Christmas Quotes and Pics

One night we went to look at the nativity outside the temple.
Me (thinking I'm asking a thought-provoking question): And what does Jesus have to do with the temple? 
All the kids: It's Jesus' house!
Oh yeah. Duh.

We got A LOT of snow this week. Penelope unwisely decided to venture in the deepest parts, gloveless, carrying a cold metal can. Within minutes she was crying. Ruby bounded straight to her, handed Penelope her gloves and snatched the can herself. What an awesome older sister to have.

Linus (trying to get us to guess his drawing): Who is this? This baby? Who is this Son of the Highest? This King of heaven and earth? 
Anita: Is it the baby Jesus? 
Linus: Yes!

One nap Archie didn't sleep, but sang The Messiah instead.
The Prince of Peace! Unto us a Son is born. Unto us a Son is given. The Prince of Peace! Everlasting Father! The Prince of Peace!
Archie (drinking his powerade): Mom, why's it blue?  
Me (recognizing he has an answer to this question): Why?  
Archie: Cuz power's in it!

For months I've been keeping a list of everything the kids specifically ask for on my phone. This is Archie's entire list.
  • Phone
  • Laptop
  • Apple Watch
  • Camputer
He did not get any of those, but I think he was still happy.

To be continued...