Christmas Photo Diary 
Happy Friday to you!
In lieu of our usual Friday Things, I wanted to share a glimpse into our long holiday weekend with you!
We started off celebrating on Saturday at my grandparents’ house with my dad’s family (there are now four great-grandchildren!), had a low-key Sunday here at home, then went to my mom’s for the traditional seven fishes on Christmas Eve, and had my in-laws here on Christmas Day; my mother-in-law treated us to beef tenderloin and twice-baked potatoes (I made tiramisu for dessert both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day… two birds, one stone).
The kids had a fabulous time every single day, enjoying the festivities, getting to play with people they don’t see all the time and, of course, new toys! Can you believe that on Saturday at my grandparents and again at my mom’s on Christmas Eve, Isabelle REFUSED to nap?! She had her regular morning nap at home before we left for both of them, but would not nap again at either place. To my utter amazement, she was SO GOOD. I thought that she would totally melt into a puddle of exhaustion (we left so many places with a screaming, over-tired baby during Joseph’s first year of life, haaaaaaaaa), but she was wonderful. I suppose she didn’t want to miss anything!
Also, after coming downstairs on Christmas morning and confirming that Santa did, indeed, come, both of the boys made a beeline into the kitchen, said they were starving, and wanted to eat breakfast before they opened any presents. Ummmmm…. okay? The kids got up around 7:30am on Christmas morning, and we didn’t even start opening presents until nearly 9:30am. It’s a good thing we didn’t have to go anywhere! ;-)
I hope you enjoy the photos of our holiday! :)