Tradition have been on my mind lately. This year is the first year the kids seem to be interested in our traditions. I was thinking of changing some things this year and but Autumn was all you can't change things now. It is tradition. It surprised me because I haven't thought too much about what we do and when we do it. The kids haven't complained or said much of anything about anything that we do. It is nice to have the feedback to know there are things they look forward too. Seth this year is interested in the ornaments on our tree. He was standing looking at it one day and was curious about the ornaments with his Dad's name on them. So I told him about some of the ornaments and he told me about what he remembers about the ornaments. It was a fun conversation and I am glad that he noticed a tradition.
Our traditions are this, we go to the Christmas concerts for the kids. We go caroling with a church group or scouts at the local nursing home. We perform in the live nativity and become icicles. But we also go on sleigh rides and get warm by the bonfire. We drive around town and look at all the lights everyone has put on their houses.We sing solos during Christmas Eve church service. We open one gift Christmas Eve and the rest Christmas morning. Christmas morning we spend enjoying our gifts and each other. We usually watch White Christmas, The Santa Clause, and a few other Christmas movies during some weekend. I try to fit in making cookies but that sometimes does not happen.
During Christmas time we are busy with school and basketball games. Next year will be different as we won't have basketball games to go to anymore. I might find more time to bake those cookies. We see how it goes and what new traditions will form as our family changes.