Our Christmas began a bit before Christmas when Sarah's immediate family gathered for a formal picture, meal, and brief gift opening at our home.
|They love to help tear paper!|
|The spoons tournament|
The next day we celebrated Mema and Pepa's 70th wedding anniversary. After a much needed nap, meal, and bath, the girls were ready to begin our little family's Christmas celebration. First, the Advent calendar...
|Whoa, that bump is for real!|
It included a new set of handmade PJs for each of the girls, slippers, a book, hot chocolate, and cookies. They were thrilled and we enjoyed watching them slurp down a warm cup of hot chocolate through a straw.
The next morning, we opened our gifts from Santa. Each of the girls got bikes!
And a few other toys.
We spent Christmas Eve with Sarah's immediate family and both of her grandmas. Huge meal, Mass, gift opening.
|Left, paternal grandma, right, maternal grandma|
|Sarah and her sister Bridget|
And Stella was there...made our girls so happy!
|Hint: this gift tag is written in Grandpa's handwriting|
The best-stuffed stockings are at Nana and Papa's.
This year they included M&M's. The girls had a pre-breakfast appetizer that was a dream come true.
|Nana and Aunt Sue|
After all this activity, the girls took a break in the afternoon to watch one of their new movies. We hope you all had a Christmas as merry as ours!