There’s so much that goes on during the Christmas season, it’s hard to document all the happenings…

We had our neighborhood nativity (our family has participated many times over the years) but this year we got to enjoy it from the audience. It was next level with the introduction of a zonkey (that is not a typo – look it up) and a full size camel. Most nativities showcase a camel, but the zonkey at the birth of Jesus is questionable – but fun nonetheless.

Briggs and Cannon had a Santa’s Workshop at the their school one night. Steve was out of town and all the older kids had stuff going on so it worked out perfectly for me to be there with them.

We’ve made just a few visits to the “Christmas House” in our neighborhood. Any free evening we have, the kids are convincing us we need to go on a walk. They’ve added additional snow machines and bubble machines and there’s always a song or two where they end up looking like this.

Hunter took no time to get into the holiday spirit. The day after Thanksgiving he arranged to go to Goodwill with his friends. I had no idea the purpose of the trip, but he came home with a Christmas tree for his room. He’s decorated the tree, lined the room with lights, put a swag across his bed and has little Christmas trees on his dresser and nightstand. Of course the minute he was done, the other boys were wanting a full size tree for their room!

Our nephew was the lead in his high school musical Frozen so Steve took those without any commitments that night which happened to the two youngest. Our nephew was amazing and so impressive in his leading role.

Hallie and her friends are always down for a photo opportunity.

One Santa a season is never enough! These kids are willing to take a candy cane from anyone in a red suit. We still have our favorite Santa – Bass Pro Shop – left on our to-do list, slated for when the kids get out of school.

With one week left before Christmas we’re quickly crossing off our Christmas traditions…just a few more to go.