Remember when I posted about those yummy Christmas cookies my mommy makes? This was us Christmas Eve Day:
|Ti and Hope rolling out the dough.|
|Even Dan got in on the fun!|
|The boys decided to get a little creative with their gingerbread men...Ti made a monster and Spicer's is a crime scene victim. So cheery!|
The star of the show is always the tamales (they represent baby Jesus in his swaddling clothes!). Normally we just get them to-go from a restaurant, but one of our guests generously provided them this year--they were probably the best tamales I've ever had. We also had enchiladas, a chile sauce, Spanish rice, chips and dip, and a salad (with Cafe Rio dressing!) Oh yeah, and more than enough dessert.
One of my favorite parts of Christmas Eve as a kid was re-enacting the Nativity as my father or grandfather read from Luke 2. It might be even more fun being able to watch it. Are these kids cute or what??
|Joseph and Mary...Mary is having a slight veil malfunction.|
|All gathering around the manger.|
|A nice group shot.|
|"But the Grinch, who lived just north of Whoville, did NOT."|
|Bronwyn enjoyed my father's retelling as well.|
In case you were wondering, Santa's reindeer love to eat a mixture of oats and sparkles.
Don't worry, we didn't forget to leave milk and cookies (along with a note) for the big man himself.
|It's hard to hide all that personality.|