Thursday, December 18, 2008

A New Tradition

We started a new Christmas tradition this year! I don't remember where Hubby got the idea, but he thought it would be fun if each year at Christmas time, we spent a night in sleeping bags around the Christmas tree.

The kids were so excited!

Well, Josh and Sarah were. Megan was too little, so she had to still go to bed in her crib.

We let them stay up a little late to watch a Charlie Brown Christmas movie on TV and then we tucked them all in and shared some of our favorite Christmas memories before heading to bed.

In all truthfulness, the storytelling ended around 9:30 when Josh said, "I'm tired. Can we just go to sleep?"

Too funny.

So we all settled in our sleeping bags for a good night's sleep. On the hard floor. Okay, maybe not the best night's sleep, but a lot of fun.

Any guesses on who was the first one asleep?

I had one squirmy, snuggly, love bug on one side of me and another squirmy, snuggly, love bug on the other side of me. It wasn't me. It wasn't said squirmy, snuggly love bugs Josh or Sarah.

It was hubby.

But we were all soon behind him. And we actually slept fairly well. The kids, in fact, didn't wake up until 8:30!

I'd say it was a success and we'll do it again next year!

What about you? Any fun or different traditions your family has at Christmastime?


Big Timber said...

Even though my back was sore the next day, this was a lot of fun and I look forward to doing it again next year!!

Big Timber

Wani said...

This is such a cute idea! I'm glad you guys had a good time!

Lizz @ Yes, and So is My Heart said...

That is such a cute idea.

We are starting the tradition of opening a family present on Christmas Eve. This year, it is the game Cootie. I really like starting new traditions. We'll have to camp out by the tree next year. Merry Christmas!

Sarah said...

what a great idea by the hubby! we did something similar, but didnt' actually sleep there. we made a pallet on the floor and let Luke pick a movie to watch...he wanted Nemo. go figure. :) not a christmas movie! heehee. I love starting traditions though...We will have to come up with some new ones for next year!