After school was finished we were on with the start of the Christmas marathon. On Christmas Eve we were at my Aunt and Uncle's house for brunch, supper and a day of fun. After brunch my uncle brought out some antique wooden Lego's he had as a child. My children call him Grandpa because of the close relationship we have. It was so cool to see how into my children he has become. They played for hours with these wooden Lego's.
After brunch, naps, laying around and relaxing, the games began. I love the tradition of playing cards with my family. We usually sit around for a couple hours learning and playing new card games. This is my cousin's wife, Jane.
Then came presents. Lots of presents. Presents in stockings, presents in boxes. Lots of fun.
Suzy opening her gift.
This year we got one gift for all the kids, but wrapped it up individually. We got them a Wii. Isabella & Jack were pretty floored by it.
For Christmas we did something a little different and new to us. We had fondue. I had it one time at a friends birthday party a couple of years ago, but have never made it. It was a lot of fun.
It was a little tricky with young kids. Jack and William both needed help...which was a little crazy. But Isabella and Donovan could do it all by themselves. :) If I have any requests for the recipes...I will post them. It was super good! But for now I need to run. We have another Christmas this afternoon.
Clearly we are lacking in compassion. We still have MANY areas we are still working on in this family.