Celebrating Christmas with our little family was a morning full of joy! We decided to do our own little thing on Christmas Eve morning instead, so we could be with extended family over the next days. We woke up and opened stockings in our pajamas.
After stockings we had a lovely Christmas morning breakfast as a family; waffles, fresh fruit, breakfast sausages and of course coffee. We cleaned up breakfast and sat together on the couch and read the Christmas story together. A rich, fun morning followed by gift opening. Memories to last forever.
Isaiah gave Brielle this puzzle. I thought she would still be too young for it but she did so well! Too fun to watch them working on it together. Isaiah’s gift from us was a train track and some trains. He has loved these tracks when he’s seen them elsewhere, so knew exactly how to get to work building. It was so fun to see him occupied as he ran his trains down the track. Here’s to hours of trains fun! Brielle soon caught on to the whole paper ripping part.
With determination she broke into her gift. I wish I had videoed her opening this because she knew exactly what sounds to make as she saw the dollies. Her voice changed to a higher tone as she said “awwww”.
And the kisses. Seriously too sweet!! Lastly they opened a kitchen set. Isaiah has already been making ‘pancakes’, ‘pizza’ and ‘soup’ for us regularly. Such a fun morning together! And perfect timing. We arrived at my parents place on Christmas Eve at 3 pm for a nice dinner and a family sleepover to start Christmas Day at their place. Within an hour of arriving we were confident that both Jon and Brielle had the stomach flu. We came home and spent the rest of the evening recovering here. Christmas Day was my turn to be sick; Jon and the kids hung out with my Dad’s extended family without me. Rough way to spend Christmas. Made us all the more thankful for our great morning together on Christmas Eve day.