This day has now become a tradition on my side of the family. As the family grows my Grandma has changed our traditonal Christmas Eve party to this day so that way she can see us and visit. Of course we had Mexican, eveyones fav and the white elephant gift exchange.
This day was spent with Matt's side of the family. We had our traditional Favorite Things dinner. This year I brought Bruchetta, Matt brought breakfast burritos from Los Favoritos, and Scott brought a bowl of fresh cut broccoli, yes broccoli! I know my kid is weird. haha We had a LOT of food but it was fun. This year we spent the night at Matt's oldest brother's house, which was fun to wake up and watch the kids open their presents.
Our Potluck Christmas Eve dinner. Look at all that food!
Scott opening his Christmas pjs.
Ah Christmas morning we woke up with the kids coming into our bedroom asking if were awake so that they could open presents. haha Silly kids, I had to shoo them away a few times b/c it waay too early! Once my nieces and nephews opened their presents Matt and I headed to my parents home to visit and so that Scott could open his presents from them. Legos, he got lots of Lego from both sets of grandparents and a big bucket from us. He loves them and no I don't step on them he puts them away. What?! A 6 year old that puts his legos away, actually he likes to spread them all over the loft, so they are no in my way. After that we came to our own house because we had some presents that we wanted to open on our own and a few BIG ones for Scott.
Scott opening his presents!
My pretty awesome gifts from the hubby.
Once we finished opening presents, we headed back to my BIL's house and had our traditional Gingerbread house contest, err . . competition. We paired up, Matt and I were a team and had a great idea. At least one adult and a kid were a team except us. It was a lot of fun. There was one rule and that was we could have ONE secret item. Did we follow that rule, NOPE, none of us did, we all "cheated", hahaha. We had a log cabin, that was ours, to the White House. After that they were judged and categorized. All in all it was fun day, which concluded with dinner.
This is what we had to work with that was communal.