So I did mention Monkeyman's first letter to Santa, Tuba Christmas and our trip to see Santa already. A few other traditions we observed were:
|Decking the halls|
|Monkeyman's first coat. He learned that many colors mixed together = brown.|
He did a second coat of red and glitter paint later, after the brown dried.
Making ornaments is a new tradition we started this year, with my Bestie and her family. We made clay handprint ornaments for each kid, baked them in the oven, and then painted them. It was great fun and these ornaments will always be a treasured keepsake!
|Me painting Bug's ornament.|
(Thanks Stacy! I should have taken some pics of you to prove you were there too!)
|Sending Christmas cards...|
|Baking and decorating cookies with Grandma|
|Our annual Christmas Eve Eve lights cruise|
And then, finally... the craziness, wonder, excitement, and fun of Christmas day spent with loved ones. I am really annoyed with myself at my lack of thoroughness in my photo documentation. I got zero pics on Christmas Eve, and sporadic pics throughout the day on Christmas Day. I usually try to get a pic of everyone in the family who we visit and who visited us, but I failed at that quite miserably this year - it was just too crazy I guess. Will definitely do better next year!
|Bug, rolling on his Big Piano with joy|
|This is the look of a kid who got something he really wanted...|
|We had some epic light saber battles on Christmas morning this year. Monkeyman is fighting my uncle here.|
|Monkeyman & his cousins|
|My brother & his wife|
|Oh! And I got a new coffee mug with my favorite faces on it! :)|
Happy Extremely Belated Holidays to all - hope yours were great too!