Our Christmas celebration started with church on Christmas Eve. It was the first Christmas in our new building so that was pretty exciting. Sandals (our church) had sent out 25,000 flyers inviting the local neighborhoods to our celebration, and boy did people show up. The sanctuary was filled, as was the overflow. So people were sitting in the lobbies and the children’s classrooms. We got there early so we actually got seats.
After church it was time to celebrate with Mr. Dunbar’s family. I’ve mentioned before that this is the best party of the year, held at Auntie Marian’s house with lots of extended cousins. There is always great food, playing, and then Santa.
And the morning of Christmas at our house we had an early riser- who changed into his clothes and out of his Christmas pj’s just in case I told him we needed to get dressed first. He’s proactive, which is a good thing, unless Mommy wanted pictures with Christmas pj’s.
After opening gifts under the tree and having breakfast the boys were given their big gift from the Dunbar Grandparents.
This is going to be my new thing so that my boys know I was present in their lives.
After gifts and breakfast at our house it was off to the Gramma and Papa’s house. My parents, of course, thought it would be funny to set up a toll to get our presents. Each family was suppose to sing a Christmas Carol before they could receive gifts. Monkey stole the show by singing a solo.
These two got along great…