We went to my stepdad's for Christmas Eve cocktails. Dad gave J his little Christmas outfit, complete with reindeer footies:
Sister E and niece C...J is finally reaching back!
Then we went to T's mother's for dinner. She got to feed J his dinner:
Note the footies and Dad's "classic Grandma picture!" expression
On Christmas morning we opened our own presents. No pictures of us unkempt in our jammies, sorry: T made breakfast and I whipped together dough because when you give the gift of bread, it helps to have it fresh. This made for a slightly hectic morning, although we had fun with our stockings and gifts, as usual. Then we zipped over to T's father's house:
Grandpa loved the plaid shirt...he owns many just like it.
Next, we traveled to Batavia to see my grandmother and my dad. Grandma adores her great-grandmother status, as you can see:
How terrific is this wrapping paper? I've tried not to use it anymore in my green living pursuits, but I'd use this in a heartbeat.
Happy Papa and little J
Hooray for this Christmas thing!
Our last stop before heading home was my mother's with my sisters and their families, along with another sumptuous meal.
T with the two kids
Five men and a baby
(I'll have to post the women version of this once someone sends it to me!)
Home again, home again, jiggety jig by 10:45...a long but lovely Christmas. Hope all of you had equally nice holidays!