Our little family Christmas

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.


DSC_0924 Brielle was curious about this whole present opening thing. It’s her first Christmas and she hasn’t had a birthday yet so she was taking it all in. Her brother was eager to show her how it’s done.

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.

DSC_0928 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.  DSC_0936 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.  DSC_0950 DSC_0954It was so fun to see him occupied as he ran his trains down the track. Here’s to hours of trains fun! DSC_0957Brielle soon caught on to the whole paper ripping part.

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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”. DSC_0969

And then the cuddles. DSC_0974 DSC_0976 DSC_0977

And the kisses. Seriously too sweet!! DSC_0983 Lastly they opened a kitchen set. Isaiah has already been making ‘pancakes’, ‘pizza’ and ‘soup’ for us regularly.    DSC_0992 DSC_0993 DSC_0996 DSC_1004 DSC_1008Such 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.




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