It is no secret in our family that my mom LOVES Christmas and with that love comes LOTS of traditions. Many of my childhood traditions have been passed onto Amanda and I to continue with our little families so Tula has started some new ones. She sure does know how to make the Christmas season a special one. This post is all about Tula Traditions.
Trains at Northpark
"Bye bye Daddy. Have fun at the TCU game. I am off to the mall!"
The first thing we did was listen to a story read by Santa. The kids didn't move a muscle the whole time.
The kids loved watching all the trains zoom by.
What would we do without all of the extra set of hands?!
The gingerbread man was a hit.
Tula treated the kids to a cookie making event.
The loved it!
The whole gang.
While on Aunt Amanda's watch...
The Living Nativity
The next Tula tradition is attending the Living Nativity in Plano. We ate a yummy dinner before and then headed over the the show.
The show was so magical and everyone had so much fun. I recommend every family attending this every year.
His mouth was open majority of the time.
Aunt Ashley and Uncle Rett joined in on the fun too!
The boys stayed up past their bedtime...
but quickly got a second wind when it started snowing!
Luke had a little meltdown during intermission because he couldn't believe how late it was. It was hysterical. It was also only 8:00 which made it more hysterical. He did not appreciate me snapping his picture. :)
Love my boy.
The show was a great reminder of the true meaning of Christmas. They did a beautiful job telling the story of Christ's birth.
Tula's Annual Christmas Cousin Breakfast
The last Tula tradition is her breakfast.
She started the party out right...
The big kids loved all the decorations she had out for their Christmas waffles.
Audrey refused to smile for me.
They each got a special gift they were able to open that morning and some reindeer food for Christmas Eve.
After gifts we headed upstairs and watched How the Grinch Stole Christmas.
The girls weren't paying too much attention... this was not a planned activity that morning.
These babies are SO SO SO blessed to have a Tula and a Pop in their lives.