We traveled to South Texas just a couple of days before Christmas to spend the holiday with my parents and sister Sara and family. They graciously opened their homes to our loud, demanding, but oh so angelic looking bunch (strictly speaking of the kids only of course).
Sara invited the kids over to decorate ginger bread houses. They loved decorating and eating their houses!
My little guy waiting patiently for his dinner while my Mom put on the finishing touches. Our Christmas Eve supper consisted of my brother’s famous Chili recipe and Mexican tamales. Oh and I can’t forget the flan for dessert. Yum! I only gained five pounds! 🙂
The kids waiting not so patiently for the festivities to begin!
Here are all the grand kids that were present just before opening gifts. My sister and her girls made beautiful purses for my girls and then stuffed them with various chap-sticks, nail polishes, lotions, shower gels, and perfume sprays. They could not have been more excited. After ooing and ahing for a while my four-year-old said, “Now I can decorate me!”
What a neat idea to make purses and fill them w/ goodies. No wonder they were a hit!
Sounds like a wonderful time! Dinner sounds fantastic…I’m hungry now 😉
I’m glad you got to have a good time with some extended family!
Warren Baldwin says
Happy New Year
Wow! So, that’s how Christmas Eve is done … Looks like a whole lot of fun for the kids!
Mmmmm…chile and tamales sound delicious! I love reading different Christmas stories!
Looks like you all had a great time down South! Great food and family — can’t beat it for the holidays. 🙂
Ashley P. says
I’m glad the you all had fun. ^_^ We had a great time helping with the gingerbread houses too! Almost as much as the kids, I dare say! haha.
Looks like a wonderful time! We made gingerbread houses like that too, such fun! Happy New Year!!
Renee Ann says
Lovely pics of your lovely family! . . . Happy New Year!