This was the second year in a row that we got to stay home for Christmas. When you have little ones, you know how important that is sometimes. All they really want to do is enjoy their new goodies and in years past we’d travel from one family Christmas to the next and be exhausted by the end of the day. Both years now, my parents, my grandmother, and my aunt & uncle have come to us on Christmas day to celebrate. It’s much different than all my Christmases growing up (my big fat Greek family is quite fun) but also nice just the same to be a little smaller & a little more simple.
After we opened Christmas presents, just the five of us, I made breakfast and we leisurely got ready for the day. The kids started testing out some of their new toys while I prepped food and got things ready for our guests. Once they arrived, we talked & ate appetizers and it wasn’t long before the kids convinced the grandparents it was time to open more presents. I got a few handmade scarves from my mom (she’s become a crochet wizard) which I’m still waiting for cooler weather to wear. I also love the basket of goodies my aunt & uncle always give me each year, it’s a present I always look forward to. Tucker got a tablet from my parents and a train for under the tree while Lilah got more of her much wanted make-up and Lexie finally got her monkey in a diaper! To say the kids were satisfied with all their new presents is an understatement.
In the early afternoon we finally enjoyed all the Christmas day fixings and then settled in to rest & relax while the kids played some more and we continued to do what adults do best, talk. It really was a day filled with the stuff dreams are made of.