Hello everyone! How have you been doing lately? Are you staying healthy? That’s good to hear. I am glad that you all are able to keep your cool in these times, especially, the school is out and the children are home. 🙂 It is quite difficult for some of us parents, but with understanding and helping hands, we can survive.
Days pass by so fast. It is June already. Can you believe it? Have you been to the home store recently? Believe it or not, there are Christmas decorations on display already. I was super shocked for a little while. Though Christmas season is my favorite time of the year, still I couldn’t comprehend why stores are putting out Holiday decorations this early. *sigh*
Now it makes me feel that I need to create a list of Christmas gifts. Well, I like doing that, for sure. My darling daughter and are good partners when it comes to Christmas shopping–in store or online. One of the nicest things we thought to give as Christmas presents this year is kids’ pajamas. Every child loves to own a pair of soft, cozy pajamas, especially in the wintertime. You can’t go wrong with that. Wearing those snug and comfy family matching Christmas pajamas while opening the presents on Christmas Day is quite a sight, don’t you think?
These fun Christmas pajamas are available on www.lazyone.com. If you haven’t checked them out yet, you should do so now, so you will have ideas on what to gift your loved ones this coming Holiday season. Made with 100% combed cotton with snug-fitting feature, these surely are perfect gifts. There are many designs and colors to choose from and sizes from toddlers to adult sizes.
My darling daughter and I picked the Cabin Moose Kid’s Long Sleeve PJ’s because we liked the style and the color combination. We are into the fair isle design. 🙂
We had a great time at the Christmas Party at my dear friend R’s home first weekend of this month. We all agreed to have it early this year because one of our friend was leaving for Singapore and won’t be back until the week after New Year’s. Though we had to rush a few things a bit, everything went according to plan. Our theme this year was Great Gatsby. 🙂 It was a potluck and all the party needs and party supplies were bought from Amazon and Party City.
Black, gold, and silver balloons. The decorating crew was busy.
Gift wrapping crew.
The children had a blast. The games were very exciting and entertaining. Every child who were at the party was given a Christmas gift to open on Christmas Eve. Of course, grown ups exchanged gifts, too. We played the White Elephant Exchanging Gifts game and it was a lot of fun.
Darling daughter enjoyed the company of her friends as well. She said it’s one of the best days ever. I am glad. I want her to have great memories with her friends, too. Another thing is that, I want my daughter to learn the concept of sharing. In fact, she is now learning to let go of her old toys, outgrown clothes, and books and donate them which is good.
It’s amazing how time flies these days. It’s Christmas time again. Are you traveling to see family and friends and spend time with them this holiday season? Or, are you staying home and host a big Christmas Party? Whichever it is, I bet it’s going be a wonderful event for everyone.
As for me and my family, we are celebrating Christmas Day at my parents-in-law’s home in Tyler. While making this post, my dear husband is currently prepping the brisket to put in the oven in a few for tomorrow’s Christmas Day dinner.
This Christmas Eve, we attended the church service at 6:00 P.M. When we got home after church and had dinner, we started the party. The children could not wait to open their Christmas presents. So after dinner, we head on and started the Christmas Party. They started opening gifts from the youngest kid to the oldest. Boy, they were so excited and anxious!
Opening Christmas presents.
So, the young ones had a great time opening their presents. I think everybody loved the stuff they got from the family. K was so excited to see if Santa will give her nice gifts for Christmas. We brought the reindeer food she received from the class Christmas Party at school since we’re at the grandparents’ house. We had to make sure Santa will stop by and drop off her presents. 🙂 Na-Na helped her scatter the reindeer food in the backyard. (FYI: Reindeer food is a mixture of oatmeal and glitters or sparkles.)
After the kids’ unwrapping presents, it was adults turn to open gifts and play the White Elephant Gift Exchange. We missed my brother-in-law and his wife in this year’s family Christmas Party because they’re both sick. Nephew M is in Florida and niece M and her family will be coming over tomorrow, Christmas Day.
It was a fun evening. So thankful for family, love, time, and the blessings we received all year.