Sunday, January 2, 2022

Second Christmas, Bird Watching and The Cat's Pajamas

Chuck's mom and sister used to buy the girls matching pajamas and stuffed animals every year and they got to open them on Christmas Eve. When Ally was born Sharaya asked me to continue the tradition and I was more than happy to ablige!




This year I didn't get her a stuffed animal because I bought her cats some matching pajamas! They weren't very cooperative when it was time to get dressed. By the time they got Moxie's on, Maya had already wiggled out of hers!


We always open our stockings first, then have cinnamon rolls for breakfast. Then we get to the presents! We like to open ours one at a time. One person plays 'Santa' and hands out each gift, that way we all get to see what everyone gets. 

After we're done opening presents, dinner goes in the oven (if it isn't already) and then we turn on The Muppet Christmas Carol. It's tradition! While we watched TV, the cats watched the birds.


I don't ever remember doing two Christmases before. When the anticipation of one was over, you still had another one to look forward to! It's not the same when the whole family isn't together but it was still fun to have two of them!


Susan said...

One year I got everyone Mickey pj's. Everyone comes Christmas morning in pajamas. There are pictures at my blog. Your tradition is like ours. Happy New Year!

Rebecca Jo said...

We have so many Christmases spread out over December & even into january - it is something to know there's still more ahead.
Happy new Year!

Billie Jo said...

Hello! Merry Christmas! Your Christmas sounds very much like ours! Stockings, breakfast, and presents! We did one gift at a time too this year, and it was so lovely!!! Happy and Blessed New Year, my friend.

Terri D said...

My family had three Christmases when I was growing up. It worked for us. Loved all the photos!! Happy new year! xo

ellen b. said...

We've done multiple Christmases and Thanksgiving meals, too. It's good to be flexible and to choose joy! Happy New Year to you!

Michelle said...

Great pictures!! I cracking up at the cats in pjs!!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

It all sounds perfect. I love the photos. Yes one at a time is how we do it too although James wasn't happy with that plan. LOL