Sunday, December 21, 2008

A christmas tradition


Christmas 1982-Christmas pajamas from my mom and dad

One of our christmas traditions is new pajamas opened on christmas eve. It started years ago, too many to say, when I was little and we opened christmas pajamas. I have added the tradition of giving the kids an ornament with their pajamas. The funny thing about this was it took the kids about 5-6 years to realize that the one present they got to open on christmas eve was going to be pajamas. It's now changed into somewhat of a race to see how quick they can open the pajamas and change into them. Everyone use to run and scramble and come back with their pajamas on, but the boy's have gotten much less modest with time and so they quickly yell out, 'Don't look!' and strip wherever they opened their present. Needless to say, they always win. We then rehang our stockings and set a plate of cookies and a glass of milk next to the fireplace for Santa.

A couple more pictures from our very first christmas together...


7 comments:

Kacey Nielsen said...

Wow, Reid looks so much like Quinn to me in those pictures!

I love christmas pajamas, it is such a fun tradition.

Peggy Dee said...

My kids must not like their pajamas as much cuz there is no "race" to put them on around here. Hmmm? So fun to see those old pictures. I see Quinn and Mackenzie. Genetics - what a trip!

Stephanie Kay Moore said...

We do that too and love it!

Ashley said...

Wow I can't believe how much Mackenzie looks like you! And Quinn looks alot like Reid too!! Craziness...I love the pajama tradition and hope to make it one in our family!

The Schauers Family said...

Hi Bakers! We got your card and came to visit your blog. So fun to see what you've been up to and to go down memory lane. (A girlfirend and me are planning a Donny & Marie Vegas Concert in January!) Come visit us: www.schauers.blogspot.com

Merry Christmas!

Ty and Dani said...

I am going to miss naked Jordan this year lol. Quinn always one so Jordan might get to...or Easton. I love the pictures!

Mindy said...

I love your pictures! I also love to hear about family traditions! Have a great Holiday!