Like every year, since we moved into our home we have celebrated Christmas Eve with my in-laws. They come up and spend the night so that they can be here on Christmas morning to watch the boys open their gifts. We have a nice dinner and watch the boys get their traditional Christmas Eve pajamas and get everything ready for when Santa comes to visit. It rained again, so we are on year two without luminaries. Hopefully next year we'll get to do them.
|Ready to open their jammies!|
|All showered and jammied up!|
|Getting a treat ready for Santa! Hot chocolate, cookie dough truffles and carrots for the reindeer!|
|David wrote a note, it read:|
Merry Christmas Santa! We gave you some treats. Say hello to the Mrs. for us, say bye to Finn.
Each by signed their own name.
After we got the treats ready it was time for the traditional reading of Twas the Night Before Christmas. This year the boys each took turns reading a page. Evan can pick out certain sigh words so he was excited to help too!
|All is calm, all is bright!|
|David taking a quick break because we found a letter that Santa left!|
|So excited for his new Mandala coloring book!|
|Shaun's HULK buster!|
|Y Fliker Scooters! They yelled! They were excited!|
|He is SO excited!|
|I told him that if he didn't give me any good ideas that I would get him a snuggie. He didn't give me ideas so I got him a snuggie!|
|My boys are so lucky to not only have their grandparents, but to have their GG in their lives!|
|Love my crazy family!|
|Carving into the beast!|
|It's not Christmas without Prime Rib!|
After dinner we gathered around the tree for the gift exchanges. We had a few to get through but it was fun all hanging out together.
|My brother had me for the secret Santa and got me a selfie stick!|
|Apparently Charlie asked for a tattoo of me on his buttocks. That is the drawing he'll take to the tattoo artist! Ha!|
The last of our Christmas celebrations took place on Cape Cod a few days after Christmas and we enjoyed the company of our extended family, watching the game (they lost) and enjoying a delicious meal of ham and mashed potatoes! The boys opened gifts from their great Aunts and then we did a yankee swap. The famous snuggie was regifted and somehow we ended up with it again! I think it's destiny.
|Cape Cod Christmas!|