My husband’s family has always celebrated their Christmas on Christmas Eve Eve. It’s a really fun tradition, and we don’t even air our grievances. Then we spend Christmas Eve, after church, with the extended Grunewald clan.
If you missed our Christmas day photos, you can find them here.
Here’s what our Christmas Eve Eve looked like, according to my iPhone:
We had to take some photos before we left, like usual. Elijah is completely into Rescue Bots at the moment. This Chase from my dad is his current favorite.
RJ says Emmy is making a face here that I make…I don’t see it.
It was so incredibly warm here. We didn’t even need coats for a few days.
I guess if they won’t pose together, separate pictures is good enough.
Emmy with her godmother, Auntie Amanda. I love this picture.
The tiny humans are so lucky.
Emaline standing against a wall, posing with her baby. I have no idea where she got this from…
Kissing her new bitty baby from Grandma and Grandpa, in their matching jammies. I promise she isn’t eating her face.
Grandpa photobombed Grandma and Emmy’s photo.
We had a photo booth set up again this year.
Emaline really got into the props. Her with the beard is my favorite.
I love that we’re able to get photos of the whole family. I hope we never stop doing this.
Seriously, look at Emmy with those lips. She’s a pro.
Then on Christmas Eve, we went to church.
My girl has some wild hair…
That is, unfortunately, the only family photo we got, not counting the photo booth one. We have got to get better at taking photos of the 4 of us.
And after church, we went to RJ’s uncle and aunt’s. I took barely any photos, because toddlers at a Christmas party up way past bedtime, without Daddy, is completely exhausting and chaotic.
Emmy was still in a good mood, pre-present opening.
Then the staying up late hit her…right before it hit Eli.
So, Aunt Susie got them all set up with a movie upstairs, and they were content to watch Alvin and the Chipmunks.
Christmas is such a marathon with toddlers. If you have any tips for getting through 4 days of parties with late bed times and short naps, please share the wizardry with me. Please.
What family traditions does your family have? Anyone else celebrate Christmas Eve Eve? or Festivus?