Christmas Eve continued with its mellowness — after the Arroyo trip Bruce relaxed with a little boxed wine (the Solo cup adds to the classiness, no?) while we waited for Jamma to arrive.
Later, we had a roaring fire.
Jamma brought her usual awesome assortment of ornaments. Here’s Bruce checking out his rooster (symbolic of the chickens we want to have).
Then the kids opened their presents.
Finn tried out his new guitar.
And so did Bruce.
Then we had dinner — we tried fondue this year because we don’t have a kitchen to cook much of anything else. It was good, although not exactly as I’d envisioned because I decided I didn’t want the boys sitting around a pot of hot oil so we cooked on one table and ate on another.
For dessert, we tried out Jamma’s new chocolate fondue pot. That was a much bigger hit with the boys.
Finn’s favorite was the chocolate strawberries.
In the morning, the boys awoke to two new Hotwheels sets (per Ezra’s list) and full stockings.
Ezra, our little penguin fan, loved the Happy Feet 2 book in his stocking.
Finn helped everyone go through their stockings.
And then we had some eggs and cinnamon rolls for breakfast. Bruce braved the cold to cook the eggs on the grill.
Christmas Day was very low key. Bob, Vanessa and Thomas came up in the afternoon for another trip to the Arroyo (just the boys) and a trip to Zankou Chicken for dinner. We also did round two of the chocolate fondue.
We celebrated with the rest of the family on the 26th at Grandpa Bill and Grandma Therese’s house. Great to see all seven cousins together.
A slideshow of all of my photos is here.