courtney said...

I love the Happy Birthday Jesus cake. These are memories your children will cherish forever.