There’s something so magical about Christmas in our house. We, or at least the kids and I, truly believe in Santa and I love sharing it with our family and friends. We were lucky enough to get visits from both the Ryan’s and Paquette’s prior this month, so by the time Christmas Eve came around we were ready for the big day and my family to help celebrate.
This year we decided to make a trip to Chick-fil-A for a Christmas Eve breakfast and to hang out with Santa Cow. I won’t lie we ate there the day before and when I saw that Santa cow would be coming I knew we needed to come back. We enjoyed out breakfast and then when we got home Eleanor lost her 2nd tooth. So we would be getting a visit from both the tooth fairy and Santa on the same night. Crazy!
Our afternoon was filled with visiting friends for open houses or dropping off some treats of homemade vanilla or limoncello. Then it was time for our traditional Christmas Eve dinner of pizza and wings and we left some reindeer food on the front lawn so they would know to stop by house. Finally it was time to read Twas the Night Before Christmas and play our family game. As the kids put on their pjs we sang and kissed them good night wishing them a Merry Christmas.
At 7:15am 2 little ones woke and ran into our bedroom. The tooth fairy visited and left a dollar bill in the shape of a Christmas tree. Pretty cool. At this point we decided to take a little time for our family of 4. We snuggled in the bed and talked and enjoyed our time together. It wasn’t about opening presents, but being present together.
When we heard others stirring we knew it was time to come downstairs. The kids had a great Christmas with joy, delight, and belief. There were surprises for everyone (I got a serger!) and we enjoyed our day together. We had a wonderful dinner and Mike made an awesome veggie tree and I found a butter tree for which made everyone smile.