When we arrived on Christmas Eve I pretty much handed James over to the grandparents and said, "Here he is" and went to wrap presents, unpack, etc. James was so excited to get to check everything out.
|So happy to be back in NC for the holiday|
|Checking out the luminary|
|James was very interested in Mary, Joesph, and baby Jesus|
|Finally time for bed after a long day of travel|
|I told my mom Santa couldn't bring presents but he could still bring stockings.|
Now that the family keeps growing its a mismatched group of them!
|He was pretty disappointed that these were skittles and not m&ms. |
"James no like skittles!!!" I guess we need to work on being grateful.
|Trying out the new bubbles|
|And learning a new trick- catching them!|
After spending some time at the Hollands we came back over to my parents so James could take a nap before the next round of Christmas excitement
Look who decided to come! James couldn't decide if he was thrilled or scared...
|We realized later that day that David and Ryan are wearing the exact same outfits this year as last year|
|Whoops- somehow Ryan got the wrong person's gift!|
My dad loves the movie Christmas Vacation so when I saw this t-shirt I knew he had to get it
For dinner that night we had our typical steak, chicken pastry, etc. but my mom had made her bread into Christmas tree rolls. Yum!
|Checking out the fire pit while the steaks cooked|
|We had a small disaster when the birthday cake for Jesus collapsed.|
|Thankfully it was still delicious!|
|Yes, someone has these two wrapped around his finger|
|Family photo time!|
We are always extremely grateful to have time with our families but getting to be with everyone on Christmas this year was extra special. Merry Christmas!