Family Baseball Time

Family Baseball Time

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Christmas Eve

Christmas Eve we spent with both sides of the family. We started at Kevin's aunt's house for lunch and watched the kids open presents. We had a delicious meal that consists of turkey, mashed potatoes, green beans, chicken salad, homemade rolls and a bunch of other stuff. After we ate, we took a couple of family pictures. Once the pictures were done, it was time for all of the kids to exchange their gifts. They all draw a name and they buy a few presents for that person. They all got some really cool gifts. Our cousin Kim got the babies 2 sleeping outfits each!

Cousins on Kevin's side of the family

Around 4:00, we headed over to my sister's house in Virginia Beach for my side of the family's Christmas Eve. We use to draw a name and buy a present for that particular person, but the past few years we have just bought a gift and do a Chinese exchange (I think that is what it's called!) All of the presents go under the tree and we all draw a number. Once your number is called, you either pick a gift under the tree or you can steal one from someone else. Everyone has different rules on how the game is played. So we came up with house rules. Whoever house we are at gets to make the rules. Kevin and I walked away with a Fire Pit this year! Well, actually it's my dad's since I picked for him since we didn't bring a gift, but we brought it home!
Ashton opening his gifts

Brittany opening her gifts

Caitlyn opening her gifts

Mommy being funny!

Mommy and Daddy on Christmas Eve!

After the gift exchange was done, Kevin and dad took the babies back to mom and dad's house while mom and I stayed to help Ashley and Tommy clean up. Luckily it didn't take too long to clean up! Then we headed to my parents house for the night. For the past few years we have stayed the night at my parents house Christmas Eve and open presents on Christmas morning with them. Once the babies start knowing about Santa Claus, that will change and we will be staying at home on Christmas Eve so they can open presents on Christmas morning at home.

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