And here we are, at Christmas Eve!
We celebrated Christmas with Ken's family a couple of weeks ago when they came up to visit, and we are going to celebrate with my family tomorrow, but last weekend, we took an evening to celebrate with just our little family.
Sloane and I started off the night by making a gingerbread house together and I was surprised by how diligent and focused she was about the whole thing. She was delighted with the process, decorated with the deliberation of an artist and was thrilled about the outcome. We both enjoyed ourselves tremendously.
Afterwards, all went out to dinner at a local diner for burgers, and then came back home to drink hot chocolate and open the presents we got for each other. I really want Sloane's excitement about gifts at Christmas to be about giving gifts, rather than getting them, so I've been putting a big emphasis on her picking presents out for other people, and she has loved it so far. Sloane picked out a water bottle for Ken (for his workouts) and got me a pair of gloves, along with a bag of goldfish. When I opened the goldfish, which was wrapped, she told me with a very solemn expression that I needed to share that with her.
I didn't take photos of the rest of the night, but here are a whole bunch of photos from our gingerbread house making process. It was way too adorable not to document. I hope this becomes a tradition we can do each year together!
I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas and holidays!