The festivities were kicked off with brunch at Mimi and Poppy's house where I tried out the sleigh,
rocked baby Jesus,
read the Christmas story with Daddy (this is a pre-present-opening requirement in the Pierce household),
received training on the finer points of gift unwrapping (pull down the corner pieces first, slide hand under center seam second, pull hand up third),
and tried out the Dora costume wear that Mimi and Poppy gave me!
Every Christmas Eve night, both sides of my family get together to eat dinner and celebrate. Unfortunately, I don't have a copy of our group shot yet...so you'll have to take my word for it when I tell you that it was a cutie!
Poor Gramma was battling a non-flu virus all week long...but she still managed to make her scrumptious cranberry pudding. This is a tradition Mommy has looked forward to ever since she and Daddy started dating!
I woke up a liiittle earlier than Mommy and Daddy would have liked...so my first present of the day was joining them in their bed until they were ready to get going!
When they were finally ready to wake up, I found this amazing easel among my Christmas presents!
Then we headed over to Gramma and Grampa's house for Christmas breakfast, complete with Grampa's homemade donuts (another Moss Christmas tradition)...
and opened some more Christmas presents. These leather gloves were actually given to Mommy, but I just can't pass up a good glove when I see one!
Once our presents had been opened and played with, Great Grandma and Grandpa Moss had been called on the phone, and my nap had been taken my family piled up in the car and headed north to Aunt Lisa and Uncle Kenny's home.
It didn't take me long to discover my cousin Julie's stash of dress up clothes there. She was a really good sharer, too!
Merry postChristmas, from our family to yours!