Before I start though I'll explain my family's tradition. On the D side of the family (mine), we grew up having dessert for dinner on Christmas Eve followed by opening a present each. Our "dessert dinner" was really a fondue dinner that included chocolate covered everything from fruit to marshmallows to graham crackers. Over the years, we've added dipping food in cheese. Last year we tried cooking our meat (unsuccessfully) in the fondue pot. This year, my mom bought some "amped up" fondue pots so we tried cooking steak again, and it worked great! We also added "pizza fondue" to the menu. I highly recommend bringing my parents' seventies tradition to your Christmas Eve gathering. We love it! So fun to share it with the next generation.
Onto the pictures.
The boys in awe of the "big present" that Ebin wanted to open (even though it was Micah's.)
Micah's a little bit taller than his present!
As always, there was more playing with trucks...
This was super cute. Micah's into this pointing thing now (which is extremely helpful), and the dude KNOWS what he wants. Well, his daddy walked into the room and he double pointed at Mr. C! We all cracked up laughing, and my sister caught it on film.
Me playing with my sister's new Kindle Fire with the boys.
(Also please excuse my hideous baby bangs that are growing in full force after my pregnancy. They make my hair a living nightmare right now.)
Introducing Angry Birds to the boys and my sister.
Me & my honey
The fun with the red balloon.
Kerr and Jase
My mom's smaller Christmas tree (she got wood floors just finished so wasn't in the "mood" to do it as big as usual.)
Trying to get Ebin to come back down the stairs so that Micah wouldn't follow him.
Jason in the garage putting together Ebin's "big" present from his parents and my parents...a F150 truck like his daddy's truck.
Inside, we were opening up this kiddos' matching pajamas.
Micah plays with Uncle Dale.
Papa holds his grandsons.
Ebin uses his uncle as a climbing toy.