This year for Christmas, we started some new traditions. We decided to have Grandma over for Christmas morning since she had never been at our house in the morning when the kids opened their presents.
Another new tradition was that we hosted the family dinner. In attendance at the dinner was Uncle Shawn & Auntie Megan with Violet & Oscar, Grandma and Grandpa, Mama & Papa, Uncle Joe and Ted & Sandra.
Melissa & Sandra selfie
Mama with her grandchildren
Ted and Jackie visiting
Peter with his present
Marely & Lindy helping Abby & Aiden open presents
Grandma with her loot from her stocking
The kids opening presents while Grandma visits with Lindy
Grandma checking out her stocking
Good morning selfie
Abby & an unhappy Aiden laying out snacks fro Santa and the reindeer. (Aiden had had a long day)
Aiden & Abby looking in their Hogwarts case
Melissa holding one of her gifts
Mom & Dad enjoying dessert
Bruce & Jackie horsing around
The in-laws visiting
Aiden visiting with his Great Uncle Joe
Bruce & Jackie relaxing after dinner
Bruce at the head of the table waiting for dessert
Auntie Melissa and Violet enjoying some dessert together
Violet being Violet!!!
When everyone got to the house (including Uncle Rob & Auntie Holly who joined via FaceTime) in the afternoon, the kids opened their final present which were…
a surprise trip to North Carolina for New Year’s and then from there drive to Florida to spend 3 days at Universal Studios.