To say we had a wonderful Christmas is an understatement. It was the best one yet and I think we are still recovering!
The week before Christmas, Jack got really sick and was finally diagnosed with the H1N1 flu. Poor guy.
The Saturday before Christmas, B's mom's family gets together for a big meal to celebrate. This year they made a rule of "no gifts" and it was really nice just focusing on family. We ate and talked and then had to call it a night because the weather here in Nashville decided to have tornadoes/thunderstorms etc. Not very Christmasy.
|since the family has grown so big, we now have it at the church!|
Christmas Eve we went to 3 o'clock mass at my Aunt's church (she's in the choir). It was packed but thankfully there was a few spots in the cry room!
Every year we have Christmas Eve dinner at my parents. Starting last year we invited our neighbor (we've been neighbors for almost 30 yrs) and his daughter/her family as well as our Chicago friends for supper, and we of course extended the invite this year too. It's fun adding a different dynamic to our meal and I'd hate anyone I love to be alone on Christmas Eve.
Before Ben and I could go to bed, we....errr....Ben...had to help Santa by putting together J's gift. We opted to get him the "4 in 1" Radio Flyer trike. Apparently the trike came in 40 pieces and took quite a bit of time. I left Dada Elf and went to bed. Sorry Ben! I think we're officially parents now, since we tackled the Santa gig!
Christmas morning.....Santa came!!!
|he loves it!|
|He finally got a broom his size! Thanks Millie.|
|Uncle B helping Drew shoot his shotgun.|
|he talked everyone into giving him a ride around the house!|
My mom normally does a huge breakfast and wears herself out. This year, she said that she wanted a simple breakfast. Ben was volunteered into making everyone omlettes. They turned out so yummy too!
After breakfast, we load up and go to B's parents for Christmas. Jack was spoiled rotten, of course!
|yay....he loves his sit and spin|