We had our usual fun Christmas Eve traditions, which we were lucky enough to have my parents with us here again this year.
This year we were a bit behind on our cookie making, so we finished our Sugar cookies Christmas Eve morning.
Lucas had to make his traditional "Yellow Snowman" of course. I think we spent most of our Christmas break in pajamas, but is there any better way to go?
This picture below, really recaps our day pretty well-- there with Grandma and Grandpa, working together having fun and Eric with longingly gazing out the window.
He wasn't trying to escape, he just couldn't keep his eyes off the brisket he was smoking. He woke up really early to get it started, low and slow all day long it cooked. He was like a kid at Christmas, so excited for that brisket- and it was so worth it, so so yummy!
Later it was more decorating, this time our Gingerbread houses. This year I found some kits at Costco, and let's just say I will be looking for those kits every year! The houses were already assembled, just had to put on the door and chimney, and it came with good candy! I usually sample some candy, but the amount of candy I sampled might have been a little greater than usual.
There may have been a few tears and a few squabbles along the way, but in the end there were a lot of adorable houses.