Yes, it was even more fun celebrating Christmas with a little baby! And having lots of family around is just the best. On Christmas Eve, James made sure to wear his Santa pajamas in anticipation of Mr. Claus’ arrival.
He read Frosty the Snowman before bed.
On Christmas Eve, I prepared Barefoot Contessa’s sour cream coffee cake so that I could just pop it in the oven in the morning to bake.
I think this will become a family tradition for years to come.
Santa brought James two presents- a dinosaur walker and a workbench. Of course, this year mama had to help unwrap the gifts.
We managed to get a good family picture in front of the tree before heading over to my parents’ house.
The Grandparents had plenty of presents waiting under the tree.
And the table festively set.
James tried his first pancakes made by Grandpa.
and got lots of presents.
Why do they package these toys so crazy?!
There we go!
Little Golden Books- I remember those!
Then we came back home for a get together and gift exchange with more family. Did your living room look something like this too?
Jimmy’s sister made this two-sided UT blanket by cutting the ends of the fabric and tying them together. So cute and cozy!
Then they gave James this UT tricycle- for when he’s older.
I think he likes it!
But even with all those new presents, he was still most interested in his little niece's vibrating ladybug toy that’s attached to her car seat! He always finds it whenever they come over.
On the Christmas dinner menu was honey glazed ham, scallop potatoes, green beans with toasted almonds, cornbread dressing, caprese salad, and honey wheat rolls. The meal was ended with homemade cheesecake with raspberries. So yummy!!
The perfect ending to a perfect day spent with family. I hope your day was wonderful too!