I am starting to recover from the busy and super fun holidays. Because we live close to both my family and my husband’s family, we are fortunate to celebrate with all our families and this year we had 4 Christmases.
Christmas Eve we celebrated with Grouchy Husband’s family in the Berkshires, Massachusetts. The girls opened one present before we left.
Christmas Eve was also the first night of Hannukah. It was special to watch Uncle Mark and Aunt Bernice’s family light the first candle of the menorah and say a blessing.
The girls played high-stakes backgammon with Cousin Jill and Scott.
They also decorated their 7th gingerbread house of the season.
We stayed one night in the Berkshires, came home, unpacked, took showers, got dressed, let the girls open the rest of their presents from Grouchy Husband and I, and then drove to Brooklyn to celebrate Christmas with my family. It was a busy day.
My 9 cousins and I use to take a photo each year in from of the Christmas tree. We can hardly see the tree now. Our families has grown a bit.
My sister and her family came into town the day after Christmas.
My mom hosted a dinner that night and invited my grandmother and the rest of her family to celebrate another Christmas.
There were more presents to open. This is 3 consecutive days of present opening for the girls and it was as exciting as the first.
We also celebrated my uncle, grandmother, and brother-in-law’s birthdays.
Our 4th Christmas was with my sister-in-law’s family. And if you were wondering, yes, there was present opening.
Cheers to 4 Christmases,
The Dumpling Mama xo