Meet the Sullivans: Our Christmas Eve + Christmas in Photos

December 26, 2013

Our Christmas Eve + Christmas in Photos

What a busy and beautiful Christmas we had! We have been blessed lots and lots of family, so holidays around here are never dull. We spent Christmas Eve with Keith's mom, sisters and brothers-in-law, our nieces and nephews, and my mom, sister and Grandpa. It was a full house!

my mom, sister Kathee, Grandpa and us before church
We started the evening off at 4 o'clock Mass. Unfortunately, we didn't really get to sit and enjoy Mass together as a family. Owen had other plans, and the exterior of the church was more to his liking. Keith and I took turns chasing him around outside with all the other parents chasing their toddlers. 

On Christmas Eve we ate lots of food and desserts. We also had a White Elephant between the 16 of us and it was so much fun! Keith scored me the HedBanz Game, which I can't wait to play, and I traded him for my reusable Solo cup and scratchers. We gave away a pair of Wonder Woman socks, Bacon Flavored Toothpaste and a Microwavable S'Mores Maker. It was so much fun shopping for our silly gifts and then getting to watch them get opened!

We spent Christmas morning with Keith's mom and his sister Teri's family. Owen loves having his cousins around to play with him!

So, we bought Owen quite a few cool new toys, but once he opened his stocking (we do that part first) and found the cheap little Light Up Lip Balm Lightsaber the rest of his (really super cool and thoughtful) gifts might as well have been COAL! It had not been out of his reach in the last 24 hours.

We did finally manage to coax him into playing with his cool new (Conductor Carl )train set for a while though! I think he'll have a lot of fun with this for a very long time!

See? Back to the cheap key chain! He's so easy to please! He just adores that toy!

The requisite Christmas Morning Present Opening in our Jammies photo. 

 He's pretty happy with his cute little Skip Hop Backpack too! We loaded it up with some of his trains, books and toys to bring to my grandpa's house for Christmas Day dinner. He wanted to carry it himself from the car to the house when we got there and it was a little too heavy so he keep stumbling., but insisted on carrying it, so we just lifted it in the back to take some weight off.

I put together a little cheese plate to bring to my grandpas and made this Chocolate Pie for dessert. Both were a hit!!

We hope you had a Merry Christmas with your family too! 

Today Keith is back at work and Owen and I are going to hang around home all day in our jammies. We'll likely get dressed later, but only for a quick trip to the store for milk. We'll be playing with our new toys, doing some shopping from the couch and cleaning up the aftermath of our abundant, beautiful Christmas!


Megan said...

So glad you all had a great Christmas!!! :) So strange how the cheap toys are always a winner! ;)

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hello erin said...

i love that sweet owen loved the lightsaber so much!! its seriously adorable. And i love your sweater!! You have such a cute family!

Whitney said...

Looks like a fun and busy Christmas! Love how your little man is too busy for pictures just like mine! :) He's such a cutie.