My handsome Christmas boy (wearing a handmade sweater from his great aunt)
Christmas Eve we started our own little family tradition since my other family members were doing their own thing and we woke up to do presents and stockings from mom and dad with Ford. He got a soccer goal and ball from us and lots of art stuff in his stocking. He is still really young to understand gifts (and most of the time just wants to play with paper and boxes) so we did things very minimal... can't say the same of Ford's mimi, papa, aunts, and uncles who spoiled him! We went to a little hole in the wall Mexican food restaurant by our house where we witnessed a Christmas miracle... Ford gobbled up tons of grilled chicken. My baby who refuses all meat with the exception of turkey hot dogs. We watched Miracle on 34th Street by the fire and decided to go visit the mall by our church before service just to see the lights and Santa. Our Christmas Eve service was incredible and our pastor talked about the struggle Mary faced as a young mother who watched her son be sacrificed for all man kind. I love a twist on the general Christmas story, something I can take with me after Christmas and spend time reflecting on and growing with. We had a pizza party at Mimi and Papa's on Christmas Eve, watched Four Christmases and were in bed by 10pm! Another Christmas miracle, Ford slept until almost 8am on Christmas morning. Please do that on New Years Day buddy...
Christmas morning was great. We leisurely opened presents, had breakfast, talked to family, dozed off for a few, played games, played outside. It was perfect. I will let the pictures do the story telling.
I hope your Christmas was as restful as ours!