We love Christmas…it has been one of my favorite holidays since I can remember. My mom always made my Christmases very special and I have made a point to continue to do that for our children. Jason and I have combined a few of our favorite family traditions and added a few of our own personal touches to make this time of year something special that the kids will hopefully remember for a lifetime. Someday, they can carry on these traditions for their own families. We spent the afternoon of Christmas Eve at Jason’s mom and opened gifts there and had a fantastic dinner together. Christmas Eve for me was always exciting because I got to open a few gifts before the big day! We didn’t get a ton of gifts for the kids, so we decided to forgo this (at least this year). We have decided that each year, we will watch a Christmas movie and enjoy time together as a family…..so we did. Brecken is still a little too young, so we spent some time with him and he went to bed early. So, Jason, Aubrey and I watched a Christmas Vacation and ate popcorn together. Aubrey said goodbye to Patch and she was off to bed. Jason and I started setting up for the big day….my favorite part!
We spent a couple days before Christmas at Aunt Kari’s in Darien. We had a great dinner, exchanged gifts and spent some time together as a family. We had a great time catching up with each other and the kids spent the night playing.
Man do I love Christmas through the eyes of your children! They came down in the morning and were so excited for all their goodies – Brecken is at a great age where he gets excited, but loves the simple things. He LOVES balls and immediately started shouting ‘balls’ when he came down and saw the 4 of them Santa had left out. Aubrey got her iGuy and started thanking Patch for telling Santa! They played some basketball with Dad and they opened the rest of the gifts from Mom and Dad. We had breakfast and my family came by to open the rest of the gifts. Lots of great gifts for the kids!! They will have many days of playing in the future!!