Our family Christmas Eve party started out with getting all the yummies ready. Oh I adore these girls. I'm so glad that humans have to eat just so I can chat with all these ladies while we cook. I'm craving that Taco Salad right now... and just to let you in on a secret... I compiled ALL of Steve's family's BEST RECIPES (over 100) and I'll be sharing them shortly.
While we cooked, the kids all decorated gingerbread houses. I think my kids ate more candies than they put on.
Then the kids played cute games like run Christmas bows on your head to the basket.
I love how Hailey is flying in mid-air! She has the cutest run with her bouncy red locks.
All the grandkids excitedly waited for Santa's visit.
And we worked on a "service project" of tying blankets, and our wonderful "grandma greats" finished them all since all the parents had their hands full of kiddies. I just need like 10 more hands.
Then we headed to Steve's parents' home where we had a musical program. I just love how they have a big "great room" where the kitchen, dining, and living room are all in the same space. Some day we'll have that. Anywho, I bought these christmas bells from Amazon which were so stinkin' fun. Little babies can chew on them, toddlers can just ring them, and bigger kids can stand in a line and play songs! Each bell rings a different note on the piano scale.
I love hearing those girls play their violins - the most beautiful instrument on the planet, besides the cello.
Every Christmas Eve my in-laws do Christmas PJS!