Wyatt celebrated his first Christmas Eve with his first acting role as baby Jesus! He was awesome! Away in the manger, he didn't sleep- but no crying he made :) He actually stared at me or the lights behind me; then he turned his head 180 degrees to look at Matt. He focused on the halos of the angels and his eyes got big and he raised his eyebrows. We were so blessed to be part of the Children's Christmas Eve Service. The kids were so much fun and they were so excited to see baby Jesus!
Some of our church family was kind enough to take some photos f0r us.
Awaiting our cue!
We didn't make it to Gus' Family Restaurant for breakfast this year and they were closed for dinner, so followed the lead of The Christmas Story (we had watched this movie earlier this morning) and had dinner at the local Chinese restaurant.
Playing the part of Mary, Joseph, and baby Jesus was such an honor. Now, as a mother I have a small understanding of what Mary might have been thinking as she carried in her womb the savior of the world and then held Him in her arms. The amazement of holding the child that was inside the womb is indescribable. I cannot imagine all the thoughts that were going through the parents of the Christ child, but I am sure the utter joy of being a new parents was one of them.
Merry Christmas and Happy Birthday Jesus!