It’s Late But…

As promised, here is our Christmas in a few words and a few more pictures!

First, I’ll start with RJ’s first performance in his school’s Christmas program )  Sadly, I was unable to attend, but Hubby took pics and even got a bit of it on video.

Dressed and hair styled by Daddy.

Dressed and hair styled by Daddy.

Each class sang songs.  His class, the toddlers, sang Jingle Bells.  Well, RJ rang the bell, but he was a little shocked by the crowd and didn’t sing.

 

The Sunday before Christmas we headed to Charlotte for the dedication of a family member’s baby.  We also made plans to have a group lunch at Red Robin with our best friends and their families.

RJ, Nyla and Sanaa.

RJ, Nyla and Sanaa.

Christmas Eve we kept with our tradition and headed to the family Christmas mass that afternoon.   Then, that evening we headed a few miles away to join my brother, his girlfriend and her family at their annual Christmas Eve feast.  They don’t do traditional holiday food for the feast.  Instead we had grilled steak, chicken, salmon and a baked potato bar! Yum-O

They played the Secret Santa where you can steal another persons gift. Hilarious

Playing Secret Santa.  The rules allowed for stealing another person’s gift if you didn’t like yours! Hilarious

Hanging out with Daddy and Uncle Vic

Hanging out with Daddy and Uncle Vic

Christmas morning Hubby and I were up and ready for RJ to see what Santa brought him.  However, RJ wasn’t so eager!

Whateva Santa!

Whateva Santa!

We finally got him downstairs.  Was his first reaction elation that Santa brought him the truck he asked for?  No.  He didn’t even pay attention to the gifts.  He was more interested in the conspiracy that was the disappearance of  Santa’s cookies and milk!  Though we explained that Santa ate the cookies and drank the milk before he left, RJ was not hearing that.  He promptly accused who he thought to be the real culprits….Brooklyn and Bailey, our dogs!

“Oh No! Bailey and Brookten ate Santa’s cookies!”

  Once we got over that, he turned his sights to the gifts.

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The girls got goodies too!

The girls got goodies too!

A few hours later, we headed down to the Lowcountry to spend the day with my family in Edisto Beach.  During our trip to VA Beach for Thanksgiving, my family decided they wanted to rent a beach house for Christmas.  We decided that instead at the house for a few days, that we would just join them for the day.  The house was beautiful and we really enjoyed spending the day with the fam.

*RJ was adamant about keeping on his Santa pjs all day…*

RJ wanted to get in the water.

RJ wanted to get in the water.

 

The kids had a game of spades going. They are always camera ready.

The kids had a game of spades going. They are always camera ready.

 

 

…and there you have it.

5 Comments

  • Reply Nellie January 4, 2013 at 12:21 pm

    This has to be my favorite Christmas recap of all! I giggled when I read the RH accused the dogs of taking Santa’s treats! So cute!! Glad you guys had a great Christmas.

    Loving the new look around here, it’s so soft and welcoming!

    • Reply Jenni January 4, 2013 at 10:42 pm

      Thanks Nellie. I’m happy you like the new look. It’s been an adjustment going from a WP blog to a self-hosted, but I like it. Now, I just need to get a real logo and I’ll be set.

  • Reply Nellie January 4, 2013 at 12:23 pm

    I meant RJ (damn autocorrect) 🙂

  • Reply LaShawn January 5, 2013 at 3:37 pm

    I love this! LOl at RJ accusing the dogs of taking Santa’s cookies!! And I love the new look!

    • Reply Jenni January 10, 2013 at 2:24 am

      Glad you like the new look.
      He was so serious about the missing cookies. We tried to explain, but I’m still not sure he understood.

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