My grandma didn't make the trip up for Christmas this year so we hosted Christmas Eve at our house with my parents and their neighbors. I only took a couple pictures and missed the main courses all together. We had a traditional soup dinner with chicken wild rice, oyster stew and turkey chili. The appetizers were a hit too, spinach artichoke dip, meat and cheese platter and goat cheese with apricot preserves, almonds, craisins, and honey. We played Apples to Apples after eating and had a great time.
We woke up Christmas morning and had the kids open their presents. Both kids were able to open on their own this year, which was really special.
Parker for a soccer goal, Esme got a Moana doll from us and a doll who giggles from her daycare lady. They both got the Lollipopter that Parker opened.
We headed over to my parent's house pretty early. We all got to open our "Santa" bags, then opened the rest of our gifts when my brother's family arrived.
The kids were thoroughly spoiled again this year.
Christmas dinner was pot roast and all the fixings. Parker didn't want to sit in the dining room again, but did stop by to be in a picture.
I got a new camera from Jimmy and had a great time playing with it. This is one of my favorites of Esme with her cousin, Jayden.
We tried to get a picture of all four kids, but you know how that goes. Cody and Jayden did great while Esme and Parker went a little wild.
We watched Moana after eating. Grandpa and Esme broke in her new blanket!
We hope your Christmas was as merry and bright as ours was!