Happy Boxing Day! Being so close to Canada I just learned about Boxing Day and thought we should extend our holiday celebrations to include all holidays. I'm not entirely sure of the origin of Boxing Day or what people do to celebrate...but let's celebrate anyway. Also Brian is half Canadian so really it makes sense.
Anyway, we had a really great low key Christmas this year. Truth be told, living across the country from our families, we always have a low key Christmas. We started our celebrating with some light gazing, carol singing (in the comfort of our car), and Japanese food for Christmas Eve. I think next year we will step it up to the hibachi so we can have dinner and a show for our Christmas Eve tradition. Also I FINALLY had some decent sushi. Good Asian food is hard to come by over here.
This year we didn't decorate our tree until Christmas Eve, on account of Coco. I got out some of our ornaments and after bath the girls got to decorating.
|Coco's cheese face.|
|I LOVE matching pajamas. How long can I get away with it?|
|Traditional reading of "The Night Before Christmas"|
|The girls always get books from Santa.|
|Its actually not that much but our tree is so tiny that it looks like tons.|
|Christmas morning explosion.|
|Such a pretty morning.|
|The beach is our favorite playground.|
A few months ago we were perusing Target and found a little girl bike marked down from $90 to $12. We had no intention of getting Amelia a bike but we couldn't pass that deal up. She loves it. She picked out her helmet and we spent the afternoon riding bikes and skateboards and hanging out in the beautiful weather. Seriously, Brian was wearing a T-shirt...in December.
Merry Christmas from our family to yours. Until next year...
ps// its supposed to snow on Tuesday!